IF you just want to:
- know what time is it
- know how is the weather
- know how bad the Dow Jones is going (only to look informed when talking with your father of the money HE made through working and currently is losing in the stock exchenge)
- follow witty twits
- write witty comments on your friends pages on facebook
- read the the witty comments your friends wrote on your facebook page
- watch some lousy low resolution videos on youtube
- get senseless mails from your friends and reply senseless to them (no less than 10 per hour)
- look on the internet for some (you choose: porn/music/movies)
- play online with your friends (or with your foes, it's all the same as long as it is "social" and "fun")
- call or video call every other friend through Skype or similar
Knowing time got actually more complicated.
About your other stuff.. wouldn't bookmarks in a browser (or pinning/linking them on the taskbar/desktop) do exactly that? And far easier? It's easier to switch between sites in the desktop browser than in the metro browser. Browsing is a lot more complicated in metro in my opinion. Not to mention the Flash/Silverlight issues there.
Anyway, Microsoft not only p***es off Windows users, but Office users as well! (No.1 cash cow)
Just look at the dissatisfaction, that the new Office UI generates:Office hate 1Office hate 2
These design hipsters that Ballmer let run wild without supervision
are going to kill the company completely. But I must admit, if MS crashes and burns I wouldn't be a too sad now. And I liked them before W8.
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A COMPANY ON SUCH A SUICIDE COURSE.
Some posts from the Office front:
As recent user of MS Officer 2013 I was amazed at how poor the UI color scheme was. When I first installed the 2013 suite I thought something had been corrupted or perhaps I was running in safe mode. I attempted to use the various applications but found Outlook to be totally unusable for any period of time.
We develop software products ourselves and the Office 2013 GUI would never have made it through Alpha, it is totally unfit for purpose.
Hey developers, my eyes can't take it any-more. Just installed MS office 2013 and after reading some word documents,
my eyes are burning like hell. (and yes my i had set my monitor brightness to loo)
This interface has "too" high contrast colours, is there anyway to change the colour scheme? or any dark interface like Photoshop cs6..?
Please...PLEASE...someone tell me there is a way to change the Office 2013 RTM themes beyond just a grey-scale look. All I can see is "White", "Light Grey", and "Dark Grey"...which is equivalent to "Stormtrooper White", Stormtrooper Light Grey", and "Stormtrooper Dark Grey". Did the Adams Family design the Office 2013...because everything looks like a flat-styled death theme compared to Office 2010. I'm quite literally getting eye-strain from it. I can see a headache coming on if I try to use this all day.
Is there some option I'm missing, some third-party add-on, a registry tweak...or ANYTHING that will add a blue, tan, or any other splash of real color to Office 2013? Also, is there some way to add some depth to the slider bars? Everything looks so flat....and dead. I'm working with these tools all day long...and it's like I'm living in a Twilight Zone episode. I feel depressed after using Office 2013.
I have to agree. Been programming and selling computer systems since 1978. I remember my first shipment of IBM PCs. I was selling CP/M machines before then. In any case I also thought, "This is Multimate!" or Volkswriter. This is a throwback to green/amber/paper white monitors. This is horrible. I never thought a visual interface could ruin a product, but this does. It is just unusable. We will be uninstalling it on our test machines and recommending our company does not use it for the time being. Windows 8 is bad enough, but this is too much to take.
Why is the text on the right click menu GREY? I can hardly see it. It should be BLACK. Also I associate grey with being an option that is unavailable so it's just plain wrong as it stands. The lighter shade of grey is almost invisible.
LCD monitors are notoriously bad at displaying subtle shades of grey to the point where this the latest greatest version of office is pretty much useless. JUST WHY? It's not cool to make software this hard to use on a wide range of TN screen which are common place.
Skins limited to 3 shades of grey with no colour customisation. This can't be right in 2013? There is no such thing as MODERN. Repeat NO SUCH THING AS MODERN. We have been modern since art deco in the 1930's and the person who thinks they are doing something trendy new design is just plain wrong. Excel is about productivity and getting work done efficiently and not some stupid fashion statement. Quit being tards and make some high contrast skin that is easier to use.
1) People don't all share the same perfect eyesight.
2) TN monitors absolutely cannot display subtle differences in pale shades of grey.
Spreadsheets are one of the most dull and boring things ever devised yet you managed to make it even more unappealing. That's just funny and given the options available I think google have a chance to catch 90% of office software users.
Seriously - this the latest office + windows 8 has me looking seriously at alternatives.
Edited by Formfiller, 23 January 2013 - 01:38 PM.