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    mdmd, Yes but you are mdmd. I guess Coke Robot uses Metro daily too. Right?
    BillWindows. What do you mean by Windows 7 click on start menu, find program ,click on program, boot onto desktop?

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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivy8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    I use the Metro PDF reader, it's not that I like it that much, but I have to install the Adobe one.
    Adobe is 100% rubbish. Get PDF X Change viewer.

    Still not surprised. 8 is here. It will be the main focus from now on, and 7 will be increasingly marginalized. I already have a laptop whose support ends at 7. I think I'll chuck it and get a Win 8 Pro tablet.

    You took the words right out of my mouth...

    Adobe became bloated and they don't have a x64 alternative yet.
    PDF X Change does.

    And works great.
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    Gosh, I haven't load an Adobe acrobat product in probably 5 years now.
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    I even succeeded in making my PC totaly Adobe free! (most difficult part was removing all registry keys). Thought I must have Adobe Flash installed by now... Well,... ok... that was before YouTube became the only video format available on the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    mdmd, Yes but you are mdmd. I guess Coke Robot uses Metro daily too. Right?
    BillWindows. What do you mean by Windows 7 click on start menu, find program ,click on program, boot onto desktop?
    i thought everyone missed the start menu because it takes so long to find a programme, whereas in Metro it's just bang and you're there. I suppose people just miss rummaging through all the menus and stuff.
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    typo mistake, I hate to install Adobe , not I have to install Adobe
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows
    i thought everyone missed the start menu because it takes so long to find a programme, whereas in Metro it's just bang and you're there. I suppose people just miss rummaging through all the menus and stuff.
    No, we miss the Start Menu because we used to find the Control Panel and the Shut Down button there, to name only two things. Later on MS released an update of the customer preview with an erzats of Start Menu containing some useful features.
    But using the Start Menu to find programs has never been fast because poeple never learn how to arrange it to work with it efficiently. But you have the same problem with Metro. If you let it as is and never tide it up, it become as much a mess as any other Start Menu. Metro Start Screen is maybe easier to clear and arrange, and faster. But it's also a different thing. The Start Menu has never been used on a daily basis. It was just to find stuffs not present on the Desktop and rarely used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows
    i thought everyone missed the start menu because it takes so long to find a programme, whereas in Metro it's just bang and you're there. I suppose people just miss rummaging through all the menus and stuff.
    No, we miss the Start Menu because we used to find the Control Panel and the Shut Down button there, to name only two things. Later on MS released an update of the customer preview with an erzats of Start Menu containing some useful features.
    But using the Start Menu to find programs has never been fast because poeple never learn how to arrange it to work with it efficiently. But you have the same problem with Metro. If you let it as is and never tide it up, it become as much a mess as any other Start Menu. Metro Start Screen is maybe easier to clear and arrange, and faster. But it's also a different thing. The Start Menu has never been used on a daily basis. It was just to find stuffs not present on the Desktop and rarely used.
    Actually, if you use the Charms bar, you find the power options as well as the Control Panel with a few Control Panel items relevant to the Desktop.

    The main thing with the Start Screen is that yes, it's easier and better to arrange. It's also a visual UI that people will learn to figure out how to arrange. The other thing is that the Start Screen isn't the start menu. You can't take a new UI and make it act like the old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows
    i thought everyone missed the start menu because it takes so long to find a programme, whereas in Metro it's just bang and you're there. I suppose people just miss rummaging through all the menus and stuff.
    No, we miss the Start Menu because we used to find the Control Panel and the Shut Down button there, to name only two things. Later on MS released an update of the customer preview with an erzats of Start Menu containing some useful features.
    But using the Start Menu to find programs has never been fast because poeple never learn how to arrange it to work with it efficiently. But you have the same problem with Metro. If you let it as is and never tide it up, it become as much a mess as any other Start Menu. Metro Start Screen is maybe easier to clear and arrange, and faster. But it's also a different thing. The Start Menu has never been used on a daily basis. It was just to find stuffs not present on the Desktop and rarely used.
    You've answered my main point, you yourself say Metro is easier to clear and arrange and faster and you originally said you didn't like it, what's not to like.
    I actually find Windows 8 a lot easier, everything is at the sides and immediately in front of you. I think the biggest problem at the start was convincing the oldies that this isn't a two headed monster, but most of them seem to be coming around.
    i think this is an exciting time in the tech world, I love change, I get bored to death with the same thing over and over, I can't even drive the same way home everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    But using the Start Menu to find programs has never been fast because poeple never learn how to arrange it to work with it efficiently.
    Really? You know this how, you've done studies on how people use the Start Screen since W8 was release a week ago? Or are you just stating your opinion as fact as you often do?
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