Now this is actually useful information, not just a stream of useless numbers with no context or history to them.
Holy crap, 4.07 GB from your Data drive, where’s the “Cancel and recover my data” button?
It’s backed up, no biggie, and this was on purpose.
I agree that the UI for Windows 8 is very nice and the touch interface is great for tablets and possibly for the desktop.
The pause and cancel buttons are on the top of the dialog (standard pause and X buttons there in the window pane). Still, as long as I can get that great music app in there working with my Windows Phone and Zune, no complaints from me.
ok, u have lost… jajaja
One horrible thing when going from XP to Vista was the ” Time remaining: Calculating…” dialog.
Seemed like a complete waste of time.
The graph is pretty but I hope it can be opted-out of for weaker machines.
The calculating thing is now dead. It instantly starts copy/deleting and makes the calculation on the fly. If the operation completes before it calculates a time, no time is ever displayed. But who cares the operation is done.
The question is…… is this just the Delete dialog, or is it a generic file system operation progress dialog? (I haven’t had that much time to play around with the Windows 8 RC Microsoft released a while ago.) Would be nice to have this kind of useful information in copy/paste operations as well…
It is for copy and deleting from what I can tell. And the graph uses different metrics depending on count of files, source and destination.
Really cool. Thanks Nick
>rm -rf *
isn’t it nicer and easier?
For XP there was an registry key option to bypass the calculating bs. The Win 8 Delete box seems as if its “too pretty”. Maybe the idea is to distract you while it tries to find all the scattered files.
I never understood why it takes so long to “delete” when all it is actually doing is changing entries in the FAT. A delete operation should be nearly instantaneous IMHO.
“useful information”? Interesting (and pretty) information maybe, but other than the estimated completion time, not very useful. Will the pretty chart or deletes per second give you the opportunity to do anything other than either (a) wait, or (b) cancel? And how is that different from just seeing the estimated completion time? Doubt it.
Why would there be a pause button? in case of the “wait wait I’m not done yet” circumstances? That’s pretty useless,
otherwise the Dialog seems to be very detailed, there’s all I need to know from it…
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