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May I ask why people are so intent on getting on the Start menu back? The only thing I ever did with the Start menu was use Search. It involved me pressing the Windows key, then typing in whatever I wanted. It works exactly the same way with the Start screen.
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Originally Posted by Mr_Torch View Post

Metro changed the meaning of GUI from Graphical User Interface to Garbage User Interface

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May I ask why people are so intent on getting on the Start menu back? The only thing I ever did with the Start menu was use Search. It involved me pressing the Windows key, then typing in whatever I wanted. It works exactly the same way with the Start screen.

It isn't the same because in 7 it searches ALL documents and file types and programs together. In 8, you have to select which type of thing you're searching for. Whether it be a program (anyone who calls it an app is a child who doesn't deserve to own a computer) file, or setting.
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It isn't the same because in 7 it searches ALL documents and file types and programs together. In 8, you have to select which type of thing you're searching for. Whether it be a program (anyone who calls it an app is a child who doesn't deserve to own a computer) file, or setting.

Win + Q - Apps
Win + W - Settings
Win + F - Files

Yes, there is a learning curve to Windows 8 but it makes what you want to faster in the end. There's been numerous times in Windows 7 that I've been searching for a file when the index throws applications at me that I don't want. This is avoided here.

Of course, you are perfectly entitled to your preferences and I respect that. Although, I still believe that if you give Windows 8 a good run, it grows on you. I can't imagine going back to Windows 7 now; I've actually caught myself actively using a bunch of Metro apps in conjunction with what I'm doing on the desktop and regularly referring back to the switch list. It keeps my desktop less cluttered.
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Win + Q - Apps
Win + W - Settings
Win + F - Files

This is the same as all the BS shortcuts you need to learn if you use OSX. Final Cut is a shortcut Mind F.
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Using shortcuts means the GUI is unintuitive.
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I've uninstalled every metro app that allowed me to do so and created my own shutdown shortcut. Without the option to go back to a near 1:1 windows 7 interface I will never use this on my main PC.
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Originally Posted by Core2uu View Post

Win + Q - Apps
Win + W - Settings
Win + F - Files
Yes, there is a learning curve to Windows 8 but it makes what you want to faster in the end. There's been numerous times in Windows 7 that I've been searching for a file when the index throws applications at me that I don't want. This is avoided here.
Of course, you are perfectly entitled to your preferences and I respect that. Although, I still believe that if you give Windows 8 a good run, it grows on you. I can't imagine going back to Windows 7 now; I've actually caught myself actively using a bunch of Metro apps in conjunction with what I'm doing on the desktop and regularly referring back to the switch list. It keeps my desktop less cluttered.

Then adjust what you're indexing? confused.gif

I have Windows 8 running on a VM *with RemoteFX mind you* Even downloaded StarDock's Start8 which made it much better. But I don't want to have to use DIFFERENT keyboard short cuts just to find something. What do I do when I need a program or file? Press Win and let start menu open. THEN I START TYPING AND IT COMES UP! I don't need to go back and use a different key combination to use the correct search, I know what my files are called. I know their extensions. I know what programs are called. I want to type the name, and it will be the first link. I'm not going to think about "I need to use this shortcut for programs, use this one for files, use this one for settings"
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Patiently waiting on a hack to do snap on a 1280x800 screen for my tablet.
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... Whether it be a program (anyone who calls it an app is a child who doesn't deserve to own a computer) ...
Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this. I hate that programs are now being refereed to as "apps".
A program is not the same thing as an app IMO.
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Patiently waiting on a hack to do snap on a 1280x800 screen for my tablet.

Waiting on any Metro App to work on my netbooks 1024x600 screen (stupid to have a 1024x768 requirement)
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