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Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Drew, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Drew

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    Excuse me... it's more than what may be on Start but, yes, same content as Win+Q The created folder just means not changing screens, can open the folder whilst, staying on Desktop.

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    Hey, I'll admit it... I'm going to back-pedal. Since, there is Windows Explorer @ the Bottom-Left Corner and Libraries in the Desktop Toolbar... I agree, there is no need to have Libraries folder pinned.

    2nd; nice as it is not to flip screens and much as I have liked the Applications (folder) shortcut... There has always been the nuisance of setting up the Applications folder following a Boot. I suppose, instead of bothering w/ that (ritual), >Win+Q when, one wants or needs something, is maybe the lesser of 2 evils... & yes, nice layout. Still, nice as a Taskbar folder, if, could get it display better & w/out manipulation.

    Ergo, both the Libraries or an Applications folder need not be on the Taskbar. Thanks for bringing that to the fore.

    Ride on, guys :encouragement:

    But, I will stand firm that there is great value in using the Desktop Toolbar... it really facilitates and expedites getting to many things... besides what it offers, by default, includes adding to it, going forward, & even, w/out having displayed icons (on the desktop).

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    Tanzanos Mzungu New Member

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    This is exactly the type of user Win 8 was designed for; Multimedia, and social networking. When it comes to the professional field then I am sorry to say that Win 8 will be a flop just like millennium and vista.


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    There is also no need to have control panel pinned as one user in this thread had.

    To quick access CP, move the cursor down to the bottom left and wait for the show metro icon to appear. Right click on that and you'l see a list of commonly used admin tools, one of which is the control panel.
     
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  5. Drew

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    My Windows7 is just as fast as it ever was... guess there's an exception to everything.

    No, agreed, due to the bottom-left menu, not need to pin CP. Also, the is a CP via Desktop Toolbar that gives not only CP & the 'modern' categories but, all the CP items listed the as, us old farts are accustomed.

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    And, actually, even, if, it's hard for anyone to imagine, business likes Windows8.

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    Id find that huge list slower than using search in the modern category way.
     
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    I partially agree, lol. Windows 8 is planned, as freely admitted, towards portable devices with the use of a touchpad. But I agree with you, with reserve. If it is the intention for Microsoft, software writers, and even users, to go Metro, then something will have to be done regarding the present full screen presentation of Metro Apps. I do quite a lot of multi tasking in text issues, but I can see that those into anything to do with graphics, or more advanced occupations, can have a prohibitive problem with this. But for me, and for the time being, I find the small , (imo) , increase in performance is enough to make me move forward to Windows 8. The facilities are just a matter of getting used to different navigation and usage.

    My interjection in this thread was mainly to support Shane's remarks regarding the better use of the Metro Start Menu.

    Shane. You might be interested in my Start screen. The example is a little overcrowded, as I have only just been demonstrating it to another.


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    Nick, I'm just letting folks know what's available. It's always subjective & personal preference, @ the end of the day. You think that listing is long?... ever seen God Mode? LOL :D

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    My Metro Start, mind everyone I'm still getting all my files and programs back since I moved from Win 7. I did a clean install of Win8 so this screen will be fuller and have many more groups and programs later. I just thought I'd share how my start screen looks.

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  10. Tanzanos Mzungu

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    Yup just as it should be; Win 8 is a social media oriented OS and definitely not for professional use! Cute colours, limited intuition and perfect for smart phones and tablets.
     
  11. Drew

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    Here is this same comment, again (& again). Keep seeing it tossed into threads...doesn't seem to matter as to the, actual, topic being discussed... kind of a 1-size-fits-all line that I keep seeing tossed about.

    It has, already, been well refuted, several times & a few locations.

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    Here's another. No particular reason these tiles are there... guess I just got lazy... usually remove them as fast as I get them. As long as I don't have enough to have to scroll ;)

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  13. shaneblack

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    I use some office software without any problems, Windows 8 can be made to look professional by removing the tiles and just leaving all windows programs. I don't see any reason why anyone would have problems with using basically the same programs that is for Win7 on Win 8.
    And I'm not a social networking user by far, I barley check my facebook every few weeks. You can probably call me a power user geared toward entertainment features more then anything.
     
  14. Tanzanos Mzungu

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    I know you mean well so let us see What happens to Win8. Something tells me that it will go the way of Vista when it comes to PCs. Care to wager? (you should check the internet and see all the bad publicity it is getting and rightly so). I shall not bother you any more on this subject so let us wait and see! :)
     
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    The Win8 score is actually worse than the Win7 score. Win8 scores on a scale of 1 to 10 and Win7 scores on a scale of 1 to 8. So the three tenth of a point your score went up is not really much.
     
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    Yea I did happen to notice that recently, If anything I am glad I didn't get any lower or worse scores. If everything lives up to my expectations then I can be happy. And believe me, I'm a stickler when it come to performance. If a video or game doesn't run smooth I'll sit there for hours and try to make it better. And if my stuff didn't run better or just as good as it did on Win 7 then I would have already switched back.
     

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