Originally Posted by Blameless
I just have Windows tracking manage the program that are on my start menu. The 16 I use more frequently are right there, and the rest are a sub-menu away. Maybe not the most elegant solution, but it works well, and has for a very long time.
Are you sure? I'm using Server 8 and I do not have to do this.
I just click the lower right corner, settings, then power. Still, convoluted compared to prior versions, but not terrible.
I also like and use the programs that Windows puts in the Start Menu as regularly used, along with the jump lists. It's a very useful complement to having pinned program icons on the taskbar.
As to the shut down procedure, it's a bit more cumbersome than you describe.
1. Put mouse on the bottom right corner of the screen and wait for the menu to appear;
2. Click Settings;
3. Then click Power;
4. This however will not perform any preset function that you can customise like on Windows 7, instead it will bring up a menu with three options, Sleep, Shut down and Restart;
How can Microsoft make such a simple process like shutting down a computer such a cumbersome process when they had it right with Windows 7 ?
Originally Posted by rocstar96
Bill Gates needs to step in
Indeed, he does.
I just thought about something: what if this is a long con ? The biggest April Fools' joke ever conceived and at the same time a brilliant marketing campaign to get people to get in touch (pun intended) with the interface that Microsoft will be using in smartphones and tablets ? It has already given them lots of publicity with all the controversy, will give them even more it it turns out it was a con and will even give them credit as a creative company.Edited by tpi2007 - 4/2/12 at 8:22am