CJEric, on 09 March 2012 - 19:27, said:
#7 won't happen. Sinofsky specifically compared their solution to the iPad's folders, and claimed that MS's concept was superior.
For 7 I thought it would have been a good add-on since there are items that people, like myself, like to group, and when you want it, you'll know where to find it very quickly. Hope in a future it is implemented.
Stoffel, on 09 March 2012 - 19:32, said:
I really like your list and I hope MS does pick some of your ideas, specially the first 6 items on your list.
I think 7 and 8 are just not possible at the moment.
They try to have an app model that works both on Tablets and PC's.
For those tablets it would be very memory and battery consuming if they can have more then 2 apps open at a time.
That's also the reason they have to be full screen, that way they can go in a suspended mode as soon as it disappears from the screen.
If you can resize them they will never go in suspended mode, because they just keep occupying the screen
It would be nice if MS would adjust that problem, but we all have to realize that Win8 is basically a 1.0 version of a new app platform.
Maybe by Win9 they adjust the app model that you can do these things if you are on a PC or laptop.
Further down the list you got a couple of other good ones.
About the apps, we all know they are still in pre BETA stage so we can hope that they will be updated over time, hopefully we see regular updates before it goes into RC
I like that you actually took the time to think about how to make it better, instead of just saying it doesn't work like Win 7 so it s*cks
I'm glad you liked my list. I know Metro has a lot of potential inside it, but it still needs to be polished further.
About resizing the metro apps, after rethinking a little I noticed that you indeed have a point, there are tablets in mind and they need to have a comfortable way to suspend the apps (much as iOS does)...
On a much more deep thought, there's no need to run 2 apps per screen (at least I rarely have more than 2 windows displayed at a time in Win7), but I do believe that there should be a possibility to resize their windows to the size you want. There are apps that I would like to make them share 50% - 50% of the screen (and that number will increase when metro productivity apps start to appear).
cynthia400, on 11 March 2012 - 07:55, said:
You can move multiple items on the Start screen when you have it zoomed out, just grab any section of icons and you will move all the icons that are in that group.
That's not what I'm getting at unfortunately. Imagine that I have them on different groups, and I would like to move the items between other groups (including the original group of that item).
Edit: I know it's there, but in terms of keyboard and mice movements, it can require 4+ key presses to look for something when I don't know what type of file is.
MorganX, on 11 March 2012 - 08:46, said:
I believe what you're asking for is unified search and I wanted this to. And it is there. Don't use a search hotkey, when the start screen is up, just start typing what you're looking for. It will search everything and display the results. Whether or not what you're looking for will be the first result can't be guaranteed though.
The unified search is what I'm getting at, but not the way Win8 implements it. I would like to have something apart
from the new search Win8 has; more like Vista and 7 in which you'll type and the first thing that appeared would be focused and just need an Enter to run it. Please note that I don't want to make the new search disappear, but a new option
which includes "All files, apps, and settings"