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1.0 out of 5 stars What a horrible mess!, 31 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Standard 64 bit OEM, WN7-00403, English Version (DVD-ROM)
Who would think of putting a mobile phone interface on a desktop machine? Microsoft!

What a horrible mess this operating system is. Why didn't microsoft listen to their quality control? How could they allow this abysmal crap to actually make it onto the market? What is worse Windows 7 is now obsolete, no new licenses are being issued. So eventually everyone will be forced onto this horrendous bus crash of an operating system, unless they switch to Linux, now there's an idea.

What do I have against Windows 8?

1. How does one switch off the gesture control? It seems that even if you switch it off it switches itself back on again.

2. How do you shut down without going through a longwinded obscure process?

3. Where did the start button go?

Linux is looking more and more attractive by the upgrade.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2014 13:23:59 GMT
PaulR says:
" 2. How do you shut down without going through a longwinded obscure process?"

I'm not excusing what Microsoft have done here just offering a solution that has been missed by many. Assuming you're using the Desktop just click anywhere on the desktop then use ALT + F4 and you're shown the old shut down dialog box :)

Posted on 18 Jan 2014 10:51:16 GMT
how do you turn off the TV? just use the off button. it'll go into standby - you don't really need to shut down these days

Posted on 25 Jan 2014 16:37:30 GMT
David Smith says:
I hate W8 but have solved the problems by downloading a free bit of software called Classic Shell which makes W8 look and behave very similar to W7.

Posted on 27 Jan 2014 11:27:41 GMT
P.P. says:
1. Gesture conrtol isn't harmful. I simply do not use many of them. What helps me is that I like to use keyboard shortcuts to improve efficiency anyway, so W8 has been a good transition for me overall. It wasn't at first though. Learning how to use W8 by myself without any aid from Microsoft (there isn't much useful material from them) turned the air in my home blue for a fortnight.

2. Use the big power button on the front or top of your desktop to switch it off. Or you can set it so that pressing the button sends the device into sleep or standby if you prefer.

3. You don't need it. W8 and its process flow is more efficient - we just don't know it yet. I now work better and faster with W8.1 than I did with W7 (which was a great OS).

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014 12:32:18 GMT
I think the old [WIN KEY] + [U] + [U] is much quicker.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014 18:19:42 GMT
PaulR says:
It would be except in Windows 8 hitting Meta / Windows Key + U opens the Ease of Access settings.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 13:24:20 GMT
What is the point of Micro$oft making this change then? Just to p*** people off?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 20:25:19 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Mar 2014 20:27:37 GMT
David Smith says:
Perhaps to cater for the geeks who always like the latest technology, as born out by the clamour to get the latest phones etc.

Personally, all I want is something that does the job and is easy to use.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2014 22:00:49 GMT
PaulR says:
They wanted to force the UI (tiles and all) onto everyone saying it was better. The thing is that from the first preview version everyone was begging them not to force it and make it an option. As you can see they ignored everyone because Microsoft knows best.. Search for "Classic Shell" if you want to get a more familiar start button than offered in 8.1
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