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It's entirely possible that the "Dick Tracy Watch Computer" (I had such a toy as a boy) will come along and blow the iPad and pals right out of the water You can't just click and use the metro mail client because you have to go to the metro share widget thingie instead - which only works between metro apps, not between As installed, when you hit the Windows key you'll get a stripped-back 'classic' Start menu, complete with search box, Programs folder and other familiar Windows elements. In fact it reminded me a lot of creating custom toolbars in the pre-Ribbon versions of Microsoft Office.
If I choose, I can easily move active programs to the second screen while I can still use Metro AND Desktop apps on the primary. I don't use my goddamn computer with fingers, and I furiously resent having my computer interface hijacked for a use that I will never have for it. As the industry abandons old technology to adopt the new, we all must follow along, eventually. Reply 0 MotorMouth @MotorMouth Aug 25, 2012, 7:54am Of course it does, it works just as well as it does on a touchscreen device and it requires only the tiniest adjustment. get redirected here
It'd suck as the main UI though…posted by Pinback at 4:24 PM on October 29, 2012 [1 favorite] As a secondary capability, yes. Classic Shell also includes options to restore earlier versions of Windows Explorer and IE, but I haven't installed those; right now, the Start menu is enough to keep me smiling. What, exactly, was so wrong about it?posted by Jimbob at 12:56 PM on October 29, 2012 [1 favorite] Well, there's the thing where you have to SUDO everything...posted by Artw at Login or register to post comments Oldthing on Jan 6, 2013 See my earlier post, a few below yours.
- just yes.
- Re: install, maybe I was lucky.
- I wouldn't have posted Classic Start if it had pulled that shit.posted by JHarris at 12:31 PM on October 29, 2012 [4 favorites] Windows 8 is a hot mess of an
- Valve obviously don't like it because they make all their money from Steam and the Windows app store eats in to that.posted by markr at 6:21 PM on October 29, 2012
- I just want to code* people.
- Next was maturity.
- Just like back in the 3.1 days!
There's lots to enjoy in the Windows 8 interface, and if you're working on a tablet or only run newer apps that utilise the Windows 8/Metro style, you arguably don't need Desktops aren't going into the trash so that people can buy these relatively anemic portable devices with all kinds of problems and limitations that desktops simply do not have. Login or register to post comments itzzitzz on Mar 12, 2013 Many computers have no keyboard or mouse and need to run a program when booted. Windows 8.1 Start Menu Replacement Didn't have to be this way.
Where you are completely used to scrolling vertically to read a web page like this, for example, Metro tends to use horizontal scrolling, which makes far better use of a widescreen Isn't windows 7 the current desktop OS. And a free new utility is arguably the best way to make that happen. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2054422/five-tools-to-bring-the-start-menu-back-to-windows-8-1.html Create one here Forgot your password?
Which is of course, equally stupid; developers need to get it through their skulls that desktops/laptops and tablets are fundamentally different devices that shouldn't share a common UI, and Apple's realization Vistart Review It also made moving between Mac OS and Windows simple as it was the same keystroke on both machines. Speaking of chops... It's available through ninite.com I think it's free and seems to have a lot of options.
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A user can discover by trying many different things, but many users will be fear exploration because they fear doing damage to their computer. I do. Iobit Startmenu8 Login or register to post comments timiteh on Jan 6, 2013 I find it quite annoying that such software is needed. Start Menu Replacement Windows 7 I do not even have a cell phone.
Multiplayer Solitaire?posted by JHarris at 12:24 PM on October 29, 2012 [9 favorites] the file copy dialog is much better TeraCopy has been the file copy addon of choice for years. When I get a touch Laptop I'll be happy to use Metro. Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours? 1416.11.2012 14:12 8686Send private message to this user Member The start menu is there. At best, it brings some of the simplicity of a tablet UI to a laptop. Windows 8 Start Menu Replacement
Desktop customers also expect a certain number of internal expansion bays and slots for the addition of yet more high-performance hardware, from SSDs to hard drives to 2nd and even possibly Fast boot up on a 5 year old MacBook was pretty awesome, apart from Metro being a pain in the arse to use, it was great. You can even revert to the older single column style interface. Access the settings by right-clicking the button, and you can choose between the Classic, XP and Vista/7 menus.
I do not have a touchscreen, and do not plan to get one. Vistart Windows 8 UI elements will respond to the settings in the desktop appearance applet, settings should store when "OK is pressed, etc -Only one control panel, no duplicated functionality between applets -Self-explanatory system on Jan 6, 2013 My first thought at installing Win8 on a traditional, non-touch PC was, "my god, this makes roughly as much sense and trying to use my iPad with
Login or register to post comments JimP on Jan 5, 2013 Paul, I'm not sure Metro is the future of Windows.
Finally! Though the HP Touchpad is an excellent living room device (and at $100 it was the steal of the year), having Office and RDC plus that slim, quiet Touch Cover pretty The problem with these is they are screw up programs or even screw up windows itself causing more problems. Start Menu Reviver I've long been a fan of Classic Shell as it makes it easier to launch applications with a single key from the Start menu, and it was one of the first
So people bought new laptops etc that were 'vista capable' that were anything but - they should have bought 'vista ready' machines that had proper video card support, but seriously, that JHarris: My switch to linux started with a dual-boot setup, and ended when I realized that reduced software support on the Linux side was far less of a problem than the Login or register to post comments Showing 1-50 of 51 itemsprev 1 2 next Please Log In or Register to post comments. going Linux with a win7 like skin (even sccm can do some Linux management today) or staying on W7/office 2010.
For the work that I do, non-touch desktops are far more efficient in Windows 7 than in Windows 8. I actually find 7 on our boxes at work a bit more irritating.posted by trip and a half at 1:30 PM on October 29, 2012 The thing with Unix GUIs is It's the fourth quarter and you are three touchdowns behind.