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So what's wrong with this, again?

People complain about the lack of a start button, and now they're complaining about a start button.

My god.

This actually seems incredibly intuitive, and it allows a lot of the convenience of Windows 8 to be translated to desktop environments.

You're all a bunch of children. Stop hating on everything Microsoft-related just because it's the cool new thing to do.
    
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post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post

So what's wrong with this, again?

People complain about the lack of a start button, and now they're complaining about a start button.

My god.

This actually seems incredibly intuitive, and it allows a lot of the convenience of Windows 8 to be translated to desktop environments.

You're all a bunch of children. Stop hating on everything Microsoft-related just because it's the cool new thing to do.

Mate, if this was a general forum and not OCN, there would be less keyboard users, also more people who are not-that-used to doing things in a way that's proven to be fast, although inconvenient at first glance.
Also, less people who have additional buttons on their mice and actually use them.

I don't hate it because I see it as popular. This just looks incredibly pointless to me.
For the record, I even called my dad (he still googles google before searching stuff.. yeah..) and asked him whether he would like a start menu on his mouse since I can set up a hotkey on his mouse and he replied "Why would I need a third one? I already have it in two places on my keyboard" - those were his words.

IMO (opinion, not claim) not more than 5% of the people who still fear the computer interaction and try to memorize it rather than trust their intuition would actually benefit from this. And I doubt they would pay more than 10$ for a mouse.
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post #53 of 59
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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post

So what's wrong with this, again?

People complain about the lack of a start button, and now they're complaining about a start button.

My god.

This actually seems incredibly intuitive, and it allows a lot of the convenience of Windows 8 to be translated to desktop environments.

You're all a bunch of children. Stop hating on everything Microsoft-related just because it's the cool new thing to do.

Whats the problem? The button is on now on a mouse (sold separately of course) instead of the task bar. You can set mice that have side buttons to open "X" programs or shortcuts, so why would anyone need a mouse with a Windows "Start Button" on it?

They're just taking a simple task (clicking the start button - opening the start menu) and complicating it for no apparent reason. I have several family members (older) that still do not double click. They right click and open. I wouldn't even waste my time or theirs explaining how to operate Windows 8.
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I master every operating system Microsoft comes out with. I don't care about the UI because I always find a way to the core settings/utilities section and manipulate that to my liking. I don;t need no stinking mouse and I don't care about some silly Metro screen. It's all stuff in my way and the quicker I master the system the happier I am smile.gif Even when I am old it will be the same way. It'll be pretty hard to confuse my generation with regards to the OS. However, when system settings, utilities, registries, etc... become inaccessible I will be very unhappy and look for an alternative (perhaps Linux smile.gif I'm not familiar with that system yet, but if I have to - I will. Be careful M$.
 
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Here is a picture of the mouse.

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Mate, if this was a general forum and not OCN, there would be less keyboard users, also more people who are not-that-used to doing things in a way that's proven to be fast, although inconvenient at first glance.
Also, less people who have additional buttons on their mice and actually use them.

I don't hate it because I see it as popular. This just looks incredibly pointless to me.
For the record, I even called my dad (he still googles google before searching stuff.. yeah..) and asked him whether he would like a start menu on his mouse since I can set up a hotkey on his mouse and he replied "Why would I need a third one? I already have it in two places on my keyboard" - those were his words.

IMO (opinion, not claim) not more than 5% of the people who still fear the computer interaction and try to memorize it rather than trust their intuition would actually benefit from this. And I doubt they would pay more than 10$ for a mouse.

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post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post

So what's wrong with this, again?

People complain about the lack of a start button, and now they're complaining about a start button.

My god.

This actually seems incredibly intuitive, and it allows a lot of the convenience of Windows 8 to be translated to desktop environments.

You're all a bunch of children. Stop hating on everything Microsoft-related just because it's the cool new thing to do.

They did bring the start button back, just in the wrong arena.

and I just posted the article because the title was super funny, I'm just wondering how Microsoft thinks they can make peace with their haters when I doubt this will help. thinking.gif
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post #58 of 59
Holy man. I think this is an awesome idea. Thumb click on the mouse and Windows start pops up. If the price is right, I may pick one up (or a knock off) for my Windows 8 vm.
post #59 of 59
Stupid feature on a button that is located in a bad location on a mouse.

Sorry, I'll pass ... both on Windows 8 (for now) and keep my Logitech Performance MX mice.
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