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Windows 8 Thread, Windows 8....urgh in Technical; Originally Posted by Arthur Perhaps this is what the Start Screen looks like when a mouse is attached? As soon ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Perhaps this is what the Start Screen looks like when a mouse is attached? As soon as a pointing device is disconnected, it reverts back to the touch interface?
    I think we may have just agreed on something

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    I think we may have just agreed on something
    It certainly makes sense when you think about it logically.

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    And the turnaround continues! (in a good way)

    startmenu.jpg

    A purportedly leaked screenshot of what appears to be an upcoming version of Windows has given us a closer look at the much-rumored new "hybrid" Start Menu, suggesting it may be coming sooner, rather than later.
    New leaked 'Windows 8 screenshot': The Start Menu strikes back

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    And the turnaround continues! (in a good way)
    And a new activation system for retail licenses too...

    www.windows9update.com/2014/07/wzor-updates-3-windows-9-will-introduce-new-stronger-activation-policies/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Hmmm have they not learnt from the XBone that constant license check-in systems are a sure way to lose customers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Looks just like Classic Shell anyway, I've had this for almost two years! Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

    Here's a screen shot of Classic Shell:
    19300d1364708432-windows-8-styled-skin-classic-shell-start8.jpg
    Last edited by abillybob; 15th July 2014 at 06:45 PM.

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    The difference (I think) is that the metro apps are running inside the menu.

    Thats pretty cool, even if nobody ever uses them

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    surprised half of you can post on here from 1998. Progress people, your meant to be helping progress the next generation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjduk View Post
    surprised half of you can post on here from 1998. Progress people, your meant to be helping progress the next generation!
    Because its new its good? Huh-uh. Bad UI design is bad UI design whether its from 1998, 2008 or 2228.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Because its new its good? Huh-uh. Bad UI design is bad UI design whether its from 1998, 2008 or 2228.

    It's not actually that bad or different if you look past the surface. It also did not come from nowhere but rather a bunch of studies into how many people actually work with computers. Sure they went a little overboard with some things but it still has a bunch more ui sense than your average apple product in most cases. At least they bothered with tutorials and instructions as opposed to apples look it up on youtube approach as they refuse to document it.

    Saying that Windows 9s new activation method may put me off, I have machines that never touch the,net for months at a time that simply won't work like that. All the searching and shortcutting had also better be there as going back to Windows 7 would drive me mad given the UI now, I used 95s UI for decades with the other windows versions and it is junk for high res screens and scaling dpi. Now it can be a tablet to, they just need to give people a choice rather than this apple we know nest BS they have been pulling.

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    The people who had the biggest problem with Windows 8 were those who hadn't been using the Windows key to search for programs in Vista and 7.

    Windows 8.1 has arrived, and with it we herald the triumphant return of the Start button. My response to the complaints over its absence in Windows 8 was simply "press the one on the keyboard", but as I pondered how that response has gone down with users over the last year, I came to a realisation.

    There are 3 basic types of computer users:

    • Those who never noticed that almost every keyboard they have used for at least the last 10 years has a Windows key on it.
    • Those who have wondered for 10 years what that key on the keyboard does.
    • Those who pressed it 10 years ago and found out.
    Source: http://angrytechnician.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/some-thoughts-on-the-start-button

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjduk View Post
    surprised half of you can post on here from 1998. Progress people, your meant to be helping progress the next generation!
    Windows 8 = Regression, not Progression..

    We went from Nice shiny Windows 7 back to something that looked like a mashup of Windows 1 and 3.1!

    Windows 8.1 (now 8.2 & 9) seem to be getting us back on track.. Will wait and see though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Windows 8 = Regression, not Progression..

    We went from Nice shiny Windows 7 back to something that looked like a mashup of Windows 1 and 3.1!

    Windows 8.1 (now 8.2 & 9) seem to be getting us back on track.. Will wait and see though..
    i disagree it looks simpler and cleaner than 7 boots quicker and for what i personally do i prefer the start screen as the stuff i use most often is there in giant blocks which can update and show me stuff. Tbh desktop mode dosent look or feel that different from 7 imo. My main issue is the stupid way of dealing with apps from an enterprise point of view

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    The windows metro screen was a complete and utter failure on the desktop. I can't believe after 46 pages people think its still a good idea

    Even Microsoft has now admitted it and it basically bringing back the old style start menu.

    That's great news in my opinion.

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    Server 2012 R2 and it's touch interface is going to drive me to installing the Core version so I don't have to see the metro interface. In actual fact I think that's what I am going to do at home to see how I get on.

    I know why they do it, to make sessions for RDP look similar to the desktop equivalent . So now we have a Server GUI with metro interface

    Hopefully Windows 9 will be a bit intelligent and only give you a Metro when you are on a Touch Screen device.

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