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Leaked Win 9 screens show hybrid Start/Metro button

  1. #11


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    This looks good. Whatever comes up I am okay with it. I don't bother about things I can't change. Metro or no metro all good. Metro is overly hated I think. It can be tweaked to your liking. Infact it can be used to keep desktop super clean.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    This looks good. Whatever comes up I am okay with it. I don't bother about things I can't change. Metro or no metro all good. Metro is overly hated I think. It can be tweaked to your liking. Infact it can be used to keep desktop super clean.
    Exactly the way I use it, only couple of APPs, one live tile and the rest is for desktop programs, a giant Start menu divided by nature of programs. I would prefer to scroll vertically.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    This looks good. Whatever comes up I am okay with it. I don't bother about things I can't change. Metro or no metro all good. Metro is overly hated I think. It can be tweaked to your liking. Infact it can be used to keep desktop super clean.
    Exactly the way I use it, only couple of APPs, one live tile and the rest is for desktop programs, a giant Start menu divided by nature of programs. I would prefer to scroll vertically.
    Yep!

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  4. #14


    Except I have 3 pages of that.
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  5. #15


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    Good for you man. Sometimes it takes a reboot for newly installed apps to show up on that metro list.
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Except I have 3 pages of that.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    Good for you man. Sometimes it takes a reboot for newly installed apps to show up on that metro list.
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Except I have 3 pages of that.
    Some older programs will not show up on the main Start screen at all since 8.1 upgrade but are there on All Apps menu from which you have manually to set them to main Start screen, In Win 8, programs and some files from them were indiscriminately placed on Start screen, making a mess of it. With 8.1 is almost opposite. All Apps screen can be set to show desktop programs first.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rockfella View Post
    This looks good. Whatever comes up I am okay with it. I don't bother about things I can't change. Metro or no metro all good. Metro is overly hated I think. It can be tweaked to your liking. Infact it can be used to keep desktop super clean.
    Exactly the way I use it, only couple of APPs, one live tile and the rest is for desktop programs, a giant Start menu divided by nature of programs. I would prefer to scroll vertically.
    Yep!


    Hi there

    You seem to have got me confused --you say you prefer to scroll VERTICALLY but show the tiles which essentially is a HORIZONTAL system.

    Not wishing to re-hash the old menu system again - I think there are enough facilities to suit most people's preferences -- 3rd party apps, custom toolbars, or the bog standard Ms system. Within that gamut people can find and use what they like best so IMO the whole Menu argument is getting more and more irrelevant.

    By giving users the option to boot straight to the desktop Ms have essentially removed the sting out of the menu argument -- pity that option wasn't in the original W8 package. !!

    What I'm interested in is in seeing what new hardware systems might be coming out eventually for using as "computers" and how they will interface with "Classic systems". I can't say the idea of a "Google Watch" appeals to me - but I could envisage a small wearable device that projects what a SATNAV does and display it directly on to the windscreen (see through of course) rather like some displays in military aircraft. Classical GPS systems for me I find too fiddly and invariably the screens are too small.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #18


    If only categories were scrolling vertically, most other stuff scrolls like that and Start goes horizontally. Gets confusing sometimes. I realize that most monitors are wide but still.....
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  9. #19


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    Vertical or horizontal I am okay with it as i can't do anything about it lol.
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  10. #20


    India
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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Best is to pin them on start. But yeah 3 pages can be daunting.
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If only categories were scrolling vertically, most other stuff scrolls like that and Start goes horizontally. Gets confusing sometimes. I realize that most monitors are wide but still.....
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