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  1. #11


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    *Tugs on Brink's shirt sleeve* Make them give it back to us

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    Yep and old news. There will be a workaround.
    Right, and they are called "Hot Corners"
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  3. #13


    Solo.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Well, Shawn, if things turn up differently. I will personally request you to customize our Win 8 then.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    *Tugs on Brink's shirt sleeve* Make them give it back to us
    I haven't tried this below yet in Windows 8, but it might be an option to pin to the taskbar while in Desktop view.

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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    What are those symbols on the right side of the page?, I could see Search, Share, Windows and Settings.
    Remember when you hovered your mouse over the start flag? that's NOW where those settings are.
    Thanks Mike.
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Looks like this will be something that will be discussed at length...

    Personally I like the idea.
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  7. #17


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    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.


    "Embrace" what's new...
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jamezb3 View Post
    Yeah I saw some pics somewhere yesterday (sorry cant remember where, or I would have posted it) when you hover on the right hand bottom corner some white icons like shut down, control pane etc pop up.

    Edit: Found the image
    Attachment 3164
    This is really rough for Desktop users.

    I ask, can't those icons be on the lower left hand side, where they have been, but with the Start button be where it always has been? You can have the hover to activate the charms and all, but not hot corners. I do not like that at all. I like how the icons are metro like, much like Windows Longhorn would have had it. Actually, thinking about this, my idea would get rid of the awkward hover menu of the Charms bar since the text on it covers over the taskbar and all. A simple column of icons, or Charms if you call it, would be ideal. Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    This is really rough for Desktop users.
    Huh? You write like the people who use them are feeble creatures with brittle bones that will crack if they move the mouse two inches too far to whatever side they're supposed to stay on. The little rectangle to go to the desktop on 7 is on the lower right and it's just fine. I don't care if this stuff is on the left or right. My problem is the icons themselves. Too bland and/or vague. What's the second one from the top? A Phiten necklace? If they let you customize those dumb things, great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    This is really rough for Desktop users.
    Huh? You write like the people who use them are feeble creatures with brittle bones that will crack if they move the mouse two inches too far to whatever side they're supposed to stay on. The little rectangle to go to the desktop on 7 is on the lower right and it's just fine. I don't care if this stuff is on the left or right. My problem is the icons themselves. Too bland and/or vague. What's the second one from the top? A Phiten necklace? If they let you customize those dumb things, great.
    By Desktop users, I mean users of the Desktop view. I already understand that some people find the Start Screen to be a HUGE change to Windows that makes it feel impotent to some, but flat out removing the famous Windows icon from the Desktop View, that is rough, for everyone. I'm going to assume this is from one of few beta escrow builds, so I'm not going to totally freak out about this, but if this is going to make it to the Consumer Preview build, WOW.

    I think the icons are ok, they look more modern, actually Windows Longhorn had a Start icon that was a simple white icon. I would like to see those Charms be where they're at in the DP build but without the text, so it'll be a condensed stack of icons when you hover over the Start button.

    But to complete a thought circle of my ideas, Start flag needs to remain. The Start Screen is a further evolution of the start menu and should be respected as such, not segregated into two separate interfaces that can't or won't have a chance to work together. Or at least those are my thoughts on such...
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