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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 16:36

I know this probably won't be happening in Update 1 from the looks of it, But I was bored and thought I would create a mockup of a selection screen that would be presented to the user. Let me know what you think.

 

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Here is a bonus Mockup!

 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 16:39

+1 for this mockup...



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 17:41

Can we have an option screen to choose whether we want this option screen to be displayed or not?



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 17:48

No. There is no legitimate reason users need to choose this stuff when the desktop is one click away. There is no reason Microsoft cannot unify their offerings, especially when the start screen does not prohibit the pinning of desktop apps. Again, you're not going to have that menu forever, at one point or another, you have to move on.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 17:49

No. There is no legitimate reason users need to choose this stuff when the desktop tile is one click away. There is no reason Microsoft cannot unify their offerings, especially when the start screen does not prohibit the pinning of desktop apps.

 

Its called choice.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 17:54

Its called choice.

What? How is the start screen prohibiting you from using the desktop?



#7 Andre S.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 17:59

I agree with the sentiment, but I don't think most users will know what to choose. Windows should itself choose the most sensible default depending on which device it's running on: desktop + start menu* on traditional PCs, and Start Screen on touch devices.

 

* by start menu I don't necessarily mean the exact Windows 7 start menu, but a desktop-friendly equivalent.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 18:07

They can detect touch enabled hardware already. I hope it is an automatic setting that everyone can override on their own.

I know this probably won't be happening in Update 1 from the looks of it, But I was bored and thought I would create a mockup of a selection screen that would be presented to the user. Let me know what you think.

You are ignoring keyboard users :p

Please click or tap or select&press-enter to select your default screen.
 
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I hope I didn't offend keyboard users by forcing them to read click or tap or

#9 Dot Matrix

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 18:10

Even if you don't use Metro apps, how is the Start Screen not already part of the desktop? It works the same as the old Start Menu, and takes you right back to the desktop if launching desktop applications.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 18:18

No, just no...There is no reason for the full startmenu to return. Nor for those options.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 19:45

Its called choice.


The choice already exists and takes two seconds to make. We don't need a full screen selection app for every option in the OS.

I agree with the sentiment, but I don't think most users will know what to choose. Windows should itself choose the most sensible default depending on which device it's running on: desktop + start menu* on traditional PCs, and Start Screen on touch devices.
 
* by start menu I don't necessarily mean the exact Windows 7 start menu, but a desktop-friendly equivalent.


The Start Screen is perfectly desktop-friendly.

#12 Stoffel

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 19:51

There is no need for screens like this.

MS created Metro and that's Windows now.

The option to boot to desktop is still there, that's more then enough.

 

There was no option, during the setup of Windows 95, to select the old progman as your default was there?

 

The new features should always be the default! There are options to change them if you like



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 19:51

I like the first photo, it looks nice. I don't know why people are getting mad and complaining about it. How does it hurt you to click a one time setup choice and never see it again? There's no need to take it personally that some people don't like Metro and for those who don't ever want to see it this would be a nice customization option when they create their account. As for the second though I really don't think the classic start menu is ever going to return (it feels strange to call it the classic start menu when the actual classic start menu was removed in Windows 7; maybe we should call it the Aero Start Menu).



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 19:55

I agree with the sentiment, but I don't think most users will know what to choose. Windows should itself choose the most sensible default depending on which device it's running on: desktop + start menu* on traditional PCs, and Start Screen on touch devices.

 

* by start menu I don't necessarily mean the exact Windows 7 start menu, but a desktop-friendly equivalent.

 

And who gets to decide what a "sensible" default is? I prefer the Screen over the little menu, so for me that would be the sensible default, regardless of the device form factor. Let the people choose for themselves, rather than having the machine guess. I feel the Screen works very well on traditional PCs.

 

And it should be easy to switch, just in case the person changes his mind or wants to try the other option.


No, just no...There is no reason for the full startmenu to return. Nor for those options.

 

I disagree. There's no harm in providing the options. But the new elements should be the default, not the old. While Microsoft should allow people to use the old ways, it's also perfectly acceptable for them to promote the new and encourage their use.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 21:50

I agree with the sentiment, but I don't think most users will know what to choose.

Oh, I disagree. I suspect the vast majority of users will know exactly which one to choose.....





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