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# 177479 3-Aug-2015 22:00
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And who's hating it?

What are the features you like, and ones you don't.

I love the left hand menu on the tablet mode, and leaving the taskbar on - those make the tablet mode experience way easier. 

I also like the search, seems better - and that snap gesture, task switch gesture - that's really cool. 

The right click seems to have wide spaces for touch I suppose, which seemed buggy at first (too wide), but hasn't bothered me recently. 




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  # 1358240 3-Aug-2015 22:07
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Have installed it today on my laptop and find it much better than the previous operating system. Having said that, it was an upgrade from 8.1, therefore almost anything would be an upgrade (given that, although it has a touch screen, it is not a tablet and I don't want the interface to try and force me to use it as one).



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  # 1358242 3-Aug-2015 22:12
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I hate the small icons in the taskbar, they need to be bigger.







 
 
 
 




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  # 1358245 3-Aug-2015 22:25
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solaybro: I hate the small icons in the taskbar, they need to be bigger.


Yeah that is totally an issue. Especially on a small screen/touch.

Microsoft said that they would have some responsiveness in the sizing of everything, but that taskbar, not so much. They need an option to make it bigger. 




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  # 1358247 3-Aug-2015 22:26
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dolsen: Have installed it today on my laptop and find it much better than the previous operating system. Having said that, it was an upgrade from 8.1, therefore almost anything would be an upgrade (given that, although it has a touch screen, it is not a tablet and I don't want the interface to try and force me to use it as one).




I know, 8.1 kinda sucked on a desktop/laptop. So glad that charms bar is gone!




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  # 1358272 3-Aug-2015 23:51
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Start menu - why can't I edit the items on the left?

Why do all my Start menu icons sit on blue box tiles? Is the app's icon not enough? Wish the boxes were transparent.

Why does every open item on the bottom taskbar have a blue underline? I can already tell they're open because I have them set to show their titles (whereas my inactive icons are textless); blue lines are distracting.

Why aren't titlebar colours editable out of the box? I had to install a tool to be able to change titlebar colours; stark white looked horrible.

Why does the ding/alert/error sound sound like I've received an email or a pleasant notification? Doesn't fit the event.

Why doesn't Explorer have tabs?

Other than that, no qualms. Feels like the Windows I know, but with a really bad UI skin applied. (bring back Aero!)




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  # 1358273 3-Aug-2015 23:59
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ChrisNZL: Start menu - why can't I edit the items on the left?

Why do all my Start menu icons sit on blue box tiles? Is the app's icon not enough? Wish the boxes were transparent.

Why does every open item on the bottom taskbar have a blue underline? I can already tell they're open because I have them set to show their titles (whereas my inactive icons are textless); blue lines are distracting.

Why aren't titlebar colours editable out of the box? I had to install a tool to be able to change titlebar colours; stark white looked horrible.

Why does the ding/alert/error sound sound like I've received an email or a pleasant notification? Doesn't fit the event.

Why doesn't Explorer have tabs?

Other than that, no qualms. Feels like the Windows I know, but with a really bad UI skin applied. (bring back Aero!)


It might be nice to have more control over the skin. I am sure third party software will do that heavily. 






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  # 1358274 4-Aug-2015 00:01
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Cool looking game btw :)




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  # 1358277 4-Aug-2015 00:07
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I like how it uses all of my RAM not just the first 16gb (was on Win7 HomePrem)

I really like it, getting used to it, but on desktop there is no issues with the icon sizes.  I like the new start menu too and how easy it is to search.

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  # 1358281 4-Aug-2015 01:22
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solaybro: I hate the small icons in the taskbar, they need to be bigger.


Dreal:
solaybro: I hate the small icons in the taskbar, they need to be bigger.


Yeah that is totally an issue. Especially on a small screen/touch.

Microsoft said that they would have some responsiveness in the sizing of everything, but that taskbar, not so much. They need an option to make it bigger. 


Right click desktop, display settings, Change the size of text, apps, and other items, move slider to the right.

Helps for me on a 2560x1440 screen



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  # 1358284 4-Aug-2015 02:26
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I always do that on a tablet. Helps with all the desktop stuff, lots. But the taskbar is still a little weeny. Mind you the tablet mode is quite a bit more powerful than 8.1's tiles, so I may adapt to primarily using that. 




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  # 1358287 4-Aug-2015 04:28
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I like it so far.

Start8 and the group policy for disabling the slide down lock screen work just as well as they did in Windows 8 so I can barely tell a difference other than the visual changes.

Overall it does seem slightly less counter-intuitive than windows 8 was, Unless you want to change a Non-Standard setting that is, Then the guesswork starts.




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  # 1358314 4-Aug-2015 07:59
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I find the Start Menu / Task Bar freezes a lot, and when it freezes for a long time instead of giving you the old fashioned "Not Responding" thing we can ignore, we get a new obnoxious Critical Error menu. What makes it obnoxious? Well it superimposes itself on the screen, so you cannot ignore it, only has a sign out option (no dismiss), AND it prevents the running of all Metro apps plus the Start Menu and Task Bar until you sign out. Very poor design choice there.

Other than that I am liking it so far, Groove is better than Xbox Music was and login times are faster




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  # 1358318 4-Aug-2015 08:07
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Works good. Pretty efficient. Good technology like ReFS and Storage Spaces. Give it a year and it'll be great.

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  # 1358320 4-Aug-2015 08:14
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There's a lot of good scaling options which I find useful as I'm running Windows in Parallels on my Mac.  So sometimes I'm running it on an external 1080p monitor, other times it's running on my Retina display so I have to scale things on the fly otherwise the icons are pixel size!  Works well.

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  # 1358367 4-Aug-2015 09:36
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Didn't have a problem with 8.1 at all on touch or laptop.

Windows 10 is great too.

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