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28-Dec-2011, 11:03 AM #1
Things that I think Windows 8 should/should not have
Windows 8 should have:
  • A brand new login
  • Minimize, Maximize and Close icons change


Windows 8 shouldn't have:


  • Metro
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28-Dec-2011, 11:09 AM #2
Yeap. One word. Metro.
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29-Dec-2011, 12:39 AM #3
The metro is cool when you first install it and its cool to show off to your friends, but it is ANOYING, if only there was an option to open the regular start menu instead. When I am trying to quickly access things I have to open this Full Screen menu and browse though all of these icons not sorted in any way, and there is no way to create folders!! If I could open the normal start menu this would be x10 better!
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29-Dec-2011, 01:04 AM #4
Oh another thing you can't have the drivers for I Wi-Fi adapter available for download through windows update!!! I had to move my desktop downstairs just to get my wifi card to work.
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29-Dec-2011, 02:12 AM #5
Early days. It isn't even a beta test release. It's main purpose is to let the software guys, pro and amateur, get to work and improve the compatibility of their products.
MS blogs have already indicated that the Metro interface will be optional.

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29-Dec-2011, 12:36 PM #6
I hope it isn't going to be in the official Windows 8, or I'm sticking with XP.
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29-Dec-2011, 07:20 PM #7
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Originally Posted by jakey8 View Post
I hope it isn't going to be in the official Windows 8, or I'm sticking with XP.
Good luck with that.
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29-Dec-2011, 07:22 PM #8
I do agree that the Metro interface is not the most desirable but it has to have some type of touch interface. I can't imagine trying to navigate windows on tablet with the current interface that windows has. That would be a nightmare.
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30-Dec-2011, 11:34 AM #9
Apparently, there is Windows XP Tablet PC Edition that is for touch screen.
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07-Jan-2012, 04:08 PM #10
I'm currently working on fixes for these things:

+ Integrating Windows 7 Explorer with Windows 8's so you can have the normal start menu back but with the new look.
+ Bug Fixing
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08-Jan-2012, 03:36 AM #11
Already been done but, as I said in another post, the Beta will shortly be out and, from available comments and reading, many points regarding the Metro/old start menu, will be resolved.
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08-Jan-2012, 05:29 AM #12
I am hoping they will include something along the lines of Windows Media Center in the Beta and the RTM. The way WMC is set up it would be a great Touch Screen App.
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08-Jan-2012, 10:05 AM #13
Not MS, but third party. I hope to see some touch screen apps in grphics/paint.-you know - just touch a colour and paint it etc.
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08-Jan-2012, 10:06 AM #14
@davehc

They already have a painting program.
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08-Jan-2012, 01:32 PM #15
I am well aware of that. Have another read of my post.
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