Spread over a couple of 24" monitors a trip to the "start screen" is
like a voyage into toy town. Once the entire "metro" interface is
banished it becomes a little more realistic IMHO. The charms bar also
works badly on multi screen setups.
Forcing the metro / modern apps to run full screen also renders them
useless. (if the reduced functionality alone did not do that)
Still if you like it, go for it, it just does not work for me.
Nope, and that is my config.
Once the entire "metro" interface is
Don’t need to banish it, I launch and select the app
I want to use from the quicklaunch toolbar just like
I do with 7 and only ever use the text box for the stuff
I don’t use often enough to have pinned to the QL toolbar.
The charms bar also
Works fine here.
Like hell it does, that's how I use them.
Doesn’t do that either.
Its completely trivial to use the Win7 UI if you don’t like it.
For example, you create a new network connection (a VPN say) and then go
to make it "connect" for the first time. It will prompt for the username
and password. Now in Win 7 this all happens in normal windows gadgets
and controls, so you can for example go to another window select and
copy the username, then paste it in, then repeat for the password. You
can't do that with the win 8 version - you could have the username ready
in the paste buffer, paste that in, but when you go to select the
password from elsewhere, it simply consumes the first click outside of
the slide in control and causes it to abandon the credential entry
session and slide the panel closed.
That lets you specify the destination address and the name of the
connection - it does not let you fill in the password or user name - it
asks for those the first time you try to connect (on mine anyway).
Indeed, I do. Which means you have to spend a certain amount of time
overriding all the default handlers that like to throw you out to a toy
town one though.
A number of times I have had to rescue someone who has for example tried
to open a PDF, got the bundled toy town reader, but then not been able
to get back to the desktop after.
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