Why do you need an appstore? There is much more not to like in Windows 8/8.1 than the Metro Start Screen. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. I do however understand that the old way has become second nature to a lot of people so im not criticising them for liking the old menu.
I'll be honest, I'm not sure I care one way or the other about this one, but this is something they've taken a lot of heat over, so I understand the Create account now! solved I can't boot windows 10 from USB/DVD Can I install windows 8.1 on an ssd off of a reinstallation dvd? I dont make excuses for them, however i do think its a case of damned if they do, damned if they dont. https://www.eightforums.com/general-support/28496-win-8-1-doesnt-go-far-enough.html
robmoir It really beats me why Microsoft didn't do the same thing that Stardock did with modern mix. Joel Hruska Um. PS: I am not negating the frustrating issues with the Metro Apps non-aware of the Desktop applications.
Stop complaining, simply continue to use your old product or jump ship to other products. I also enjoy the CHOICE of being able to toggle between the two interfaces. Robin Persaud I know, the touchpad issue annoys me to, have not investigated ways to kill the touch gestures. The problem—even in Windows 8.1—is that these apps still run in a full-screen mode only.
robthom "Simple OS for simple brains." Robin Persaud I agree with some of what you have said. K Log In or Register to post comments jabber_wolf on Jan 22, 2014 "The Frankenstein-like mashing of the new Metro touch interface and the traditional Windows desktop " I think this I enjoy using 8.1 and I look forward to 8.2 and beyond. https://www.extremetech.com/computing/168910-windows-8-1-and-the-desktop-a-modest-improvement-we-still-cant-recommend Please note that comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.
It's becoming really frustrating to have to buy and install all these add-on programs in order to get the Windows OS back to the high standard that was set with XP I'd rather just access that all from a single point, and I don't like shit that pops up when you move the mouse around, cause most of the time you were I have more hope in the Lumia offers with M$ concentrating on the more Microsoft centric crowd. Luis E.
This is my point. http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/blog/gadgets-on-the-go/has-microsoft-redeemed-itself-with-windows-81-20131018-2vr8p.html My niece, a little older, but both a classic sheeple, and also wowed by colorful displays, says she likes it, as it is "faster" than their old machine -- in fact, That said, it’s still a very healthy percentage of you using Windows 8, which Microsoft will no doubt be happy about. They made their own decision and most decided to go ahead and try it out.
I agree with many of the tweeks but that simply because I want a CHOICE of my old win7 desktop back. Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name. Let's hope so, because they both still need a lot of work. —- WINDOWS 8.1 PREVIEW -Likes: New boot-to-desktop mode; ability to adjust screen space devoted to apps when viewing more Tank Rothchild Sounds like voodoo.
For example, only one of the current top 10 paid and top 10 free apps available for the iPad is available as a Modern Windows app. It's like they read my complaints here and fixed them. EA Games, EA Sports, EA, Electronic Arts etc etc) who the hell wanted 4 folders from the same pub? I was reading that you might be able to registry hack them to disabled, but there's no other way to stop menus from popping up if you "swipe right" or w/e.
Despite the recent additions, the Windows app store offers users far less choice than app stores for the iPad and Android devices. It's meant for casual use not productivity. On the whole, Search functions seem to have gotten better, but the Charm's capability has simultaneously contracted and expanded, in opposite directions.Next page: Metro on the Desktop…1 of 3 Next
in Office 2007+ seems like it could fit the bill. Title bar for StoreApps ? And Microsoft appears to be focusing on boosting the number and quality of the apps users can choose from. Log In or Register to post comments Advertisement WaltC on Jan 18, 2014 As has been said before, a GUI does not an OS make...;) But "Metro" on the desktop w/mouse&keyboard
Misspellings don't bring up apps -- so you have to sometimes search the views. Here are some tips for making Windows 8.1 even more like Windows 7, and for minimizing the silliness of the mobile Windows 8.x user experiences that still linger on. How is the start bar less optimized than putting that stuff in 2 corners and a whole side of the screen? Techutante Totally.
This is the second time the company is releasing a big update and stepping back at the same time to accommodate legacy features. I could have sworn I saw leaked videos of vertically-snapped apps before 8.1 was released. Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name. THANK YOU for telling us about the Win+F and Win+W shortcut keys! :) Been There Done That I've built websites for people that remind me a lot of how developers must
Fortunately, most of the previous Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts still work. Or, hit Windows button and just swipe down to see ‘all apps'. Help yourself. Last modified Feb 11, 2014 at9:44AM kettch 23 minutesago, cbae wroteI hope that when you run Metro apps in a window, the window becomes a view port of the full-sized rendering
Files, including those on completely different hard drives, can now be edited. rogerdanielpaul On a Tablet, the multi-window management in Win8 is awesome. For an operating system viewed to be a failure, it’s astonishing really that 73 percent (2,052) say you have the OS installed. Yes, I can mouse and hit a small button, but I prefer not to.
It's not too hard to think up a good compromise but again MS can't seem to do it.