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

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


    Crave's Eric Mack has felt at home in Windows for decades. Now that his home has a fresh coat of paint, he's still not sure if it's an improvement.
    Since then I've been courted by other colonial powers, but I was conditioned at a young age to the ways of Windows and -- no matter how it came to be this way -- it still feels like home. Now my home has just received a fresh coat of paint. And even if the painters did a shoddy job and painted over all the switches and outlets and left a mess on the hardwood floor, I'm willing to wait for them to come clean things up and get my home looking better than ever.
    Windows 8 six months in: Thoughts from a power(less) user | Crave - CNET

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    He nails it on the head:

    Yes, I couldn't forget all the complaints we've already heard about Windows 8. They can mostly be boiled down to "Why did you guys feel a need to hide practically everything?" Apparently we can't have a Start button and a Start screen. And for some reason it takes 18 clicks and reciting a brief dance routine to restart your system.
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    Alt/F4 (when on desktop) > Enter (or scroll to desired command)
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    Hey Hippsie Gypsy,
    Great tip about ALT + F4 !!!!!! Why does Microsoft keep such things so secret?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Alt/F4 (when on desktop) > Enter (or scroll to desired command)
    What the hell does this do? My desktop is now empty. How do I bring everything back?
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    Perhaps I should have mentioned that it should be on an empty desktop, for Alt/F4 continues to close apps/programs. Therefore, one should save files and close programs before doing so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Perhaps I should have mentioned that it should be on an empty desktop, for Alt/F4 continues to close apps/programs. Therefore, one should save files and close programs before doing so.
    Grrrrr..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Perhaps I should have mentioned that it should be on an empty desktop, for Alt/F4 continues to close apps/programs. Therefore, one should save files and close programs before doing so.
    Grrrrr..........
    I was experimenting with another shell other than windows explorer. So, when I killed it, it gave me an empty screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Perhaps I should have mentioned that it should be on an empty desktop, for Alt/F4 continues to close apps/programs. Therefore, one should save files and close programs before doing so.
    Grrrrr..........
    Are you ok? You couldn't have lost work for it should popup for option to save. How many things did you have open? The browser for one and probably a few others. And you kept pressing it didn't you? Lol! Sorry, but I can't help to laugh. I wish I could've seen your face on that one!

    And most of all I had "good intentions"!
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