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Can you survive in Windows 8's modern UI alone?

  1. #31


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    I am not saying they owe me anything! However if I pay for something I should have some say in what I need it do no? The fiasco is all the threads on here, or have you not noticed the multiple threads of the the same crap over and over..

    I don't care about third party either, however if at one point it was offered by MS, then it seems kind of round about. I think the stigma of third party comes from the fact that if who supports, writes and distributes the OS brings the "enhancment" then you know it is from a trusted source and will work with very few problems. However with third party, you are dealing with support from a random company that may or may not worry about what it could do to your system or if it will even work when an update/upgrade comes along..

    Geeve

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  2. #32


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    I think the stigma of third party comes from the fact that if who supports, writes and distributes the OS brings the "enhancement" then you know it is from a trusted source and will work with very few problems.
    Who believes that around here? "trusted" ?

    The fiasco is all the threads on here ...
    I know and from other sources, literally tens of thousands of complaints but, and the but is,
    in general, blanket statement, > many if not most, do not like metro. Period.
    My experience is different because it is different to me, a change of pace with new "things" ...
    The workstation is still there, but again, many if not most, believe the metro interferes with it.
    I don't think so but my point of view is irrelevant.

    I can't survive in the modern UI alone because I need to go outside and cut the grass.
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruudfood View Post
    Is there a desktop in RT? Because if not then it is possible to survive in Metro alone!
    I do believe that is a Yes, but it restricted to desktop programs that have been recoded for Windows RT. Opening say Control Panel will bring you to the desktop version you see in Windows 8. Not everything has been moved over to run exclusively in the Metro UI, even in Windows RT. The included Office RT still opens on what looks like the traditional windows desktop.
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  4. #34


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Multiple desktops is an interesting idea, useful.

    Suggesting survival in the metro "alone" ... that is hypothetical because it cannot be done in Windows 8.

    Since someone dislikes how Windows 8 is designed and has expressed his/her disdain for months,
    I doubt that someone would appreciate the possibilities.

    Like cascade, side by side, snapping, app tasking and task switching. One can still do all those windowing tasks in Windows 8. Metro alone does not exist unless on a tablet.
    Unfortunately, for many, the existence of WinRT is a deal breaker.

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    If you only use Ubuntu, then, ... well, ... have a nice day > that's >
    Those examples do not represent a workable solution to what I'm describing. I want to physically see separate programs open at the same time on separate screens, not one open and the others in thumbnail mode. I do things like copying text, photos etc from one open program and pasting it into another. It's fine for those who never have to do work such as going through lengthy, complex documents, like reviewing contracts, tender documents, associated tender responses and the like. It's so simple and efficient when you have both programs fully open and just move from one screen to the other.

    Your example requires me to do what I'm doing now, with one screen, seeing one program open and then having to bring to the front another that's sitting in the background. Yes, this is how I used to work many years back, but having used multiple screen for years now, going back to one screen is a retrograde step. You lose your workflow when you can't have one or more programs open at the same time and see them at the same time.
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  5. #35


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    If there is a need to have a multi monitor setup, well that could be challenging, I suppose.
    I would say that 2 or 3 monitors or more are not typical arrangements for a home PC although they do exist.

    It's fine for those who never have to do work such as going through lengthy, complex documents, like reviewing contracts, tender documents, associated tender responses and the like. It's so simple and efficient when you have both programs fully open and just move from one screen to the other.
    I do some of those things that you cite,
    but am very used to copy > paste, minimize > restore > cascade or side by side.

    ... anyway... I get annoyed by moving and resizing overlapping windows.
    If a window is minimized (or windows) or tabbed,
    how is that any different than working a single frame at a time?

    Those examples do not represent a workable solution to what I'm describing. I want to physically see separate programs open at the same time on separate screens, not one open and the others in thumbnail mode.
    There is a new program I found as a result of posting somewhere else here, maybe this would be useful.
    Multiple desktops in Windows 8 as in Linux or XP apparently. Hope this helps.

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  6. #36


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    I don't minimise when working with multiple documents. I usually have two documents open full screen, but if I need to have a third open, then I'll either switch between one or the other on one screen, while having the main document open on the other. Or, if it's practical, reduce the two secondary documents so that they occupy a split screen on the secondary monitor. With two 24" monitors, one split in half is still very usable.
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  7. #37


    I've been using multiple monitors for nearly 8 years, would hate to go back.
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  8. #38


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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Like Ray and pparks1 I have been using multiple monitors (3) going on twelve years now, and to think of just using one makes my skin crawl. One monitor (24" 1920 x 1080) is use to run Win 7 (VM), the main monitor (40" 1920 x 1080) runs Win 8 desktop/Modern apps and programs. Finally the third monitor (Dell 23" 2048 x 1152 in portrait mode) is used for several things; first, iTunes (music), Word, PDF (Acrobat) reader (nice to have for reading manuals when working Canvas, and Photoshop, etc.).

    Most people who use multiple monitors really do not want to go back to a single monitor.
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  9. #39


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    I use 2. One 37 inch HDTV 1920 x 1080 for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and video files. Monk, Northern Exposure, Space Precinct, Farscape, Andromeda, Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine, Fringe etc...

    The other is an AOC Led 1920 x 1080 for everything else.

    ...and to think of just using one makes my skin crawl
    Well, geez... what about the millions of mobile computers > laptops whatever.
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    I'm happy with the single screen on my tablet, because then I'm not doing serious work. It may be used for some aspects of work as a reference device or presentation device (attached to a screen projector etc), but mainly it's for singular or less intensive tasks.
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