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Apps screen too crowded.

  1. #21


    Hi Jimbo. In my case, the text at the bottom is the default - I did nothing about it!.

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  2. #22


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    I do not even have a text at the bottom or top above the tiles.......

    Jeff
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  3. #23


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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by kalisto01 View Post
    Everytime we install a program to be used on the desktop we also get icons installed on the All Apps screen. I don`t know about you but for me i don't need them there.
    Icons showing up in the All Apps screen in Windows 8 is like icons showing up in the Start Menu in Windows 7 after an install so it seems rather normal. My guess is when applications are updated for Windows 8 there will be options of how you want the icons placed, just like now you get options to add icons to desktop, quicklaunch etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    How do you guys get the text to the BOTTOM of the tiles
    That's the default for RTM.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Looks like the jury is still out on this one. This is my "Metro". It works better for me than a cluttered legacy desktop or cramped taskbar.

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    No offense intended, but I see very little difference between this and a cluttered desktop with lots of icons.

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    The "buttons" on the Metro screen can be moved or resized (I find those big rectangles cumbersome so I shrink them down to half-size: that is, squares).
    To bad, they are only full size or half size and cannot be anything else.
    g it up (unpinning things I would never use).

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    I just realized that another reason I like Win7 is that it remembers over time which apps I use most frequently. I just click the Start orb and there's a list of my frequently-used programs, and in some cases a "jump list" of recent documents or files that I've opened with the program. I store files in several locations depending on what I'm doing, so having the jump list remember the file name and location saves me time hunting down that document again.
    Yep, I feel the same way.
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    Are jump lists hiding somewhere in win8?
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  6. #26


    ^ I think they are configured in Properties for the taskbar.
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  7. #27


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    "Apps Screen too crowded"

    To the thread starter:
    or anyone else...
    ... suggest to pin what you use every day.
    Unpin the rest.
    Launch anything else from ALL APPS.

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    Jump Lists:

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    Minimal view:

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    Last edited by mdmd; 22 Aug 2012 at 07:53.
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  8. #28


    [QUOTE=pparks1;111441]
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Looks like the jury is still out on this one. This is my "Metro". It works better for me than a cluttered legacy desktop or cramped taskbar.

    Attachment 7772
    No offense intended, but I see very little difference between this and a cluttered desktop with lots of icons. /QUOTE]

    Exactly my point. Why moan about Metro clutter but, instead, clutter your desktop.- Why not use Metro. We are talking Windows 8 and it's features.
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  9. #29


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    Windows 7/8


    [QUOTE=davehc;111581]
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Looks like the jury is still out on this one. This is my "Metro". It works better for me than a cluttered legacy desktop or cramped taskbar.

    Attachment 7772
    No offense intended, but I see very little difference between this and a cluttered desktop with lots of icons. /QUOTE]

    Exactly my point. Why moan about Metro clutter but, instead, clutter your desktop.- Why not use Metro. We are talking Windows 8 and it's features.
    Because with windows 7 you don't NEED a cluttered desktop. And even if you do you can organise it the way YOU want, not the way Metro wants :/

    The Start menu+Task bar was FAR better organised and organisable without even TOUCHING the desktop for storing icons. With metro you /automatically/ get a "cluttered desktop" whether you want it or not, forcing you to constantly clean it up after every program install
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    I dare say, no one that has ever used
    any version of Windows,
    has had an effortless experience.

    It was always necessary, in all versions,
    to spend lots of time,
    doing maintenance, making repairs,
    upgrading, configuring, and customizing.

    I have spent hundreds of hours writing batch files,
    cleaning up systems, creating shortcuts,
    installing addons, editing the registry,
    resizing partitions, adding printers,
    configuring networks, and
    editing the start menu for every version
    of Windows because they always became clogged with
    dozens if not hundreds of useless links.

    There has never been a hands off version of windows.


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    There are some blistering enraged
    comments in this report that agree with
    those who are annoyed by 8.

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