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#1 Rickkins

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:18

I mean is this an os or a 13yr old girl...?? Geeez...


#2 Thrackerzod

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:22

Good luck using your computer without it. You can't even shut down without the charm bar; took me forever to find that button.

It's a sad day when you have to go online to find out how to shut down Windows.

#3 Dot Matrix

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:24

Good luck using your computer without it. You can't even shut down without the charm bar; took me forever to find that button.

It's a sad day when you have to go online to find out how to shut down Windows.


Of course you can.

ALT-F4 on the desktop still works, or, Windows 8 also configures your hardware power button by default to shut down your PC as well.




As for the OP: You know the answer to all these questions as you moan about them everytime a Win8 discussion comes up, so why do you think anything has changed in regards to Metro on Windows 8? Also, I don't get the comparison between the Charms Bar and a 13 year old girl.

#4 OP Rickkins

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:41

As for the OP: You know the answer to all these questions as you moan about them everytime a Win8 discussion comes up, so why do you think anything has changed in regards to Metro on Windows 8?


No, I don't think I've ever asked about the charm bar. But I did install classic shell, with a mod that brings the start menu back to a 7 kinda way.... so I am proceeding to see if I can make enough changes to it to make it into something I can use. I do realize that you don't get it.... but after 18 yrs online I simply don't need, and refuse to accept, ms telling me that I need to relearn everything, just because they say so.

The word is ""continuity"". It's what most intelligent people expect.(and no, I am NOT saying that you or anyone else is not intelligent or any other such thing)

Quite simply, there are no good reasons for this mess.

#5 Dashel

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:07

Its bumping heads with Aero Peek . It works better in Metro Start, and thats if you like the long throw hot corners idea, which I do not.

I did see a video that we should be able to configure our trackpads to at least use the swipe in gestures? How do we do that?

#6 +Quillz

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:23

Microsoft wants you to use 8 the way THEY want you to use, not the way YOU want to use it so 8 is really best avoided altogether unless you want it on a tablet or a phone.

This is true of virtually every release of Windows, ever. It always has Microsoft's best interests in mind.

#7 OP Rickkins

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:19

Also, I don't get the comparison between the Charms Bar and a 13 year old girl.


It sounds like something a 13yr old girl would talk about. Seriously, doesn't it..?? Am I the only one who thinks it sounds childish...???

#8 Dot Matrix

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:30

It sounds like something a 13yr old girl would talk about. Seriously, doesn't it..?? Am I the only one who thinks it sounds childish...???


Yes.


Microsoft wants you to use 8 the way THEY want you to use, not the way YOU want to use it so 8 is really best avoided altogether unless you want it on a tablet or a phone.


Along with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2K, NT, 98, 95, 3.1, etc... Windows ISN'T Linux. If you want to use an OS that you can mold, than download a distro, but if youu want to get things done, no setup, or coding needed, Windows is the way to go. Also, Apple also forces you into single file line of doing things as well, and is even more strict than Microsoft about it. It's just the way things are. But, the truth is, people don't care. They don't care that they can't use a third party shell, or third party theme. They don't care that they can't turn off the Charms Bar or Start Screen. They use what's there, and if they don't like it, they won't buy it. They'll wait for something else.

#9 firey

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:34

It sounds like something a 13yr old girl would talk about. Seriously, doesn't it..?? Am I the only one who thinks it sounds childish...???

Yes.

No, "Charms bar" sound childish and silly.

#10 Hum

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:34

Microsoft wants you to use 8 the way THEY want you to use, not the way YOU want to use it ...


True. Facists.

#11 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:35

If you're going to those lengths you know you could just stick with Windows 7, you realise. I don't think anyone will miss your complaints here. :)

Why do people keep saying this?

Unless Windows 7 gets all the 'under the hood' improvements, staying with Windows 7 means you have a slower OS.

#12 Hum

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:38

^ May as well use Linux, if you're so worried about speed.

#13 Enron

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:39

Why should I need to bring up a "Start Menu" to stop/shut down the computer?

#14 Dot Matrix

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:43

No, "Charms bar" sound childish and silly.


Well, then what would you call it? Sidebar is taken. ;)

#15 firey

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 13:46

Well, then what would you call it? Sidebar is taken. ;)


I'd get rid of it completely, no need for a hidden dock on the side. But maybe settings bar, tool bar.