Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Mon 4th Jun 2012 05:54 UTC
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

I can't understand how using Metro can be productive. It's beyond my comprehension. From what I've tested so far it is one, huge joke. The worst thing - however - is that you practically have no choice if you're Windows user. It's just forced down your throat and there's nothing you can really do about it.
It reminds me of Unity and Gnome3 in *nix worlds, but there - at least - you have a choice of plentora of other desktops. Windows doesn't give you any choice [and let's not call this "Windows Classic mode" a valuable alternative, please ... It doesn't seem to be one].

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RE: Comment by marcp
by l3v1 on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:17 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

[and let's not call this "Windows Classic mode" a valuable alternative, please ... It doesn't seem to be one].


What I did with pre-RP versions was that I put notepad.exe into the startup folder and installed a startmenu replacement (there are a few options for that) and after login and a few seconds wait, it went automatically to the desktop. In RP I tried to do the same thing by puttin notepad.exe in the HCU/Sw/Ms/Win/CV/Run in the registry, and it starts notepad, but it doesn't switch automatically to the desktop. I couldn't solve this up to now (maybe someone else could, I didn't search for it yet).

I don't really have time for it, but I hope someone will, to make (either through a custom program, or with some internal Win8 smartness) Win8 automatically drop you on the desktop after login.

Edited 2012-06-04 07:17 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by hoak on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
hoak Member since:
2007-12-17

You can use Classic Shell, a third party application, but what a kludge to have to do this...

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by Nelson on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Is it really terribly hard to hit WinKey+D to launch the desktop?

Some people are ridiculous.

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