jakem1, on 29 May 2012 - 21:44, said:
Yet another thread derailed by all the Windows 8 haters arguing about the same old thing.
Not happy about the derailment anymore than you are.
contextfree, on 29 May 2012 - 21:48, said:
This might be the thinking behind the Quick Access Menu (right-click in lower left corner). If power users are the ones who miss the old start menu, maybe instead of bringing it back directly there should be something tuned specifically for them.
Problem is (though I quite agree), that by the time you give us the customization options we want in the QAM, then isn't it pretty much our 'classic' menu anyway?
BajiRav, on 29 May 2012 - 22:10, said:
May be because it has been answered a million times in one form or the other?
As far as your peripheral vision is considered, that is useless for watching a movie or reading IM.
Ans for start menu and muscle memory is concerned, given time you'll eventually develope it for start screen as well. And no you can't watch a movie in some other part of the screen while using perIpheral vision to reliably click start menu.
Actually they haven't. Not a single one of you can seem to empathize with why we find that Metro Start is a jarring and distracting experience or how to make it less so. As far as my main points, who is talking about watching movies and IMs. I'm talking about getting work done.
theyarecomingforyou, on 30 May 2012 - 10:03, said:
Metro Start allows you to store dramatically more apps in easily arrangeable groupings. There are dramatically LESS clicks involved because you no longer have to click to expand countless sub-folders or repeatedly scroll down because the start menu was confined to a tiny corner of your screen. If you don't like it then fair enough but it's not slower for locating programs and offers many advantages.
Hierarchy helps, its not always about mouse clicks. If I'm not using hierarchy, I'm searching anyway. It just makes me pin more of my infrequent programs just in case. Secondly, do you really think the groupings currently qualify as easily arrangeable with the way they bop and weave to their own placement drummer once you are within those containers?