Windows 8 for desktops - loads straight to the desktop
Windows 8 for touch devices - loads straight to metro
Everybody is happy.
OP - Excellent suggestions. If they were actually implemented, i'd actually upgrade from 7
Agreed. What does it matter to you guys (the people that says it is pointless....DO NOT USE IT THEN) if they provide an option to boot directly to desktop? That is much better instead of having me to click Desktop 3-6 times a day, and that is the ONLY thing I EVER use the Start Screen for. It is pointless for it to be in my face all the time.
I will ask you again. Where did I say that you should leave your PC running 24x7?
If you are going to justify your dislike for start screen by talking about clicking a shortcut on your desktop then that is just classic "who moved my cheese". Move the shortcut to your taskbar or better move it to start menu. I personally don't use desktop to keep shortcuts or any other files since XP came out in 2001 so I can't feel sorry for you. sorry.
Hmm....I thought when you use a computer, you can use it however you want to. Or am I just mistaken in that? I have some shortcuts for games on my desktop, other things are pinned to my taskbar.
Hmm lets see here....Windows 7 - Only a desktop interface, therefore I did not get an additional click required in my daily routine (sometimes 3-6 times a day jumping from OS X to Windows). Windows 8. The ONLY.....ONLY thing I use the Start Screen for is to click the damn Desktop tile.
So again, what does this matter to you if they provide an option? You have no use for it? Fine. But I do. I would rather keep chatting with a friend (just an example) while I click a desktop icon (or icon in the task bar) than have my 30" monitor completely filled up. Therefore, I do not use the Start Screen at all.