Comments on: Windows 8 Review – Part Two: The Things I Love http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:29:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Marfig http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-66 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 01:13:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-66 “I do agree, but I don’t think giving people an option would have hurt.”

Indeed. Options is something Microsoft is lacking on their OS division. Don’t really know where the company is taking us with Windows. But ever since Vista, I feel like driving on a road and having this nagging feeling I should have left it when I could.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-54 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 02:48:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-54 I do agree, but I don’t think giving people an option would have hurt. It kind of reminds me of Apple here… what the company wants is what the company goes with. Linux isn’t far off though, with things like GNOME.

Microsoft -still- should have given people an option to default to one of the filters there. As I mentioned in the article, I know a lot of people who regularly search their PCs for music and photos, and this manages to add another step to that process (having to filter by Files on the right side).

Of course, you mentioned Start menu replacements in the other article… perhaps that’s the real solution.

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By: BornRight http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-51 Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:04:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-51 In Win 7 start menu, the space to show all results is limited. Separating search results allows room for all results to be displayed. Now you can see more details about each file. Microsoft provides a thorough explanation of why they’re using filters on their blog:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/18/designing-search-for-the-start-screen.aspx

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-50 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:52:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-50 I was picturing a pagination setup where Apps would be listed first, and then Files in the second column and Control Panel stuffs in the third. Windows Vista and 7 had this exact functionality, except it was a list in the Start menu rather than in a full-page search like Windows 8. I’ve included a shot to show what I’m talking about (from W7).

Perhaps a better fix though would be for Microsoft to retain the category you last had selected. That’d be useful if someone -only- ever searches for documents. As it is right now, they’d have to click on the Files icon to the right after each search (unless I am totally missing something).

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By: BornRight http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-49 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 23:39:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-49 ///but it be nice to see results from all three categories at once, rather than having to click on the filters to the right.///

This isn’t practical. The filters on the right can even show you web search results if you select a browser, or a wikipedia page if you select the wiki app and so on & so forth. Therefore showing the contents from all the filters together will only produce noise.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-47 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:17:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-47 I agree on the “hate” thing. It extends far beyond that though… there are MANY words nowadays that mean incredible things, but are used in the most tame contexts. This article is “incredible” and “amazing”, for example ;-)

The unfortunate thing for Microsoft is… if it had released Windows 8 and offered a choice between Modern UI and the old-fashioned Start menu, a LOT of the hate towards the OS could have been avoided. People would have then been able to look past the Start screen and appreciated all of the other things the OS offered. Instead, Microsoft chose to be stubborn, and I don’t think that decision will pay off.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-45 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:38:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-45 Hate is such a strong word. And unfortunately with its meaning completely ruined by a generation of young cybernauts who decided anyone who didn’t like something, hated it.

I hate Windows 8, though. It’s that type of hate. I hate that it doesn’t give me full support for the UI that has been in one way or another following us since Windows 95 and that allowed the computer world to still thrive and no one got hurt. And, like a jealous kid, I hate that it’s a pretty UI at places.

It shouldn’t matter though. I should never have Windows 8 installed on my machine so it can feel my hate with the back of my hand. Do like some of the stuff you mentioned though, Rob. Ironically, nothing that couldn’t have been added to a Windows 8 without Metro.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-44 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:20:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-44 I don’t blame you. It’s hard to move away from an OS like that when it’s one of the best MS has ever produced!

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By: Bilal Khan http://techgage.com/article/windows_8_review_-_part_two_the_things_i_love/#comment-42 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:44:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/things_i_love_about_windows_8_temp/#comment-42 I was also quite hateful of Win 8. But after reading this it seems it was abit uncalled for, lol!
Love the ‘Refreshing Your PC’ stuff!
Gonna stick with Win7 for now though.. :D

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