Majority of industry experts appear to think Windows 8 is an ideal operating system – for tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices. As for desktop users – even the most devoted Windows users may feel hard pressed to find an extremely good reason to invest in an upgrade.
What People Dislike about Windows 8
Here are a few things that you may find difficult to adjust to, if you upgrade to Windows 8:
• App-inspired interface – Windows 8 boasts of a sleek modern design that consists of full-screen apps and is completely free from tool and menu bars. It may be a welcomed feature for younger generations but older ones might consider it as a navigational problem.
• Mouse-challenged – As you spend more time using Windows 8, you will eventually notice that it’s more effective and convenient for touchscreens. But with a regular screen, being mouse-dependent will it harder for you to get from Point A to Point B. You’ll also have to get used to moving your mouse mostly from side to side rather than going up and down.
• Partially disabled right click – Many Windows users refuse to migrate to Mac simply because they’ll miss the handy-dandy options offered by the powerful default settings of their mouse’s right click. Unfortunately, Windows 8 appears not to care about eliminating this unique advantage. When you right-click your mouse, you will only be offered a limited selection of commands. If you can’t find what you need there, you will have to click on one of the options in the toolbar. This can be tedious and time-consuming when you’re working on a deadline-sensitive task.
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• Not compatible with large screens – If you are using a tablet or mobile device, then you will love the seamless interface and layout of Windows 8. If your desktop or laptop’s screen between 10 and 13 inches, then its display won’t be a problem either. But if you like using large screens, you’ll find Windows 8 a visual mess. In spite of the fact that it’s lacking in optimization for high resolution screens, microsoft thankfully offers scaling options for its apps as well as support for multiple monitors.
• Screen-splitting – If you are using modern apps for multitasking, you’ll probably be a bit shocked once you realize that you can’t enjoy equal splits between screens. One app can only consume about ¼ of your screen while the app you’re currently using will have the remaining ¾.
• Hide-and-seek apps – As you may have probably guessed by now, navigation will be one of your major problems when using the Windows 8. In fact, some apps would appear out of the blue one moment but disappear without any clue the next.
• Invisible tabs – This may be a nitpicky point for some, but it still has to be stated. Multi-tab support is available from IE 10, but tabs running in the background will be invisible. You’ll have to right-click in order to make them appear.
As with all operating systems, Windows 8 has various features that would be more enhanced with high speed internet service. You can explore many broadband sites to find the best broadband solution for your needs if you think the Internet service you’re subscribed to is unsuitable for your newly upgraded OS.
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Which of the above factors you dislike the most or which do you find more difficult? Share your opinion in the comment section, we’ll be glad to hear from you.
Written by Krystine Joy – Edited by Nizam Khan
This is a guest post by Krystine Joy Sitjar. She is a freelance writer , a blog owner and an environmentalist.