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  1.    14 Sep 2015 #1
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    Here's why we want the Win10 usability EXACTLY like it used to be


    There are many requests I see in this forum, like:
    * can I have 3D borders back
    * can I have the old start menu back
    * can I get rid of apps that were designed for tablets
    * etc
    But those are all dancing around the main point - many of us want the OS looking EXACTLY LIKE IT USED TO.

    We can deal with the real changes - MS will update Home versions however they want, whenever they want.

    But why - in the name of love - can't we just have the INTERFACE customizable to the point where it can behave like it used to?

    Smart people designed features like 3D borders. Was it because they were old and dumb and old dumb people like old dumb stuff? Um, no. It was because it helps the eye to train faster with less stress. This borderless monstrosity is harder on people's eyes, requiring more eye-focusing actions per unit work.

    And while we're talking about work - an OS is about PRODUCTIVITY. So you know what - we need a QWERTY keyboard to remain a QWERTY keyboard. If they changed the keyboard layout every 2-3 years, it would grind productivity to a STANDSTILL - why do they not realize that the same is true for other interface aspects. You may change the software, but it is RIDICULOUS to change the interface all the time.

    And you know what - that is the job of these guys. They teach this stuff in computer science, it's not hard. Usability, the purpose of software, why we design the way we design. This is freshman stuff.
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  2.    14 Sep 2015 #2

    Can't we just have the INTERFACE customizable to the point where it can behave like it used to?
    Thats my biggest issue with Win 10 .
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  3.    14 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    From OP...
    But those are all dancing around the main point - many of us want the OS looking EXACTLY LIKE IT USED TO.
    And you have to keep in mind that as many don't want the same looking OS. While I thought 7 was fine for it's time.. it's time to move onto a more modern looking OS UI, IMO.
    Last edited by BunnyJ; 14 Sep 2015 at 19:28.
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  4.    14 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts : 17,196
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by customfunctiona View Post
    There are many requests I see in this forum, like:
    * can I have 3D borders back
    * can I have the old start menu back
    * can I get rid of apps that were designed for tablets
    * etc
    But those are all dancing around the main point - many of us want the OS looking EXACTLY LIKE IT USED TO.

    We can deal with the real changes - MS will update Home versions however they want, whenever they want.

    But why - in the name of love - can't we just have the INTERFACE customizable to the point where it can behave like it used to?

    Smart people designed features like 3D borders. Was it because they were old and dumb and old dumb people like old dumb stuff? Um, no. It was because it helps the eye to train faster with less stress. This borderless monstrosity is harder on people's eyes, requiring more eye-focusing actions per unit work.

    And while we're talking about work - an OS is about PRODUCTIVITY. So you know what - we need a QWERTY keyboard to remain a QWERTY keyboard. If they changed the keyboard layout every 2-3 years, it would grind productivity to a STANDSTILL - why do they not realize that the same is true for other interface aspects. You may change the software, but it is RIDICULOUS to change the interface all the time.

    And you know what - that is the job of these guys. They teach this stuff in computer science, it's not hard. Usability, the purpose of software, why we design the way we design. This is freshman stuff.
    Suggestion: Go back to Windows 7.
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  5.    14 Sep 2015 #5

    I would go back to Win 7 immediately if i had the chance but like some others got caught past the 30 day go back period . Thirty days is just not enough time to fully get a feel for Win 10.
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  6.    14 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    I would go back to Win 7 immediately if i had the chance but like some others got caught past the 30 day go back period . Thirty days is just not enough time to fully get a feel for Win 10.
    That's why you make backups of everything. And in this case you could have gone back to either 7 or 8.1 past the 30 days with no issues.
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  7.    14 Sep 2015 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck38 View Post
    Suggestion: Go back to Windows 7.
    Seriously. If all you want is Windows 7, then USE windows 7.

    If you don't want Windows 10, as it is designed, then don't use it.

    The fact is, Windows 10 is an entirely new OS that exists side-by-side with the old Windows OS. This new OS is still immature, and does not yet have all the features of the 20+ year old previous OS. It will take time for it to achieve feature parity. In the meanwhile, Microsoft has heard nothing but complaining about how the new OS isn't consistent with the way the old OS is working, so guess what? They removed the features from the OLD OS to make them more consistent.

    Users ASKED for consistency as one of the top rated features... so the only thing I can say is, be careful what you ask for.
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  8.    14 Sep 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    I would go back to Win 7 immediately if i had the chance but like some others got caught past the 30 day go back period . Thirty days is just not enough time to fully get a feel for Win 10.
    You can go back to Windows 7 whenever you want. The only "30 day limit" is to perform a rollback to restore everything. You can always re-install Windows 7.
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  9.    14 Sep 2015 #9
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    Bottom line.. ya can't please everyone.
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  10.    14 Sep 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You can go back to Windows 7 whenever you want. The only "30 day limit" is to perform a rollback to restore everything. You can always re-install Windows 7.
    How to reinstall Windows like a pro | PCWorld
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