Windows 8 Metro UI Petiton

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  1. alexw

    alexw New Member

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    There is a petition going around that some of you Guru3D users might be interested in:

    "MS: Allow an Option to disable Metro UI in Windows 8."
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/disable-metroui-option/

    Facebook Page:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/MS-Allow-an-Option-to-Disable-Metro-UI-in-Windows-8/198856980216349

    If you tried out the Win 8 consumer preview, you know the traditional desktops "start" button is gone and the Metro UI disabling registry hack for the Dev preview no longer works. Let Microsoft know that we want an OPTION to disable Metro UI on desktops.

    Here is the text of the petition:

    "As many computer enthusiasts know, Microsoft has developed a new user interface for Windows 8 called Metro UI. This is a gigantic departure from traditional desktop functionality.

    While this new UI seems perfectly suited for tablet PCs with touch screens, many people believe it hinders normal desktop and notebook use via a mouse and keyboard.

    This petition is to show Microsoft that there is a huge community out there that want the OPTION of having a traditional desktop experience, start button and all. We simply want a setting capable of disabling or re-enabling the Metro UI."


    Sign up and 'Like" if you agree!
    Thanks Guys! :nerd:
     
  2. Arctucas

    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    While I doubt Microsoft cares, unless you get a couple million signatures, I applaud the effort.

    I also find the Metro UI to be less than useful.

    Sorry, but I will not 'Like' it, because I believe Facebook is the biggest cancer on the Internet.
     
  3. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    I think sooner or later some 3rd party tweaking app may take a stab it (maybe Classic Shell?). At first I was somewhat annoyed with metro but within an hour I've come to accept it and even like it. Still the removal of choice is silly I think, but dont feel strongly about it to join any petition. :D
     
  4. Anubis

    Anubis Ancient Guru

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    Hope Microsoft will notice that, although I doubt it.
    Still, good find, signed it :)
     

  5. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Its fair enough wanting to disable Metro, but I cant see why its such a big issue.
    You dont have to use it.

    The dippy method of shutting down needs to be sorted.
     
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    Mikedogg Banned

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    Signed.
     
  7. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    there should be an option to disable aero too, like in win7, is there one? @@.
     
  8. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    Just pick a non aero theme in personalize of windows 7. There is a windows 7 basic theme. I personally like aero but disable it when launching games.
     
  9. Anubis

    Anubis Ancient Guru

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    Btw, why should aero be disabled when gaming? Is there that much of a difference?
     
  10. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    it uses VRAM, on battlefield 3 with aero on high = sttuter in BIG maps when @ plane (sttuter like 60-10-60-10 fps), with aero OFF, fixed.
     

  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    This petition is rather pointless. Even if you manage to get 100% of Windows users to sign it (which would be impossible), Microsoft is not required to even acknowledge it. Besides, some of us actually like Metro.

    Move the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen. You'll find the shutdown function on the resulting menu.
     
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    Signed.
     
  13. GhostXL

    GhostXL Ancient Guru

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    Signed this as well.
     
  14. Extraordinary

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    Stupid, MS are not going to undo something they are pushing out on all devices because of a petition.

    Man up and either swallow it or suck on 7
     
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    Lycronis Maha Guru

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  16. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Like I said, a petition is pointless. Even if you managed to get 100% of Windows users to sign it, it's impossible to force MS to act based on the petition.

    Innovation HAS to happen....learn to live with it.
     
  17. Anubis

    Anubis Ancient Guru

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    Thanks for the info, will try to turn it off next time, as I'm getting similar stuttering when playing..
     
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    MerolaC Ancient Guru

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    Signed and joined the facebook page.

    Thanks.
     
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    Mineria Ancient Guru

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    Signed.

    If everyone would say that voicing your opinion is pointless the world will stand still.

    I find the Metro UI a good idea, but for everyday use on a regular PC it is more in the way than anything.

    As for Aero, disable the Desktop Window Manager Session Management Service and it's off.
    Classic desktop, that's what I prefer on my laptop.
     
  20. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    tried on win8?, i cant find it on services.msc, and on taskmanager it says "this will shut down PC"...

    Ok, i found it as dwm.exe, but finishing it will start it again, i disabled transparency ("aero"?) lets see if its enough...
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012

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