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Metro at first, then, it's Desktop on the PC?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by mcquicker View Post
    I have been using 8 for since the Beta came out. I'm still skeptical about the Metro interface, but was willing to give it a try downloading a few apps, etc.

    What I found is that there are many apps, like news, etc. where you begin in Metro, but then switch to the regular desktop browser. This is also the case with IE10. You go into metro, then, suddenly, you're back in the old and familiar browser.

    If this is the way it is going to be, then METRO is a waste of time. I would think that for METRO to work it has to be 100% METRO all the time, no switching back and forth to the regular Desktop.

    I am curious to see how apps like Office, or Adobe Photoshop and the like will work in METRO, if at all.

    Looking forward to your comments, observations, etc.

    Peter
    Office Home & Student 2010 will not install!!

    Tully

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  2. #12


    I had Photoshop (CS6 beta) running on Win 8 CP with no problem. Don't know what you mean by running it in Metro though?? Photoshop is a software application not a Metro App.

    Tully, we need more info for failed installs...
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  3. #13


    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 76
    Win 8.1 Update 1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mcquicker View Post
    I have been using 8 for since the Beta came out. I'm still skeptical about the Metro interface, but was willing to give it a try downloading a few apps, etc.

    What I found is that there are many apps, like news, etc. where you begin in Metro, but then switch to the regular desktop browser. This is also the case with IE10. You go into metro, then, suddenly, you're back in the old and familiar browser.

    If this is the way it is going to be, then METRO is a waste of time. I would think that for METRO to work it has to be 100% METRO all the time, no switching back and forth to the regular Desktop.

    I am curious to see how apps like Office, or Adobe Photoshop and the like will work in METRO, if at all.

    Looking forward to your comments, observations, etc.

    Peter
    Office Home & Student 2010 will not install!!

    Tully
    I'm not sure why Office 2010 didn't install for you. It installed for me without a hitch. The icons should show up on the Start Screen, and will, of course, only run in the desktop mode. There is no Metro version yet.

    Any program that installed under Win 7 will work just fine in Win 8. The only exception that I have found so far is that my HP keyboard driver will not install, no matter what I try.

    John
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  4. #14


    I will try it one more time

    Thanx

    Tully
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  5. #15

    Office 2010 Home & Student


    I tries & here is the result;

    I received a message in a box
    "This program has compatability isues."
    "Contact Microsoft" clicked on that,

    Another box came up;

    It said " Microsoft does not have a solution to this problem"

    "We will contact you when a solution is found"

    There was no way to cut or copy the baxes!

    Tully
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  6. #16


    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts : 76
    Win 8.1 Update 1 Pro 32-bit


    A quick question...Which version of Win 8 are you running, 64-bit or 32-bit; and the same with the Office you are trying to install?

    I installed 32-bit Office 2010 on 64-bit Win 8 about 3 weeks ago and it has worked without a hitch since then. Check the compatibility lists on Microsoft's Win 8 website. Last I looked Office 2010 was OK.

    John
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  7. #17


    Norwich, UK
    Posts : 85
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by mcquicker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    Ah well I haven't used any Metro Apps apart from Maps and Schedule so don't know. I thought IE10 had the option on startup to run in either mode or two instances could run, one in each mode (with seperate histories note). The first thing I did was ditch IE10 so can't test! (I am currently using Chrome).
    Right, but even when IE10 is engaged, it will, on occasion, revert back to Desktop and take you out of Metro. That is what I'm talking about. If that is the way Metro is intended to work, then it is an abysmal waste of resources.

    However, if the apps are to run exclusively in Metro, then that's something else.
    I think the IE thing is by design. IE10 doesn't run any plugins in Metro mode, quite deliberately, so it doesn't slow it down (as Metro is a tablet UI,) if you want to use them, it falls back to desktop mode.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The Start Screen is really more suited to adapt to your needs. If you use the Desktop more than anything, you can use it more than anything by pinning somewhat used programs onto the Start Screen. If you like some metro apps, you can use them while still using the Desktop. It really matters on HOW you use it.
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  9. #19


    OK!

    Thanx

    Tully
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    It seems that Microsoft never gets it quite right. Windows 8 is another example. They have run with the new "Start Screen". But yet, when you open a file or program from the start screen and then close it, the desktop comes up. Why wouldn't it revert back to the start screen? It might seem like picking nits but, I'm not going to press the Windows key in order to open the Start Screen every time. I seem to be one of the odd ones out because most others seem to want to stick with the old, known Windows desktop. I think if you're going to start with the Start Screen, things should keep going back to the Start Screen. But of course, an option to make either the Start Screen or the original desktop the default, would be the best way to go.
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