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Old 19-10-2013, 23:46
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Windows 8.1 App Store Rubbish
Why on Earth did they have to change the App Store on Windows 8.1?
There are No Catorgorys, and everything is just thrown in all mixed up, which means you have to search for it.
The Earlier version on Windows 8 was good; you could see all the Apps which associated with a certain subject...
The very poor Start Button has all the main things missing, like Programes, Thank God for Classic Shell to bring it all back.
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Old 20-10-2013, 02:02
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Windows 8.1 App Store Rubbish
Why on Earth did they have to change the App Store on Windows 8.1?
There are No Catorgorys, and everything is just thrown in all mixed up, which means you have to search for it.
The Earlier version on Windows 8 was good; you could see all the Apps which associated with a certain subject...
The very poor Start Button has all the main things missing, like Programes, Thank God for Classic Shell to bring it all back.
You just don't know how to use it..........when in the store right click and all the categories appear at the top. much improved over the old store......Now you know, your unhappiness with it has just evaporated......
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Old 20-10-2013, 02:12
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You just don't know how to use it..........when in the store right click and all the categories appear at the top. much improved over the old store......Now you know, your unhappiness with it has just evaporated......
You seem to say that about everything MS change or do wrong. Always the user's fault.

O... kay...
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Old 20-10-2013, 07:16
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You just don't know how to use it.
Perhaps if it had been better designed then more people would have been able to discover how to work it.
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Old 20-10-2013, 08:17
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Perhaps if it had been better designed then more people would have been able to discover how to work it.
I agree. I had to be shown how to search in the Store as it wasn't obvious.

While I don't join the ranks for the W8 haters, I agree there are lots of things about the UI which are poorly thought out, whether you are using touch or a keyboard and mouse.
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Old 20-10-2013, 09:16
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I find they visual layout a bit better of the new store. But finding things like categories and updates could be made far more obvious. They could a least put a few welcome pop-ups for the first time it is run, as they have done in a few other places.
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Old 20-10-2013, 09:46
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You seem to say that about everything MS change or do wrong. Always the user's fault.

O... kay...
There is an UI paradigm how to do certain things. You can learn it and use it consistently across the modern UI, or you can sit moaning waiting for the start menu to grow back.
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Old 20-10-2013, 09:52
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I don't find the new store confusing, swipe from the top on a touch screen or right mouse click is standard in all metro apps (I think), doing this brought up the options

As for pop-ups explaining things, I agree if it's a new feature, but this way of brining up options has been standard since 8.0

Not a fan of the new look though, I thought the older store style looked nicer
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Old 20-10-2013, 10:13
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There is an UI paradigm how to do certain things. You can learn it and use it consistently across the modern UI, or you can sit moaning waiting for the start menu to grow back.
There is also the concept of affordance, which doesn't seem to have been tested enough based on the comments here.
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Old 20-10-2013, 10:30
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There is also the concept of affordance, which doesn't seem to have been tested enough based on the comments here.
There are two important gestures in Modern UI app. You swipe from the right edge. In Settings you find any app specific settings. You swipe from top or bottom towards the middle of a screen, you get any context or context less functionality. That's all. Only one place to configure, only one place for a functionality not shown directly on screen to be started from.
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Old 20-10-2013, 19:46
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You seem to say that about everything MS change or do wrong. Always the user's fault.

O... kay...
and all you seem to do is whine about it.....
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Old 21-10-2013, 00:31
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There are No Catorgorys, and everything is just thrown in all mixed up, which means you have to search for it.
The Earlier version on Windows 8 was good; you could see all the Apps which associated with a certain subject.......
Probably because their bean counter showed that you were the exception and everyone simply ignored the proprietary app store.
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Old 21-10-2013, 02:52
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and all you seem to do is whine about it.....
So what's your view on the latest Microsoft mess-up? 8.1 installation issues as discussed in other threads? All the users' fault again, is it?
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Old 21-10-2013, 07:13
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So what's your view on the latest Microsoft mess-up? 8.1 installation issues as discussed in other threads? All the users' fault again, is it?
And the RT 8.1 update problem - so severe that MS had to withdraw it?
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Old 21-10-2013, 07:57
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OS upgrade is too complex for there to be 100% success. You can try to identify all sources of problems, but there still be something left. The question is how many percent of users are hit by this and how fast it is corrected. Windows RT 8.1 update hit some users, so they decided to withdraw it, I guess they expect to fix it quickly. My Surface RT was not hit by this and upgraded without a problem. I can only imagine how annoying this can be if that happens to you, but there always will be failures. Dodgy drivers or even hardware gets a different workout than usually which may tip it over into failure. I'd say if the same problem concerns around five percent upgrades or more, it was a negligence.
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Old 21-10-2013, 13:39
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So what's your view on the latest Microsoft mess-up? 8.1 installation issues as discussed in other threads? All the users' fault again, is it?
So now you want to change the subject to fit in with your whining. Installation has nothing to do with the discussion here.
However, I had no installation issues on three machines. Of the people I know who have since updated only one had a minor problem which turned out to be a fault on their machine. Since rectified and updated without problems.
Those with installation problems, is it their fault, the machines fault or MS?........You tell me.
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