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One of the top three postings on my blog (in terms of page views) was my January 2013 article on How to Fix the Windows 8 Desktop.  The sole purpose of this article was to highlight that there are still mouse/keyboard desktop users in this world and Win8.0 was missing a multitude of features for […]

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preface: A follow-up to this article has been published outlining the improvements in Desktop mode from Win8 to Win8.1 Check it out:  http://www.bowlesonline.com/windows-8-1-desktop-improvements   ——————————- This is not a commentary on the new Windows immersive modern UI.  This is a note (perhaps a prayer list) of what Microsoft could EASILY do to make the desktop […]

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OK, this utility won’t really make Windows look like Windows Phone, but it seems Metro is everywhere these days.   I just posted a note about making Windows 7 look like Windows 8,  then I found this Metro Home open source project.  This utlity/app/gadget will add a very nice looking metro styled info pane on your desktop. As a user […]

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March 2012 Note:  With the release of last month’s consumer preview, this blog entry has spiked in views.  I want to stress that I wrote this over a year ago.  I wrote this before the Developer Preview and before Metro UI was leaked.  So keep in mind that a lot of new information has been […]

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