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[8]: Comment by gmlongo
by lucas_maximus on Mon 4th Jun 2012 09:00 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by gmlongo"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Yes because copy dialogs and torrents download speeds always run at a constant transfer rate, people always response in a timely fashion via instant message ... :-|

Edited 2012-06-04 09:03 UTC

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RE[9]: Comment by gmlongo
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 09:04 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by gmlongo"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes because Copy Dialogs and Torrents download speeds always run at a constant rate and checking them constantly makes them go quicker ... :-|


Sigh.

It's not about making them go quicker - it's about keeping tabs on what's going on on my computer, whether a task is nearing completion, only halfway, or is going to take at least another ten minutes, or twenty minutes.

I like to know what the hell's going on without having to use finnicky mouse gestures and frantic clicking. I don't see why you should ridicule that.

Edited 2012-06-04 09:05 UTC

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RE[10]: Comment by gmlongo
by lucas_maximus on Mon 4th Jun 2012 09:15 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by gmlongo"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18


Sigh.

It's not about making them go quicker - it's about keeping tabs on what's going on on my computer, whether a task is nearing completion, only halfway, or is going to take at least another ten minutes, or twenty minutes.


I was taking the piss, I/O stuff like this takes as long as it takes, It tells straight away if it failed or completed. Anything other behaviour tbh is a bit OCD.

All you are doing is the equivalent of looking up the road to see if the Bus is approaching, it doesn't change when or whether the bus gets to your stop.

I like to know what the hell's going on without having to use finnicky mouse gestures and frantic clicking. I don't see why you should ridicule that.


Because the things you highlighted are things that are typically done in the background without user intervention and tell you once they have done.

Edited 2012-06-04 09:19 UTC

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RE[10]: Comment by gmlongo
by Dave_K on Tue 5th Jun 2012 01:23 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by gmlongo"
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

I like to know what the hell's going on without having to use finnicky mouse gestures and frantic clicking. I don't see why you should ridicule that.


I agree with this 100%. Glancing at a visible window is a hell of a lot faster than switching to one that's hidden. Even just for monitoring tasks it's very useful to have multiple windows, and it's even more important when working with different applications.

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