Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
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RE[2]: Comment by porcel
by zlynx on Mon 15th Apr 2013 20:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by porcel"
zlynx
Member since:
2005-07-20

And even looking for the shutdown option is wrong. You're supposed to use the power button. The button that is DESIGNED to Power On and Power Off the device.

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RE[3]: Comment by porcel
by ze_jerkface on Tue 16th Apr 2013 06:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by porcel"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Like much of Windows 8 that's inefficient if my hand is already on the mouse.

Oh BTW the market has already voted and thinks this OS is shit. Scream "you're doing it wrong" all you want but the market has voted just as we Windows 8 critics said they would before this POS was released.

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RE[4]: Comment by porcel
by zlynx on Tue 16th Apr 2013 07:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by porcel"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

I don't run Windows 8 either.

But still press the power button. Otherwise you're doing it wrong.

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RE[4]: Comment by porcel
by bassbeast on Tue 16th Apr 2013 09:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by porcel"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Jerkface its even better than that if you think about it, the irony is moist and most delicious as he is doin it wrong since the power button doesn't shut down most PCs anymore. The default on my netbook is S3 sleep, on my friend's its hybroid sleep, and I have seen others that hibernate, so just by following his "advice" you would fail to accomplish the task on the majority of laptops out there.

If that isn't the perfect metaphor for Win 8, where even the defenders don't know how to get basic tasks done with the thing? Then i don't know what is...classic.

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RE[4]: Comment by porcel
by Lurking_Grue on Wed 17th Apr 2013 22:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by porcel"
Lurking_Grue Member since:
2013-03-15

I do so hate the "You are doing it wrong" comments. I know how to use it and can mod it. I can find a way to work around all the irritations.

But overall I don't like it at all. Metro is a horrible mess. It's like Microsoft threw out everything about interface design and just gave developers a full screen to put whatever they wanted in it with no guidance.

There is no standard way to letting the user know what is even clickable.

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RE[3]: Comment by porcel
by bassbeast on Tue 16th Apr 2013 09:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by porcel"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

WRONG SIR, You are WRONG, someone call a press conference because you are horribly horribly WRONG. I kid but I will show you why that isn't anywhere close to correct..

Why are you wrong? Simple because on Windows computers the power button can do one of several things based on manufacturer and model so you have taken what should be one of the most simple operations and you sir have made it COMPLETELY RANDOM. It can 1.- SHUT DOWN, 2.-SLEEP, 3.-HIBERNATE, 4.-HYBRID SLEEP...now do you see the problem?

So the fact that you and several other believe you should have to use a hardware fix for what is plainly a software problem just shows how badly thought out TIFKAM is, its NOT intuitive, NOT discoverable, and as your post just demonstrated takes even simple tasks and makes them worse than what came before.

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RE[3]: Comment by porcel
by Loreia on Tue 16th Apr 2013 09:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by porcel"
Loreia Member since:
2012-01-17

I have my power button set to suspend in Win7 laptop, and if I want to shut down (or restart) I explicitly tell my machine to do so through Start/Shut down/Restart buttons.

Setting Win7 to act like this is a matter of seconds, even for less experienced users. If Win8 is making it hard to setup the same functionality than I wonder who is "doing it wrong", me or usability expert at Microsoft.

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