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Initially HATED Metro, now I made my system great with it!

  1. #11


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    Well yeah, I do dislike Metro and as you can see, it's why I removed and/or uninstalled everything included in it by default.

    But as it is now - I just got done adding CDAudio source audio compressed to AC3 to a new Youtube video - so I had to get the calc and notepad out - it really did allow me to get those apps much quicker than usual.

    Basically, I notice things like this because my personality is that I do things very quickly. It's just how I am I suppose heh.

    You're welcome! But ya, to sum it up, I dislike it and avoid it but when I do actually use it, it is quicker than before.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    I really wish I knew what you're trying to say. Are you in or out, coming or going, liking or disliking.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    So, pressing 'Winkey + search for tile + click' is quicker than - assuming the shortcut is on the desktop - 'search for icon + double click (single if you configure it)' Alternatively, if you'd pinned the shortcut to your taskbar or placed it in the dock, it's only a click.
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    FACEPALM!
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  5. #15


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    Also, there was a user that despised, and by despised, I mean HATED the concept of not start menu and the Start Screen being touch first. He got banned for being hateful....
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8 x64


    This thread got wishy washy fast, but whatever it's trying to say, I do feel like Metro is faster. I also use Object Dock for a few things, but not to the extent you're loading it up. I do think it's key, and it's not like I didn't use one in 7. More impressed with what happens when you do in 8. I really like winkey+Q after I cut out all the fluff, renamed and grouped folders, and treat it like a second tier to the winkey menu.
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  7. #17


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    lol

    Yes, it is a given that objects pinned to the superbar can open quicker than any start menu.

    Personally, I do not like anything pinned there. I have a select few objects I have classically liked in the start menu and that's where I always go for them by force of habit.

    All I am saying is that for how I like things to be setup, and now doing so on 8 - when I actually do go for those shortcuts it is faster than before. Windows 8 does not break my habits and actually increases their speed.

    I'm not comparing apples to oranges here (shortcuts in one place or another). I'm comparing having things on the 7 start menu and 8 start menu only. 8 works faster for me. Not saying anything more or anything less. No need to complicate anything.

    I'm talking preference here. I can easily setup Windows 8 here so that I never - absolutely never (only at boot momentarily until a shortcut auto brings to classic desktop) - have to see Metro without even disabling it. I don't want to do that though.

    As for apps actually running in Metro...lol...even if they made an app that can successfully hack and then tune in Tokyo, I wouldn't use it there.
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    I just made a video displaying how quick the Metro is for me. Please keep in mind that I am on a 2005 machine (P4 3.5 GHz with 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz) so my actual machine is slower than most of yours. Also, Camtasia Studio recording slows the machine down drastically. (When I show the classic desktop, you can see the CPU meter pinned @ 100% time.)

    If you keep those things in mind while watching, it is easy to see why I like this start menu over 7s. 7 could not open programs this quickly because the shortcuts are smaller and there is a greater need for accuracy there.



    (Video is still processing upon my post here. Eventually, the res choice will be higher.)
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    How is this any different than not using Metro at all. Just create short-cuts, for the same applications, on the 'legacy' desktop, then you've got one less layer - Metro - to think about.
    This was my initial thought as well when I read this thread... don't get me wrong, I'm glad the OP has found a set-up that is working for him... but I don't understand how Rocket Dock comes into this... if you want to pin your shortcuts to the legacy desktop, you can do that, or to the taskbar. Rocket Dock is another alternative... but none of this is revolutionary. We all knew we could do this from the get-go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drybonz View Post
    I'm glad the OP has found a set-up that is working for him... but I don't understand how Rocket Dock comes into this... if you want to pin your shortcuts to the legacy desktop, you can do that, or to the taskbar. Rocket Dock is another alternative... but none of this is revolutionary. We all knew we could do this from the get-go.
    Cool, cool. Thanks!

    Again, I'm speaking of the speed increase between the 8 and 7 Start Menus for me. Rocketdock is not a focus here. I did mention it though because I know how everyone seems to dislike shortcuts on the actual desktop. MS spoke and all the sheep followed along, when they made Vista and/or 7.

    Of course RD is nothing revolutionary. I don't think it has even been updated for years.
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