Why Win8 will succeed. Or fail.

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,816
Re: "Pie in the Sky Drive" out here...

Sean Nelson wrote:

dradam wrote:

I don't see how the shut-down option is any more or less tedious in the past.

Windows 7: Move mouse to lower left corner of the screen > CLICK the Start Menu > Move mouse to shutdown options > CLICK to shut down OR CLICK drop down menu > CLICK for Restart or Sleep (2 mouse motions, 2-3 clicks)

Windows 8: Move mouse to lower right corner of the screen > Move mouse to Settings charm > CLICK Settings charm > Move mouse to power icon > CLICK power icon > CLICK for Shutdown, Restart, or Sleep  (3 mouse motions, 3 clicks)

Is it really that much more difficult?

...or, heaven forbid, just hit the actual POWER switch on the box itself.

The biggest issue I have with the Windows 8 shutdown is burying it behind the "Settings" icon.   I shut down my machine regularly, and I don't think of "Settings" as being a place where routine actions ought to be.

I remember people said much the same thing about shutdown being under the "Start" menu when Widows95 came out.  "I don't want to 'Start' I want to end."

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