Calum, on 04 September 2012 - 12:59, said:
I'd just rather Microsoft had not done this. The apps go in the Apps section when they're installed; there is no need for them to be automatically pinned to the Start screen. It's irritating to me, but I'm not that bothered, as I have no problem unpinning them.
I think you're inverting the design. The Start page is designed to have all the apps you use, period. It is assumed that if you install an app, you intend to use it, so that's where it's put. The "all apps" view is a place to find all the random utilities included with the system (which you can pin if you expect to use them regularly) or the uninstallers (plus readme files and other random junk) installed by desktop applications. And it gives an option for power-users to put banish rarely used apps there.
How to filter the set of shortcuts installed by a desktop app (especially a pre-Win8 one) so that the "right" ones make it to Start is a challenge, but for the most part it becomes apparent for large toolsets like Visual Studio, and the sort of people installing that are likely to figure out the whole "unpin things you don't want" thing.
My concern is how messy the Start screens of unorganised users could become; those users who don't care about keeping their Start screen tidy and useful.
If they don't care, why be concerned for them? :-)
Dashel, on 04 September 2012 - 16:54, said:
For me, it really highlights the lack of drag-select and why for some reason it doesn't allow multiple 'unpins' - its fraking terrible on a laptop to clean up so users will have the same cluttered Start as they did a cluttered Desktop.
What do you mean? You can multi-select as many tiles as you want and select "unpin."