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#1 mastercoms

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 15:47

Some people on the comments in the front page news report about this were confused on how the power button would work. Here are some screenshots from http://www.win8china.../html/9706.html

 

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The reason there is only shut down and restart is that this is the same in charms bar, probably a setting in power options to disable sleep and hibernation.

 

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#2 Kyang

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 15:53

A minimum of 3 power buttons, 3 start buttons and 2 search buttons, lol.  I'm sure lots of people will still be "lost" though.  Tech support can be difficult.  :(  .

 

Hope mouse users can still multi-select a bunch of tiles and move/resize them all at once.  Someone mentioned Ctrl+click should still work.  Or will the "Customize" button still be available to mouse users on the Start screen?



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 16:34

Some people on the comments in the front page news report about this were confused on how the power button would work. Here are some screenshots from http://www.win8china.../html/9706.html

 

Then people are thicker than i ever imagined.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 16:40

they should also place all the control panel/pc settings all around the tiles too so its less confusing.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 16:48

The real issue is there's still two interfaces. "Modern UI" and the standard Desktop view. The confusion sets in when apps go "full-screen", it's a bit disorienting and difficult to know where you are/how to get back to where you were... it's a learning curve though and I'm sure people will find it a bit easier once they get the hang of it and Microsoft will continue to make strides in terms of the UI design (like this Update does). We're getting there...



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 17:24

The real issue is there's still two interfaces. "Modern UI" and the standard Desktop view. The confusion sets in when apps go "full-screen", it's a bit disorienting and difficult to know where you are/how to get back to where you were... it's a learning curve though and I'm sure people will find it a bit easier once they get the hang of it and Microsoft will continue to make strides in terms of the UI design (like this Update does). We're getting there...

there really shouldn't be any excuse anymore
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the tuts are both simple, and straight forward.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 17:53

there really shouldn't be any excuse anymore 

 

The issues isn't necessarily that people don't know how to use it but that it is sort of annoying to use with all the jumping back and forth between Desktop apps and the environment for the Store Apps. Reading or watching tutorials (which I hear people love to spend their time on) does nothing to change that experience.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 18:15

there really shouldn't be any excuse anymore
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the tuts are both simple, and straight forward.

 

 

The issues isn't necessarily that people don't know how to use it but that it is sort of annoying to use with all the jumping back and forth between Desktop apps and the environment for the Store Apps. Reading or watching tutorials (which I hear people love to spend their time on) does nothing to change that experience.

 

Agreed... if a user needs to sit through a tutorial or a walkthrough then arguably there is something wrong -- it's not intuitive.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 18:29

Agreed... if a user needs to sit through a tutorial or a walkthrough then arguably there is something wrong -- it's not intuitive.


Um. Windows 95 had a tutorial. So did Win98 (if I remember correctly), and XP!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 18:31

There isn't two interfaces, the desktop is metro to. 


Um. Windows 95 had a tutorial. So did Win98 (if I remember correctly), and XP!

 

iOS and I belie OSX also has tutorials. 



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 18:36

they should also place all the control panel/pc settings all around the tiles too so its less confusing.

The Ribbon UI also needs a power button. How are users supposed to know how to right click on the Start Button? There's nothing on the screen telling them to do so!

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 18:48

Here's a thought, why not just have the new power button open the Settings Charm? It'll teach users to go there for power options. Didn't MSFT think of that?

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 19:00

Here's a thought, why not just have the new power button open the Settings Charm? It'll teach users to go there for power options. Didn't MSFT think of that?

 

But then that would just be a completely redundant and stupid shortcut. If they do go ahead with their plans to put a power button on the Start screen (a change I like BTW), they should remove it from the charms bar (it is not a Setting in any case). Or they can place the various shutdown related options in a drop-down menu that appears if you click the username. Either way is fine according to me although personally I don't see a huge aesthetic drawback to the button as shown above. What's all that blank space around the borders for - to stare at the Start screen wallpaper?



#14 The_Observer

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 19:45

IT just looks bad. There is nothing wrong with the current way.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 19:48

Microsoft is going full derp derp



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