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#136 dead.cell

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 21:26

Good god, Not another one of these "Good god. Not another one of these "good god, not another one of these "Good god. Not another one of these Metro whine threads."""


Good god, Not another one of these "Good god, Not another one of these "Good god. Not another one of these "good god, not another one of these "Good god. Not another one of these Metro whine threads.""""


#137 amnesiality

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 21:26

Here we go again. :pinch:

#138 efjay

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 21:30

The needle must be stuck on this broken record.... :rolleyes:

#139 +LogicalApex

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 21:32

I have said it a million times and I will say it again... This mess won't sort itself out until Windows 9.

#140 Eric

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 21:39

[Threads merged]

#141 Mr. Dee

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 23:11

Is it because I didn't use the Aero Glass taskbar? :p

#142 abysal

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 23:15

This has probably been said already, but if we're going to be stuck with metro, at least allow the Start screen to be displayed on the left side, kind of like the charms menu, rather then go full screen and cover up the desktop and everything I was working on. That is VERY distracting and the number 1 issue for me.

#143 jjkusaf

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 13:23

Just bring back the start menu....there....I said it because no one else will.

Really though....just bring it back and all will be well.

#144 subcld

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 13:29

out of boredom i made a picture of my view for windows 8

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#145 SekaiStory

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 13:45

I think people will quickly get used to the new gestures and gimmicks like moving your mouse in one of the corners, using the charms etc. It's sad some people won't give it a chance. Some of the OPs suggestions ruin the whole Metro idea, this is what I'd love to see;

- Desktop apps appearing in the app switcher at the top left. Now there are essentially two types of apps (Metro and classic) and two ways to switch (taskbar and left switching pane)
- Remove the taskbar, it's obsolete with desktop icons. Certainly DON'T dare to bring back the ominous start button, it's as obsolete as hell. Remove window chrome and let them close using the "drag down" paradigm that Metro apps have.
- Improve the App Preview apps dramatically (really, the CP versions are for kids --')
- Shut down/Restart/Control Panel option in the user flyout menu.

#146 Som

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 13:45

my suggestion... :)

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#147 simplezz

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 14:54

I still can't see why the desktop can't be the default environment on laptops and desktops, and metro on tablets and phones. It makes no sense to force everyone into one paradigm. Honestly I think this will just push more people toward GNU/Linux, which gives users actual choices instead of forcing it down their throats.

#148 Detection

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 15:01

my suggestion... :)

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Fixed that for ya

#149 Som

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 15:11

Fixed that for ya


i was being subtle :p

#150 Arceles

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 15:12

that Dot Matrix guy probably has too much time in his work to defend Windows 8 like mad... or MS is paying him. Anyway, what everyone that is protouch interface is failing to see is shown next:

it is NOT ACCURATE and does NOT ALLOW SEE below the fingers.

Because of this simple fail the mouse will reign supreme AND because of this, when anybody solves the two problems above will come with another way to interact the pcs that isn't touch, when that happens even the keyboard will render obsolete and then a change for the sake of the better will be executed.

With this said, such interface will remove all this touch BS that removes accuracy and renders GUIs pretty much less efficient than their mouse keyboard counterpart... The mind that is, once we're able to read and press our thoughts into a pc this madness will end. Patiently awaiting for it... if ever.



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