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  1. Reflexx's Avatar
    select "files"
    No offense to anyone... but that answer made me laugh.
    Simon Tupper likes this.
    11-11-2013 07:57 PM
  2. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    How do you search for files on your device ? I click search and I get bing, I go into apps click search and I can only search for apps.
    Windows key + W = search bar
    Windows key + X = menu for admin tools (control panel, device manager, network settings, task manager, etc...)
    Windows key + C = charms bar
    Windows key + E = file explorer
    Windows key + R = Run

    There are a couple others but these are the biggies that help me the most. Once you learn the shortcut keys there is no reason to use the legacy desktop.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-11-2013 08:20 PM
  3. link68759's Avatar
    Windows 8 had a tarnished image right off the bat. There are still people that say things like, "Windows 8 is a total failure" and then when you ask them if they have actually used it they say, "no, but I just heard from...".

    I think it will take off as more hybrids and tablets are sold.
    when 8 first went rtm, everyone I talked to hated it for a long list of reasons. All of which were either flat out untrue, or had been changed since the developer preview. An excess of 30 people i discussed it with just did not know anything about it, claimed to have "tried it", and refused to not hate it despite my proving that everything they know about it is inaccurate.

    You could attribute some of this to the lack of tutorials or help in the dev and consumer previews- people just refused to learn the keyboard shortcuts and various tricks, and resented 8 for not being "easy to use". You're beta testing the god damned thing you morons! Now that rtm does have a tutorial when you first log in, it's too late. The previews should be more exclusive imo, because too many average (stupid) users and low life bloggers got their hands on what really should have been just for developers and power users.
    11-11-2013 08:39 PM
  4. Adretheon's Avatar
    select "files"
    As funny as that was, this is the one things about 8.1 that they ruined from Win8. Win8, I felt, had a perfect search, and 8.1 made it a tad more confusing/not as appealing to the eye.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-11-2013 11:21 PM
  5. link68759's Avatar
    As funny as that was, this is the one things about 8.1 that they ruined from Win8. Win8, I felt, had a perfect search, and 8.1 made it a tad more confusing/not as appealing to the eye.
    I just wish they didn't remove unified app searching. There's no reason they can't add it in the new interface they have in 8.1.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-12-2013 12:00 AM
  6. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Many people in corporate world will upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 7 before XP support ends in April next year. It will only increase in volume once you get closer to April.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-12-2013 01:40 AM
  7. TechAbstract's Avatar
    Windows key + W = search bar
    Windows key + X = menu for admin tools (control panel, device manager, network settings, task manager, etc...)
    Windows key + C = charms bar
    Windows key + E = file explorer
    Windows key + R = Run

    There are a couple others but these are the biggies that help me the most. Once you learn the shortcut keys there is no reason to use the legacy desktop.
    Most useful for me is Right Click on bottom left corner of screen (it's same as Win + X. ). There is also a Win + I, it goes to Settings panel of charm bar.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-12-2013 01:43 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    As funny as that was, this is the one things about 8.1 that they ruined from Win8. Win8, I felt, had a perfect search, and 8.1 made it a tad more confusing/not as appealing to the eye.
    I'm also disappointed that the SkyDrive tile is not live anymore. I liked the SkyDrive live tile in Windows 8.
    Adretheon likes this.
    11-12-2013 02:40 AM
  9. Adretheon's Avatar
    I'm also disappointed that the SkyDrive tile is not live anymore. I liked the SkyDrive live tile in Windows 8.
    Indeed, I was disappointed in that as well.
    11-12-2013 09:27 AM
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