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post #11 of 142
And I take it windows 8.1 will be like a service pack for win 8? like the service packs from win 7 and 98?....so I'll just wakeup 1 day and bam it'll update and I'll have all these new features? man I hope so...
post #12 of 142
A touchscreen is just a screen with a built in mouse.

Desktops have a mouse, so they can use this just as easily.

Laptops would be more difficult though.
post #13 of 142
looks good. I was hoping for a better way to organize the all apps screen...but it's not too shabby as is. And I was hoping to be able to even add a different custom background to the metro screen. Like if I ran 2 monitors I would want my main monitor to have my Desktop and my second to have the metro from time to time with a different background. Or maybe if I had 2 different desktop backgrounds I could use the second background as the metro background...hope this will work this way.
search looks good. And so do the new tile sizes.
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Of course he didn't even mention the Start button because they most likely already know how much that has the potential to backfire.

All in all this is obviously a much needed improvement, like having all the search results in one go instead of split between categories, which was a retrogress compared to Windows 7, and can only be explained because they most probably hadn't optimized the code to perform acceptably on the Surface RT when they launched it, so it's not really something to amaze anybody but rather make people say "Finally!".

The new tile sizes are also a good improvement and definitely make the platform seem more mature, with more options and even more pleasing to look at.

Showing the desktop wallpaper is also an obvious improvement to lessen the distraction of context switching, and obviously make it more pleasing as now you have an unlimited customization choice, but there are still some things missing:

1. You have the clock, battery and wireless icons on the lock screen, but where are they on the Start screen ? Obvious thing missing. They shouldn't be hidden;

2. The taskbar should always be visible so you can easily switch between running applications and know when they need your attention, and the Start screen should be able to interact with the taskbar, that is, the Start screen should have the same drag and drop nature as the Start menu, so that you can not only configure it the way you like it with more possibilities, but also including copying search result(s) directly to a folder on a pen drive, for example. Not everybody wants to only open a search result, sometimes people want to do a copy operation with it;

3. Allow Modern apps to run windowed on the desktop;

4. Merge the Modern taskbar with the desktop taskbar.


I can't help but feel that Microsoft will only deliver these improvements with Windows 9... and make people pay for them.
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Too much stuff.... I just want a simple OS that won't get in my way, this still looks too cluttered and 'here let us do that for you, don't worry you don't have to know whats really going on or anything'. I thought that's what mac's were for.

Hopefully windows 9 will be better, and not for tablets. Win 7 will be my go to OS still for quite a while it seems. And I'm okay with that, it does everything I need it do to, and doesn't force me to do anything more.
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Of course he didn't even mention the Start button because they most likely already know how much that has the potential to backfire.

All in all this is obviously a much needed improvement, like having all the search results in one go instead of split between categories, which was a retrogress compared to Windows 7, and can only be explained because they most probably hadn't optimized the code to perform acceptably on the Surface RT when they launched it, so it's not really something to amaze anybody but rather make people say "Finally!".

The new tile sizes are also a good improvement and definitely make the platform seem more mature, with more options and even more pleasing to look at.

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1. You have the clock, battery and wireless icons on the lock screen, but where are they on the Start screen ? Obvious thing missing. They shouldn't be hidden;

2. The taskbar should always be visible so you can easily switch between running applications and know when they need your attention, and the Start screen should be able to interact with the taskbar, that is, the Start screen should have the same drag and drop nature as the Start menu, so that you can not only configure it the way you like it with more possibilities, but also including copying search result(s) directly to a folder on a pen drive, for example. Not everybody wants to only open a search result, sometimes people want to do a copy operation with it;

3. Allow Modern apps to run windowed on the desktop;

4. Merge the Modern taskbar with the desktop taskbar.


I can't help but feel that Microsoft will only deliver these improvements with Windows 9... and make people pay for them.

I like suggestion number 4. Leaving the task bar in the Start Menu would be somthing...but it does take away some right click functionality in the apps themselves. They could rework the task bar somehow...I do like the swipe guesture on touchscreens to scroll through open apps. But on my desktop, they do need to unify the task bar and the left screen app shelf somehow. Alt tab still works.
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too late.....

No joke. This forum has seriously gone down the toilet lately. Just won't stop.

Yea because patronizing anyone who posts an on-topic message is quality work right there. rolleyes.gif
post #18 of 142
Why would you want the desktop taskbar merged with the metro taskbar? The whole point of the taskbar is to quickly open your most used programs. My most used programs isn't be on the start menu. If you think the start screen is already cluttered, that will just add on to the supposed mess, not to mention it would render right clicking in the start screen useless. I wouldn't want the taskbar always visible either. I keep mine hidden and prefer it that way. If you're that serious about needing to copy a file over to another destination, just right click -> open location and drag and drop. Barely enough clicks to call it an inconvenience.
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Guys, GUYS. Use your mouse cursor like you would a finger...
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Yea because patronizing anyone who posts an on-topic message is quality work right there. rolleyes.gif

Dictionary.

What about it?

All I was saying was that you shouldn't bash others for making a valid, on-topic statement.
No use in further discussing the matter.


Back on topic....

Are there anymore videos showing the new update?

I wonder if the Start button will be optional.

I am excited for Boot 2 Desktop.
You can already do this with a script but it will be nice having it officially supported!

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OMG Start Button @ 2.12

Yeah I'm not sure how much of a difference this makes. I feel like MS put it there just to shut the "BRING THE START BUTTON BACK" crazies up.

The button will STILL launch the Metro start screen. The only difference is it's now visible and your mouse cursor no longer has to go to the corner of the screen (even though I'm sure it does anyway whenever people click the traditional start screen button...). I really hope they make this configurable. The additional task bar space was appreciated.

I quickly became accustomed to launching the start screen with the Windows key on my keyboard at work.

Could be as simple as this...


Edited by kennyparker1337 - 6/5/13 at 10:01am
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