Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:07 UTC
Windows "A senior Samsung Electronics executive said Friday the launch of Windows 8 has failed to bolster demand for PCs and he does not expect the PC industry to rebound soon." Of course, Samsung and other OEMs could've, you know, built better computers. Just a suggestion.
Thread beginning with comment 554851
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

You can get out of a Metro application in two main ways: either kill the application using Alt-F4 or switch to another application using Alt-Tab or Win-Tab. Additionally, many Metro apps give you the ability to close them by right-clicking to bring up settings.


I have no experience with Win8 so I can't comment on it's UI, but there's something I'm curious about here. Has anyone ever done any sort of research/study on how many people actually use Alt-F4 or Alt/Super-Tab?

I'm sure the average teen or MS-Office user knows these bindings, but my mum never knew about it in all her time with Win 98 and XP. Also experienced my fair share of "how-u-do-dat?!!" reactions from people while I Alt-Tabbed to switch between apps whenever helping them out on their computers, and they came from all walks of life.

Right-clicking is probably more natural for someone raised on Windows, I figure.

Edited 2013-03-09 10:23 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

cmost Member since:
2006-07-16

Bingo! I had to chuckle at that response. Sure, we geeks know the fancy key combos, but grandma and non-techies surely don't. As a Linux guy myself, I scarcely remember what CTRL+ALT+DEL does anymore.

Reply Parent Score: 3

BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

I hope you chuckled condescendingly!

Reply Parent Score: 2

darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

As a Linux guy myself, I scarcely remember what CTRL+ALT+DEL does anymore.

Press it and find out. A little tip though, you might want to save first. ;)

Reply Parent Score: 2

pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

Ctrl+Alt+Del on Linux is a really handy way to reboot when you're in a TTY, if somehow your resources are all tied up to the extent that even your console is unresponsive. It's also useful if your graphical environment is stuck, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace isn't configured correctly, and you find that after having done a Ctrl+Alt+F1 the whole system is unresponsive. If even Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work there is always the REISUB-magic...

But yes, most graphical environments catch Ctrl+Alt+Del to not do anything.

Reply Parent Score: 3