Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Metro-only Windows 8 Means the Desktop Won’t Be Loaded at All

  1. #1

    Posts : 476
    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.

    Metro-only Windows 8 Means the Desktop Won’t Be Loaded at All

    Windows 8 sports two very different user interfaces cohabitating in harmony and complementing each other, each one designed for a specific scenario. But the world needs to think of Windows 8’s next generation UI as “more equal” than the older interface.

    Offering users both the Metro UI designed for emerging form factors, and a more traditional UI set up to still allow users to leverage more traditional PCs which put GUI and not NUI at the center of the user experience, is the software giant’s way of not compromising.
    Metro-only Windows 8 Means the Desktop Won’t Be Loaded at All - Softpedia

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    The only thing is making this only default if the user chooses because if it's on the desktop and it loads metro that will be a pain.

    Not only that is the switching fast. That's another thing they have to think about.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

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

    Makes sense, a tablet user won't need the desktop and would be better not to load the additional code as storage space will be precious.

    Will be interested in seeing the speed and ability to switch between them on a laptop/desktop machine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Metro-only Windows 8 Means the Desktop Won’t Be Loaded at All
Related Threads
Pre-loaded windows 8 in General Support
i have Asus K55a Laptop that came windows 8 pre-loaded .. for some reasons i had it formatted and the recovery partition was removed ... :confused: now most of the drivers are not working properly !! :( my friend bought the same laptop with windows 8 on it ... it could be benefit me...
I need some help with my Windows 8 Desktop. Somehow I have changed something and now my desktop windows will not re-size or move. When I initially open a program or browser it opens fine in a small window somewhere on the screen. As soon as i grab the title bar 2 outlined windows appear on...
Hello All: I downloaded W8 to my desktop computer. No problems with download or installation. Once opened, no network and no programs and all the "help" info was on the internet. The net work adapter(2Wire) was not recognized. MS office programs not found (they were in Program Files folder but...
Doing a poll to see who's happy with Metro on Windows 8 Desktops. Some people aren't, some are. Just want to see the numbers.
Hi everyone, today i was looking for some infos about new Windows 8 and I found nice video showing software, which could record Win8 metro UI. It's named Mirillis Action! I often record some Skype video conversations and this tool looks very interesting for Win8. ...
I'm just wondering if there will eventually be a means of running a Metro-compliant background task, such as Notification Area Icons In Win78 and Desktop? Theoretically these could be added to the harms menu somehow.
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook