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#406 scaramonga

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:52

Best reason in the world for anyone who has to support Windows. Whether we like it or not (and I do) millions of computers will have this version in the next year.


It's a god damn awful thought, sad really, but true.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:02

Back to Windows 7 Pro. I am sick of this Windows 8 garbage. I tried but I seriously can't stand this new UI.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:15

Back to Windows 7 Pro. I am sick of this Windows 8 garbage. I tried but I seriously can't stand this new UI.


Yeah, it finally gets to you after a while, no matter how hard you try, it really becomes so unbearable, that you just don't want to switch the PC on any longer.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:17

Yeah, it finally gets to you after a while, no matter how hard you try, it really becomes so unbearable, that you just don't want to switch the PC on any longer.


You are 100% right on the dot sir. I find Windows 7 Pro just as fast as Windows 8. Of course, I have an SSD Drive so maybe that makes a difference, but I just don't see any difference in performance between the two and again, that Windows 8 UI is horrible.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 13:36

Once I installed Start 8 to get rid of those stupid stupid STUPID charms bar and hot corners, things are working much better.

Go ahead and tell me I am horrible at using computers because I keep activating these hot corners. I am really sick of that response. The way I have my workflow set up, I keep activating those hot corners constantly. I activate sometimes it when I close applications too. "OMG HOW can you possibly DO that??" you say? Well I do not know, maybe because the hot corner is RIGHT NEXT TO THE X.

I am not the only one, my clients kept activating them too when they wanted to show me something to touch up on Photoshop. Can you imagine how unprofessional that is?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 13:44

Once I installed Start 8 to get rid of those stupid stupid STUPID charms bar and hot corners, things are working much better.

Go ahead and tell me I am horrible at using computers because I keep activating these hot corners. I am really sick of that response. The way I have my workflow set up, I keep activating those hot corners constantly. I activate sometimes it when I close applications too. "OMG HOW can you possibly DO that??" you say? Well I do not know, maybe because the hot corner is RIGHT NEXT TO THE X.

I am not the only one, my clients kept activating them too when they wanted to show me something to touch up on Photoshop. Can you imagine how unprofessional that is?


Um champ it will only show them if you go the top right most pixel then move down not if you are just closing the program, you have to move it a good 10% of the way before it overlays...

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 14:01

Um champ it will only show them if you go the top right most pixel then move down not if you are just closing the program, you have to move it a good 10% of the way before it overlays...


The hint activates immediately. That alone is enough to be embarrassed in front of clients that pay you money to be professional.

Guess what, I do not use my computer the same way you do. I have my photoshop workflow set up in such a way that I always activate these menus or at least the hints.

Is this really the attitude here now? Windows 8 is SOOOOOO perfect, NOTHING can be wrong with it? Yes, the way I have my workflow set up is I go to the top right to a tool in Photoshop and activate the hint (Photoshop has had a nifty feature that you can detach dialogs and move them where you want them). I move my mouse down to go to another tool and there is the charms bar. I have done this for years. I have to train myself to move my mouse to the left to disable the HINT, then move it to the bottom right corner of my screen so it will not activate. Or I can just use Start 8 and use it the same way I have before.

Seriously, what will you guys say if you were in a helpdesk or computer support position? If somebody walked up to you and says they keep activating these menus bars and hints, you would get yelled at from your boss by saying "You are not doing things right".

Do I really need to defend myself here? I am not complaining about the Start Screen, or the fact that there is no Start Menu anymore. I am saying what irritates me when I get down and do my work. Do I really need to record my screen or defend myself for this? Everybody I talk to that is not "OMG IM LIKE SO IN LOVE!!!!" with Windows 8 says the same thing I do, they keep activating the hot corners as well. I am just support to accept it?

Every time I bring this up, people tell me I am horrible at using computers because I activate these hot corners. You do not know my work flow. The fact is that many of my clients want to sit down and show me something to touch up and THEY activate it as well.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 14:57

The hint activates immediately. That alone is enough to be embarrassed in front of clients that pay you money to be professional.

Guess what, I do not use my computer the same way you do. I have my photoshop workflow set up in such a way that I always activate these menus or at least the hints.

Is this really the attitude here now? Windows 8 is SOOOOOO perfect, NOTHING can be wrong with it? Yes, the way I have my workflow set up is I go to the top right to a tool in Photoshop and activate the hint (Photoshop has had a nifty feature that you can detach dialogs and move them where you want them). I move my mouse down to go to another tool and there is the charms bar. I have done this for years. I have to train myself to move my mouse to the left to disable the HINT, then move it to the bottom right corner of my screen so it will not activate. Or I can just use Start 8 and use it the same way I have before.

Seriously, what will you guys say if you were in a helpdesk or computer support position? If somebody walked up to you and says they keep activating these menus bars and hints, you would get yelled at from your boss by saying "You are not doing things right".

Do I really need to defend myself here? I am not complaining about the Start Screen, or the fact that there is no Start Menu anymore. I am saying what irritates me when I get down and do my work. Do I really need to record my screen or defend myself for this? Everybody I talk to that is not "OMG IM LIKE SO IN LOVE!!!!" with Windows 8 says the same thing I do, they keep activating the hot corners as well. I am just support to accept it?

Every time I bring this up, people tell me I am horrible at using computers because I activate these hot corners. You do not know my work flow. The fact is that many of my clients want to sit down and show me something to touch up and THEY activate it as well.


That is a very cool story and I'm sorry to hear that the top right hot corner has hindered your "work flow" affecting a grand total of 0.00000000000000% of the worlds population! If start8 helps you then good on you! Now stop your complaining, the charms have a good purpose and they are not going anywhere because a couple of users are affected!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 15:13

Ill never understand how someone could think a start menu displaying all your program's on 1/14th of the screen with 16 pixal high icons + text is superior to the start screen.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 15:32

Then you have to setup and devote your entire desktop to startup icons and have no folders or grouping, Even worse.

The start screen takes care of all that and can comfortable handle hundreds of programs with groups compared to the start menu which jumbles everything up into a tiny menu.

Good riddance.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 18:57

That is a very cool story and I'm sorry to hear that the top right hot corner has hindered your "work flow" affecting a grand total of 0.00000000000000% of the worlds population! If start8 helps you then good on you! Now stop your complaining, the charms have a good purpose and they are not going anywhere because a couple of users are affected!


Nice attitude. If you are in a helpdesk/support type of position, would you say that to a client? I am not the only one that is experiencing this. We are consumers, we should not just bend over backwards to let MS do whatever they want.

Explain to me what is so unbelievably horrible about having a simple check box in Control Panel that disables these for those of us that it bothers?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 19:11

I believe Win8 is one of those things that people either love or hate. I still can't make up my mind about it. Indeed Win8 is faster at loading but, the UI experience IMO leaves a lot to be desired. Already, I've encountered multiple things where require more actions to accomplish in Win8 then in Win7. I don't understand why they designed it to where certain things are only accomplished in the modern UI and certain things in the desktop. I'm sure a lot of people can get used to this change but, I personally believe that MS could've done way better job for this kind of transition. I also agree with another poster here that some of the modern UI apps are half-baked and lack some basic functionality. The start menu shouldn't have been taken away. I did download Start8 from Stardock and it makes things A LOT easier. One of my main concerns with Win8 is what about more elderly folks who use computers that took them forever to learn the desktop interface since 95 and now they get thrown this mixed bag. I personally feel that modern UI should've been left out of desktop versions of Windows and left Modern UI for tablets and phones. If they really want to migrate users to the new interface then they should've done a lot better job at its implementation in Win8. In short, UI implementation sucks but, under the hood is really good.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 19:12

The hint activates immediately. That alone is enough to be embarrassed in front of clients that pay you money to be professional.

Guess what, I do not use my computer the same way you do. I have my photoshop workflow set up in such a way that I always activate these menus or at least the hints.

Is this really the attitude here now? Windows 8 is SOOOOOO perfect, NOTHING can be wrong with it? Yes, the way I have my workflow set up is I go to the top right to a tool in Photoshop and activate the hint (Photoshop has had a nifty feature that you can detach dialogs and move them where you want them). I move my mouse down to go to another tool and there is the charms bar. I have done this for years. I have to train myself to move my mouse to the left to disable the HINT, then move it to the bottom right corner of my screen so it will not activate. Or I can just use Start 8 and use it the same way I have before.

Seriously, what will you guys say if you were in a helpdesk or computer support position? If somebody walked up to you and says they keep activating these menus bars and hints, you would get yelled at from your boss by saying "You are not doing things right".

Do I really need to defend myself here? I am not complaining about the Start Screen, or the fact that there is no Start Menu anymore. I am saying what irritates me when I get down and do my work. Do I really need to record my screen or defend myself for this? Everybody I talk to that is not "OMG IM LIKE SO IN LOVE!!!!" with Windows 8 says the same thing I do, they keep activating the hot corners as well. I am just support to accept it?

Every time I bring this up, people tell me I am horrible at using computers because I activate these hot corners. You do not know my work flow. The fact is that many of my clients want to sit down and show me something to touch up and THEY activate it as well.


I do like Windows 8. I agree that at the very least, there should be a toggle to disable the charm hints. I know the hints are there to teach users they exist, but now I do know, and I would like the hints gone.

There was a post somewhere on these forums that gave a registry modification to disable them. I've since lost the post, but that might be something to look into.

#419 Dot Matrix

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 19:35

We are consumers, we should not just bend over backwards to let MS do whatever they want.


MS can do whatever they want to. Windows is their product. If it doesn't fit your needs than don't buy it.

#420 SirEvan

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 19:38

Absolutely LOVE 8. Yea, the start menu takes some time to get used to, and it takes me maybe 3 seconds longer to shut my machine down, but it's so much faster than 7 was, I'm satisfied. Also, have not had any issues with gaming...dunno what Valve was b*tching about.



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