Posts Tagged ‘metro ui’

Google Developing a Chrome Metro Version for Windows 8

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

I wonder how many of my other favorite programs will need updating in order to work with the new Windows 8 OS?

The two user interfaces that Windows 8 ships with make it more time and development intensive for developers to provide a working version of their software for both interfaces. Microsoft for instance makes available two versions of their Internet Explorer 10 browser when the operating system launches. First the classic Internet Explorer for the desktop that ships with all the bells and whistles included, and then the Metro UI Internet Explorer that is more bare-bones. This particular version of Internet Explorer does away with plug-ins, starts in full screen and makes use of a minimalistic interface.

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ViStart Restores Start Menu and Disables Metro Ui in Windows 8

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

… Or, we could just stick with Windows 7 until Microsoft comes to its senses again, like it was forced to do after the Vista debacle …

Microsoft has removed the start menu for good in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview version that was released yesterday. If you have tested the Developer Preview version of the operating system, you might have noticed that it was possible to restore the start menu in that release.

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Windows 8 – Start Screen Not Final

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I hope they listen to the users and work this out before the official release; Microsoft doesn’t need another “Vista” on its hands …

If you had the chance to play around with the Windows 8 developer preview that Microsoft released publicly last month you have noticed that it feels different from previous versions of the operating system in many regards. This can be largely attributed to the new Metro start screen that pops up whenever you start the operating system on your computer. This start screen is optimized heavily for touch based devices. Users who use mouse and keyboard as their primary means of working on a computer have commented on and criticized the start screen.

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Windows 8 Start Menu – Toggle, Disable, Enable Metro UI

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Here’s good news for desktop users; as it turns out, there’s a simple way to disable Metro UI after all …

The Windows 8 Developer Preview has been released less than two days ago. We already published our fair share of tutorials that include Windows 8 installation instructions and things that I love and do not like about the operating system.

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Microsoft Talks Ribbon, Metro UI in Windows 8

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Here’s another pretty solid hint as to what the upcoming Windows 8 interface might look like …

Since the beginning of last month, Microsoft started pushing out blog posts over at the Building Windows 8 blog. This is more or less a repeat of the marketing efforts when the Windows 7 operating system was developed back in 2009. The long articles sometimes offer interesting insight into the decision making process, and more often than not into changes, improvements and new features that will make their way into the next version of the Windows operating system.

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Microsoft Reveals Details about Windows 8’s User Interface

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Here’s an interesting sneak peak at the upcoming Windows 8 interface …

Metro UI; That’s the name of the new user interface that Microsoft plans to ship with the Windows 8 operating system when it comes out next year. What we did not know until now was how the interface would be integrated into the operating system, especially so on desktop PCs. Many users suspected that the new UI would only be turned on by default on tablet and touch based devices, and that desktop users would get the standard interface instead.

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