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Posted 14 September 2011 - 16:37
Posted 14 September 2011 - 16:40
Posted 14 September 2011 - 16:56
Posted 14 September 2011 - 17:20
Actually if the metro UI will be there by default I guess instead of getting myself used to it, will be the moment I finally switch to Linux.The thing looks so ugly to me.They should have added something like multiple desktops, or infinitely scrolling desktop, but the metro just seems so wrong to me, atleast the way the tiles look.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 17:42
Posted 14 September 2011 - 18:33
Posted 14 September 2011 - 19:16
There is a considerable problem in the current build with little to no consistency in between the two desktops. It randomly jumps between one and the other at the most inopportune times, and it's an incredible pain in the ass and is massively confusing. I know I'm not the only one because this very same argument has been stated in reviews as well. As it currently stands in the preview build, I do believe the learning curve is higher than with GNOME or UNITY. Wayland by the way isn't a Desktop Environment. It's a display server that lets you run DE's like GNOME or UNITY on it.
And you actually think the learning curve there will be any easier?
Consider GNOME, or UNITY, or even Wayland - all have a higher learning curve than even Metro does from a user point of view.
All the keyboard tricks from as far back as Windows 9x/NT still work - even within Metro. If you're even a halfway-competent keyboard jockey, Metro/Immersive can be dealt with quite easily - even without touch support.
Something I said (elsewhere) is coming true - far too many of us may SAY we want change; yet, when confronted with it, we become very Pharonic in our attitudes and insist on staying put.
And it doesn't seem to matter whether it's applications, games, operating systems (including FOSS), and even politicians.
Far too many of us don't want new - what we REALLY want is *improved old*, and with as little real change as we can get away with.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 20:35
Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:11
For better navigating the startscreen with a keyboard/mouse: press pageup/pagedown to swipeleft/swiperight. Home/end will also work.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:25
Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:45
Ok, I'm not used to this whole Metro thing. How the hell does one close a window?
Posting from Win 8, of course...
Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:48
Alt-F4 will still close Metro apps.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:54
I had ran thru the other thread, and agree with some members : this is progress, try to adapt to it, use the old thing as a temporary way until you get use to Metro.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 22:01