- 02-16-2013, 07:13 PM #1
I actually really like the start screen the way it is but I still find myself wanting to organize just one more level and would really like the option for folders. I think they could do it so that it would look nice and still fit in. There could be an option to make the folder take up as many or as little amount of tiles as the user wanted. When you clicked into the folder I think they could make it look very nice as well just don't have any ideas on that right now. Would you use this or is it just me?
- 02-16-2013, 07:44 PM #2
I like folders and I think IE needs folders even more than the start screen. I hate the string of favorites in Windows 8 and have no idea what the Microsoft designers were thinking.
- 02-17-2013, 04:05 PM #4
You can already pin folders and libraries to the start screen. Press and hold a folder or library name in Windows Explorer and choose pin to start off the context menu. Other than resizing the tile, I really don't quite see what this adds beyond the existing functionality.
- 02-17-2013, 11:52 PM #5
- 02-18-2013, 05:23 PM #7
- 02-18-2013, 09:04 PM #9
It seems to me like the Windows 8/RT designers intentionally avoided folders. I am not sure why they would do that but I can't understand why they thought having a string of 100 favorites in IE was better than organizing them into folders. Sure you can search for a favorite but you can only search when you know the name of the favorite. For example, I have a large number of work related favorites and I sometimes need to scan them to think of which website is going to be best for a particular need. I looked at the Microsoft support website for a solution and the answer was basically to use the IE in the desktop. Why is the old folder-based browser more efficient than the new browser?
- 02-19-2013, 08:37 AM #10
- 02-19-2013, 01:23 PM #11
Add folders = lose live tiles, you know, the thing the whole OS was built from?
id rather have groupings. Point of the live tiles is that you have the information right there and ready! Technically its already showing you information before you even click on it! For everything else, just type the first 3 letters and BOOM its there! Don't even have to navigate through folders!
- 02-19-2013, 02:25 PM #12
Groupings and searching work great...if you remember the exact name of every document and program you have ever put on it. Win8/RT is supposedly a replacement for the desktop, so it needs more capable and flexible organization.
- 02-19-2013, 03:06 PM #14
I would just agree to disagree. But when it's optional you don't have to use it right? So there's really no reason to be against it. People like choices, which is why Android is taking over the mobile market.
- 02-19-2013, 05:08 PM #15
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