List of issues in Windows 8.

I've been using Windows 8 since the first preview and these are the annoyances I've found.

Mind you, these are in no way deal breakers. It's a solid OS - In fact, it's the best I've ever used, but I feel like it's not a completely finished products.

UPDATED:

  • Can't search all apps at once; have to select one at a time for results. For example: I want to search for pizza recipes in ALL my food apps.
  • No notification center.
  • No easy way to set a ICC profile, like in OS X.
  • Too complicated to handle multiple audio outputs in the desktop environment. Let the user pick which programs should output to which set of speakers.
  • No small tiles like on Windows Phone 8. It makes sense to have smaller tiles when you use a mouse, which is a very precise input method. Big tiles are good for displaying information, but sometimes you just want a simple shortcut for an app or a program.
  • No smooth scrolling in desktop environment.
  • Desktop icons have not been "metrofied". Inconsistent design. Other parts of the UI have been toned down, like the window frames and the minimize, maximize and close (x) buttons. The icons for the file explorer, control panel and "computer" still use the old W7 design though, which doesn't match at all. I'm telling you that as a graphic design student.
  • No option to use your own images as background on the start screen.
  • The right click options menu in the desktop looks like it's from the 90's. A grey square with plain black text. Clean it up, make it modern.
  • Can't pick your own color for live tiles. On WP, the user can pick an accent color, which app developers can implement as the color of their live tiles. This makes the start screen more clean looking. MS should let users choose if all tiles should be one accent color or if the tiles should have their default color that the developer picked.
  • Win + Q (search inside apps) is not comfortable to press.

OLD:

  • Can't pin stuff from inside of apps like you can on Windows Phone.
  • Can't search all apps at once; have to select one at a time.
  • No notification center.
  • No easy way to configure ICC profiles, like in OS X.
  • Too complicated to handle multiple audio outputs. Let the user pick which programs should output to which set of speakers.
  • No re-sizable tiles like on Windows Phone.
  • No smooth scrolling in desktop environment.
  • Desktop icons have not been "metrofied". Inconsistent design.
  • No option to use your own images as background on the start screen.
  • The right click options menu looks like it's from the 90's. A grey square with plain black text.
  • Can't pick your own color for live tiles.
  • Ctrl + f should open the search charm function in all apps, like it does in metro OneNote.