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#1 Motoko.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:50




#2 Enron

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:52

Or they could just try pressing the power button. Did she really need to shut down?

#3 xendrome

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:53

5 minutes and 33 seconds could have been saved by just pressing the power button on the system.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:56

If windows 8 has done nothing else, it has brought children and parents together to have a laugh and to embarrass them publicly on youtube :)

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:57

Here comes yet another Windows flamefest and bashing thread :(

#6 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:59

Yeah that's a good point. Why didn't they put a shut down option on the user tile menu at the top?


Edit: Oh god, here we go again!

#7 OP Motoko.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:02

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:02

Or they could just try pressing the power button. Did she really need to shut down?

5 minutes and 33 seconds could have been saved by just pressing the power button on the system.


Either MS fanbois or don't realise that most people use the OS to shutdown

Both are embarrassing fails to have to your names

#9 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:05

5 minutes and 33 seconds could have been saved by just pressing the power button on the system.


We've been telling people for 2 decades not to do that! Besides, why should I have to bend over and push a button on my computer? On Windows 7, shut down is 2 clicks away. 2 FRICKIN CLICKS AWAY FOR CHRIST SAKE!!!!!!! Not swipe, click settings, click power, click shutdown or push a power button.

#10 primexx

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:08

first thing you see in OOBE is the swipe from right edge.

We've been telling people for 2 decades not to do that! Besides, why should I have to bend over and push a button on my computer? On Windows 7, shut down is 2 clicks away. Not swipe, click settings, click power, click shutdown or push a power button. 2 FRICKIN CLICKS AWAY FOR CHRIST SAKE!!!!!!!


it's 3 clicks on Win8 -.-

also it looks like you can even search for shutdown

#11 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:13

first thing you see in OOBE is the swipe from right edge.


Yeah, unless someone else sets up the computer...

first thing you see in OOBE is the swipe from right edge.



it's 3 clicks on Win8 -.-

also it looks like you can even search for shutdown


4 steps I meant to say...W7 is 2 steps...

1. swipe charms bar.
2. Click settings
3. Click power
4. White dialogue pops up that says reboot, hibernate, or shut down.

#12 Seketh

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:15

If she had new account on the PC, she would have known from the intro screen that there is a hidden menu, otherwise, they should have told that there are hidden menus in the corners.

It's like when you use a friend's phone., if you never used it before, and it happens to be a weird model, you don't know how to instantly unlock it.

Does your friend tells you how to unlock it, or does he makes a youtube vídeo showing that the phone is really hard to unlock?

#13 Max Norris

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:17

Ugh this "joke" again. Take 30 seconds to learn what's changed in the OS and done, move on. Change happens. Probably would have seen inane videos about Program Manager disappearing if there was a YouTube back then too. Besides, this isn't exactly specific to Windows. There's some WTF decisions being done on other desktops too.. ask anyone who got dropped down "cold" in front of Gnome 3 for example, some of those make Windows 8 look sane. Kudos for rehashing the same old forum drama though. I was wondering when a "new" 8 Sux thread was coming.

2 FRICKIN CLICKS AWAY FOR CHRIST SAKE!!!!!!!

Can add an icon to the start screen if it bugs you that badly, a lot less exclamation marks involved too. Click click done.

#14 cleverclogs

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:18

The fact is, 1) she's on a multimonitor setup making access to the charms bar slightly more annoying on the main screen in front of her. And the OOBE and main instruction for USING windows 8 is to have a go and see what it does when you stick your mouse in the corners! SO, tell her that and THEN see how long it takes.

#15 Javik

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 22:19

Ugh this "joke" again. Take 30 seconds to learn what's changed in the OS and done, move on. Change happens. Probably would have seen inane videos about Program Manager disappearing if there was a YouTube back then too. Besides, this isn't exactly specific to Windows. There's some WTF decisions being done on other desktops too.. ask anyone who got dropped down "cold" in front of Gnome 3 for example, some of those make Windows 8 look sane. Kudos for rehashing the same old forum drama though. I was wondering when a "new" 8 Sux thread was coming.


Can add an icon to the start screen if it bugs you that badly, a lot less exclamation marks involved too. Click click done.


Gnome 3 is indeed crap but the problem is that Gnome 3 isn't used by more than a billion people daily nor is it the first thing a person sees when they unbox a new PC and turn it on 99.999% of the time.



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