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Windows 8 six months in: Thoughts from a power(less) user

  1. #71


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I see what you mean by applications, programs, and "apps". They should be called MS Store apps. I dual boot and do my business in 7. I have to upgrade my office 2000. I might go subscription since I'm retiring soon. Not sure.

    Not quite sure what you mean yet. When I'm in 8 and let's say I have the Store Mail app open with an unfinished email then I go elsewhere temporarily, then return, the email's there for me to finish.

    Are you speaking of a program that takes time to calculate things? Those sleep?
    No, apps that are doing things, updating, converting, even playing a video. Or, apps that I'm using to create content.

    I can go to a different app and then go back and pick up from where I left off.

    I have several apps like this in my Windows 8, they are supposed to populate a folder or a drive, they simply stop when you switch, and go back to step 1 when you come back and they have to repopulate all over again.

    Actually I don't know if this is Windows 8 Programming, or programming for the Apps I am using. But every Tile I use, even facebook and twitter tiles, they go back to the login screen, they never go back to what I was doing.

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  2. #72


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    @ fourthofjuly and other engineers, designers, architects, and enthusiasts.

    Did you happen to see Bing's pic of the day? Here in the U.S. anyway. Bing

    It's the first time I've seen these beauts. I bet perhaps Dubai, Sydney, and others are jealous of this project.

    Can you imagine how much data is in that CAD's (or whatever program's) database? How much time it took to design and engineer? I couldn't imagine how many man hours it took to estimate to bid it, let alone build it.

    That's MAGNIFICENT.
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  3. #73


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    @ fourthofjuly and other engineers, designers, architects, and enthusiasts.

    Did you happen to see Bing's pic of the day? Here in the U.S. anyway. Bing

    It's the first time I've seen these beauts. I bet perhaps Dubai, Sydney, and others are jealous of this project.

    Can you imagine how much data is in that CAD's (or whatever program's) database? How much time it took to design and engineer? I couldn't imagine how many man hours it took to estimate to bid it, let alone build it.
    seen it and thought it was in Dubai it was so big
    LOL! That was my first thought. That's a lot of dough sitting there!
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  4. #74


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I have several apps like this in my Windows 8, they are supposed to populate a folder or a drive, they simply stop when you switch, and go back to step 1 when you come back and they have to repopulate all over again.
    I must be misunderstanding something here.

    As long as I do not close a Windows App (all my Windows 8 rigs), it's just suspended when I switch to another app. If I start a game of Solitaire or Mahjong then switch to a news app opening an article, when I return to Solitaire the game is exactly where I left it and continues from there. And again, switching back to news app, the article I was reading is there.
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  5. #75


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I see what you mean by applications, programs, and "apps". They should be called MS Store apps. I dual boot and do my business in 7. I have to upgrade my office 2000. I might go subscription since I'm retiring soon. Not sure.

    Not quite sure what you mean yet. When I'm in 8 and let's say I have the Store Mail app open with an unfinished email then I go elsewhere temporarily, then return, the email's there for me to finish.

    Are you speaking of a program that takes time to calculate things? Those sleep?
    No, apps that are doing things, updating, converting, even playing a video. Or, apps that I'm using to create content.

    I can go to a different app and then go back and pick up from where I left off.

    I have several apps like this in my Windows 8, they are supposed to populate a folder or a drive, they simply stop when you switch, and go back to step 1 when you come back and they have to repopulate all over again.

    Actually I don't know if this is Windows 8 Programming, or programming for the Apps I am using. But every Tile I use, even facebook and twitter tiles, they go back to the login screen, they never go back to what I was doing.
    Hmm. Interesting. I never noticed that. Thanks for the info.
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  6. #76


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    If it was so easy why didn't the "old girl" figure it out?

    Have you ever thought that perhaps MS might have made it a little more difficult for the commoner to get at system settings so they don't screw the system up? One gets three months support with 8. How much do you think MS or any business spends on that department? Is it evil that a business attempts to keep this at a minimal as much as possible? Besides, when all else fails, READ the help files. They've been around a long time.

    Lol! There's a thread here recently on the Snippet tool. A few of us (including me) were trying to figure out the problem, when lo and behold someone posted that it was in the help file. Go figure.
    The 'old girl' finds the tablet easy to use, but at 80+, configuring things is a little harder, or removing stuff her daughter added.

    But I was talking at how easy it was for someone with a bit of computer knowledge to access the controls that allows you to fully configure the tablet. Windows has all of these as well, but they are hidden. So for a tablet or phone, why shouldn't Windows RT/Windows Phone be just as simple, both are effectively based on apps?

    Even in Windows 8, why do so many controls have to be hidden? I understood that Windows 8 was more for power users. The only way to make things easier is to invoke GodMode.
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  7. #77


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I FOUND A METRO APP I LIKE! Haha!

    "angry birds space"

    It's good, it's real good. But it was made by a real app developer, not in a living room. They got the gravity to simulate very well.
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  8. #78


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    This probably means nothing

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  9. #79


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    The only way to make things easier is to invoke GodMode.
    Who needs godmode? 8 pro has all the mmc snapins available.
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  10. #80


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Even in Windows 8, why do so many controls have to be hidden? I understood that Windows 8 was more for power users.
    You mean why are there no controls on the start screen? They are in all apps > 1 click

    There are no controls on the Windows 7 desktop (all are hidden in the start menu)
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