In the example the way I read it HG was going from a desktop app to the start screen. If going from the desktop to the start screen it would be three key strokes.
I've watched other keyboarders in action and I have to admit that I was impressed. As for me, I'm all thumbs and my memory chip is fried, so I remain a mouser.
I'm also a fan of keyboard shortcuts, not only in Windows itself but also quite a lot in Office. Office makes it easy, too, a single press of ALT even shows the keys to press to get the function I need:
Depends on the stat site
W3C traffic comes from web developers (and computer geeks).
I doubt many ordinary users go there.
Compared to Linux Distros and OS X, the W8 series isn't a failure.
However these operating systems aren't the main competition.
XP and W7 are the main competition (as many people have posted previously).
Compared to these operating systems, the W8 series is really struggling.
According to W3C, W8 overtook XP in December 2013.
If NetMaketShare hadn't "mysteriously decided" to drop data from their results (in October) the W8 series would probably still be well behind XP (in September XP had twice the market share).
In November, according to:
- W3C, W8 gained as much as W7 lost (~1%)
- NetMaketShare, W7 had roughly twice the increase that the W8 series did (~3.36% vs ~1.85%)
W3C claim that:
- W7 reached ~20% after 8 months (it had ~4% before it was even released).
- The W8 series took 24 months.
- Vista never reached 20%
NetMaketShare have locked their historical data.
I'm sure the figures from other statistic sites will be different again.
One thing W3C and NetMaketShare both agree on, is W7 has >54% of the OS desktop market share.
Not to worry, message received, loud and clear.
Oh, Rickkins. You know I'm just kidding around l hope.
No worries mate, it's all good.
Microsoft needs W10 to ...
Compare the browser stats from W3C and NetMaketShare and tell me they are the same:
- W3C - Chrome 60%
- NetMaketShare - IE 60%
Those links both use the same desktop OS data (NetMaketShare).
The end result is still the same, the adoption rate for the W8 series is a fraction of the rate that W7 was adopted at.
Compared to W7 & XP, it is a market failure.
It is outperforming Vista though (at this point).
After roughly two years (according to W3C):
- W7 - ~44.7%
- XP - ~38% - 42.6%
- W8- ~19.2%
- Vista - ~14.4%
MS needs W10 to at least replicate the market performance of W7 & XP (not W8 & Vista).
Yes, I stumbled on that one day by pressing the Alt key by mistake.
I'm sure you know Home or End and Ctrl/Home or End. Have you tried holding Shift/Alt then repeating down or up arrow to highlight paragraphs for delete, copy, paste, and other editing functions such as bold, italicize, underline, font type or size, etc? Hold Shift/Alt right or left arrow to highlight individual words for editing, etc? Hold Ctrl then right or left arrow to skip individual words? How about highlighting a misspelt word and the menu key for suggested correct word? Then arrow down to correct word, then Enter? Or F7 for the whole doc? Word is the keyboarder's cats meow.
Then there's Excel.....