I'm not crazy about it either. Wish I knew how to go back to Windows 10.
You can do a clean install. It’s just puzzling to me how they think adding an additional step for the most basic things is a better user experience. Even turning the system off, you click on the start icon and you have to go to the right of the start screen to select your options. Everything is more difficult to do.
But doesn't mimicking a mac make everything better?!
@Melvillian Win+X, U, U (or S for sleep). If nothing else the extra kerfuffle forced me to be somewhat more aware of keyboard shortcuts.
My guess - give it a year or two. Win10 and 7 to some degree started out with what I considered a horrible UX and slowly improved over a period of time. Although we could get a Win8 that never gets better...
@Lyander yeah was thinking the same. It’s going to make me learn shortcuts. Another annoying change, I can’t just click on the speaker icon and select my audio device. I now have to open a window and select from there.
Ugh, yeah that one bugs me too when it gets too stuffy for headphones and I want to use my cruddy monitor speakers for background listening. Honestly at this rate I might be getting some practise in with Win Terminal which'll at least be prep for an eventual move to Linux Mint. Games are about the only reason I'm still on Windows.
Win XP FTW :P
Look, Windows makes everything easier!
I know that, because Microsoft said so, back in early 90s. Some advert with grannies doing word-processing, or something.
Yes, it was always a bad joke.
It is roughly the rule of 'Every other one sucks'. 2000/ME was rubish --> XP was good --> Vista was horrorfuck --> 7 was good --> 8 was actually even better --> 10 was at first worse than 8 --> time for a sucky one or we dilute the gains
They all suck. 2000/XP developed the menu system to it's peak, which remains one of the most obvious and logical ways to navigate. Up to then, they also remained reasonably consistent on where to find and how to do stuff, especially for admin things.
Then it all went from bad (or, ok, just-about-alright) to worse: change for the sake of change; for the sake of selling a new "upgrade."...
...Disclosure: I loathe MS and their software. If that isn't obvious already! Except for Excel, which is wonderful, I detest Office. But hey, Libre Office is... even worse!
The "geniuses" in the MS UX group have to put their special stink on everything. I use Open Shell to make Win10 somewhat more bearable. Still keep several Win7 machines running in the lab. I don't even want to think about Win11. Just no.
@atomicbob Some of the changes are just inexplicable. They've added a new layer of menus over most things that were easily accessible. It's completely backwards
@Melvillian - you are a brave person. I appreciate your dive into the gauntlet of insanity called Win11 and reporting about it.
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