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Have they made metro hold still in the consumer preview or will it still give some people motion sickness with every UI element unnecessarily sliding around the place?
    
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Have they made metro hold still in the consumer preview or will it still give some people motion sickness with every UI element unnecessarily sliding around the place?

Not sure how things were before but you still have a scroll bar in the main metro menu and lots of things slide around because they are hidden bars or microsoft thinks it's cool to have them this way. Still you have a little button in the lower right corner that allow you to zoom out that avoid you at least the scroll in lenght, at least with the default apps package currently installed.
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Eyefinity is amazing on Windows 8.

Metro interface is only put on the primary screen you choose, most cases the center, and the side screens are to display only the desktop. As soon as you click the desktop tile though, all 3 can be used as regular desktops.

The task bar gets duplicated on each screen and doesn't stray off behind the bezel which is great.

But AMD GPU folding for some reason tops out at 80%, could be a driver issue though, not sure yet. But my 8k PPD dropped to 6k PPD.
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triple monitor setup works well, but I would like to freely decide where to place the metro UI since it only takes one screen. At the moment it only starts on the main monitor. Also it seems to drop to desktop if there's no metro app running so I can't have it idling on my side monitor. It would also be interesting to see how it would work spanned to three monitors instead of just one.
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triple monitor setup works well, but I would like to freely decide where to place the metro UI since it only takes one screen. At the moment it only starts on the main monitor. Also it seems to drop to desktop if there's no metro app running so I can't have it idling on my side monitor. It would also be interesting to see how it would work spanned to three monitors instead of just one.

Are you using Eyefinity? I'm not at home right now, but what if you either change the primary monitor in Eyefinity settings, or change the primary monitor in the Windows screen resolution options.

Also, Dual-LAN is broken on Windows 8, basically if you remove the DNS info from one of your connections (I have two separate networks each with different cable modems) you lose all your internet, even if one of the networks still has full DNS info intact.

I left a question on the Microsoft Support forum at the link below since that is the only way I can find to report bugs for the Consumer Preview.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-networking/dual-lan-bug-report-internet-access-doesnt-work-as/6475fe31-cc33-4a83-99e7-4d235ed73283
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Are you using Eyefinity? I'm not at home right now, but what if you either change the primary monitor in Eyefinity settings, or change the primary monitor in the Windows screen resolution options.

Yes, I have a 3x1080p Eyefinity +hdtv attached. I can of course switch the primary monitor, but that changes a lot of other things besides the Metro UI. Practically everything starts on the primary monitor and most can't even be configured otherwise.
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So, I just downloaded WIN 8 preview but I want to put it on a separate SSD drive. Can someone point out how to do that? Without screwing up my boot mgr? Thanks.
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So, I just downloaded WIN 8 preview but I want to put it on a separate SSD drive. Can someone point out how to do that? Without screwing up my boot mgr? Thanks.

have you got any files on the hdd apart from WIn 8?

IF not just take a disk image that will do the job perfectly smile.gif
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have you got any files on the hdd apart from WIn 8?
IF not just take a disk image that will do the job perfectly smile.gif

Could you explain "disk image"?
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Does anyone know if the skype purchase will net skype integration into the messenger app in some form at a later release? That would honestly make me change instantly to win 8 tongue.gif
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