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What % do you use the desktop vs. modern UI?

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    What % do you use the desktop vs. modern UI?


    I'm about 75% desktop - 25% metro.

    I've got a 2-in-1, Lenovo Yoga Pro 2.

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    100% Desktop. I do not like the Metro.
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    Metro Apps you mean ? Only one live tile (weather) used, rest is just a giant Start menu for my desktop applications. Yet to find any useful Apps for which there's no decent desktop program.
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    Similar to OP, about 70 to 75% desktop remainder in apps

    Mainly the news type apps, News, Sport, sometimes pin Xbox Video to side while reading these and watch a film

    And I do like the Bing Maps preview, works very well with my Windows Phone keeping saved locations in sync
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    99.99793281% Desktop - the rest Metro (that's when I enter it by accident rather than by design. !!!!

    With proper re-sizeable windows and some decent apps I probably would use it - currently there's nothing in there that appeals to me -- News would be one - but I can have a continuously updating SKY NEWS on my desktop in a re-sizeable box which is much more convenient. I can watch etc while I'm working on other tasks -- with the current METRO arrangement that's nearly impossible with full screen / half screen etc.

    screenshot


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    jimbo
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    Not yet an 8x user, but I support my buddy's PC with 8.1. I have him using the desktop with IO Start Menu 8 100% of the time. I would certainly follow suit if I were using Windows 8.1.
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    100% Desktop except for the occasional visit to PC Settings.
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    100% Desktop, except for the occasional game of Solitaire, which is a Metro App.
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    90% desktop
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    100% Desktop, except for the occasional game of Solitaire, which is a Metro App.
    Hi there

    You CAN actually install those games from Windows 7 - they work fine and are standard Windows apps ( Re-sizeable windows and not Metro) if you play these things. (Classic Windows 7 games). You need a W7 disk to install though. I prefer these to the Metro versins -- also can play these while doing other things at the same time - and hide of course if the Boss appears. !!

    Here's Spider Solitaire from Win 7 on W8.1 -- I like Hearts too.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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