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File management? Shove it!

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    wastingtime​withforums

    I was masochistic enough to install the newest Win 8 build:

    No file explorer

     

    Noticed something? Yea, no Windows Explorer tile. Consumer Preview still had it.

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    ZippyV

    Right-click -> All Apps -> Apps -> Windows Explorer

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    wastingtime​withforums

    , ZippyV wrote

    Right-click -> All Apps -> Apps -> Windows Explorer

    Intuitive.

    Well, this additional move will only increase confusion of new Win8 users from previous versions. At least new users, amid all the existing Metro confusion, were able to quickly access files in the previous beta versions, now they made even this more of a hassle.

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    Sven Groot

    Or just start typing "explorer".

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    wastingtime​withforums

    , Sven Groot wrote

    Or just start typing "explorer".

    Ya, this surely beats just clicking on a tile.

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    Bas

    Christ this thread is pathetic.

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    Proton2

    I right click the bottom left screen corner, then select Windows Explorer from the list.

    I'm still looking for 'Solitaire' though.

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    Minh

    I'm OUTRAGED!

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    SimonJ

    Also, right-click on any folder in Explorer and "Pin to Start".

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    A thousand little cuts...

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    Bas

    Of course you can also still just press Win+E, like you have been able to since forever. That is, if you were actually interested in launching file manager rather than finding something to manufacture outrage over.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @Bas: IMO, it's not the new gymnastics that is the issue (though for my granny it might be). The real deal is the message it sends: The Desktop Is Dead. (or at least in some people's minds at Microsoft.) Again just my opinion...

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    Sven Groot

    I think this is a good decision, from Microsoft's POV. If Windows 8 is to succeed on tablets as a competitor for the iPad, it must be possible to interact with it as much as possible without ever leaving Metro. As much as I dislike Metro on the desktop, on tablets it's the desktop UI that should be avoided. And having a tile for the regular Windows Explorer on the metro start screen by default just isn't a good way to achieve that.

    Those who need Explorer can still find it easily enough. And add it to the start screen if they want.

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    wastingtime​withforums

    , Bas wrote

    Of course you can also still just press Win+E, like you have been able to since forever. That is, if you were actually interested in launching file manager rather than finding something to manufacture outrage over.

    Hilarious. The arguments to defend all these decisions is like poking the eyes out of people and then telling them to get used to it by getting a braille reader and a guide dog. And then going on about how great dogs are and that braille readers improve your touch senses.

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    wastingtime​withforums

    @Sven Groot:

    , Sven Groot wrote

    As much as I dislike Metro on the desktop, on tablets it's the desktop UI that should be avoided. And having a tile for the regular Windows Explorer on the metro start screen by default just isn't a good way to achieve that.

    The sensible decision would be detecting on startup whether a touch screen is present and then doing stunts like these.

    But I guess poking the eyes out of lapdesktop users at every opportunity is the saner choice.

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    Bas

    , wastingtimewithforums wrote

    *snip*

    Hilarious. The arguments to defend all these decisions is like poking the eyes out of people and then telling them to get used to it by getting a braille reader and a guide dog. And then going on about how great dogs are and that braille readers improve your touch senses.

    So when there was no longer a bouncing arrow next to the start menu that went "PRESS START TO BEGIN" in Windows 98, did you ignite into a similar fit of rage?

    Of course you didn't. You knew how everything worked, just as you knew now that explorer was still there and that you could easily launch it or pin it to the start menu or task bar yourself. You just chose to pretend that you were terribly confused by this change so that you could post another thread on C9 in another attempt at validation.

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    cbae

    , wastingtimewithforums wrote

    @Sven Groot:

    *snip*

    The sensible decision would be detecting on startup whether a touch screen is present and then doing stunts like these.

    But I guess poking the eyes out of lapdesktop users at every opportunity is the saner choice.

    In the time wasted you whining about this decision to remove the Explore tile from the Start Menu, how many times could you have added it back with a simple right-click | "Pin to start"?

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , Bas wrote

    *snip*

    So when there was no longer a bouncing arrow next to the start menu that went "PRESS START TO BEGIN" in Windows 98, did you ignite into a similar fit of rage?

    Of course they didn't need that for Win98 because people learned from Win95 and the message in the first place. With this change there is no cue for the use. Just a vacuum.

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    Of course you didn't. You knew how everything worked, just as you knew now that explorer was still there and that you could easily launch it or pin it to the start menu or task bar yourself. You just chose to pretend that you were terribly confused by this change so that you could post another thread on C9 in another attempt at validation.

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    Granny doesn't know how it works. What about her? Are you trying to say my Granny is stupid?!?!?!?

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