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The 1 thing I hate about W8: Not being able to exit a Metro app with the mouse. Very annoying. Otherwise it's all good for me.

Put your mouse at the top of the screen and throw the app downwards. I have mixed feelings about this way of closing metro apps, right now just having an "x" in the top corner would be faster for me, but maybe I'll get used to it in time.
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Have you tried any of these methods?
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2527-windows-old-folder-delete-windows-8-a.html

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I had that issue yesterday, but I managed to do it in the end. You cannot straight-forward delete the folder, you have to use the Windows file clean-up tool which does it for you. Here's how it's done.

Yes, thanks for posting those methods. I eventually gave up and used the cleanup wizard, but it just really irks me that my computer thinks it knows better than me. I'm sorry, but I am the administrator here. Not "TrustedInstaller"...

Anyway, the issue's sorted out now but it took me several hours.
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Remind me again why is there tablet os on a pc?

To make the process of using the OS more uniform across different platforms. I get why they did it, I just think that they could unify them a little better. Have just one control panel. One taskbar that both Metro and Traditional apps show on, etc.
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LOVE: Improved speed and memory usage, boot times, new task manager, refreshed look, integrated ability to mount ISO images, integrated 7-zip.
HATE: There is too much disconnect between the Metro UI and the standard desktop environment. Traditional desktop applications still appear on the taskbar when open, but for Metro apps you have to bump the top left corner to see whats open. When I bump the bottom right corner and click Settings I have Control Panel, but I also have PC Settings in the bottom right. PC Settings appears to be a simplified Control Panel without all the options. Why do we need two places to go for settings? Metro Apps in general are over-simplified. I would not mind the simplified look if there was a way to access additional options. For example, the new Skype app does not have a login screen anymore. My fiance also uses Skype to call her mother in Italy with a separate login. With the new app I can't have two users in the same Skype app, so now I'm going to have install the old Skype app. Let's be honest here, my fiance is no power user, but this app has been so simplified it's missing features she even needs. The full page app idea is also too simplified. I can multitask quickly with Windows 8, but by using traditional style applications still..
I'm sticking with Windows 8 because of the improved performance and the ability to still use the traditional desktop environment, but I really hope Microsoft realizes that "tablet style" apps are not the best solution for a PC.

Just a quick one on control panel, I don't use that long way round. right click on task bar, go in tool bars and tick desktop. You will now be able to open a multitude of menus such as control panel from your task bar in a pop up menu
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-The mail app. Where is the search feature? It's driving me crazy because I need to search through my emails and I know it has it, but I just can't find it.
-The music app. Same thing. Where is the search feature??
While you are in the mail app, mouse over the top right corner and click the magnifying glass. Type the search terms and press enter. It will only search in the mail account that you are currently viewing.

The default search is in the app you currently have onscreen, so follow the same procedure to search music.
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Just a quick one on control panel, I don't use that long way round. right click on task bar, go in tool bars and tick desktop. You will now be able to open a multitude of menus such as control panel from your task bar in a pop up menu

It's not so much the one extra click to access it for me as it is having two completely separate locations for settings. The "PC Settings" is not the same as the "Control Panel" but some of the options may appear in both or just one of the two.
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While you are in the mail app, mouse over the top right corner and click the magnifying glass. Type the search terms and press enter. It will only search in the mail account that you are currently viewing.
The default search is in the app you currently have onscreen, so follow the same procedure to search music.

I've found that it's even faster to just press Win + Q while in an app. That brings up a search bar for the current app you are in. Makes searching for mail / music a lot faster, and no clicking with the mouse. thumb.gif

Also, Win + Tab key! Lets you easily see what metro apps you have open, and makes it really easy to jump between them.

Win + D is also great for quickly jumping from a metro app to desktop.


On your desktop and need to search for a app? Win + Q
How about a file? Win + F
Settings? Win + W



There are also a ton of other shortcuts, just have to do a search for a list.

Windows 8 is really fast to move around in once you learn the keyboard shotcuts. smile.gif

Overall, I like it better than 7. biggrin.gif

You can also have both a metro app and the desktop up at the same time. Makes chatting using the messenger app a lot faster. thumb.gif
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While you are in the mail app, mouse over the top right corner and click the magnifying glass. Type the search terms and press enter. It will only search in the mail account that you are currently viewing.
The default search is in the app you currently have onscreen, so follow the same procedure to search music.

You, sir, are a hero. biggrin.gif Thanks!
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i'm pretty happy with windows 8, but i have to have my start menu i cant get used to the metro ui.. Installing start 8 from stardock made the whole process way easier after getting the start menu back
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i'm pretty happy with windows 8, but i have to have my start menu i cant get used to the metro ui.. Installing start 8 from stardock made the whole process way easier after getting the start menu back

I'm managing without the start menu thus far, I don't know that it makes metro start screen better though. I like the widget like tiles and appearance more than the functionality.
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