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Microsoft on Windows 8 Haters: We Could See This Coming

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    That would make a good sig.

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    The "Open apps/programs Bar" that slides out from the left is very similar to an auto-hide taskbar with open apps/programs on it. Perhaps in Blue they'll make it an option to keep it on top so that some are secure that it's there or even better yet > know that it's there.

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    BTW, slide it out (even on the desktop), right click on any of them, and see what happens.

    The more I read of some members' posts, the more I'm realizing that not many really know Windows 8 in it's true colors. I think the article title should have been "Microsoft on Windows 8 Whiners: We Could See This Coming".

    One more thing. While I'm writing this on the desktop, I get an alert from my Modern NBC News app that Tiger Woods shot a two under to win the Players Championship. Something I'm personally interested in. Yea! This is really going backwards. Now I'll go read the article and watch some videos on the highlights and leave you in the dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    The "Open apps/programs Bar" that slides out from the left is very similar to an auto-hide taskbar with open apps/programs on it. Perhaps in Blue they'll make it an option to keep it on top so that some are secure that it's there or even better yet > know that it's there.

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    BTW, slide it out (even on the desktop), right click on any of them, and see what happens.

    The more I read of some members' posts, the more I'm realizing that not many really know Windows 8 in it's true colors. I think the article title should have been "Microsoft on Windows 8 Whiners: We Could See This Coming".

    One more thing. While I'm writing this on the desktop, I get an alert from my Modern NBC News app that Tiger Woods shot a two under to win the Players Championship. Something I'm personally interested in. Yea! This is really going backwards. Now I'll go read the article and watch some videos on the highlights and leave you in the dust.
    So true!
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    ^ He speaks the truth
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    None so blind as those who refuse to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Microsoft simply fixed everything that wasn't broken in Windows 7 and came up with Windows 8.
    Exactly, Ray. Now I think you're getting it. I didn't realize how broken past OSs were until I saw 8 either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    None so blind as those who refuse to see.
    We know how you feel, Ray. Glad to see you're coming around.
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    There must be some subliminal imaging in Windows 8 that affects some into the utmost subservience. There can be no other explanation as to why some bow down to Windows 8 with such reverence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    The "Open apps/programs Bar" that slides out from the left is very similar to an auto-hide taskbar with open apps/programs on it. Perhaps in Blue they'll make it an option to keep it on top so that some are secure that it's there or even better yet > know that it's there.
    Oh I knew that was there. However it's pretty hopeless compared to the Taskbar in Windows 7 as a way of navigating the system, especially for newbies.

    In Windows 7 the taskbar is always visible (unless you decide to hide it, or open a full screen app, which you can get out of with the Esc key) and shows you all applications running on the PC. You can also "pin" your favourite programs to it so you can access them quickly.

    In Windows 8 if you think of the bar on the left as a Taskbar:
    • You have two taskbars.
    • Taskbar A is only visible in Desktop mode.
    • Taskbar B is only visible if you have certain types of applications running and if you click on a few magic pixels or remember the magic keyboard shortcut (I assume there is one).
    • Neither taskbar will show you all the apps you have running on the computer.
    • You can't pin favourite apps to the new taskbar (remember this was the justification for removing the Start button)


    For the user in Outlook who clicks on an image in an email and ends up in the Metro Photo viewer, it's really not intuitive to work out how to get back. It was so much simpler in Windows 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    The "Open apps/programs Bar" that slides out from the left is very similar to an auto-hide taskbar with open apps/programs on it. Perhaps in Blue they'll make it an option to keep it on top so that some are secure that it's there or even better yet > know that it's there.

    Attachment 21756


    Attachment 21757

    BTW, slide it out (even on the desktop), right click on any of them, and see what happens.

    The more I read of some members' posts, the more I'm realizing that not many really know Windows 8 in it's true colors. I think the article title should have been "Microsoft on Windows 8 Whiners: We Could See This Coming".

    One more thing. While I'm writing this on the desktop, I get an alert from my Modern NBC News app that Tiger Woods shot a two under to win the Players Championship. Something I'm personally interested in. Yea! This is really going backwards. Now I'll go read the article and watch some videos on the highlights and leave you in the dust.
    Hi there

    That colour scheme -- have to get out my shades.
    However who wants a desktop to look like that in any case.

    If you need to watch sports etc while working there's nothing wrong in having this open in a "RE-SIZEABLE Classical Windowed" mode - also easy to hide quickly if the Boss comes in. !!!!

    for example

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    There must be some subliminal imaging in Windows 8 that affects some into the utmost subservience. There can be no other explanation as to why some bow down to Windows 8 with such reverence.
    Oh, Ray, there's no such thing. The reason is that 8 is really that good when one learns it and sees what MS is trying to accomplish.
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