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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Oct-12 20:36:40
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Your basic error is to assume that you can't do more than one thing at a time with full-screen applications. You can (that's one of the lessons that Apple has learnt), and you can do it much more efficiently than you can with windows. It does take a little practice to get into the swing of things, and you have to open your mind to new concepts, but it works just fine. People don't realize just how much the WIMP paradigm damages productivity.


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The problem with full screen apps is that you have to keep swapping between screens, a pain in the neck if I got say Vegas and sound forge open, in the desktop mode I can put them side by side. I must admit I do need another monitor, that would make things easier.


Still, makes no difference to me as I doubt none of the software i use will be full screen and made for metro or what ever Ms wants to call it.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 25-Oct-12 20:38:00
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What is the software that you use at work?


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 25-Oct-12 20:39:17
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Are you you sure you are not BatBoy?
Are you sure you're not Adslmax?


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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Oct-12 20:39:59
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Microsoft is not forcing desktop users to use Metro, that is what some are failing to understand.

If you don't want to use Metro apps, then you don't have to (unless you are running Windows RT of course, but then what do you expect?), if you consider the new start screen a metro app, well then tough you're stuck with that one.

Bar that, you never have to use a metro app to do anything in Windows 8 if you don't have to, everything else is where it used to be....

Metro is there at the moment primarily for touch devices, yes, Microsoft are simply doing you a favour as a desktop user and allowing you to use them if you want, by making it part of the same ecosystem. The same cannot be said of Apple.



you can use other software on a Apple Mac, you not just forced to use Apple apps. anyway if you think Apple is doing that, then how long will it be before Ms does the same thing?

MS may not be forcing people to use metro apps, but they are forcing people to the metro screen, give people the choice if they want to boot to metro or desktop, it is such a easy thing to do.

they must have thought about it at some point since they left the start menu in windows 8 for a while.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Oct-12 20:40:26
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Applications don't have to be full screen; some are, some aren't. But you are quite right; multiple monitors is a far better solution than overlapping windows.
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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Oct-12 20:43:17
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Next few months? support was until 2014...


2014? that surprised me, i presume that is extended support, just security updates only.

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Oct-12 21:17:26
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The ignition (start/stop) is usually in the same place and the indicator stalk is always on the same side!

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Oct-12 21:20:33
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Wrong on both counts I'm afraid.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 25-Oct-12 21:22:07
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That's not quite true, some cars have keyless start, card-based start, saab had the ignition in-between the seats. Some vehicles have the indicator on the RHS of the steering wheel, some even have the directions reversed of which goes left and which goes right.

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(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Oct-12 21:26:43
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I have an S-Max with no ignition and Saab have gone boobies up so don't count hence the "USUALLY".

I did think all indicator stalks were on the same side. OMG I made a mistake!

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