I have been a staunch Microsoft defender for a long time...but this....deep breath???.this takes the cake. I keep thinking I'll adjust to the new interface, but the more I use it on my desktop, the more I find things I cant believe they didnt fix it before they released it, and the more I hate it. I am hopeful that I will eventually say "Boy, I like Win 8", but so far, its been a battle to not drive to Redmond and throw a brick through their window, then reinstall Win 7. Perhaps the things on my "Why I hate win 8" list can be answered by other readers. If so It will help pull me back from the whole "brick" thing which, while I know it sounds like a bad idea....is somehow appealing.
1. wheres my run bar
2. wheres my recently opened files list
3. What were they thinking when they designed the music interface. If youre a teenager, maybe thats appealing but really, how many teenagers use their own money to buy new OS's? I want to see a list of my music folders. If I want the "Formerly known as Extra Large Icons" view, I'll select it from a list of views. Give me my list! Oh, and all the other stuff that I have purposely put in my main Music folder such as lists of song lyrics and other things that I consider Music related, thanks for making that unavailable Microsoft. I WANT IN MY STINKING MUSIC FOLDER back the way it was! I have to switch to my desktop Where I have put a shortcut to my profile and browse to it. Thanks for that Microsoft!
3a. Where the heck is Windows Media player? If I want to burn some tracks to a cd. I can starts a track playing and that will bring it up, I can stop it, and click the Burn CD tab, but who thought this was better...anybody? this is such a no brainer, Im sure Im missing something. HELP!
4. Lets talk about Internet Explorer. IE launched from the tile is completely different from the one launched from the desktop. The tile launches this full screen versions that apparently, they absolutely do not want you to use. If they did want you to use it, they wouldnt have went to so much trouble to hide your Favorites. Having to use Google to find the lame and insufficient controls that they did include seems a teensy bit counter intuitive to me. Once you find your Favorites however...good luck trying to find the organization that you spent so much time building under Win 7. And if you only want to see a couple at a time, again, in the "formerly known as Extra Large Icons" view, you'll feel right at home. For anyone else???(unless I'm missing something crucial and I'm hoping thats the case)...screw you. You'll look at it the way our focus group decided you will and if you dont like that, go somewhere else for your Browser!...hmmm.....
4a. And while Im on a rant about IE from the tile???.who thought it would be better to remove the resize, minimize and close buttons. I can resize my IE???.sort of???. If I grab the top edge and pull down (and who thought that would be intuitive (thanks again Google)) it will let me drag it to an area about 3 inches wide on the right edge, or the left edge in a top of the screen to the bottom of the screen only view???..thats it??? You want it in the middle? Nope, You want it in the lower left quadrant of your display? Nope! Want it left edge but only from the top to half way down? Nope. Focus group rules! Love it or leave us!
I understand now why Microsoft was selling their new OS for 39$.
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