Windows 8 Modern Interface is the biggest impediment to its adoption. There is such a small learning curve and the things get a little easier if one knows what to accomplish and how to accomplish. In Windows 8, all functions and features are more or less the same as previous versions. The desktop is functional even after removal of Start Button from the Task Bar. Programs used can be pinned down to the Task Bar. One can create shortcuts on the Desktop. Alt-Tab option will be functional .i.e., one can move between open applications only
Programs designed for the Modern UI are actually designed to be interacted in a different manner and one can find it hard while using them. Taking a small instance of flipping between active programs, one may not be able to work out upon as they are quite acquainted with the current Windows and its programs.
Windows8 is quite user friendly. Commands from the Keyboard are quick enough to make things quicker. But many users are unaware of the idea of the quick navigation which can be carried out by using their Keyboards. Windows 8 is completely user friendly system and it has completely focused up on user interaction and made things a little easier so that it becomes less problematic. Some of the Windows keys and their functions are as follows:
- Windows Key – Navigates users to the Start screen
- Windows-D – Pulls up Desktop screen from anywhere
- Windows-Tab – Opens up Modern Desktop’s Task Bar
- Windows-Left/Right – Moves applications between displays in a multiple monitor setup
- Windows-(Period) – Snaps a Modern UI application to the left of the screen
- Windows-Shift-(Period) – Snaps a Modern UI application to the right of the screen
- Ctrl-Esc – Brings users to the last opened application from the start screen
These ideas are based on availability of everything at the touch of a button. This will truly be a marked achievement for Microsoft since Windows 95 in many ways.
Date: August 31, 2012