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What a STUPID APP -- the Metro CALCULATOR

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    What a STUPID APP -- the Metro CALCULATOR


    Hi there.

    This is an absolute CLASSIC example of a TOTALLY BOVINE use of Metro - replacing the old accessories==>calculator by the Metro Calculator.


    The wretched thing works Totally in Full screen -- what use is that to Man or Beast - especially if you have a Form or some text (not spread sheets) on your screen and you need to refer to them for your calculations.. What you need is a POPUP calculator that they had from the first versions of Windows 3 until Windows 7.

    The calculator could also be useful as a popup on TOUCH screens too if you need it - but the stupid full screen thing -- totally useless.


    I as actually quite surprised when I searched calculator and it operated like that. - Normally I use a nice calculator app on my mobile phone - but the battery is empty so I need the computer !!!.

    Also on those stupid metro apps how to you take a screenshot of a small area on the screen.

    Whoever thought of that type of interface for desktop working -- Where's my rifle. !!!


    Cheers
    jimbo

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    I like docking the calculator to 1/3 of the screen. Sure it is still big, but useful.

    Otherwise it is a Microsoft example app. Done to show what Metro can do. Simple little app for demonstrations.

    Just install SpeedCrunch and be done with it.
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    Dubai
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    yeah I hear you, that's one of the first things that gets uninstalled when I install Windows 8.1
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    Excel is easier to use than a calculator really. If you want calc.exe does still exist of course - far less intrusive.
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    Snipping Tool in Modern/Metro:
    Open Snipping Tool > Make sure it’s not in Capture mode by pressing ESC key > Go to metro screen, pop up menu, or whatever you want to capture > Hold down CTRL key and press PrintScreen > The screen becomes greyed out (capture mode) > Click, hold, and drag to capture. Press ESC key if you want to cancel or start over again.

    So the key is: CTRL+PrintScreen to enter capture mode (Screen greyed out) and ESC to get out of capture mode.

    Yeah. Those Store apps are completely useless.

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    I seen the title of the thread an literally lmfao.

    yes its dumbass. I laughed hard when I first opened it
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    Joisey
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    But at least it's immersive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    But at least it's immersive.
    So is waterboarding
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Snipping Tool in Modern/Metro:
    Open Snipping Tool > Make sure it’s not in Capture mode by pressing ESC key > Go to metro screen, pop up menu, or whatever you want to capture > Hold down CTRL key and press PrintScreen > The screen becomes greyed out (capture mode) > Click, hold, and drag to capture. Press ESC key if you want to cancel or start over again.

    So the key is: CTRL+PrintScreen to enter capture mode (Screen greyed out) and ESC to get out of capture mode.

    Yeah. Those Store apps are completely useless.

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    Hi thetre

    That's too much work if you have to to it several times

    EXCEL is also a bit of overkill when just using a calculator -- also one might NOT have office installed on that particular machine

    However someone mentioned CALC.EXE still exists so I'll pin that to the taskbar.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    EXCEL is also a bit of overkill when just using a calculator -- also one might NOT have office installed on that particular machine
    Don't know about overkill - it takes less than a second to launch Excel. Usually I have to take whatever number and then immediately divide it by 360 (or 365) and then multiply by 30. Excel is good for that sort of thing. I also have a physical calculator next to my PC as the buttons are bigger and more convenient for me.
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