Windows 8 Modern UI is wasting so much space on the screen. Until now I'm still using the old "Quick Launch Bar" on the bottom left with all my programs I use.
But I think it's time to arrange also my icons in the Modern UI. But for me there is just so much space wasted and I need to search all over the monitor to get the icon for my program.
Here two screenshots of first my current situation and then the screenshot of the Windows Modern UI with the programs. My "old" approach is just easy accessible, very very fast (no search on the screen and very small mouse movements) (I do not use a touchscreen and my mouse pointer follows my movements very well).
Can I make the icons smaller? Remove the titles? (Because I know the Icon of my programs), Make the Groups "Full Screen"? Or remove the padding around each tile?
My current quick launch (the Old UI):
And the wasted space and enormous icons in the ModernUI: