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Uncontestable proof that "Metro" is touch only

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    Uncontestable proof that "Metro" is touch only


    No right click context menu. We can now quit arguing that "Metro" works well on desktops too, or mentioning its merits. Metro is touch only, sucks with the mouse, and metro style apps will never be as good as desktop ones (for mouse). Yes, using Metro with mouse is possible, but it's clearly a poorly done, second class experience.
    Last edited by phailyoor; 02 Sep 2012 at 19:52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    No right click context menu. We can now quit arguing that "Metro" works on desktops too, or mentioning its merits. Metro is touch only, sucks with the mouse, and good productivity apps will never be written in metro style.
    Right, "UNCONTESTABLE" proof!!!!!!
    How right you are!!! Each and every word!!! Just wondering if it is worth the Nobel Prize!!!

    Are you sure you started this thread in right state of mind??
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    Gee, I must be doing something wrong. When I click on ANY tile with my mouse it works just fine. Don't need no touch screen.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    No right click context menu. We can now quit arguing that "Metro" works on desktops too, or mentioning its merits. Metro is touch only, sucks with the mouse, and good productivity apps will never be written in metro style.
    Right click where? App? Desktop? Tile? Please explain yourself.
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    It's not uncontestable and you have no proof!
    Were you expecting any disagreement? It totally works on my desktop and my desktop is not mobile. I love the "Store Front" and commercial enterprise of the metro. It adds some sparkle and broadens the horizon of the computing world. The mouse works effortlessly here. Flex tiles are magical in their design. 8 is the most mouse friendly OS ever. I do not use touch, except maybe for a logitech touchpad keyboard. Right click bottom left or right click for all apps, edge UI, thumbnail snapping... opinions vary... I like the concept of profit... MS "build" is just getting underway for app development. Productivity is in the eye of the beholder.

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    Um... Context menus....
    When you right click something in desktop, a menu pops up near the mouse cursor. Then you can click on an option without moving the mouse very far. I'm sure you've heard of the feature.

    Right click things in metro apps-opens app bar on the bottom of the screen.
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    Oh please! We're not beginners here...OK, so All Apps menu bar opens to get to all apps just like the old Start Menu. What's your point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Oh please! We're not beginners here...OK, so All Apps menu bar opens to get to all apps just like the old Start Menu. What's your point?
    Do you know why context menus open near the mouse cursor? Because they're easier to click that way. The bottom of screen app-bar is worse for the mouse, and there is absolutely no way you can argue otherwise.
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    To a new visitor:
    Windows 8 is an integrated system that combines 2 distinct platforms to perform various tasks. The start screen is not the desktop. In this version of Windows, one must go to the desktop. The desktop is normal when one gets to it. If the lack of a start "menu" detracts from the "normal desktop" use, then one can install a button menu in one form or another. If the start screen is too complex for the average user, then one may require assistance. 8 is much more than a normal desktop. It is a production device and a portal to online services. The online services are optional and the desktop is readily available with the applicable context services.

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    No argument from me. Just stating fact. I asked you to explain your OP more clearly. You answered. Fact -> The context menu still remains even though it's a little farther away. Depending on where one right clicks on the Start Screen, we now have to move the cursor a little more distance. Is that really a big deal compared to all of the other world problems?
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