xWhiplash, on 06 December 2012 - 13:36, said:
Exactly. My friends tower is not in an easily accessible place. Making the excuse to simply "hit the power button" is not a good reason and it does not help keeping the OS user-friendly.
Also, I just put in a blank DVD in my computer since I installed Windows 8. Why does it say "TAP here to see options on what to do..."? Why does it say TAP? Now it is no big deal to me, it is irritating. But for those that know nothing about computers and do NOT have a touch screen, I can actually see them tapping their standard monitor and nothing happening.
With stuff like that, and all the other issues with the desktop, people will start to get fed up with Microsoft. They are treating the desktop far worse than just a secondary set of users.
I do like Windows 8 a lot, but it is really a giant mess on the desktop. I mean really...."tap here"? MS could have taken some more time to make the message say tap or click here. I just keep finding issues with Windows 8 and it is really irritating.
Agreed. Before I formatted my T530 down to Windows 7 I ran the Windows 8 install from Lenovo on it and I had similar issues.
The "tutorial" at the beginning kept telling me to "swipe from the right" (in image form) for the Charms bar and everything was littered with touch screen references, including the on screen keyboard. Since I just purchased the machine I was confused about if Lenovo started shipping touch screens with the T530 or if my touch pad was "gesture enabled" and I couldn't get either to actually do anything with swipes. I'm still at a loss as to why it would confuse the hell out of users like that.
Dot Matrix, on 06 December 2012 - 13:41, said:
You have to know some fairly dumb users then, if they don't realize they don't have a touchscreen.
Yep, the user would have to actually be very stupid to do what the OS is telling them to do. When the Windows 8 "Tutorial" on my T530 told me to swipe from the right on the screen I was supposed to know I didn't have a touch screen? (I knew I didn't, but I'm not a typical user). It is Microsoft's job to turn these things off when the hardware isn't present. It isn't the user's job to transalte whatever the OS tell them between a touch screen, touch mouse, touch pad, standard mouse, and etc. when they never have had to previously (old versions of Windows wouldn't show you "touch" stuff until you plugged in a touch product...)
Hell my T530 had the ON SCREEN Keyboard... This is a regular laptop with NO TOUCH!