DDMcD: "I've been running WIndows 8.1 on my desktop (no touch screen) and a small Asus notebook (with touchscreen) and have to agree with what you say. The tile side of Windows is great but not everything works that way and I'm still figuring out my way back and forth. It's great to have all the flexibility and I do find myself using the touch screen on the notebook more and more. Yesterday, though, I had an experience with the Chrome Browser on the desktop that totally confused me. I selected RELAUNCH CHROME IN WINDOWS 8 MODE and I selected that as an experiment. As far as I could tell Chrome decided that it wanted to be the machine's "desktop" and I spent the morning experementing with going back and forth, now in three different modes. I know a lot of this is due to operator error since I've never really taken the time to study the new software but I think the "dual personality" issue is really the problem here."