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    Goodbye Metro

    BBC News - Microsoft drops 'Metro' name for Windows 8

    So what will it be called? I suggest they might use "Bricks" or "Blocks" or perhaps "Bollox"!

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    Squared Human-Interface Tiled Environment?

    It's a bit long, but could be shortened to a more snappy acronym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Squared Human-Interface Tiled Environment?

    It's a bit long, but could be shortened to a more snappy acronym.
    This could be a rather good idea.

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    Windows 'Pains' would be quite apt, too.

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    I've heard they've already named the Volume License edition:

    Windows NUTS (Not Usable on This System).

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    'All your screen is belonging to us'
    Windows Touch - as that is what it is
    Honey I Blew Up My Phone
    I can't beleive it's not a tablet
    Windows We Don't Listen

    or my favorite

    W8 - as in Wait
    Either for a tablet running this or for a Desktop running Windows 9

    Who knows it could take off and turn out to be handy but for the moment it seems like they stopped the UI planning meeting after they discussed single screen tablets and just never got back to it.

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    I propose 'Start Menu'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    I propose 'Start Menu'.
    I'm pretty sure someone in M$ already suggested that and hasn't been seen or heard off since... (but then neither has the 'Start Menu')

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    Start Page?

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    Confusingly Restructured Access Panel (or Portal?)

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    Perhaps we should start registering some of these as trademarks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    I'm pretty sure someone in M$ already suggested that and hasn't been seen or heard off since... (but then neither has the 'Start Menu')
    I must be missing something, in Windows7 I press the 'Windows key' and it give me a small 'Start Menu', In windows8 I press the 'windows key' and it brings up a big 'start menu'!

    :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    I must be missing something, in Windows7 I press the 'Windows key' and it give me a small 'Start Menu', In windows8 I press the 'windows key' and it brings up a big 'start menu'!

    :P
    It also chucks the UI guidelines out the windows conceiling what you were doing and hiding any options considered remotely advanced. It messes with the mouse guidelines, right click to select??? really, since when. It is just shoehorned in ontop of the older input options and trashes the multimoniter experience.

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    Technology Which Allows Tablets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    It also chucks the UI guidelines out the windows conceiling what you were doing and hiding any options considered remotely advanced. It messes with the mouse guidelines, right click to select??? really, since when. It is just shoehorned in ontop of the older input options and trashes the multimoniter experience.
    The old one acted like a context menu by disappearing when interacting with anything else, it was mono use, just like the new one. The new one can be customised with all the advanced features in 7, if you include the right click you have quicker access to the advanced features. You can also just add a start menu toolbar or use pinned programs.

    Surely its right click for options? just like in previous versions. You have no reason to single left click to highlight something on the new start menu.

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