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Poll: Do you like Windows 8's desktop UI?

Do you like the Windows 8 desktop UI?

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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:18

Poll

 

Do you like Windows 8's desktop UI?

 

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Remember, this is about how you like and your opinion of Windows 8's desktop UI. Please don't deviate from the topic.




#2 myxomatosis

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:24

Yup I like it a lot. Too bad they had to put the piece of ###### that is the Start Screen on top of it.

If the Start Screen didn't exist, I think Windows 8.1 would be the perfect Windows experience. The Desktop part is a pleasure to use



#3 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:25

no problems at all with it.



#4 DavidM

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:26

Nope, too flat and ugly, still can't change font, or use dark themes because the window font color doesn't change making it unreadable.

 

Love the other improvements over 7, but the desktop and metro will keep me using Windows 7.



#5 +Frank B.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:26

I don't mind it too much once the titlebars are brought down to a sensible size. That said the theme does look somewhat Whistler-ish. Wonder what Windows 9 will bring - the return of Luna?

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:26

I like the new desktop UI too, but I wish Microsoft could have kept Aero glass and classic in Windows 8, just for more personalization choices.



#7 Wapoz

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:37

I like it a lot now, and find it nearly impossible to go back to windows 7.  I do have to admit, for nearly a year I avoided using Windows 8 merely out of bias colored by internet opinion and "RAWR! IT"S NEW DON'T LIKE!", and there were some legitimate issues I had with it as well, but 8.1 solved pretty much all of that.



#8 exotoxic

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:37

The "ribbon" is terrible, just a jumble of icons/text, luckily it can be minimized. Then you have the random "drive tools" just floating on the title bar in a colour that does not fit in.



#9 Max Norris

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:43

I have zero problems with it.. I'm not a fan of the style either, but I've yet to see a desktop OS with a visual theme that I've liked out of the box enough where I didn't fiddle with it. 7 was the same way, good but needed tweaking, had to get rid of that pastel blue stuff all over the place plus a few other minor tweaks here and there.  Poll needs an "It's ok but I'm not going to gush about it" option.  Visuals aside, just as productive as before, maybe throw on a start menu replacer if that floats your boat, but still prefer it to the alternatives by a wide margin.



#10 zhangm

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:43

Is that preview image that you've posted the default color scheme?

I like that they moved to square corners and flatness (in most instances). I don't like that they sacrificed contrast in some cases, like getting rid of shadows.

#11 Stoffel

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:45

I like the new desktop a lot, but I wish they would have gone further with the METRO-fication.

I would have liked to see more modern icons.

There is a nice example floating around on The Verge forums



#12 GarakObama

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:49

Not a balanced poll. I don't love it but I am okay with it. Aero glass and the previous style were getting dated. It was time to move on to something else and they did.



#13 OP Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:56

I changed it to be more balanced

Not a balanced poll. I don't love it but I am okay with it. Aero glass and the previous style were getting dated. It was time to move on to something else and they did.



#14 Kalint

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:59

Windows 8 UI is so good I bought my mom a mac.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 17:59

Didn't like it at first, but after a few days of using Windows 8 full time, I started to like it. :) The only problems I have with it is, the fact that the taskbar is semi-transparent, which is kinda inconstant from the rest of the Ul and the fact they randomly decided to remove a ton of networking features from the Ul.