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Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

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  • RetroUI
    3/5
    $5.00
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    Despite good intentions and an innovative proposition, RetroUI is slower and clunkier than the competition

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RetroUI

3/5

At a Glance

Despite good intentions and an innovative proposition, RetroUI is slower and clunkier than the competition

Price when rated: $5; seven-day free trial
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Pros

  • Lets you run a Modern app in a window

Cons

  • Doesn't intercept arrow keys after searching
  • Slow live search in Start menu
  • Hijacks several function keys globally without asking

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