Windows 10: Bring back the Charms Bar!

View Poll Results: Do you want the Charms Bar back?

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  • Yes!

    16 27.59%
  • No.

    42 72.41%
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  1.    05 Feb 2015 #31

    Up to this point I never used the Charms bar but we just recently got a Windows 8 tablet and the Charms bar was useful in that mode, but not of a desktop, in my opinion.
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  2.    05 Feb 2015 #32

    IMO, this is where MS needs to be careful

    It's not on the scale of making a touch screen interface for all with 8/8.1, but they seem to be doing the same again although in the reverse, making a desktop UI for all users, including touch with win 10
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  3. Posts : 14,345
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       05 Feb 2015 #33

    paulsalter said: View Post
    IMO, this is where MS needs to be careful

    It's not on the scale of making a touch screen interface for all with 8/8.1, but they seem to be doing the same again although in the reverse, making a desktop UI for all users, including touch with win 10
    What we need is a choice of how our desktop works. I don't like the charms bar and others do.

    It comes down to the fact that neither side of this particular poll should dictate to the other side how they should do things. Although I think the thing's pretty redundant (I still haven't found anything I can't get to quicker than with it), I don't do the touchy feely thing.

    So, yep, Microsoft needs to be careful, but I fear someone in "development" has come to the same conclusion I have. Whoops!

    And yes, I've stepped back and taken a closer look. Things do have more than one side, after all.

    I've always taken the stance that choices are what we all need.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       05 Feb 2015 #34

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    For me at least I just found it both useless and something that got in my way. If MS were to bring it back I would want the capability to turn it off.
    Agreed.

    Wynona said: View Post
    What the Charms bar has going for it is that these five items are all in one place. That said, it's invasive because it pops out when you least expect it, are trying to activate something else, and in general, it's just annoying; if you want the silly thing, you have to fish for it.
    Agreed.

    paulsalter said: View Post
    IMO, this is where MS needs to be careful

    It's not on the scale of making a touch screen interface for all with 8/8.1, but they seem to be doing the same again although in the reverse, making a desktop UI for all users, including touch with win 10
    MS needs to accept the reality that "one GUI to rule them all" doesn't work.
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  5.    06 Feb 2015 #35

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    MS needs to accept the reality that "one GUI to rule them all" doesn't work.
    Why? Just because it hasn't worked doesn't mean it's impossible for it to ever work. Without trying new things one can never figure out what actually does work and what doesn't. We'd all still be using DOS if MS had decided that they never wanted to try anything new.
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  6.    06 Feb 2015 #36

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    ...MS needs to accept the reality that "one GUI to rule them all" doesn't work.
    Prexactly!
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  7.    06 Feb 2015 #37

    Mystere said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    MS needs to accept the reality that "one GUI to rule them all" doesn't work.
    Why? Just because it hasn't worked doesn't mean it's impossible for it to ever work. Without trying new things one can never figure out what actually does work and what doesn't. We'd all still be using DOS if MS had decided that they never wanted to try anything new.
    Expecting one GUI to work equally well on phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops is like expecting one vehicle to work equally well as mass transit, have the ability to haul 20 tons of cargo, and serve as a fuel efficient daily driver/grocery hauler.

    I still feel the only way for M$ to meet their goal is to have a lightweight base OS that one can add feature and GUI modules to, based on need and desire.
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  8.    06 Feb 2015 #38

    I voted no, because the Windows 10 way of replacing it seems fine by me.

    What DOES NOT seem fine to me is that ugly hamburger button (even sounds disgusting) where the Charms are now at. It's silly to see the ... App commands and then all the Charms. It's redundant.

    What should be there is the ... for the Charms. Right click for those app commands or swipe down briefly on the top of the open window.

    Just, gross, hamburger button. Ugh. What's next? Hotdog switch? Ew.
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  9.    06 Feb 2015 #39

    I think I may have said in another thread, Charms is merely disabled and tablet mode will mostly likey bring it back - I think they are rewiting it as it was deeply integrated into the shell with Win8 ( see discussion here)

    I haven't have a chance to look for it in Win10 yet - so not sure if it can be enabled on current builds.
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  10. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit Anniversary
       06 Feb 2015 #40

    Sometimes I found it useful, so the option would be lovely.
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