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matjam  ·  1478 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Windows 10

good. I can't wait. Running 8.1 for my gaming machine and its pathetic. Navigating installed software is so much worse than anything else. Looking forward to having some kind of start menu. Hated charms in Windows 8. So many clicks to get anywhere. Navigating the OS at all is a chore.

borkbork  ·  1477 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've gotten used to most of 8's kinks by now, but I absolutely agree. Navigating the OS just feels so disjointed because of metro/charms. There are a few keyboard shortcuts which are pretty useful in Windows 8 to make life a little bit easier though (in case someone hasn't heard of these):

Win+Q: brings up the quick search panel without dragging you out of desktop mode (it's equivalent to pressing the windows key and typing, but you get to avoid most of the metro interface)

Win+I: brings up the settings panel within the charms bar for quick access to the shutdown/reboot menu

Win+C: brings up the charms bar

Win+X: displays a context menu for easy access to the Control Panel as well as a few useful system features

Blankstamped  ·  1478 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know the feeling. Windows 10 did away with charms and the metro-fullscreen thing, which makes me happy. 8.1 was a mess- not as bad as Vista, but a couple steps back from 7.