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Windows Videos: First look at Windows 8.1

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Being able to resize Metro apps and run more than 2 makes these things far more usable.
    So you can see more than one program - sorry, 'app' - running at the same time and resize their respective visualisation areas? That needs a new name - how about...... "Windows"?

    Sorry, but seems to me that MS have done this before. A long time ago.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    This update won't change anything for those that flat out don't like Metro.
    We already know that some users do not like the existence of the Start Screen, however easy it is to totally bypass and never see again.
    Yep, I dont think I've seen the metro screen for months
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    This update won't change anything for those that flat out don't like Metro.
    We already know that some users do not like the existence of the Start Screen, however easy it is to totally bypass and never see again.

    For these users I can only say that I still fail to understand why a built-in feature which takes no resources when not used, can be totally bypassed, which you must never see and use if you don't want to and which in absolutely no way affects your computer usage if you so choose remains a problem?
    Not everybody is as tech savvy as some here are. It may seem like a trivial thing to you to bypass it and hide it but not everybody feels that way. It's a big deal to some people. It makes sense to me.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Although I know she could speak for herself, I think Wenda may be speaking of the Modern/Metro Store apps.
    Yeah, the other day I was trying to answer a question about the Adobe Photoshop Express app and I had to load it onto my machine. Well, I had yet to log into the Store on my laptop, but when I tried, I was told that I had too many computers using this account (5) and I had to clear some out. My other boxes were just old test VM's and such, but it was a bit of an ass pain that I was unable to load a "free" store app until I cleaned up some other machines. I can understand having to control how many machines use a paid app though.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I know some state that one may as well open a website, but one nice feature about the apps I like is that I'm not surfing the Web where I'm prone to viruses.
    I had not thought about that aspect, but you have a point there.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I've been Microsoft Live almost since inception starting with Hotmail. I've seen the MS Cloud grow through the years. I've always found it very convenient. I find it very convenient to sign in to my PC with my MS account in 8. Rather ingenious to me. No matter where I go within the MS domain I'm signed in automatically,
    I'm just glad we have choices with respect to this. I can see pros and cons of both sides. I use a local account and opt to sign in only when I want to with other components. That just suits me better.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    To those who think this is lure for all to bite on, well, yes it is. This is a trend that they're all doing. A marketing tactic if you will. Do I feel pressured or trapped? No, I could drop it at any time to go elsewhere or not use MS at all, or anyone for that matter.
    I don't even consider it a lure, technology is simply allowing our ability to access to change. But I certainly don't feel pressured or trapped.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I also have a Google account since I have a Droid phone. All backed up neatly in the Google Cloud. That'll be changing once I get a Windows Phone 8. I'll be a 100% MS fanboy. I'm simply not a fan of the Google boys, they're corporation, or their tactics. I'm okay with Apple, but find their products too expensive for what one gets.
    I find all of these companies leave stuff to be desired. I don't find Google to be any worse than MS or Apple.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    This update won't change anything for those that flat out don't like Metro.
    We already know that some users do not like the existence of the Start Screen, however easy it is to totally bypass and never see again.
    Yep, I dont think I've seen the metro screen for months
    I only see it when I hit the start button on my keyboard when I want to search for an app. Otherwise, it's never seen.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    This update won't change anything for those that flat out don't like Metro.
    We already know that some users do not like the existence of the Start Screen, however easy it is to totally bypass and never see again.

    For these users I can only say that I still fail to understand why a built-in feature which takes no resources when not used, can be totally bypassed, which you must never see and use if you don't want to and which in absolutely no way affects your computer usage if you so choose remains a problem?
    Not everybody is as tech savvy as some here are. It may seem like a trivial thing to you to bypass it and hide it but not everybody feels that way. It's a big deal to some people. It makes sense to me.
    That is simply not true. Everyone capable to use Windows (any version) and read can find simple instructions in a minute to bypass start Screen.

    Really. If you are capable to use Windows you are capable to find how to hide Start Screen, especially if that feature annoys you.
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post

    Yep, I dont think I've seen the metro screen for months
    I gave it a shot for a few days, but found it so lacking on most points that matter to me, I installed classic shell and never looked back,,,,
    Last edited by Rickkins; 06 Jun 2013 at 13:00. Reason: Spelling
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  8. #28


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Well, there's nothing there that excites me much apart from the small tiles, which i do like.
    And if half the OS needs the 'cloud' to work, then there's not much point in my even bothering with it.

    Wenda.
    There is absolutely no cloud computing going on in Windows 8.1.

    It's just SkyDrive integration as usual, and Bing Search in the OS. Again, just the usual stuff.
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  9. #29


    New Zealand
    Posts : 91
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    There is absolutely no cloud computing going on in Windows 8.1.

    It's just SkyDrive integration as usual, and Bing Search in the OS. Again, just the usual stuff.
    I wonder if they are going to let you turn the Skydrive off. In office 2013 you need to do a registry hack to do it.

    I also wonder if they will let you use a competitors service instead, such as Dropbox and replace all the links that are pushing you towards Skydrive
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  10. #30


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    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I just ate 3 bowls of 5 bean chilly. Anybody want to join me in the "cloud"?
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