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Do you use apps?

View Poll Results: Do you use the apps in Windows 8?

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  • I have apps installed and use them

    7 24.14%
  • I have apps installed and use them from time to time

    5 17.24%
  • I don't use the apps and have them uninstalled

    4 13.79%
  • I don't use the apps and don't have them uninstalled

    13 44.83%
  1. #11


    Thank you for breaking that down. One may blame it on my parochial grade school education. The ruler smacked across the knuckles making mistakes while writing was quite the motivator.

    Why the man left continues to be open to speculation.

    Lol! No flies this time of year in the U.S. Midwest.

    Like I said, it's good to have you aboard. Enjoy!

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    It seems like this poll is reflective of the other ones, the majority are not enamoured with the start menu and apps.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Did you mean start screen? Regardless, I don't think the poll's results can say much about the "popularity" of the start screen, per se.

    On your other point, depending on how you count those responding with "I have apps installed and use them from time to time," at this point, it's bad news, IMO, for apps by either about 64% or about 73%. My point here is that those responding "I have apps installed and use them from time to time" doesn't exactly support the idea that apps are very important to users.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    I've said it before, but I really believe that the main failing of the 'apps' is the fact that they only work full screen and really only one at a time and take over anything you may be doing in the desktop. They are designed primarily for mobile phone and tablet use, not at all for desktop users (other than a few who rarely, if ever, use multiple programs at the same time). If you could control the size and location of the apps, I think there would be much greater acceptance/usage of the apps.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Not an app or start screen guy, but I think this is pretty cool: All Apps Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.
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  6. #16


    What Ray8 said. I don't use apps and don't expect to ever use them. Somebody said it best and I'll plagarize. It's no longer Microsoft Windows, rather it should be renamed to Microsoft Window.

    I've learned to live with it but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

    -jeff
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So I'm coming to the conclusion that more people have the apps installed, but don't use them?

    Odd, seems like a waste of Start Screen space...
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    What Ray8 said. I don't use apps and don't expect to ever use them. Somebody said it best and I'll plagarize. It's no longer Microsoft Windows, rather it should be renamed to Microsoft Window.

    I've learned to live with it but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

    -jeff
    There's a reason why it's called the "New Windows." Live tiles represent the new modern internet age and each tile is basically like a little "window" into that bit of internet space. On Windows Phone, it is MUCH better illustrated. When Windows apps have more and richer live tiles, this is will be better underscored.
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  9. #19


    Welllll, I view a tile as the portal to the underlying application. I don't work with tiles but with the applications they represent. And, as Ray8 pointed out, many of us need the ability to run multiple applications at the same time. The "Modern UI" apps just don't do it for me. I respect your point of view Coke, I'm just trying to explain mine.

    -j
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  10. #20


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Jf1450 View Post
    Welllll, I view a tile as the portal to the underlying application. I don't work with tiles but with the applications they represent. And, as Ray8 pointed out, many of us need the ability to run multiple applications at the same time. The "Modern UI" apps just don't do it for me. I respect your point of view Coke, I'm just trying to explain mine.

    -j
    Yeah, I see. I too have to run multiple apps at the same time side by side and whatnot, as this is why I use the Desktop a lot as well.
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