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    The fact that it didn't drop you out of desktop just to launch a desktop app is one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What made the smaller one better than the new?
    It didn't take up the whole screen.

    For example, does a TV remote control have to be this big:

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    Last edited by Ray8; 05 Apr 2013 at 23:14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    I attended a Microsoft-sponsored programming seminar today, and pretty much the exact words to come out of the Developer Evangelist's mouth were "The desktop isn't going anywhere, and desktop apps are still first-class citizens."

    You should have seen her rather humorous way of addressing the "lack" of the Start button ... she started kind of screaming and said, "Oh my god! Aughghghghghghghghghghghgh..." Then she explained how the Start screen is one giant Start button. It's not really gone (at least, that's how I see it, too).
    10-4 good buddy on the start screen/button. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What made the smaller one better than the new?
    It didn't take up the whole screen.

    For example, does a TV remote control have to be this big:

    Click image for larger version
    YES. . .old guys like me need them that big so we can see them. . .

    Heck, wish they made keyboards much larger. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What made the smaller one better than the new?
    It didn't take up the whole screen.

    For example, does a TV remote control have to be this big:

    Click image for larger version
    YES. . .old guys like me need them that big so we can see them. . .

    Heck, wish they made keyboards much larger. . .
    But the Windows 8 start screen isn't aimed at us old farts, it's aimed at the hip youngsters, the 'now' generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What made the smaller one better than the new?
    It didn't take up the whole screen.

    For example, does a TV remote control have to be this big:

    Click image for larger version
    YES. . .old guys like me need them that big so we can see them. . .

    Heck, wish they made keyboards much larger. . .
    Here you go Lee:
    Click image for larger version
    This is one that makes you move but can be more tiring than the Start Screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post

    Here you go Lee:
    Click image for larger version
    This is one that makes you move but can be more tiring than the Start Screen.
    And selling like Windows 8.
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  8. #48


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    What made the smaller one better than the new?
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    The fact that it didn't drop you out of desktop just to launch a desktop app is one...
    Yes to that.

    The thing about the small Start button and also the Taskbar in pre-Windows 8, is that they are always on the screen, you can always see what's going on and you can always take control.

    Especially for people who don't spend their lives in front of a computer, it's much less intuitive to have your whole screen taken over.

    Think of that example in one of the new stories a few weeks ago when the chap was watching his elderly Dad. He clicked on an attachment in an email, found himself in full-screen-Metro land with no indication of how to get back to where he was. In Windows 7 he'd be able to see the Taskbar and use it to swap back or close the Metro app. In Windows 8 the Taskbar only works on Desktop (and won't even show you Metro apps that you have open).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    You should have seen her rather humorous way of addressing the "lack" of the Start button ... she started kind of screaming and said, "Oh my god! Aughghghghghghghghghghghgh..." Then she explained how the Start screen is one giant Start button. It's not really gone (at least, that's how I see it, too).
    What makes '...one giant Start Button...' better than the small one that existed previously? Is it just for the finger painters?
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