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    i think this says it all!

    acer win8 power button.png

    i think this says it all about windows 8

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    I consider myself and advanced PC user, yet when trying out Win8 on my laptop, I had to Google how to open a program I had just installed! Ridiculous OS.

    To the uninitiated: you have to right click in a blank space on the Metro/Start menu, which pops up a toolbar at the bottom of the screen containing a single option, "all Apps". Clicking that takes you to an otherwise hidden part of Metro containing an enormous list of not only apps but any shortcuts within them Metro can launch... in a horizontally scrolling layout. Awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cneilson6 View Post
    acer win8 power button.png

    i think this says it all about windows 8
    Say what you like... but, that's a nice desktop background. [Even nicer without the "acer".]

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    To the uninitiated: you have to right click in a blank space on the Metro/Start menu, which pops up a toolbar at the bottom of the screen containing a single option, "all Apps". Clicking that takes you to an otherwise hidden part of Metro containing an enormous list of not only apps but any shortcuts within them Metro can launch... in a horizontally scrolling layout. Awful.
    Just installed programs are automatically pinned the to right of the metro UI though? or at least every app I have installed has been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Just installed programs are automatically pinned the to right of the metro UI though? or at least every app I have installed has been.
    Not for me! All my Metro UI shows is those big chuffing tiles from various Microsoft programs; anything non-Microsoft isn't showing up automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Not for me! All my Metro UI shows is those big chuffing tiles from various Microsoft programs; anything non-Microsoft isn't showing up automatically.
    same

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    same
    Thanks - I was beginning to think maybe it was just my machine playing up!

    I found this article quite interesting, even if you don't have Windows 8 or even intend to use it, it's interesting from a UI design fail perspective: Windows 8: what you'll need to relearn | News | TechRadar

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    Yeah, I agree, I wouldnt call myself stupid (my missis would but thats another story! lol) I couldnt fathom Windows 8, everything just felt like an effort, finding apps...even installing apps, finding the c: drive...I dont like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Not for me! All my Metro UI shows is those big chuffing tiles from various Microsoft programs; anything non-Microsoft isn't showing up automatically.
    Weird, I literally did an apple quicktime update (using updater) last night and the icons were there pinned as expected after it completed install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cneilson6 View Post
    acer win8 power button.png

    i think this says it all about windows 8
    'Acer' - <mythbusters> There's you're problem </mythbusters>

    Install it from scratch and stuff just shows up on the home screen, if not it is one search away, if this was Apple you people would be going off about how it only took one search to use it and it was easy/intuitive. It really is not that bad. A little clumsy on a desktop but great on a phone or tablet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Weird, I literally did an apple quicktime update (using updater) last night and the icons were there pinned as expected after it completed install.
    'QUICKTIME', and neg rep no longer works... I protest

    Doesn't the media center pack include QT codecs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Say what you like... but, that's a nice desktop background. [Even nicer without the "acer".]
    It hurts my eyes!

    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Not for me! All my Metro UI shows is those big chuffing tiles from various Microsoft programs; anything non-Microsoft isn't showing up automatically.
    Although it's a bit variable, pretty much everything I install ends up on Metro, even some of the piffly "extras".

    Quote Originally Posted by mmoseley View Post
    finding apps...even installing apps, finding the c: drive...I dont like it
    The first 2, I'm assuming you mean Store Apps as opposed to programs (which is no different to previous Windows). If so, blame Apple for making everyone want a closed ecosystem. As for the C: drive: Windows+E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Weird, I literally did an apple quicktime update (using updater) last night and the icons were there pinned as expected after it completed install.
    Must be something in the installer doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    It hurts my eyes!




    I like the fact the pattern is random things. I spotted motorbikes, lightbulbs, eyes, old school movie reels...

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    I gave up with Metro and put this on: Classic Shell

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