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Will apps make or break windows 8?

  1. #11


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    Look at the world around you. Smart phones and their applications are changing the way most people expect to be able to access information. Even the elderly who are usually reluctant to adopt newer technology mediums are commonly seen using smart phones. I really believe that once 8 is released the apps market will offer a lot more and be comparable to what we access on our phones and will be successful.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    You can drag the top of the app to the bottom of the screen and it closes.
    That sounds so much easier than just clicking on a button to close a program.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post

    You can drag the top of the app to the bottom of the screen and it closes.
    Yes I know that but a close button would be more obvious and takes a single click than dragging it to the bottom. A single click takes less effort than dragging right?
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    You can drag the top of the app to the bottom of the screen and it closes.
    That sounds so much easier than just clicking on a button to close a program.
    Nope, not for me who uses a mouse. I don't use a touchscreen. Plus a close button is more obvious and there would be no harm if there is a close button and window controls too.
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  5. #15


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Agreed


    Quote Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BarnabasSackett View Post
    That sounds so much easier than just clicking on a button to close a program.
    Nope, not for me who uses a mouse. I don't use a touchscreen. Plus a close button is more obvious and there would be no harm if there is a close button and window controls too.
    Agreed.
    It's sheer idiocy to have to drag something off of the screen to close it.

    Even on a tablet, it's easier to press on an "X", than it is to drag something off of the screen.
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  6. #16


    I still haven't heard a reason why you'd WANT to close a Metro app?
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    I still haven't heard a reason why you'd WANT to close a Metro app?
    Of course I want to close it when I don't need it anymore or if I'm done using it so that I can move on to the next task. I want a visible close button to do that for me without waiting for it to get idle for the computer to terminate it automatically or without the need to drag to at the bottom that takes more effort than a single click and I don't understand why someone like you would ask a question why the need to close it when the reason is very obvious.
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  8. #18


    Sorry, I don't mean to wind you up Vertex, but there is no "of course" about it! When you finish with a Metro app and move on to something else, Win 8 takes care of things. I always have several applications (not apps) running all day such as photoshop, lightroom, thunderbird email, several browser windows, several desktop explorer windows.... If your PC is capable of running Win 8 it is by definition capable of working with Win 8's handling of apps. So I am genuinely surprised by why you'd worry so much about a new method of working that Microsoft have presumably designed deliberately. That's all.
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  9. #19


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    I am afraid that Windows 8 seems to break many of the Taboos that Windows OS versions have created over the years. The taboo about switching off your machine, and the conflict with "closing down properly" is hard for many. So is "task switching" and having "too many windows open" because your machine will run out of resources and grind to a halt and BSOD. Even the BSOD is seen as a failure, whereas it is really a safety mechanism to prevent your PC from damaging itself.
    What would suit many people would be the return of "Clippit", to reassure them that it's OK:

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  10. #20


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Those Metro apps remind me the Gadget one, something I can leave without it.
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