Obviously it depends on the program (some still have the "old-fashioned" arrangement of a an "X" in the top right hand corner) but to grab/drag/hold (until the shrunken program reverses) seems harder than a simple click!!
Er yes because there is a difference between desktop apps and Modern UI apps!
So are you saying that the Modern UI Apps are harder (as I've found out)? Don't this nullify your previous post?
The Apps page doesn't allow me (or to be more precise, I haven't found a way of doing it) to edit it so only the relevant Apps display - this means I'm invariably having to scroll to look for my App (***).
right click > unpin
click > drag the app around???
If you're on about the "All Apps" bit - if its frequently used, pin it to the main start screen!
I'm not aware of multiple Apps screens, just the one, plus the "Tiles" screen.
Incidentally, I tried your suggestion, but it didn't work & the choices on offer didn't match your comments!
The fact that some programs "obliterate" the Task-Bar means that I'm no longer able to simply click between Programs, but I have to do the Alt-Tab approach!
Then don't open the Modern UI apps! Nobody is forcing you to use them, they wern't there in Windows 7. Windows 8 does not force you to use any full screen apps!!
Sorry, I really don't understand what you are talking about!
Are you talking about Skydrive? Which I didn't want & it would not let me get rid of it (until I found a "dirty-way" to do it).
This was controlling that save facility in Word (which I've used the various variants since Ver 2), contrary to the Save-Defaults that I had set, or am I supposed to stop using Word!
They even took away such silly progs such as Free-Cell & you were expected to download the modern equivalent which is riddled with Adverts!
You have got to remember that these full screen apps are an offering, and you aren't forced to use any of them, they are a different experience and mainly designed at touchscreen and handheld devices. Don't confuse that with the OS, it's just those Apps. Windows 8 gives you a choice that is fully integrated with one another and fully maintains backwards-compatibility.
As I've said in another post, I haven't bought a quasi-Media-Centre but, or so I thought, I was buying a PC - but I certainly agree with you that it is designed for these quasi-media-centres!
Obviously the UI is not the same thing as the OS, but it is the Front-End to it & its flexibility/adaptability/usability is dictated by that Front-End!
I do note that, when I responded to your challenge with various examples, you haven't refuted any of it - only made a suggestion to stop using it!