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Windows 8 really isn't that bad

  1. #81


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    OK--I'll admit it, I'm starting to like it and maybe I'llupgrade. Not sure yet, but I might. There is one thing that ticks me off. WhenI hover my mouse pointer in one of the corners, it's supposed to bring up theMetro or whatever it's called; or maybe it's called the Charm. But what I don'tlike is the fact that it doesn't always work the first time. Sometimes I haveto keep moving it around to bring it up. Maybe I'm not doing it right. Hasanyone else run into that and know of a way to make it more consistent?
    It is called the Charms bar, the right side bar is.

    I guess to help out a bit, move the mouse pointer to a corner and just move it down or up right away depending on what corner you on. Or, just move the pointer to the middle part of the side, you can hit Start.

    For me, I think it's MUCH easier to change the pointer speed to Fast so that whole gesture is like that (snap).

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  2. #82


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    XP really was the very best OS for it's time. I mean it lasted 6 years without a major update! It melded the rock solid stability of Windows 2000 with the useful user fluff like plesent graphics in the UI and Direct X so you could play games etc. Windows reached a utopia at that point in time.

    Windows 7 is, in the new age, the very best version of Windows. Good if not revolutionary UI. Supremely usable, did everything and did it well.

    We'll see where Win 8 winds up on the windows pile in a year or two...
    To think that xp's graphics are pleasant today...
    Sadly, the XP desktop looks better than the WIn 8 desktop

    Win 8 desktop looks in some ways more like Windows 2000 with all that horrid grey.
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  3. #83


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


    But as for the start menu, that argument/debate has been long done
    Yes we all know MS removed it to force users to the start screen instead - that is the launching pad and advertising billboard for their online serivces and apps.
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  4. #84


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    XP really was the very best OS for it's time. I mean it lasted 6 years without a major update! It melded the rock solid stability of Windows 2000 with the useful user fluff like plesent graphics in the UI and Direct X so you could play games etc. Windows reached a utopia at that point in time.

    Windows 7 is, in the new age, the very best version of Windows. Good if not revolutionary UI. Supremely usable, did everything and did it well.

    We'll see where Win 8 winds up on the windows pile in a year or two...
    To think that xp's graphics are pleasant today...
    Sadly, the XP desktop looks better than the WIn 8 desktop

    Win 8 desktop looks in some ways more like Windows 2000 with all that horrid grey.
    I like the new Desktop, although metro iconography isn't there maybe yet. It's a cross between retro and modern to me. It's clean, simple, and pretty. Preferably, I'd love Explorer to look and act more like Office 2013, but that's me.

    And what grey? It's all white to me.
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  5. #85


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    And what grey? It's all white to me.
    This depends also on the monitor you're viewing it.
    Some monitors have different shades of gray/colors compared to others.

    Or maybe on a projector pointed towards a gray wall... this is obvious.
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  6. #86


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


    Whitish or greyish - hardly matters - it's dull that's for sure.

    It really doesn't matter on a 10 inch screen you won't be looking at for hours.

    It only matters if you are trying to use it as a proper desktop o/s.

    It isn't a desktop o/s - it is a tablet o/s.
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  7. #87


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Whitish or greyish - hardly matters - it's dull that's for sure.

    It really doesn't matter on a 10 inch screen you won't be looking at for hours.

    It only matters if you are trying to use it as a proper desktop o/s.

    It isn't a desktop o/s - it is a tablet o/s.
    This is true.

    I wonder why aren't they providing extra themes.

    Official themes like in xp:

    -luna theme
    -zune theme
    -royal black
    -royal blue
    -embedded

    I guess we'll have to deal with Aero (the white one).
    Only hi-contrast gets a darker look in Win8.
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  8. #88


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I wonder why aren't they providing extra themes.

    I don't know.

    I expect it is because they think you won't want them on a tablet.

    That is one of the things MS might do in future - as a sort of amelioration attempt toward their abandoned desktop users.
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  9. #89


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    And what grey? It's all white to me.
    If you have 6 desktop programs open 1 of them will have the white or colored border and 5 will be Windows 2000 era grey titles and borders
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  10. #90


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Looks grey to me too.

    Suppose the idea is not to draw focus from the window you are currently using.

    The idea is not a bad one - it just looks grim.
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