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  1. #21


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    And seriously, that legendary UP button in Win XP explorer that was removed in Vista and 7 (why??) is back.
    .
    Seriously ?, is that so hard to click on anyone of the folder in the address bar to come back where you want. It's way more usefull than a UP button since you don't need to click may time to come back few folders UP
    The "Up" button is always in the same place.
    Since the default size for open/save windows is pathetically small (and there doesn't seem to be a way of changing it) often only part of the address is visible.

    That said, I use a combination of the Navigation pane and Breadcrumb Bar (since the Navigation pane has a horrible habit of randomly scrolling away from where you are trying to navigate to).

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  2. #22


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Out of all the features of Windows 8, the up button is the stupidest thing EVER. It was in xp and taken out in vista because of the BREADCRUMB NAVIGATION BAR! It's WAY more useful than the up button, makes no sense to me whatsoever to have that back.
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  3. #23


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    I agree about the breadcrumbs, but when not all path is visible it gets annoying.

    Still the UP button stays: I was already used to it in all operating systems I used.
    Why would they put it back? To satisfy all those possible upgrades from XP maybe (those that didn't upgrade or used Vista & 7)?
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2
    win8 x64


    i'm curious how we will be able to record to DVD in our reg formats, instead of the planned .iso format. Anyone get their Win 8 to see the CD/DVD devices ???? Been running for a year myself, it's great once you get used to it......
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  5. #25


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I think the up button makes sense. Sometimes, like if you just open up your profile folder from scratch, etc., breadcrumbs does not show the folder that your profile exists in. It will be handy in those cases to have the up button back..
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  6. #26


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Out of all the features of Windows 8, the up button is the stupidest thing EVER. It was in xp and taken out in vista because of the BREADCRUMB NAVIGATION BAR! It's WAY more useful than the up button, makes no sense to me whatsoever to have that back.
    I loved the UP to button, does not make much sense now but, no harm of it being there though. There are those that are simply not familiar with the breadcrumb navigation bar and the UP to button was a more obvious way of navigating into a higher ranking location for some people maybe.

    The removal of the Start Button was the stupidest thing ever in Windows 8 to me because although people have found ways to live without it, there are several others that would start up confused and some would just give up from then on.
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  7. #27


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    The Up button has 2 ancient keyboard shortcuts - Alt+Up Arrow and Alt+Left Arrow, and Alt+Right Arrow takes you forward again, and they still work in Windows 7, despite not being a shortcut to anything visible.
    Alt+Down Arrow is the same as Down Arrow on its own.
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  8. #28


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'm dual booting Release Preview with Windows 7 on my main desktop PC. I've been running it as my main OS for about a month. I reinstalled RP just recently to fix some issues. Getting my onboard VIA sound working was a bit of a pain too. I've had one or two weird graphics glitches with Metro and some apps just quit and then refuse to work again.

    I saw a rumor the other day that the upgrade version is going to have a "Back to the Future" Button. You press it and your PC is restored back to your original Windows 7 install.
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  9. #29


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    The Up button has 2 ancient keyboard shortcuts - Alt+Up Arrow and Alt+Left Arrow, and Alt+Right Arrow takes you forward again, and they still work in Windows 7, despite not being a shortcut to anything visible.
    Alt+Down Arrow is the same as Down Arrow on its own.
    I'm not familiar with keyboard combo's. Thanks for mentioning this stuff.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Another thing I find useless in Windows 8 is the File menu in Explorer. There are literally a few useful things in it and the rest isn't needed, like Close. I think Microsoft should pioneer in their Ribbon UI some because more software developer's are using that UI design and with that comes the odd program menu that Office 2007 had. Instead, they should chuck the File menu, consolidate the few items that are of use within the tabs, and use that space for a large back button and a small forward button. It's getting annoying to see programs like AutoCAD totally butcher the Ribbon UI to the point where the previous versions are a tad better to use. There needs to be a better template than what it is now.
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