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Study says: Windows 8 users rarely touch Metro apps

  1. #31


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    For me it's completely irrelevant if the BBC world News App I use is published by BBC or not, as far as it shows the contents of BBC World News website as the apps available do.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 123
    Windows 8, 2012, 7, 2008R2, 2008, 2003, XP,SUSE


    What really is the point of a metro app? I get more content and a much better overall experience if I just open up the web page. ?Plus, when I open up a browser, I don't have to go to the task manager to kill the metro apps off.

    Yeah, I have a major problem with having to use the task manager to kill off an app. Sure, I can move them out of site but they are still running in the background. Even my Note 2 has a easy way of just holding one button down to close everything that I have had open and it does a much better job of handling apps than Microsoft/metro.

    Metro games on my laptop? The metro Mail compared to Outlook 2013? It's all totally pointless
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  3. #33


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    Yeah, I have a major problem with having to use the task manager to kill off an app.
    So use Alt-F4? Or move the mouse to the top of the screen, left-click (holding the mouse button down) and drag it downwards.
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  4. #34


    New Zealand
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    So use Alt-F4?
    That brings back the memories. The good old days of DOS. And if it is choice between that and using your mouse in a complicated procedure to emulate a finger, what is the point of the Phone GUI for a desktop?
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  5. #35


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    I have an average of 25 pages open on my browser at one time. Having to use 25 apps would be a complete waste of time.
    What an odd statement.

    I can see no difference in clicking a tab to select it in order to view it, or selecting an app and switching to it from the suspended apps list.Visually my method pleases my eye more, 2tabs" showing only when I want to.

    Oh, BTW, that's not true what I said above about there being no difference. Of course there's a huge difference: Whereas each and everyone of your 25 opened tabs eats resources and CPU capacity all the time, my suspended apps open as fast as you click a new tab but they are not using CPU at all while suspended.Also, the suspended app tiles please my eyes more and give more information than the title bar of a browser tab; I mean with 25 tabs open with normal resolution displays you might not even to be able to read what the tab is. Here's for instance IE10 on 1920 pixels wide display showing 25 tabs. You need to guess to get the correct page, not very much information available there:

    Kari
    Hi there
    There's a HUGE difference -- particularly if you need to COMPARE data / whatever from different web sites etc or copy data from web sites say into spread sheets etc.

    There are (not you but a lot here) who just can't seem to get it through their thick nozzles that passes for a brain a lot of people BY NECESSITY need multi windows open concurrently - preferably re-sizeable - and a load of thumbnails / icons at the side of the screen doesn't in any way work as an alternative.

    Then what about a load of developers -- say you are debugging an application -- I'm quite sure you'd like to have the debug code / whatever in a separate window so you can insert breakpoints and then inspect variables etc. - Horrendously hideous to do if you can only work in single windows.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #36


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Seems I belong to minority here, too .

    Native Windows 8 Apps I use daily:
    • Mail
    • Calendar
    • Messaging
    • Weather
    • News
    • IE

    Third party Windows Apps I use daily:
    • FilmOn (UK TV)
    • TuneIn (Global radio)
    • BBC World News
    • BBC Tech News
    • CNN
    • Ilta-sanomat (news from Finland)
    • Tom's Harware (tech news)
    • Wikipedia
    • Google
    Me too then.
    Your list is bigger though but nevertheless, I appreciate the full-screen and fast switching between apps and desktop.

    I got a Metro file explorer that I use, the music app, Jetpack Joyride and some unit converters. Pretty good stuff.
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  7. #37


    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Seems to me, as a non 8 user, that you have the choice of both, so use what suits you, no? A Guy
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  8. #38


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Seems to me, as a non 8 user, that you have the choice of both, so use what suits you, no? A Guy
    Totally right.
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  9. #39


    It is all about choice. I have 8 on a VM and 7 as the main desktop. The good thing about Windows is there are usually several different ways to configure your PC to how you like it. Some like the desktop, some like the Start Screen and new apps. Some like both. It is your machine and you choose. This way or that way is not best or worst it is how the user likes to use it that matters.
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Seems to me, as a non 8 user, that you have the choice of both, so use what suits you, no? A Guy
    I use windows 8 for both desktop and metro. Love both. I don't understand why some people on here hate choice so much. If they don't like metro, there are a few simple things they can do that will hide the start screen forever.
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