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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:49
Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:52
Well, I go back to my Sinclair ZX80, all those many moons ago, I recall it was difficult to use, but once you got the hang of loading code from tape, it was a breeze, and I suspect it will be the same for Win8, people just adjust, eventually I guess. But at nearly 50 years of age now, and through many iterations of the Windows OS along the years, I'd rather have my ZX80 back in my lap today.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:23
My point though was that sometimes we get set in our ways. I know even at just over 30 I have certain ways in which I'm set...but with technology you have to keep moving. It changes...and if you don't like change, you don't like technology.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:33
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:36
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:54
Well that's what they did actually.
The glaring this is the omission of the start button. The start screen however is just a new version of the start menu. The first thing you see is the personalized side of things (like in XP, Vista, and 7 with your most frequently used programs) and then you click on All Apps, and poof there's everything that the old start menu had.
All the old stuff is still there, just presented in a new way. They left the desktop there, and compatibility with all your old drivers and programs. They made sure it was incremental...but still a big enough change in order to move forward.
A lot of people seem to think that things are gone. The only thing that is gone is the graphic for the start button...and the old start menu look. In it's place you now have a 'start corner' if you will...and a full screen start menu with more options and better customization.
feeling political? miss your start button? start a petition on care2 about it! Lawlz.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:07
Mathworks could have simply built a launcher program to do what they've done in the start menu there.
That type of handling for their products is just lazy.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:42
I really have nothing to say about that stupid comment, sorry.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:53
Yes, they should replace it with a Modern UI/Metro interface with lots of fancy effects, and super large tiles which show equation results.
What MathWorks have done is great. It's called "keeping things organized", and compact. Everyone who uses MathWorks will learn that "Start" menu off by heart, and won't have to waste time scrolling across a full-screen tiled menu to access its many options.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:50
I said a launcher. I never said anything about Metro.
I used to use a ton of programs where instead of 50 start menu entries they had a single entry. It would pull up a launcher with all the programs selectable inside.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 00:37
These invisible menus are driving me crazy. Is there any way to disable them while I work? Is there a shortcut to them them off? This happens every time I close an application.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:42
well why did you even bother to reply? LOL
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:05
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:22
Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:52
I'm warming up to windows 8. Still annoyed by a few things, but because the $40 upgrade is a really good price, I've upgraded 3 of my computers in my house to window 8. I want to live and breath it, so when the support calls roll in I know my ass from a hole in the ground.