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    how do you shutdown / restart from the desktop ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    how do you shutdown / restart from the desktop ?
    You dont

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    how do you shutdown / restart from the desktop?
    I'm sure there is a quicker way, but these work for me...

    Restart = Windows Key + i, then Up arrow, Enter, Up arrow, Enter
    Shutdown = Windows Key + i, then Up arrow, Enter, Up arrow, Up arrow, Enter (or press the power button )

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    hmm how is that going to work on a tablet?

    I cant even get the 'right click down in the very very very bottom left corner of the screen to get the menu to pop up' to work on a tablet, even with a stylus..

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    Have you tried accessing Settings from the Charms menu on the right? This would be probably easier on a tablet.

    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    hmm how is that going to work on a tablet?
    You swipe your finger from the right. Surely that works on your tablet?

    The equivalent keyboard shortcut is Windows Key + C. Moving the mouse to the top right corner of the screen also opens the Charms menu on a laptop/desktop.

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    No .Net 3.5 although it volunteered to download and install that 'feature' for me.. and actually managed to do it after a few tries saying the net was broken despite IE thinking otherwise... sadly my very own start menu-like app I was getting that for so I could nail it to the desktop taskbar in lieu of a start menu doesn't like Windows 8 (shell32 interop or LNK format changes or something I can't be asked to go debug). With a mouse in one hand flipping back and forth to metro via a Windows key, r-clicking and then clicking All Apps to get to a useful start menu doesn't work for me either, and no end of psuedo-erudite-spin-waffle from MS about how Exciting It Is[tm] will make me happy about being forced to work with two very different interfaces on PC/Laptop.

    I cant even get the 'right click down in the very very very bottom left corner of the screen to get the menu to pop up'
    Oh.. so there is a Windows key alternative.. for me it's throw your mouse pointer *below* (off screen) the left hand corner then left-click, so you might be out of luck with a stylus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    sadly my very own start menu-like app I was getting that for so I could nail it to the desktop taskbar in lieu of a start menu doesn't like Windows 8
    What about creating shortcuts to Shutdown.exe (either on the Start Screen or your Taskbar)?

    www.howtogeek.com/77061/how-to-add-shutdown-restart-sleep-to-the-windows-8-metro-start-screen/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    No .Net 3.5 although it volunteered to download and install that 'feature' for me.. and actually managed to do it after a few tries saying the net was broken despite IE thinking otherwise...
    Code:
    dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /Source:d:\sources\sxs
    sorted .net for me as i couldn't seem to get it to download via the auto thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    a fiddly tablet menu system to launch an app - which takes you OUT of the desktop to do so.
    You are meant to pin your most frequently used applications to the taskbar if you are primarily working on the desktop. Microsoft have even given you room for one more icon by removing the Start button

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    I think they've screwed the pooch. No enterprise is going to want this.
    Enterprises typically do not like anything new (as demonstrated by their love of XP + IE6). Why should Microsoft care about what they want, when they could be making billions more each month selling stuff designed for the average consumer (like Apple)?

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    Good to see that Windows 7 God Mode still works

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    how do you exit out of a metro app? they take over the full screen..

    eg just tried to open a pdf attachemtn from an email and it opened metro pdf reader and the only way i could find to exit was Alt+F4 ..

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    On a touchscreen, drag down from the top edge all the way to the bottom edge.

    Don't think there is a way to do it with the mouse. So far to me it looks like touch will be fine, and (semi-proficient) keyboard users will be fine, but mouse users really get screwed.

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    Ive got this laptop configured pretty nicely and Im gonna use this as my main laptop for a while. The type of stuff I do (browsing/ email / RDP / file transfers / etc) I am doing fine with this current setup.

    I havent even needed to go to the start menu, but I have removed all the metro apps from it and pinned just my wanted apps.

    But when a metro app does open yeh, Alt+F4 is the only way to kill it that Ive found.

    Ive not really given it a proper test run on the tablet yet will make some time tomorrow to play with it more.

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    Just trying it out here, the metro interface reminds me of some SEN app...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Alt+F4 is the only way to kill it that Ive found.
    There are several other ways...

    • Press Windows Key + D to go back to the desktop. The Metro app will then be suspended.
    • Hold down Windows Key + Tab to bring up a list of your Metro apps on the left. Right-click the one(s) you don't want and click close.
    • Install a different PDF viewer (Nitro PDF Reader, Sumatra, Adobe Reader etc.) and associate PDFs with this app instead in the desktop.

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