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Apps screen too crowded.

  1. #31


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    As ususal, I think it seems easier to use and manage by people that don't really do much with their system. For those of us that really put the wear and tear on out system, Metro is just pure "in the way" every time it shows it's face. It has NO USE on any professional desktop IMHO and certainly not mine.

    So it works for some people, fine, it doesn't for others.. /at all/...

    The arguments for and against will go on FOREVER because both sides are right!

    This is a terrible thing MS has done to our large and until recently unified community.

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  2. #32


    Hi Fseal.
    No argument with your post (#29). I think my original post became obscure. I was not advocating the better use of Metro as a start screen. Only pointing out the similarity to it and a busy legacy screen.
    In fact, I get the best of both worlds. I have classic installed and an organised Metro start screen. So which ever I should be in, it is there waiting.
    I have, however, about 15 important program shortcuts there, (Metro and Classic, my desktop is clean),n plus a few small games as time wasters. Except to test, I rarely spend any time installing and cleaning up. If it does get out of hand,then I just reinstate my optimum image.
    The picture I first showed, was for the purpose of my post. I have drastically streamlined it since then.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Thank You FSeal.

    I wish there was an option to disable the metro
    so that I would not have to defend it.

    I also wish there was a start menu system that was optional.

    It's curious that the 8UI GUI is also part of the server edition (optional).


    I suppose it is non sense to many and useless for Professionals.

    The thread starter was speaking about the apps screen being too crowded.
    That much, I do not understand,
    because it is an easy fix,
    for 8UI users.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Curious about your spelling of organized ?

    Is organise a local version?
    The 8 forum spell checker > verb > organize ?
    Dictionary reference is organize.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Is organise a local version?
    It's called English - z substitutions are American.
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  6. #36


    @ FSeal

    Yes, I agree 100% with you on 7, the Start Menu, and the Task Bar. No doubt it is/was a great way to organize. But -> things move forward and evolve.

    I don't want to take a shot of my Start screen just yet, for I just installed 8 EE. I'm continuing to learn tiles and adding/unpinning what I want/need as I go along. And yes, it takes a bit to set up, but no more than the desktop/icon/gadgets/task bar method. We also add/omit and change things around from time to time just as we do furniture.

    Can you add this to the Desktop/Start Menu/Task Bar/Gadget?.....

    Live tiles that are at-a-glance informational and all in one place? Like active-scrolling unread emails -> various news/sports headlines -> weather in multiple cities -> Star Chart app info -> download notifications via the store -> personal game apps scores, just to name a few for starters. I'm sure more are being written. I think this is all being performed with less resources.

    We have all this at the push of the Win key just like 7, but the advantage is that we can make this appear/disappear at a push of a key, unlike minimizing a program window while working on the desktop.

    Here's a shot of my desktop. It will disappear soon. Probably by the next OS. The task bar is hidden of which there is nothing but the address bar which I added and the usual clock (which I found that one can add multiple world clocks in 8) and notifications/buttons. I found a way of pinning the Recycle Bin and shortcut icons (with shortcut keys) to the Start Screen, but they don't seem to work when I pin there and delete from desktop. I'll find a way I'm sure. Otherwise my desktop would be completely e-m-p-t-y.

    Attachment 7980

    BTW, this thread is marked solved, but is it really?
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd
    I wish there was an option to disable the metro so that I would not have to defend it.
    ...and so that I wouldn't have to bash it. LOL.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    As ususal, I think it seems easier to use and manage by people that don't really do much with their system. For those of us that really put the wear and tear on out system, Metro is just pure "in the way" every time it shows it's face. It has NO USE on any professional desktop IMHO and certainly not mine.
    Just because you struggle with it don't assume that those of us that use it on a professional desktop do as well.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    As ususal, I think it seems easier to use and manage by people that don't really do much with their system. For those of us that really put the wear and tear on out system, Metro is just pure "in the way" every time it shows it's face. It has NO USE on any professional desktop IMHO and certainly not mine.
    Just because you struggle with it don't assume that those of us that use it on a professional desktop do as well.
    Really? Do you open 5-10 windows at once on your desktop at all times, needing to monitor several at once wile working on code in others across multiple monitors like millions of coders, website creaters, admins and other content creators do? Can you please tell me how Metro makes /any/ of that easier or how Metro apps would NOT make all of that harder with their incredibly limited screen usage options?
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    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.
    In a very short amount of time, I've found that installing apps on Windows 8 creates tons of tiles. Installing apps on windows 7 creates a bunch of start menu entries (which I don't really have to see so that is no concern to me) and it also creates some desktop items. So, I find that there is far less clutter and less things to clean up on the desktop of Windows 7 than I have to clean up with Metro.

    I personally dislike programs that DO NOT create a program group under previous versions of Windows, but simply drop the application on the root of the Programs list. I never seem to be able to find them there. I feel this is exactly what I get with Metro. So instead of working out of the box for me, I have to spend my time organizing, sorting and arranging to make it useful. This is time that I would rather spend doing other things.
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