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Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview?

View Poll Results: Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview?

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  • Yes

    41 42.71%
  • No

    34 35.42%
  • Somewhat

    21 21.88%
  1. #51


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I like it but am frustrated with the start screen.
    The tiles continuously slide around.
    It is like rearranging a rubiks cube.
    Also, no tile customizations are available yet.
    ...and cannot edit the start screen background behind the tiles.
    Last edited by mdmd; 11 Jul 2012 at 11:38.

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  2. #52


    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    If it's such a great system why aren't there many hundreds of members joining this forum to say how good it is? Hmmmmm!
    They're having so much fun with the new Metro Interface that they don't have time to write in.
    Hell I thought they were so bedazzled by the pretty colors of the Metro, they got off the train at the wrong stop and ended up in the Bronx!
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  3. #53


    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poppa bear View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    I find that it ... multitasks better.
    That is so ludicrous it hardly warrants a response!
    To be fair you can multitask quite well in Windows 8, using your normal desktop apps ... Its only when you try that with Metro apps that you hit a brick wall.
    That is exactly my point and why it is ludicrous to say you can multi-task equally well in Win8 as in Win7 with a Start Menu.

    To compare the systems fairly, hacked start menus are not included. Why should I have to hack an inferior hybrid start menu to get back what I've already got in Win7?

    If you're constantly opening and shutting different programs from the start menu, and switching between 3 or more open programs for spread sheets, etc; you either switch between Metro and the UI, or have mega shortcuts on the desktop or pinned to the task bar. And either alternative is cumbersome to say the least.

    There is simply no comparison to having a cascaded alphabetical hidden start menu, which has it all, without clogging your UI or task bar, and is easily accessible no matter how many programs are running.

    But then, you already knew that!
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  4. #54


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Thread Title: Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview? yes
    (not for everyone - ... )

    You can do some interesting things with the metro shell if you learn how to use the mouse effectively.

    some examples include:
    finding the hot spots and clicking:
    top left,
    bottom left,
    top right,
    positioning the mouse pointer to the left side of the screen and move it from top to bottom or bottom to top
    (useful if you have many apps running) ...

    ... left clicking top left of the metro.

    You can also put an app on the desktop.
    Putting the mouse at the very top of an app until you see a hand,
    hold the left clicker and drag it to the right or left and resize,
    then (one way) put the mouse in the top left and click to restore a screen (or desktop)

    see pic as an example...

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by mdmd; 04 Jun 2012 at 16:59.
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  5. #55


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Thread Title: Do you like the Windows 8 Release Preview? yes
    (not for everyone - ... )

    Also, pointing the mouse at the top of the desktop until you see a hand,
    left click and drag and position to the left or right of screen.

    Then (one way) left click bottom left,
    to the metro,
    click on an app,
    and the desktop is combined with the app.

    You can also resize the app (left to right or right to left)
    to switch between app and desktop.

    It's interesting .......


    Click image for larger version
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  6. #56


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    With respect,
    a nice, free, effective, and highly customizable start menu for the desktop...

    Welcome to Classic Shell
    Last edited by mdmd; 04 Jun 2012 at 17:15.
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  7. #57


    Toronto
    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Nice one, thanks mdmd.
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  8. #58


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I regret having changed from CP to RP.

    CP run fine and RP is giving me many problems. It freezes many times while CP never did.

    I clean-installed it twice and it's the same freezing problems. And I don't notice it to be any faster or smoother than CP but exactly the opposite, slower and "clumsy", as if it was short of memory.

    I might end up going back to CP.
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  9. #59


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello Kmint.

    I am sorry you are having problems with your installation.
    There must be issues that can be identified.
    I have had zero problems installing or using all flavors of 8.
    I wouldn't give up on it yet.

    Years ago, ...........
    There was a point in time where the only solution to using Windows was to upgrade my computer.

    The administrators of this forum have some interesting excellent helpful links that may assist you.

    Good Luck!
    Last edited by mdmd; 05 Jun 2012 at 01:29.
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  10. #60


    Perth West Australia
    Posts : 128
    1st PC: Win7 Ultimate 64bit Retail. 2nd PC: Vista Ulimtate 32bit OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    With respect,
    a nice, free, effective, and highly customizable start menu for the desktop... 
    With all due respect, a cumbersome monstrosity!

    Try doing it with Studio Manager which has 48 sub-menus.

    Sorry! An icon menu will never be as efficient as an alpha-numeric menu, especially when it's cascaded. Writing with symbols went out with the Incas, or whatever. Maybe we should be using American Indian totem poles?

    But then I'm only reiterating what's been said mega times already on this forum, so I'll put my stylus ... oooops ... pen ... oooops ... keyboard to rest.

    Who knows, maybe I'm wrong and the keys on future keyboards will contain icons instead of letters?
    Last edited by poppa bear; 05 Jun 2012 at 04:58.
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