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Posted 02 June 2012 - 16:29
Posted 02 June 2012 - 16:34
Is there an easy way to access the URL bar on the Metro browser of Windows 8?
Right now it's painfully awful for desktop/laptop users. You have to right click the website you're currently on (making sure you're not clicking on any links) to bring it up. My parents would never figure this out. It even took me awhile to realize this is how you bring the URL bar up.
Is that seriously the only way to bring the URL and tabs up?? If so, they better change this before the actual release, because this is awful and is going to leave millions of users confused and frustrated.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 16:38
Posted 02 June 2012 - 16:39
Posted 02 June 2012 - 16:41
Posted 02 June 2012 - 16:46
I think the key is not to be using the metro browser on the desktop. I certainly don't.
If you hit spacebar it will bring it up as well last time I checked. Or if you start typing it could also just bring it up as well. Really, people should be used to right clicking on things though, it's kinda odd how many average users after all this time still don't really use the right click option much.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 16:50
Why the heck would you intuitively right click on a website to bring up the url bar??? No, that's not something that people should be used to. It makes no logical sense.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 17:01
Posted 02 June 2012 - 17:01
Posted 02 June 2012 - 17:13
Sure right clicking isn't too big of a deal, but right clicking to bring up a context menu makes more sense than to bring up a url bar and tabs.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 17:57
Well, as far as metro apps go the right click brings up ti's controls/options so to that extent it fits into the same idea. Right clicking in WinRT apps doesn't bring up a menu like it does in desktop Win32 apps so they might as well use it for something.
I've become used to just using the kb shortcut when I need the address bar though, alt+d and start typing. ctrl+t for a new tab and so on.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 18:02
Yeah you start to figure out that right clicking is essential for everything.
I'm quite sure your average user isn't going to like that. It's all so random and unclear!
Plus you have to find a blank space in the app/webpage to right click, since if you right click on any actual items, it doesn't work.
If I have trouble with this, and I'm a computer nerd who has been following Windows 8 since day one, how the heck are standard users supposed to learn this? It's a big learning curve. I love nearly everything else in Win8, but this is awful.