Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Sep 2011 00:18 UTC
Windows In the article on Windows 8, I already mentioned that in order to demonstrate the viability of Metro for something other than Facebook and Twitter, Microsoft should come up with a Metro interface for Microsoft Office - one that doesn't leave out 90% of Office's features. Well, Microsoft has hinted that they are, indeed, working on Metro Office. In addition, it turns out Microsoft isn't entirely sure to how to address the issue if legacy applications on ARM.
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Metro Interface Sucks
by looncraz on Sat 17th Sep 2011 02:24 UTC
looncraz
Member since:
2005-07-24

I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

Metro SUCKS!

I see it serving nobody any good. Destroy it and those who need such a simplistic interface to use a computer!

Survival of the fittest!! DO NOT cater to the weakest minds!!

--The loon

PS: How do you shutdown Windows 8?? Anyone know??

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RE: Metro Interface Sucks
by kedwards on Sat 17th Sep 2011 02:38 in reply to "Metro Interface Sucks"
kedwards Member since:
2009-04-25

There are two ways to shut down:

1. Move your mouse over to the start menu, select settings and on the right hand side the settings panel will appear and select power and there you can select reset, shut down or sleep.

2. On the legacy desktop press Alt + F4 and it will give you options to log off, switch user, shut down, restart or sleep.

Hope that helps.

Edited 2011-09-17 02:39 UTC

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RE[2]: Metro Interface Sucks
by spinnekopje on Sat 17th Sep 2011 09:44 in reply to "RE: Metro Interface Sucks"
spinnekopje Member since:
2008-11-29

Move your mouse over to the start menu, select settings and on the right hand side the settings panel will appear and select power and there you can select reset, shut down or sleep.


To translate that to the average user: ask someone who knows it and write it down, so you can find it again in the future.
Please make it easy, not more difficult. That would save me a lot of time explaining people how to do a lot of simple tasks on their computer.

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RE[2]: Metro Interface Sucks
by mrstep on Sun 18th Sep 2011 03:41 in reply to "RE: Metro Interface Sucks"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

Hahahaha. "Move your mouse over to the start menu, select settings and on the right hand side the settings panel will appear and select power and there you can select reset, shut down or sleep."

So back on XP, it was a lot more complex - click 'Start' and then select 'Turn Off Computer...'. Admittedly, the 'Start' thing made no sense then and still doesn't, but geez, it's like every iteration is an exercise in making things worse instead of thinking of ways to improve it.

Ballmer needs to be go ASAP. Every idiotic laugh of his just puts Windows further behind where it needs to be. A new marketing push for TabletPC under the guise of Windows8 isn't going to suddenly turn a decade of crap into gold.

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RE: Metro Interface Sucks
by transputer_guy on Sat 17th Sep 2011 02:39 in reply to "Metro Interface Sucks"
transputer_guy Member since:
2005-07-08

Ctl Alt Del still works as in 7, red button still there.

I used 2 monitors so I always see the desktop on one and mostly on the other if I don't trigger Metro.

Also I used RocketDock to add links to various Win apps, control panel etc buried in the programs folder tree plus my regular apps.

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RE: Metro Interface Sucks
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 17th Sep 2011 02:39 in reply to "Metro Interface Sucks"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If Microsoft had not catered to the weakest minds, they would have continued to develop their UNIX offering in full command line glory. They would have always shipped a compiler with every operating system, and expected the user to be proficient in its use. But instead it took the easy route and made windows. Microsoft made its Billions by making computers cheap and usable for most people.


Its like you are complaining to a giraffe that its too tall to be a church mouse.

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RE[2]: Metro Interface Sucks
by looncraz on Sat 17th Sep 2011 05:12 in reply to "RE: Metro Interface Sucks"
looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Prior versions of Windows catered to those who were willing to put a little thought into their actions, though it was still dumbed down too much.

There is a happy medium that must be achieved, Windows 7 is a nice medium, a nice balance. The system itself doesn't require too much of you, and it doesn't get in your way when your trying to do something you've down 1,000 times on other versions of Windows.

It is hard for me to describe how badly Metro is: it alienates old users completely, it lacks intuitive interface cues (I'm sure they'll work on that **cough**), it shoe-horns a new paradigm into an old box, and it is outright expecting touch-screen usage.

If you make an interface designed to be used by a baby, then those using it will begin to also think like a baby.

--The loon

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RE: Metro Interface Sucks
by WorknMan on Sat 17th Sep 2011 03:25 in reply to "Metro Interface Sucks"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Metro SUCKS!

I see it serving nobody any good. Destroy it and those who need such a simplistic interface to use a computer!


Metro = Microsoft Bob for a new age. I bet the iDiots are going to love it.

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RE[2]: Metro Interface Sucks
by viton on Sun 18th Sep 2011 02:34 in reply to "RE: Metro Interface Sucks"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

LOL. So true. I'm an iDiot and I like metro.

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RE: Metro Interface Sucks
by FealDorf on Sat 17th Sep 2011 22:51 in reply to "Metro Interface Sucks"
FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

"Survival of the fittest!! DO NOT cater to the weakest minds!!"
Survival of the fittest isn't a cause, it's an effect. If the simplistic interface wins, it is the fittest.
Windows 95 wasn't the best OS, but it won. Why? It was most fit.

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RE: Metro Interface Sucks
by glarepate on Sun 18th Sep 2011 02:27 in reply to "Metro Interface Sucks"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Besides the methods described by kedwards and transputer_guy, if you are not logged in, while looking at the wallpaper you can hit 'Enter' on the kb (clicking with the mouse just makes it jump for a second and then you are looking at the wallpaper some more) and the login screen will come up. In the lower right area is the bisected-circle on/off power icon. It works as expected.

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RE[2]: Metro Interface Sucks
by mrstep on Sun 18th Sep 2011 03:48 in reply to "RE: Metro Interface Sucks"
mrstep Member since:
2009-07-18

That's fantastic, so it's almost easier to log out and then shut down, but of course log-out is probably hidden under 4 menu layers too.

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