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7 Things You’ll Hate About Windows 8

This article will tell you 7 things you’ll hate about Windows 8.

After the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has received mixed reactions from critics as well as the users. You must must be aware about all the new good stuff about Windows 8 because of a lot of publicity of those features, but in this article we are going to see a few features which you will hate. You might start to like these in the long run but will surely be unpleasant in the beginning.

  1. As we all know that the most unique feature of Windows 8 is the attractive Metro UI. These bright tiles serve both as app shortcuts and live widgets. But you will definitely face a lot of problems when using these with a keyboard and a mouse instead of touch. Another disappointment you will face is that these tiles keep disappearing again and again without any reason.
  2. Both the Metro and the normal Desktop Windows 7 UI are the two most incompatible things gelled together. When you switch from one UI to the other, any application that support s both the UI will restart and launch its version compatible with the other UI, and you may lose your data. Take IE for instance, when you switch between interfaces, you will lose the pages that you were surfing earlier.
  3. The metro shortcuts are very annoying and bit tricky. For instance in you want to open the Metro start page; you need to navigate your pointer to the bottom left corner of the screen. Also whenever you press windows logo button, you result in changing the UI which is very inconvenient as one tends to press that button unintentionally many a times while working.
  4. When we are habitual of scrolling vertically with the mouse wheel, in Windows 8 the wheel would scroll the things horizontally. The interface is similar as you would experience when you are using a touch device and swipe the screens with your finger, but with a mouse it is really a hectic job.
  5. The Metro apps will always display in full screen and if you want to access two apps at the same time, you need to use the vertical panel on the side of the screen. The interface is no closer to the present one in which users have the freedom to put their app screen anywhere and of any size they desire. Most of the apps are not useful in the vertical panel format and you will take a lot of time to adjust to it.
  6. The Metro tiles interface used inside every app, though gives a good look to it, but the information density per page is very less. For instance in the music app when you search for songs, you will get only 24 tiles at a time and to see more you need to scroll. The tiles do take a finite time to load which is really very annoying. Same is the case with other third party apps such as Evernote etc.
  7. The Metro menus are very contextual e.g. if you go to settings in start page, it will show you only the setting pertaining to that page and not the kind of options you expect on a normal control panel. You need to dig deep to get to those settings.

Although Microsoft has paid much heed to the looks and touch compatibility of the OS but it has certainly created a lot of hassles for its desktop users this time.

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