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#1 rokib

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 20:28

Note: Theverge report that Microsoft is planning to make the Start menu available as an option in the next major Windows release. But i think start screen Is more power full and customizable then the start menu like windows7.

 

The biggest issue most people have with windows 8.1 is the dual environments. As desktop user I would like to work from desktop, also don’t want to loose lovely start screen and modern apps. But for using both of their apps I have to switch between them. On the other hand table user want touch environment but for desktop apps they also need to switch two environments Table Users with touchscreens don’t want to go desktop interface. It’s like whatever I’m a desktop or table user for using both environment apps I have to keep switching between taskbar and windows8 multitasking menu.

 

So what is the solution?  My solution is to let MS choose which mode we love to work with and merge both environment on our choose mode. I call it ‘URmode’, on the charmbar their will be switch mode one is desktop and other is tablet.

 

 

URmode : Desktop

  • After install windows 8.2 by default URmode will be on Desktop mode.  Which can be change to table mode via charmbar.
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  • On desktop mode their will be no windows8 multitasking menu, taskbar will do the job.1.jpg

 

 
  • Taskbar will stay on the start screen so we don’t feel different environment.  Power button will be added beside Apps button.4.jpg

 

 

URmode: Tablet

  • User  will have to switch Table mode from charmbar.5.jpg

 

  • No taskbar on table mode, apps can be switch from windows8 multitasking menu.6.jpg

 

  • All desktop apps will run from windows8 multitasking  menu.7.jpg

 

  • No taskbar will stay on the start screen.  Power button will be added beside Apps button8.jpg

 

 

 

 

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#2 trek

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 20:31

taskbar showing up over the metro start is redundant. The option to disable full screen start and the rest of the metro garbage should be an option for desktop users; that is all.

#3 vcfan

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 20:32

ummm...no

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 20:43

I think it would be better to make the taskbar invisible leaving just the icons, clock visible on the start screen.

 

 

 

Then again, it is a little redundant considering there are already tiles to launch the programs



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 20:52

What VCFan said. 



#6 Lamp0

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 20:57

ummm...no

 

People who reply like this should be banned.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 21:00

People who reply like this should be banned.

Why? The concept is flawed. For starters, where did the Share Charm go? I use that, quite often. Second, having the power button next to the All Apps toggle, is asking for trouble, thanks to a missed hit. 



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 21:03

Why? The concept is flawed. For starters, where did the Share Charm go? I use that, quite often. Second, having the power button next to the All Apps toggle, is asking for trouble, thanks to a missed hit. 

 

Besides those two things, what else is flawed about the concept?



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 21:16

The taskbar doesn't seem right sitting on top of the Start Screen. 



#10 Luke777

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 21:35

For me, the most important feature I need for Windows 8.2 is the ability to run modern apps in a window on the desktop, and aero transparent back as an option.

I don't care if ms decide to run the start screen in a window on the desktop, or as a start menu like the old one.

And remember, those of you who prefer win8.2 as it is now, can most likely continue this by options/adjustments.



#11 Dot Matrix

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 21:53

I'm kinda confused how anyone here "needs" the old glass theme back. No one "needs" glass any more than a user "needs" Luna back. 



#12 Haaa-Choo

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 21:55

ummm...no

if you are gonna say simply 'no', how about giving us  solid articulated reasons. How are the designs flawed and use relevant UI theory to explain pls. Also, explain an alternative to solve the current UI problems MS faces, namely the start menu, metro and the desktop. 

 

On topic : these designs all share something in common : compromise



#13 Dot Matrix

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 22:06

if you are gonna say simply 'no', how about giving us  solid articulated reasons. How are the designs flawed and use relevant UI theory to explain pls. Also, explain an alternative to solve the current UI problems MS faces, namely the start menu, metro and the desktop. 

 

On topic : these designs all share something in common : compromise

They're not really needed at this point. I'm sure by now the designers at Microsoft toyed with these ideas, and ultimately rejected them for various reasons. 



#14 Haaa-Choo

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 22:15

They're not really needed at this point. I'm sure by now the designers at Microsoft toyed with these ideas, and ultimately rejected them for various reasons. 

Neither You or I were in any of those design meetings, and at no point have I seen any official or leaked concepts that resembles the ideas and concepts shown by the OP. So for you to make that statement, would be a risky assumption, unless offcourse you are an MS employee. As for his reasons, yes by all means state and explain carefully the reasons these designs are flawed. I'm sure we all would like to know why you disagree. This is for the sake of debate.



#15 Buttus

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 22:21

if you are gonna say simply 'no', how about giving us  solid articulated reasons. How are the designs flawed and use relevant UI theory to explain pls. Also, explain an alternative to solve the current UI problems MS faces, namely the start menu, metro and the desktop. 

 

 

how about just a switch in boot options, that has 2 choices.   Win7 look, or Modern UI look.     just let people choose what they want.   i can't understand why that's so difficult for MS.....





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