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Windows Desktop users deserve a significant rethink of the Windows 8 gaffes and omissions for the next version of Windows, writes InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard, offering 10 must-have features for Windows 9. From a "Get out of hell" modal dialog to prevent unwanted jumping to Metro, to a Control Panel that actually controls the kinds of things you would want a Control Panel to control, it's 'due time we diehards speak out.' What's your feedback for the Windows dev team as it puts together its Windows 9 (or "Windows Blue"?) specs.
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RE[3]: Put the desktop back
by helf on Tue 4th Dec 2012 05:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Put the desktop back"
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, you are. And guess what? There is a big, default tile that says "Desktop". *BAM*, you are in your desktop until you wish to shutdown fully or completely log off.

Don't like it? Install on of the replacement startmenu apps that have a handy little "boot to desktop" check box in their options. Oh, WOW! Windows 7 style start menu and instant booting to desktop! Guess what? They ALSO let you shutdown/reboot/whatever your machine like usual from there!

I'll give you the side menu when you mouse over to that portion of the screen. Where the clock is. Seriously, the only thing there, in the space that activates it, is the bloody time. Man oh man, that is annoying! God, the 500 times a day I change my clock and have to see that damn side menu pop up!

If you move your taskbar elsewhere, like I do (left side of the screen), then you can accidentally activate the menu doing other things. So that complaint *is* mostly valid.

Shutting down the machine is now 3 clicks instead of just two. So they regressed back to Vista on that aspect, by default. But I sleep my laptops and my PC stays on 24/7, so that isn't a big deal to me, but I will give you that it might annoy people stuck in 1999 and constantly shutting down their machines instead of just sleeping/hibernating them.

... and I realize I probably sound like a foamy MS fanboy right now, but I'm hardly that. I just cant stand it when people come up with ridiculous criticism of something just because they don't like it. For the record, I have #! on my laptop, Win 8 on my main desktop, Haiku on a secondary box, etc.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah, you are. And guess what? There is a big, default tile that says "Desktop". *BAM*, you are in your desktop until you wish to shutdown fully or completely log off.

Actually, it's even simpler than that to get to the desktop. Windows Key + D = Desktop. No pointing and clicking necessary. You're welcome. ;)

But of course you're all too busy getting in hissy fits, missing my point, that you just cannot escape Metro. It's there, and it's forced upon you whether you like it or not; I don't care how minimal it is. That's it.

Don't like it? Install on of the replacement startmenu apps that have a handy little "boot to desktop" check box in their options. Oh, WOW! Windows 7 style start menu and instant booting to desktop! Guess what? They ALSO let you shutdown/reboot/whatever your machine like usual from there!

Guess what! That's basic desktop functionality that Windows users have come to expect from Microsoft to begin with, only now you have to go get a third-party application to do it! WOW! Reverse progress!

Shutting down the machine is now 3 clicks instead of just two. So they regressed back to Vista on that aspect, by default. But I sleep my laptops and my PC stays on 24/7, so that isn't a big deal to me, but I will give you that it might annoy people stuck in 1999 and constantly shutting down their machines instead of just sleeping/hibernating them.

Wow... seriously, you're counting the clicks to shut down? Just... wow. My problem is that I need to move the mouse all the way to the opposite corner of the screen most of the time because it's usually not over there to begin with; usually it's somewhere in the bottom left side of the screen. And yet, when I want absolutely nothing to do with that damn bar (100% of the time while actually using the machine; ie., not planning on shutting down or rebooting), the bar is always popping up. Annoying as hell.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

METRO IT WILL GET YOU.

Oh comon, the amount of effort you spend bitching about Metro .. it is almost like you are trolling.

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