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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RE: Comment by marcp
by l3v1 on Mon 4th Jun 2012 07:17 UTC 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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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by adkilla on Mon 4th Jun 2012 08:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

You mean people must wait in front of their PC and manually do it instead automating it?

You sir are utterly ridiculous.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by l3v1 on Mon 4th Jun 2012 09:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Some people are ridiculous.


Well, no more ridiculous than those people who can't include a "disable metro" option somewhere.

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