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Originally Posted by paulerxx View Post

The only people who think Windows 8 sucks, are the ones who don't know how to use it..thumb.gif

That's a ridiculous statement.

I don't like Windows 8 because of the tile interface, if I could disable that then I would have nothing to complain about.

I don't mine if it's 1 more click to get to some options for windows explorer or whatever, I'll adapt. But I can't get my head around the tiles, I just don't like it and guess what, that's fine. We are aloud to have our own opinions.

If the next iteration allows for disabling of that feature or implements it in a better way then I'll change thumb.gif
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I cannot brain why..

Win8.1 = Press/click win8 key > Click App > Launch app
Win 7 = Press/click win7 key > All programs > StarMenu folder > Click App > Launch app

Win8.1 = Press/click win8 key > Type partial app name > Click App > Launch app
Win 7 = Press/click win7 key > Press run > Type FULL app name > Press enter > Launch app

Seriously there is noway a win7 is faster and more convenient than win8.1, besides with win8.1 my desktop will be clean, not filled with bunch of icons like win7.

Prove me wrong win8 hater.
K.
I don't have a desktop full of shortcuts (it does from time to time accumulate a bunch of crap that I've downloaded until I take time organize - a bunch being 1/8 of one 1920x1080 monitor) - no program shortcuts
Taskbar has maybe 7 of my most launched applications (small icons and auto hide)
Taskbar has 3 folders organized appropriately on it for those every now and then programs (no subfolders - est. 7 programs/ea max)
Startmenu keeps my most accessed programs + pinned ones
And maybe a few times a month will I have to go Start/Programs/Office/Visio to launch a lesser used program (like Visio)

TL;DR <=2 clicks covers damn near every program I may want to launch. This would remain true even w/o the folders on the taskbar*. No sliding through tiles or messing with a mobile-oriented touch interface on my desktop. Maybe take a minute to organize your crap.

*I use these folders for programs I'll have installed every time I do a fresh install (converters, media players, emulators) & portable programs like C/GPU-Z/etc. The shortcuts and program exe stay in a folder on C:\ that will get backed up before reinstalling so all I have to do is throw it back on and add the "toolbars" (folders). Just throwing this out there for anyone looking for an easy way to keep organized and have quicker set up times after reinstalling.
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-create-a-custom-toolbar-on-the-windows-7-ta.html
Edited by BlackVenom - 11/30/13 at 4:00am
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I am of the belief that the desktop exists so programs and things can be put on it. I like to make use of it and I do liberally. I don't care how others have their desktop organised, this is my PC and I will use it as I see fit.
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I have nothing on the desktop, or start menu at all. Everything is in the taskbar that I need.

Love the simplistic design I choose.
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I am of the belief that the desktop exists so programs and things can be put on it. I like to make use of it and I do liberally. I don't care how others have their desktop organised, this is my PC and I will use it as I see fit.

 

You heathen! Desktops everywhere are crying because of abusive people like you.

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The only people who think Windows 8 sucks, are the ones who don't know how to use it..thumb.gif

I'm using it right now and still don't like it. So much for that theory.
     
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I cannot brain why..

Win8.1 = Press/click win8 key > Click App > Launch app
Win 7 = Press/click win7 key > All programs > StarMenu folder > Click App > Launch app

Win8.1 = Press/click win8 key > Type partial app name > Click App > Launch app
Win 7 = Press/click win7 key > Press run > Type FULL app name > Press enter > Launch app

Seriously there is noway a win7 is faster and more convenient than win8.1, besides with win8.1 my desktop will be clean, not filled with bunch of icons like win7.

Prove me wrong win8 hater.

The Win7 start menu search works like the Win8.1 search, looks for programs and files and in the control panel. You don't need to use the run command to start regedit.exe for example. This means it worked better than the search in 8. You could also get the normal right-click menu on the search results.

You could pin a bunch of programs on the first level of the start menu in 7. I never went into that "all programs" menu from what I remember. I always typed the name of what I wanted if it wasn't pinned in the start menu or task bar.

My desktop was cleaner in Windows 7 than it's now in 8. I'm guessing it worked out like that because my brain doesn't like activating the Start screen in 8 and 8.1 unless it absolutely has to.
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I have everything I need pinned to my start screen and launch everything from there. It really is very simple and easy to use...
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So asking you was not worth my time, was it. To dwell on such an inane reason is pathetic.
And who are you exactly to decide that that reason is inane and pathetic?
Honestly crap like this annoys me more then windows8 itself after having used it for months and gone back. People that insult users that don't like win8 instead instead of trying to argue or at least respect their opinion. Why is it so hard to understand someone might think different then you?
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So asking you was not worth my time, was it. To dwell on such an inane reason is pathetic.

Sorry if i sounded rude, it was not my intent. Also the start screen is not my only issue with windows 8, but prolly my biggest.

But here's how the Start Menu was superior to the Start Screen:
- No full-screen requirement, it doesn't disturb your workflow and gets out of the way quickly
- Had quick access to shutdown commands
- Special folders 1 click away and expandable
- Expandable Recent documents
- Start Menu jump lists for pinning documents associated with that program
- Frequently used programs list
- Neatly organized All Programs list by folders
- Does not cover the Taskbar and the notification area
- Search results are in a single unified list of Programs, Files and Settings for easy up/down keyboard navigation but still neatly categorized
- Context menu options of our choice not present in Start screen. Whatever limited context menu actions Start Screen has are at the bottom of the screen which means more movement between the tile and the bottom actions
- No context menu options available at all for settings and files on the Start screen
- Launch multiple apps quickly by holding down Shift (Classic Start Menu of 9x and Classic Shell has this feature)
- Less items fit on the screen at a time due to the large size which means more scrolling unnecessarily for keyboard and mouse users
- The hot corner has poor discoverability

.....and the list goes on.


I understand that I can install programs and mod windows 8 to have a start menu just like this^^^
But I should not have to, I don't understand why they would change the entire interface like this. makes zero sense....

Also windows 8 is a great OS for tablets and other touchscreen devices, I believe its more user friendly as well when it comes to everyday users who are only going to surf the web and watch Netflix and what not.

Windows 8 is not a "bad" OS, at least not in my book, and not once did I say it was bad nor did I bash on windows8.
If you like it. GREAT. use it.

But for me and other users its just not for us.

Sorry for wasting your time bud. I was too lazy to explain myself last night. biggrin.gif
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