37 seconds ago, DCMonkey wrote
Well, I thought we were talking about folders in Windows 8. Can one even do anything with them in Metro besides drill down into one in a File screen?
And I thought right click in Metro brought up a app global toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Are you saying it also can bring up a menu at the mouse position? Or does it add context sensitive items to the global app toolbar? So confusing.
Let's rehash. Somebody started whining about losing the Explorer tile. Somebody else mentioned that you can right-click | Pin to start menu to not only get the tile back, but you can do it with any folder in Explorer and do so with as many folders as you want. Hence, losing the default Explorer tile is silly to be whining about since you can create as many Explorer tiles as you want.
I was making a point that the "Pin to start menu" option invoked from the context menu in Windows 8 Explorer is something that doesn't exist in Windows 7. I said that the only similar context menu option in Windows 7 is "Create shortcut" which places the shortcut on the desktop, leaving you to figure out how to get it into the Windows 7 start menu. You came in and said that you can do it indirectly by doing some ridiculous, unintuitive mouse gymnastics rather than using an explicit context menu option, which Windows 7 doesn't provide.
Are you still with me? Up to this point, we have not left the confines of the Windows desktop in this discussion.
Instead of agreeing that "Pin to start menu" is a useful feature that is not found in Windows 7, you tried to make the ridiculous claim that context menus, in general, are unintuitive. Never mind that Windows 7 would be almost unusable without it. To a Windows user, right-click is intuitive, and I said that when you right-click, you can expect a context menu to show up.
That's when you started digging yourself into a strawman hole. You claimed that right-clicking in Metro does different things. And I'm saying that it doesn't matter. You're still getting a context menu. Context menus don't have to appear right next to where your mouse is. What difference does it really make if the context menu appears right next to the thing that you clicked on or on the bottom of the screen? And since some right-click actions are additive, making the context menu appear right next your mouse cursor would block the very things that you'd want to "add to the context".
Instead of thinking about how useful the concept of "additive context" is, you want to play retard and feign confusion about where the menu options appear.
And getting a menu of items that directly pertain to the object you just clicked on is part of the power of context menus. The only context you get in a metro app that I'm aware of is that of the app itself.
Another straw man. We're not talking about context menus within a Metro app. When did we start talking about applications rather than the OS itself? There are plenty of Windows desktop applications that don't provide context menus either.
And why would you even use a Metro app. You're trying to make the case that Metro sucks. I'm making the case that in Windows 8, there are plenty of improvements for those that want to use only desktop applications. "Pin to start menu" is one of them.