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Originally Posted by czin125 View Post

Is it not possible for them to just make two versions of it...? ( One being the standard one and the new one... during the Windows installation that they can choose to omit certain features... )

It is guessed that MS Will do this for the final release of Windows 8 but have done it this way for the Consumer preview so that more development for metro apps can happen.
post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post

It is guessed that MS Will do this for the final release of Windows 8 but have done it this way for the Consumer preview so that more development for metro apps can happen.
Yeah, I was actually saying before that there is no way that Microsoft is completely blind to the fact that Metro UI just does not work for desktop productivity. I think that they are forcing Metro UI in consumer preview in order to get adequate testing and feedback on it. If they simply allowed people to switch to a more standard Start Menu then nobody would be testing Metro UI because they would just switch back to the "classic" Start Menu. Forcing users to use Metro UI is a good way to get some quick feedback.
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post #13 of 30
FWIW you can easily toggle between the Metro UI and the Win7 type GUI by hitting the MS key.
    
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post #14 of 30
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FWIW you can easily toggle between the Metro UI and the Win7 type GUI by hitting the MS key.

You mean windows key? The windows key brings you to the Metro UI.

Windows + D always brings you back to the traditional desktop. What really helped me in getting used to Win8 is memorizing a list of keyboard shortcuts.

http://www.windows8news.com/2012/03/05/collection-windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts/
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post #15 of 30
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You mean windows key? The windows key brings you to the Metro UI.
Windows + D always brings you back to the traditional desktop. What really helped me in getting used to Win8 is memorizing a list of keyboard shortcuts.
http://www.windows8news.com/2012/03/05/collection-windows-8-keyboard-shortcuts/

Any GUI is fine if you memorize the keyboard shortcuts because you're removing the GUI's design from the equation.
post #16 of 30
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Any GUI is fine if you memorize the keyboard shortcuts because you're removing the GUI's design from the equation.

True, but it did make my experience w/ Win 8 a whole lot better.

And it's only a few, Win+D to go to Desktop, Win+C for charms, and Win+. to pin app to left/right in Metro.

The rest are the same, Alt+tab to switch b/t apps and Win+type to search.
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Windows 8 looks like a joke. I hope i am wrong and it turns out to be a great OS but they are just trying to become Apple and thats a huge slap in the face of PC users.
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Metro changed the meaning of GUI from Graphical User Interface to Garbage User Interface
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Metro changed the meaning of GUI from Graphical User Interface to Garbage User Interface

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Microsoft wants to kill the desktop and PC gaming.
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