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8 Reasons To Hate Windows 8.1
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AyushA086
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11/29/2013 | 1:53:06 PM
Saviour to windows 8 and 8.1: HRBRID windows 8 and 8.1
I hated windows 8 and windows 8.1 from the day when I used them.
But these 2 apps will make you love windows 8 and 8.1.

 
  • First, is the Start8 Software which is the best replacement for windows 8 start menu, gives you the feeling of using windows 7 start menu.

 http://download.cnet.com/Start8/3000-2072_4-75732532.html?part=dl-&subj=dl&tag=button

 
  • Second, and the best , ModernMix  which can be used for using windows 8 Apps on desktop mode.Now your apps wont

 https://www.stardock.com/products/modernmix/

 

 

 


 
  •  And for and amazing experience use some features from this page :

http://blog.laptopmag.com/make-windows-8-like-windows-7.

 

You will get a new and better windows 8(actually an aesthetic HRBRID windows 8)
KatarinaC882
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11/29/2013 | 10:40:47 AM
Re: Windoze APE
Start menu vs Start screen aside, the Metro/Modern/Whatever-it's-called interface just can't be effectively controlled with a mouse. Having a touch screen monitor on the desktop won't help much, either. The ergonomics simply don't work out.

Besides, it's very limited. I literally laugh (or giggle anyway) whenever I hear MS boasting about being able to keep four apps opened at once(!) Come, now, Microsoft. Windows 2 could keep a lot more than four apps opened at once!
KatarinaC882
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11/28/2013 | 9:32:34 PM
Re: A bit of fluff there....

I might pin stuff to the taskbar if I could move it farther to the right. On the left is where I keep anywhere from 4 to 8 windows opened at all times while working. If I have a labeled box rather than an icon, I can tell at a glance what's opened where. I don't have to maneuver the mouse to an icon, then decrypt tiny excel thumbnails, which usually vary in minute details, to decide what's where.

I have quick launch icons for three programs well to the right. But the taskbar is for keeping track of opened tasks.

You should consider that people who do things differently may just know what they're doing.

DanmansonmanNZ
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11/28/2013 | 3:13:26 PM
Re: A bit of fluff there....
If you haven't clicked on to Pinning in all the years it has been available, then I do wonder how many other great features in Windows you are missing out on simply.  It would appear to me that you do not know enough about Windows to make opinions as to the usability of any version of Windows.  The best option for you would be to watch some beginners tutorials on Windows 7/8.x to get up to speed with the way things are done faster and more efficiently.  Just a 5 minute video can do a lot for a stubborn person like yourself.
pbug
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11/28/2013 | 12:24:18 AM
Windoze APE
Right, that's the name one of my kids gave 8.  The MUTRO GUI, clearly designed for stupid fones and 20 year old PC's, seems to appeal mainly to people who don't do real work on PC's.  In fact, the bright colored tiles should work real well with toddlers, chimps, apes and any animals that like splatches of color on a PC screen.  But for someone who actually does real work on a PC, a proper desktop - with icons where I want them, with the START menu (whether Win 7 or XP style, Quick Launch Bar, system notification area and the like works really well.  IF there was a simple, clean setting in Win Ape to do that, I'd go for it due to the under the skin improvements.  But there's not, the tools like Classic Shell don't quite cut it for me under 8.1, and when I use a PC I often have multiple windows open - email, browsers windows, Excel, Word and more.  Oh - yes, I did try out 8 and 8.1 - couldn't stand either one.  Clutzy and sloppy - apparently Microsloth's new way of doing business.  Oddly, I almost like Office 365 - and for the most part find it quite usable.
KatarinaC882
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11/28/2013 | 12:12:38 AM
Re: A bit of fluff there....
I don't have anything pinned to the taskbar.
DanmansonmanNZ
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11/27/2013 | 8:46:18 PM
Re: A bit of fluff there....
There's a problem with your method.  You do not browse a list of items and choose one.  By typing in two, three or four letters, the list is instantly updated with each letter entered, the amount of items found are very small, usually one or two.  Typing calc then pressing enter gets the calculator, word then enter gets Word and so on, it takes 1 second to do these, it's not slow. Right clicking the start button gets you Programs, Power, Event Viewer, System, Device Manager, Network Connections, Disk Management, Computer Management, Command Prompt, Task manager, Control Panel, Explorer, Search, Run, Shutdown, Desktop.....all in one small and simple context menu, the old start menu doesn't do that. Documents, Pictures, Music etc can be pinned to Start, so you can get to them the same way you did before....Start ---> Documents.  Or you just click Explorer that is pinned to the Taskbar, and your Documents/Pictures/Music etc are right there, no need to go to Start in the first place.
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11/27/2013 | 8:35:17 PM
Re: A bit of fluff there....
I couldn't let this pass. The so-called "new" method of searching for programs, then browsing a list and choosing one, was how we ran programs on MS DOS. Except even then one could make a batch (.BAT) file with whatever abreviated name one chose, and run it from any directory.

As to the start screen, when it occupies only a part of the screen rather than all fo it, and it offers easy access to control panel, documents, images, music, file explorer, devices, printers, recently used programs and more, I'll pass.
KatarinaC882
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11/27/2013 | 10:48:21 AM
Re: The real business reason to hate win 8
Oh, Windows 8.1 is not a desktop OS. It's a tablet OS with a crippled desktop module. That's like removing the engine of a car and hitching it to a horse, then claiming it's still a car and does the same things a car does.

But the "feature" I really don't understand is the search. I understand searching the web for information or videos, photos, music, whatever. I understand searching my own PC for files, settings, utilities and so on. I do not udertsand searching everything regardless of what's being searched.

See, if I want to find a short story I'm working on, I would search my PC and not the web. If I want to find a podcast to downlaod, I would search the web and not my PC.
KatarinaC882
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11/27/2013 | 10:47:54 AM
Re: The real business reason to hate win 8
Oh, Windows 8.1 is not a desktop OS. It's a tablet OS with a crippled desktop module. That's like removing the engine of a car and hitching it to a horse, then claiming it's still a car and does the same things a car does.

But the "feature" I really don't understand is the search. I understand searching the web for information or videos, photos, music, whatever. I understand searching my own PC for files, settings, utilities and so on. I do not udertsand searching everything regardless of what's being searched.

See, if I want to find a short story I'm working on, I would search my PC and not the web. If I want to find a podcast to downlaod, I would search the web and not my PC.
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