First off, I prefer Windows 8 to Windows 7. But I always use Windows 8 with Start8 installed, so I get the benefits of 8 with the interface and navigation of 7.
Well, today, after 18 months of Windows 8 being out, I finally got the opportunity to use Windows 8 on a touch screen monitor as it was intended.
No Start8 installed, either. Brand new W8 installation.
I know where the hot-corners are, but I can't get them to open by touch! I can't open a program or shut down the computer just by tapping the screen! No amount of dragging into, dragging out of, or holding into the hot corners will activate the charms! I could use the mouse, but that defeats the purpose. And I can open the Start Screen with the keyboard, but that also defeats the purpose. Isn't a touch-based OS supposed to be usable only by touch? What gives?
I'm not a prodigy, but I do know my way around computers. I work a help desk and I read TR, for example.
I'm pretty sure I'm missing something, and I'm about to Google solutions to find out what I'm missing.
I get so sick of people hating on Windows 8 for being what it is, and I do think intentionally reducing functionality with a mouse was a poor choice. But until now, at least I thought W8 should be near perfect when used with a nice, big touchscreen that no one has or wants. And now I can't even figure out how to launch a program with the touchscreen alone. Fantastic.