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AlexTheRepublican
02-04-2013, 05:38 PM
Hey, ROG fellows! This is kinda an off-topic discussion about the Windows 8 button. Most people nowadays like this modern Windows 8 button. Do you ROGers like it? I'm asking this because my father designed it. LOL joking :P! But anyway, to be honest I love it, I consider it as a big step for Microsoft and a very representative way of advancing and design progression. Oh by the way my 2013 G55 has it :D!

gokica
02-04-2013, 05:40 PM
I think the Republicans invented it. Maybe that is why you are so fond of it. Ha, ha. I am just kidding.

Apexing
02-04-2013, 08:37 PM
windows 8 button?
what do you mean, the metro ui? the logo on boot up?
if its either, then yea i like it.
metro ui is just a fullscreen start menu. easy access by clicking the windows button on the keyboard, and closes the same way.
and heck. most ppl know the keyboard shortcuts for stuff they use a lot.

mrwolf
02-04-2013, 09:11 PM
Ah ive got my windows 7 all Skinned out with ROG logo's hehe :p

Clintlgm
02-04-2013, 09:55 PM
No I don't like the Win 8 interface at all. I have Classic Shell, I boot directly to log in, straight to desktop, I have a complete shut down button set up. My wife also has classic Shell, but she still has the lock screen then log in and then Win 8 tiles she goes from there to desktop. She is learning the tile set up and since she has a touch screen and only uses one window at a time I think she'll get used to it. Nov Dec Jan she still *****es about the interface and she never multi tasks. She uses classic shell to reboot and shutdown. She also complains about not haveing POP email support and refused to use Outlook still we'll see how that comes out.

cl-Albert
02-04-2013, 10:24 PM
I still prefer the mouse and keyboard interface in Win8 and like using the 2 methods below to get around and open desktop items.
Basically, you can open many desktop items directly from the Win8 interface without switching to the desktop interface first.

1. At the Win8 interface, right click on the bottom left-hand corner to pull up the options for device manager, file explorer and other desktop menu items. There is actually a way you can customize this menu with some effort, but I haven't tried it.
2. At the Win8 interface, just start typing whatever you want to run (like 'calculator') to pull up the search interface (you don't need to pull up the search 'charm' first to start searching, just type) and select it, but don't forget to look under the 'settings' or 'files' when necessary and not just the 'apps'.

There are also plenty of keyboard shortcuts you can use, but I haven't memorized many of them yet.

Hope this helps those to 'tolerate' Win8 a little more!

Primeval
02-04-2013, 11:55 PM
Yes I like how it looks. I also like Windows 8 in general since it feels more stable, secure, etc... but the downside is that it was made for mobile devices, so it feels awkward using it without touch screen technology. In addition, they removed the glassy transparent theme that they had on Windows Vista and Windows 7, which is extremely stupid because almost everybody loved that.

rewben
02-05-2013, 08:45 AM
yeah i am getting used to it after a while. with keyboard it's much more easier.

Tomislav
02-05-2013, 12:33 PM
well I didn't love areo themes in win 7 (and that was the only thing I didn't like) I use win 8 start button (not metro but the start button there is a program for that) works same as win 7. I love having my shutdown options and the normal search options at hand. I would use metro on a touch screen this way it seems rather pointless...

Nakretyn
02-05-2013, 01:59 PM
I wish to use aero and start button on win 8. And on win 8 logo does not seem like Win, its looking like window.
That is my opinion.

WontonNoodle
02-05-2013, 02:14 PM
yeah I do, it's easier to open programs because theres more programs on the screen at the same time.

with the start menu i have to do multiple clicks, with win8 i just click once

AlexTheRepublican
02-05-2013, 05:03 PM
Ah ive got my windows 7 all Skinned out with ROG logo's hehe :p Very cool!

AlexTheRepublican
02-05-2013, 05:04 PM
yeah I do, it's easier to open programs because theres more programs on the screen at the same time.

with the start menu i have to do multiple clicks, with win8 i just click once Very good description, dude! Nice :D