First... Why three separate posts? You do know you can edit your posts, right? If you want to add more to it, please do so rather than posting a long stream of consciousness in a never ending stream of posts.
At most, all you need to have drop targets, ala your explorer tree in the left pane to drop files into.
Even so, even if you absolutely have this need... all it takes is to open two explorer windows and hit WindowsKey-LeftArrow and WindowsKey-RightArrow and you have two full-screen side-by-side explor windows in half a second. That takes too much time? Use any number of scripting tools to write a script to do it in one click. If you're that much of a power users, that shouldn't take much effort.
Still, I do find that the new menu has issues for me as well... I find it responds poorly, and I preferred the integrated search in the menu/screen rather than the separate cortana/taskbar search. But maybe i'll get used to it.
Hello Mr. Music lover,
if you want to be able to move files between folders (if you don't have two monitors) here is an easy way to do it. . .hit the Windows key plus the E key twice then go to the task bar and right click and choose "show windows side by side (ensure no other programs are running or they will also come up in the side by side mode. Now you can move whatever number of files, folders, etc., from one folder to another to your hearts content. . .. . .
I've been using Windows 10 as my main OS since build 9926. Currently I'm running build 10056 and I feel confortable with it. I have a lot of programs and some games installed, and all goes fine by now. The new features and modifications aren't really that awesome, but I like the trend its development is going.
By 2017, Notebooks are expected to be 60-70% touch enabled.
WinRT is what Windows is transitioning into. By the end of the Decade, it will be 100% WinRT (with the exception of an x86/x64 emulation system for legacy app compatibility). That's the "long game". Settings is a WinRT app. Spartan is a WinRT app. The Mail and Calendar apps are WinRT apps. Office will have a WinRT version.
This is not a fad, or a trick... This is what Microsoft has bet the company on (along with cloud services). Nothing, no matter how much people complain will stop this. It's happening. Just like when Apple went from OS9 to OSX, then from Motorola to PPC, and again to Intel. There were lots of changes, and old apps wouldn't work except in an emulation mode.
I fail t understand how having two explorer windows side by side can make that any easier. I agree that dropping in a folder in the explorer tree can be difficult, but there are better solutions than two windows side by side. I can't even fathom a reason why I would want to copy a file from one window to another window and then copy a file from that other window back to the first... that would be the only reason you would need two windows open... to see the contents of both so you could drag files from either folder... and frankly, I just don't see the need for almost anyone.No, I disagree, it would get used if it were there. Sometimes I find myself re-arranging the thousands of files I have scattered all over the 6 different hard drives I have, and I wish I could just utilize a single window to accomplish it. I use the snap functions all the time, which is ok, but I would prefer it in one window with an arrow pointing both ways between for copy/move vs the clumsy drag and drop we now have with only a small shred of available space to drop into just to the left of the file name. Plus, this is actually a useful improvement. File management is a big deal and adding this and other features like it would be great improvements that could be made at the OS level.
Most people believe what you tell them. If you tell them that Windows 8 sucks, they will start believing it... and when you tell your 20 or 30 friends how great classic shell is, they'll believe that too.I really don't think it was a stretch. As I said, I have yet to talk with anyone in person who actually liked the new interface. I've loaded classic shell for probably 20-30 friends, most of whom had a good month or 2 to fuss with the new interface, all of whom were thrilled to have the old way of doing things back when I gave it to them. I manage a team of 53 engineers, all of whom hate it. I've probably spoken with several hundred folk about windows 8 over the past 3 years, and still have yet to hear a favorable opinion. For your figures to be true, I would expect at least one person of the many I interact with outside of these forums to agree with you, but I have yet to talk with that person... I stand by my 90%. If anything, I would say it is higher. The only reason it sold, is because it was the most available option. By and large, it was a consumer failure, and that is a fact that cannot be argued.
I have a similar experience, but I told people how great Windows 8 is, and showed them how useful the start menu can be, and how to use it efficiently, and you know what? They love it.
My experience is just as valid as yours, but I don't pretend that 90% of people love it. There's this weird thing with technology... people become dumb when they use it... otherwise smart people just become totally stupid, and they refuse to figure things out for themselves... thus they rely on "experts" to tell them their opinions... I have never seen anything like it in any other field.
The newer version had something broken in it (without reinstalling it I can't tell you what it was).
The extra features in 3rd party file managers like FreeCommander are handy:
- Twin panes + Tabs
- Mass Rename tool
- Hash check/generation
- Built-in Command Prompt
- Folder size
- Colour coding
- Flat view
"Twin panes + Tabs" are extremely useful when dealing with multiple folders (i.e. more than 2).
For example, when I am working with videos I often need 4 folders open:
- Edited video