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Windows 8 Gains More Users as Windows 8.1 Launch Nears

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    And when you close or suspend said apps that you launched from the desktop, it drops you back to the desktop.
    Yes, Yes, Yes....x 1000. It pisses me off when i am on the classic desktop, and I open a PDF or something and it fires up the built-in viewer and then when I close that viewer by dragging it to the bottom, Windows 8 leaves me on the Start Screen. Dammit, why in the world would I want to be there, take me back to where i was. Seems obvious.
    Then......just use a Desktop based pdf reader.....

    Or fire up Reader and go and open a pdf file.....

    Seems kind of obvious.

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  2. #12


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    I wouldn't be surprised after Windows 8.1 releases and people pick that up more. Some people wait until that OS's SP1 release for stability or to make sure the kinks are worked out. Hopefully, OEMs have their poop in a group for proper PCs for such.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa View Post
    And when you close or suspend said apps that you launched from the desktop, it drops you back to the desktop.
    Yes, Yes, Yes....x 1000. It pisses me off when i am on the classic desktop, and I open a PDF or something and it fires up the built-in viewer and then when I close that viewer by dragging it to the bottom, Windows 8 leaves me on the Start Screen. Dammit, why in the world would I want to be there, take me back to where i was. Seems obvious.
    Then......just use a Desktop based pdf reader.....

    Or fire up Reader and go and open a pdf file.....

    Seems kind of obvious.
    On my own computer, yes I have installed a desktop based PDF reader. (Sumatra PDF). However, on new installs, or VM's, or another persons computer, it could be a different story.

    Obviously there are workarounds, but it seems like you have settled for a workaround. I don't see any reason why if I am in the classic desktop and I fire up a PDF, that when I close the reader, I am NOT put back in the classic desktop where I came from but rather left on the new Start Screen. WTF.

    Would you expect if you were on Windows 7, or Vista, or XP, or 2000, or 95 that if you launched an application (say Photoshop) that when you closed it, that Microsoft threw you into the start menu automatically. I sure wouldn't.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Yes, Yes, Yes....x 1000. It pisses me off when i am on the classic desktop, and I open a PDF or something and it fires up the built-in viewer and then when I close that viewer by dragging it to the bottom, Windows 8 leaves me on the Start Screen. Dammit, why in the world would I want to be there, take me back to where i was. Seems obvious.
    Then......just use a Desktop based pdf reader.....

    Or fire up Reader and go and open a pdf file.....

    Seems kind of obvious.
    On my own computer, yes I have installed a desktop based PDF reader. (Sumatra PDF). However, on new installs, or VM's, or another persons computer, it could be a different story.

    Obviously there are workarounds, but it seems like you have settled for a workaround. I don't see any reason why if I am in the classic desktop and I fire up a PDF, that when I close the reader, I am NOT put back in the classic desktop where I came from but rather left on the new Start Screen. WTF.

    Would you expect if you were on Windows 7, or Vista, or XP, or 2000, or 95 that if you launched an application (say Photoshop) that when you closed it, that Microsoft threw you into the start menu automatically. I sure wouldn't.
    I actually use Reader over Adobe Reader for pdfs... I don't use it as much though as I don't have many pdfs. Even then, I just swipe back to the Desktop after closing an app, or just hit the Desktop tile. I'm not that anal about a detail like that. But then again, that could easily be changed in Blue, who knows? But then again, that is a WinRT app and not a Win32 app. In Windows 8, there is that segregation between old and new. You can configure it however you want or use whatever solution you want. Microsoft or anyone literally are not forcing you to use that, as that's why there is a thing in the Control Panel called, wait for it.............. Default Programs. Even myself, I personally have apps to open when I want them to, I use Desktop IE to open a link from Outlook or Word. I use immersive IE for the rest. I have VLC as my media player on the Desktop, Music Info for general musical listening. If I need to listen to a media file on the Desktop, it's going to be for a few files or less at that particular time; I'll usually do that if I'm editing some audio files actually.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I'm surprised THAT many people are still using XP, not surprised at all that Windows 7 is still king.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I'm surprised THAT many people are still using XP, not surprised at all that Windows 7 is still king.
    Hi there
    Why would (or even should) you be surprised that people are still using XP. If it works and does what the user needs why should they bother to change.

    I'm still driving a 13 year old 3 litre BMW -- still works really great (and it's a lot cheaper too since with that older engine I can run it using LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas -- approx. mixture of propane and butane) . Where I am a litre of LPG is around 65% CHEAPER than a litre of Gas / Benzine / Petrol and its a lot cleaner too. Newer Diesel Engines aren't convertible so I even WIN by using an older car -- pay less tax too as emission is cleaner -- and if I used the ferry from Iceland ==>Scotland via Faroes Islands to take the car to the UK and was mad enough to even THINK of driving in Central London I wouldn't have to pay their "Congestion (??) Charge" either.

    People don't always have to upgrade to "the latest and greatest" when there aren't any clear advantages in doing so. - Of course if you need to use newer hardware or apps and need better security then yes upgrade but for loads out there XP probably works just fine.

    My Grandma taught me as a kid "Waste not .. Want not". I think this is still a great philosophy in our increasingly GREEDY commercial world where everybody is always talking about how they can "Monetise" their product.

    Buy when YOU need -- not when some silly suited bozo tells you.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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