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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.

  1. #901


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    If Ms are going to force people to use their horrible app store for getting software (I don't think this will be successfui in any case -- too many sources for Ms to control as well as the implications of monopolizing distribution channels etc) at least can they put some from of SEARCH facility into it -- they don't have one currently -- just imagine trying to find an application out of Zillions and quadzillions with no search and even not displaying in alphabetical order.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #902


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Jeeze Jimbo, there sure is a Search function, once you are in the MS Store, move your mouse to the RIGHT side of your screen to the Charms bar. The Charms bar has a search, and depending on what application you are on, you can USE it right there to Search with. In this case The MS Store. I have tested it, and it works perfectly in the MS Store. ALTHO my search for what *I* wanted wasn't there. BUT going with an application that I knew was there, it came up fine in the results.
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  3. #903


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Jeeze Jimbo, there sure is a Search function, once you are in the MS Store, move your mouse to the RIGHT side of your screen to the Charms bar. The Charms bar has a search, and depending on what application you are on, you can USE it right there to Search with. In this case The MS Store. I have tested it, and it works perfectly in the MS Store. ALTHO my search for what *I* wanted wasn't there. BUT going with an application that I knew was there, it came up fine in the results.
    I'll be honest in that I too thought there was no search. It's not very intuitive, at least not to me.
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  4. #904


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    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Without going into the whys and wherefores, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind Win8 will be the biggest meteor in MS history to light up the night sky as it crashes and burns while plummeting to destruction ... unless they listen to the consumer demands.
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  5. #905


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    @ Mustang, NEVER will happen! It might beat out Vista, BUT never ME (Millennium Edition).
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  6. #906


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    @ Mustang, NEVER will happen! It might beat out Vista, BUT never ME (Millennium Edition).
    Not taking bets, but time will tell. Mind you, that's one MS OS I didn't bother to add to my collection, purely based on other persons' reports.
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  7. #907


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Jeeze Jimbo, there sure is a Search function, once you are in the MS Store, move your mouse to the RIGHT side of your screen to the Charms bar. The Charms bar has a search, and depending on what application you are on, you can USE it right there to Search with. In this case The MS Store. I have tested it, and it works perfectly in the MS Store. ALTHO my search for what *I* wanted wasn't there. BUT going with an application that I knew was there, it came up fine in the results.
    Hi there
    I will guarantee that that method of search will confuse 99.999% of the users -- there should be a bar in the application ITSELF with a SEARCH -- why not a search bar when you are choosing the categories.

    Now I'm no idiot I hope when it comes to computers but I would never have found that search in a million years so what will your average joe make of it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #908


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    ....so what will your average joe make of it.
    jimbo

    I know one thing, the 'help' file or 'read me now' will sure be interesting. Cannot imagine any average joe's bothering. It's all about first impressions and Win8 simply doesn't cut it in the laptop/desktop world. May be a totally different story in phone/tablet land and it will need to be for MS's sake.

    Shame it wasn't called MS Metro or something similar rather than Win8. Calling it Win8 then folks expect an improved intuitive Windows OS. Win8 is simply not intuitive and there are plenty of negative media reports starting to rear their ugly heads. The thing hasn't even launched yet!!
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  9. #909


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Like I said in another thread, we're going to ALL have to re-learn how to use Windows. Not really a tough learning curve though.
    We did it when we left Windows 3.x to Windows 95, NOW we get to do it ALL over again. That's FUN!!
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  10. #910


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Jeeze Jimbo, there sure is a Search function, once you are in the MS Store, move your mouse to the RIGHT side of your screen to the Charms bar. The Charms bar has a search, and depending on what application you are on, you can USE it right there to Search with. In this case The MS Store. I have tested it, and it works perfectly in the MS Store. ALTHO my search for what *I* wanted wasn't there. BUT going with an application that I knew was there, it came up fine in the results.
    Hi there
    I will guarantee that that method of search will confuse 99.999% of the users -- there should be a bar in the application ITSELF with a SEARCH -- why not a search bar when you are choosing the categories.

    Now I'm no idiot I hope when it comes to computers but I would never have found that search in a million years so what will your average joe make of it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Also didn't found that one by myself (thanks to Mike).
    And I'm also no average joe here and wasn't aware of the search capabilities either.

    Up until now, all programs had a search option when needed. But now they decide to provide only one option that includes all: well who would expect this? Not me, not you... and nobody except a few guys out there.

    Now I know this hint too, but you never know how many other unknown things are lurking in the UI and one day you stumble across them confused and not knowing where to click / tap.

    To avoid this confusion, there should be some user manual, warnings or tips and tricks (don't say I like those) windows popping out and explaining all the modifications in UI functionality.
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This will be Microsofts biggest ever flop, far bigger than Vista.
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