MS: Allow an Option to disable Metro UI in Windows 8.

Alex Warren
Alex Warren 13 Comments
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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.

  • Jim Marshall
    Jim Marshall United States, Zelienople
    Nov 19, 2014
    Nov 19, 2014
    I was buying a new laptop, so I purchased a copy of windows 8 to upgrade my desktop from windows 7 to 8 as well...
    Now that they are both windows 8, I use my smart phone now mostly.
    ...
    Windows 8 looks like a team of giggly teenage girls got together and designed it.
    If you're interested in doing anything but checking facebook and surfing cute kitty pics, you are in for a grindingly difficult procedure.
    ....I will be switching to Apple products, unless something is done to repair the windows op sys productivity.
  • ENFROY Eric
    ENFROY Eric France
    Aug 22, 2014
    Aug 22, 2014
    Kick this from our Pc's, they are not iPad !!!! Why W8 ? 7 was very good...and fonctionnal. So no powerfull classic desktop --> migrate to Linux
  • Matthew Williams
    Matthew Williams United Kingdom, Bristol
    Aug 20, 2014
    Aug 20, 2014
    Windows8 Metro is awful to look at, awful to use and harder than it was to use the old menu system. Microsoft admit you got it wrong and give us a way to GO BACK!
  • Julian Fletcher
    Julian Fletcher United Kingdom, Mitcham
    Aug 15, 2014
    Aug 15, 2014
    Windows 8/8.1's user interface is
    unfit for purpose when used on a desktop or laptop imo. Microsoft have alienated me from purchasing any more of their future releases for these platforms. Shows what happens when you take your existing customers for granted!
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