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Windows 8: Do you need it?

  1. #111


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


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.

    Let's hope not many actually buy this awful thing.

    Maybe then MS will stop trying to control everything and give the customers what they want.
    Here's something by some of your fellow countrymen. The idea of the song came to them while on tour through the U.S.
    And, there's always "Love the One Your With." I can use 8. Did I need 8? No! I can't think of anything I can do on 8 that I couldn't at least as well on 7--well unless I wanted to use a touchscreen computer--which I don't. Eight will just be a "hobby" with the result being having the ability to talk reasonably intelligently about the system and to help friends, forum members, etc.

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  2. #112


    Fort McMurray, Alberta
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8, Window 7, Surface RT


    Znod has said it, live with what you have, move ahead, get over it and enjoy. GIVE IT AN INCHE and IT WILL TAKE YOU A MILE.

    HO HO HO! - happy turkey,
    d2
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  3. #113


    Most of the hate to Windows 8 comes from the startscreen, which really makes me question why?

    I mean,

    press Windows button, type the item your looking for and you have it instantly! "NO" mouse clicks at all, PEOPLE!

    Metro is BEAUTIFUL , and the app store is pure entertainment, I no longer need to download random exe files from the internet only to find out they have some crap code to destroy your system, Windows Store makes everything safe , clean and good quality , that's just more icing on top of your cake. And the entire OS itself is snappy(faster) and more polished than windows 7, everything on windows 7 is in windows 8. I mean what else could you ask for?

    I just don't know whats going through the minds of those who hate windows 8 o_O. Are people really this scared to change? cause I am really not, I am enjoying it.

    Edit: Ofcourse I've heard many people say bad thins to Win7 when it was released, "I'll stick with XP", and sh*t like that. but look at Windows 7 now.
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  4. #114


    Fort McMurray, Alberta
    Posts : 22
    Windows 8, Window 7, Surface RT


    I cannot argue with one thing you said, use it, give it a chance, you will love it (maybe a little).
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  5. #115


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    For shut down, place cursor in the lower right corner, click 'Settings' then 'Power'.

    How to Add "Shut Down" Computer to the Desktop Context Menu in Windows 8

    You can also add shut down/restart to a toolbar menu.
    How to Create a Start Menu Toolbar on the Desktop Taskbar in Windows 8

    Having fun is the important thing
    Hi Dave, I know how to shut down it was the matter of no shutdown button at the top when I'm in say a forum or other tile that I've opened. OK I'm on my Windows 7 machine at the moment so I look at the top of the screen and of course I've got the usual forward/backward buttons, address bar then over the other side the minimise/full screen/shutdown buttons. Now if I was on my Windows 8 Notebook and I have the same thing on screen there is nothing at the top to see, if I click on a link in a post that will open and at first I had no way of shutting that down and being back at the original page so I'd have to click on Alt+ F4 to shutdown the tile then go back and click on the tile again to get back to the forum.

    I use the Touchpad on my Notebook and I've found if I click on the right click section it brings up a bar that I can click the backward arrow to get out of the link window and back to the original window.

    Sorry for the long winded explanation but that was my way of telling you the situation and hopefully you understood what I was on about.
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  6. #116


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Hi Joan, thought you were talking about W8.
    Are you using the Metro browser?
    Then, ya, no X in the top right of the browser.
    You can put the cursor at the top center, when it turns into a hand, left click and hold, then drag it straight down to the bottom of the screen and it will close.
    Or, when you switch to other Metro apps, put the cursor in the top left corner, you will see thumb nails of the apps that are opened, you can right click these and then 'Close'.

    I always use a browser from the desktop, easier for me
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  7. #117


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
    Hi Joan, thought you were talking about W8.
    Are you using the Metro browser?
    Then, ya, no X in the top right of the browser.
    You can put the cursor at the top center, when it turns into a hand, left click and hold, then drag it straight down to the bottom of the screen and it will close.
    Or, when you switch to other Metro apps, put the cursor in the top left corner, you will see thumb nails of the apps that are opened, you can right click these and then 'Close'.

    I always use a browser from the desktop, easier for me
    I was talking about Windows 8 it was just that I was on my Windows 7 machine when replying to you.

    I have a few of my forums pinned to the start screen so I can just click on one to bring it up then when I've finished I can just click Alt + f4 to close it. I get on great with that and there's usually an arrow at the side of the page to move back and forth, the problem is if someone has included a link and I click on that I hadn't found a way to leave the link and be back at the page where I started. I have no idea if my apps open in IE10 or some other browser, I haven't installed any other browsers.
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  8. #118


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    There are two IE10 browsers.
    Metro and desktop.
    Does the one you're using look like this:
    Click image for larger version
    This is the Metro browser, move your cursor to the top and right click to get the options, close an opened page or open a new page.
    All your open pages will show up here.

    This is the desktop browser, open IE10 from the desktop.
    Click image for larger version
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  9. #119


    Posts : 120
    windows 8 pro


    IM note using w8 for a little while and I must admit that at first I had to get used to it because trusty things were not there, such as a start button. But I gave it a try, downloaded the classic shell and found that it actually is quite stable, seems faster than w7. I'm the meantime I have to admit IM getting old. My son Is telling me how things work in w8 and I am getting used to the new interface by now. But my son telling Mr brings back some memories
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  10. #120


    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Most of the hate to Windows 8 comes from the startscreen, which really makes me question why?

    I mean,

    press Windows button, type the item your looking for and you have it instantly! "NO" mouse clicks at all, PEOPLE!

    Metro is BEAUTIFUL , and the app store is pure entertainment, I no longer need to download random exe files from the internet only to find out they have some crap code to destroy your system, Windows Store makes everything safe , clean and good quality , that's just more icing on top of your cake. And the entire OS itself is snappy(faster) and more polished than windows 7, everything on windows 7 is in windows 8. I mean what else could you ask for?

    I just don't know whats going through the minds of those who hate windows 8 o_O. Are people really this scared to change? cause I am really not, I am enjoying it.

    Edit: Ofcourse I've heard many people say bad thins to Win7 when it was released, "I'll stick with XP", and sh*t like that. but look at Windows 7 now.

    What metro is and isn't is in the eye of the beholder, and here it is totally kiddie time trash.

    The app store, lol, sorry but you got to be kidding. So the app store keeps you from downloading random exe files off the net. Don't even know what to say that other that seriously bud.

    Yes of course everyone who doesn't like w8 is afraid of change, just a natch isn't it. lmao

    Don't even go there, been on w8 since it came out.
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