At 10/31/12 02:51 PM, SkeletonGimp wrote:
Move your mouse to the corner brah....
I don't have Windows 8 and I don't plan on getting it. Just curious.
At 10/31/12 03:44 PM, EJR wrote:
When you press the Windows key or drag your cursor to the bottom left corner of your screen + click you get taken to a tile interface that you find on their phones and such. It's actually really cool. There's a desktop option if you want to use windows classically, but then the rest of the tiles could be programs, apps, widgets, you name it. It essentially replaces the start menu and adds a lot more on to it. To find programs that aren't on your taskbar or in the tile interface you have to right click the tile interface and press the option "all apps" and it brings you to another listing; alternatively you could just start typing the name of the app or program from the interface and it'll find it immediately.
This is my dashboard. I've customized it so everything I regularly use is first and widgets take up the next few columns. I really like it. Everything feels so smooth and clean. The Music app is horrendous so I'm still sticking to Spotify for my music playback.
That actually looks really tacky and unnecessary. It opens up a whole new window just for the user to choose what program to run? That seems pretty ridiculous. Also the start menu makes a distinction between recently used programs, programs that you pin to it, and the Control Panel/My Computer, etc... by placing them in their own lists. That interface doesn't look like it makes the distinction and just throws everything as an assortment of pictures (of course this is just an educated guess, I haven't actually tried the thing myself).
Frankly to me it looks like a transition from a mobile OS to a desktop OS that went horribly wrong. That kind of interface may work well for a mobile, but taking the start menu away for desktop users too is a bad idea that just doesn't seem to work as well with a keyboard and mouse and will just cause lots of people to try and get accustomed to it when the start menu worked so well before. In my opinion, of course.