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Originally Posted by rpsgc View Post

You can literally jump into the desk top. Your desk's top that is.



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post #12 of 78
I find it odd that I can boot directly to desktop with a built in tweak in windows server 2012 but not for windows 8 users. That option + Classic shell has made windows 8 a blast. Here's hoping other users get the same very soon.
post #13 of 78
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Originally Posted by Cryosis00 View Post

Start menu? It is already there in Win8. I click away from the home screen. Some fanatics demand Windows launch straight to desktop so they download mods to make it so

Drawer for less used icons? You mean a folder? That has been there since Win 3.1

People that require the desktop to function aren't utilizing Win8, IMO. Any important, often used program can be pinned to the home screen. Which replaces the need for the desktop. Any other program you don't really want an icon for but sometimes use you can search for it just typing in the home screen. It beats the old start bar hands down. Start... programs....program name... launch program is so old and slow.

Nope, not a folder.

The start menu is a clean and uncluttered (for me at least) way of keeping all my other icons out of the way. The problem with Win 8 that I have is that a lot of the programs I use a lot of dump into the desktop screen even if they're pinned to the home page. That's mostly an issue of a lot of programs not having been designed for Win 8. That's fine. Classic shell is around. That's fine too. The computer I have Win 8 on works fine for me but my productivity computer sees the start menu used a lot, especially to open recent documents and projects. Window 8 has some of that, but in a search format. It's less effective to click- typetypetype-click than it is to click-click-click. Further, I like that the start menu keeps its icons in confined space rather than scattered all over the length of several screens.

I'm not adverse to change. I love Windows RT on my tablet, and the PC that has Win 8 on it works fine for me since it's mostly for movies and music, but there's no way I can organize the Win 8 work space into something clean and usable.
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post #14 of 78
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You can literally jump into the desk top. Your desk's top that is.



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You can't do that either, what you could do is jump onto the desk's top biggrin.gif
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Um okai? I'm already jumping straight into Desktop with Start8.

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I wouldn't mind windows 8 if it didn't require to click the different categories.
Which is also across the screen from the corner to get you the start screen.

Other thing, I have to open explorer, then find the little bar that says computer so I can see my drives.

I'm just used to the old fast corner click and 'my computer'.

Otherwise win8 isn't too shabby.

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threads like this always amuse me.

I am by far the most productive I have ever been using win8. I understand change is difficult. thumb.gif
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post #18 of 78
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threads like this always amuse me.

I am by far the most productive I have ever been using win8. I understand change is difficult. thumb.gif

High five. But isn't choice a good thing?
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just Google.... start button for windows 8 thumb.gif and or metro killer thumb.gif

I don't use win8 on any production computers but I have it on a few... all of which have a start button thumb.gif and a modified UAC and nerfed metro biggrin.gif
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It's not about being able to fix it yourself, its about having it out of the box wink.gif

Your using Windows.. what does it hurt to do some tweaking?
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