ugh jesus fucking christ
ugh jesus fucking christ
I'm so inefficient when it comes to using my computer. I've disabled all the icons on my desktop and pinned the command prompt and the file explorer to my task bar. To launch programs I either type the command in the command prompt or look for the exe manually in the explorer.
My reasoning behind this is by the time the icons all load in the "All Programs" tab, I would have found the executable already.
That's a terrible reason Microsoft.
Im pretty sure i use it every 5 seconds. Thanks MS for being full of bullshit!
Some distro's have Metro-like UI systems AND the option of using the traditional desktop quick-launch menu system.
Guess which one people tend to use and like the most? The quick-launch menu system. There are even hundreds of kinds to choose from.
Even Dock systems are more popular. There are tons of those to pick from too.
"Well uh...everyone in our offices uses metro now so I guess nobody in the world uses the start button anymore? Yeah that sounds about right!"
I'd grab you the thread, but I have no idea how far back it is.
Another good move by microsoft
I can tell you why Microsoft is doing this. There was an IAMA on Reddit about a month ago by a guy who was on their future development team. This team works on products that are about 8 years out, most of which never see the light of day.
A lot of their products are products that people simply aren't ready for. Programs that constantly track your location, things you like, your messages, phone calls, etc to deliver content, information, and just do really cool stuff. Try implementing something like that right now, and most people would be worried and not want all of that information to be monitored, you have to make them used to sacrificing that information.
This is the same concept. The new UI is just different, it is streamlined for multiple platforms. The thing is, not many of us have a windows tablet, phone, and PC, so a lot of people do not like Metro. However, you're never going to have a UI like Metro succeed if you're not assertive with it and usher it in. It's not a bad UI, it is just different, it is not what power users are used to, but Metro UI is going to play a big roll in your Windows machines in the future.
tl;dr Microsoft is preparing for the future. The functionality is still there. Don't be so resistant to change. You can bet that Microsoft has big plans with Metro in the future. It wouldn't make such a drastic change for no reason.
Another reason why not to get W8!
The list just keeps growing.
I can't not use the start menu. My windows key doesn't work.
They should at least give us an option to use it.
I need the start button! Thats how I always get to where my porn is stored!
Hey guys there's still a start button! All you have to do is move the mouse to the bottom left of the screen, it's just hidden now!
Aw fuck it no one's gonna read this post anyways.
Actually this is true for me, I don't know if I've even clicked start in the last week
I'll be honest I rarely use the start menu. Everything I need is accessible via my desktop.
First: how the hell do they know people stopped using it? How do they operate the current windows systems otherwise?
Second: People were trying to bring it back with softwares etc and microsoft were removing them.
1. Microsoft has an opt-in user feedback program. Agreeing to take part in this program will send Microsoft non-identifying information about how you use Windows.
2. This is incorrect. If you had read the thread you would have known this. Microsoft is NOT trying to block use of these applications.
Start menu is still there its just different.
How am I supposed to turn off my computer now?
i dunno, pressing the power button