Originally Posted by randomizer
Which is a shame for larger screens, since many applications benefit little from the extra real estate. For example, most websites don't scale to the width of the browser window (for good reason; it's hard to fill that much space with content and have it scale nicely), so you effectively throw away half of a typical 24" monitor's width with a full screen browser window. It's not just inefficient, it's a downright waste.
Personally I have to switch applications enough already. I often run 10 or more application windows simultaneously across two 24" monitors, one of which I sometimes have in portrait orientation.
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129
At my work everyone has dual monitors. I've never seen anyone with less than five applications open at any given time, and many with >20. I regularly have a browser, a word document, Outlook, Skype, and an intra-office chat VISIBLE at the same time, and often additional documents on top of that if I'm entering data. If I were restricted to one window at a time I would smash my VM box.
Nothing like using my full 2560x1440 pixels of screen real-estate to display one giant Personalize screen. I love it! Now I can finally compute when I turn 60 in several decades. I guess they are just following the "retina display" trend without realizing that there is a reason behind increased resolution on the desktop that generally is not related
to the clarity of the text you are reading.
Pixel density is generally useless to me for productivity, but whatever, I am an idiot and need to get with the times...
Originally Posted by xxbassplayerxx
I have about 15 hours into the consumer preview and I have one thought: Metro doesn't belong on anything but tablets. Windows 8 seems like two OSes (Windows Metro and Windows 7.5) slapped together and crippled in the process. The lack of cohesion is astonishing. How could something this disjunt make it out of Microsoft's labs??
Apparently, quite easily. I am still convinced that they are shoving this down everyone's throats to test the concept and collect feedback. The eternal optimist in me says that they will not release this in its current form and function.
Originally Posted by cayennemist
I think it's a move to push us all over to TOUCH. Is it possible that Microsoft foresees us using touch UI instead.
I'm going to put money in to Windex
That screen is disgusting...only thing it's missing is some sauce.