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#16 L1520

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 21:40

It needs a 7 or 7.7 inch WinRT tablet for £199 to compete with Nexus 7!!


#17 TheExperiment

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:56

It needs a 7 or 7.7 inch WinRT tablet for £199 to compete with Nexus 7!!

If only I could install WinRT on my Nexus 7, I'd do it too :woot:

#18 MichaelAWYu

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 13:33

Designers... We need more designers.

Give Mr. Fast, Fluid, Immersive and Fun 2cc talent, and all is solved.

#19 xgt001

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 15:00

plenty of reasons why windows 8 would fail :/ . I do not see any windows 7 user jumping to Windows 8. Microsoft needs some really compelling apps for metro apps which are productive unlike most of them which are mostly for consuming information. Office 2013 is a right step in that direction...

#20 georgevella

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 15:17

I'd guess a universal back button would be difficult to implement. I can only see two ways how this can be executed - either Windows keeps track of every running app and it's state (which is a non-trivial task) or have Windows ask the app to revert to it's previous state, but that would depend on the devs to implement proper state management. Considering that some apps in Windows Store can barely make use of the scroll wheel on a mouse, depending on the devs to implement state management is a no go as well.

#21 Sekyal

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:09

I find many apps have a back button but you have to right-click to make it show up which is an annoying extra step. Some apps don't provide a quick way to jump to different sections of the app either (usually done via a "v" like arrow) so you have to continually hit the back arrow to return "home".
I wasn't aware the back button on the keyboard actually went back on the desktop, never bothered to try it lol. If that is the case, it is frustrating that ESC doesn't exit full screen on apps that play video or open other "sub"-windows.

#22 remixedcat

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:22

It needs a good media player!

#23 SteelToast

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:00

I do hope RTM comes with metro icons for desktop mode, as those aero icons look horribly out of place.

#24 BoyBoppins

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:18

Ive been rating down apps with an explanation why that dont pay attention to the back and scrolling functions of my trackpad.

#25 DKAngel

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:18

i just set my mouse back button to back and not magnify and it works =]

#26 BoyBoppins

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:40

i just set my mouse back button to back and not magnify and it works =]

The problem is that there are several 'back' functions in Windows apparently. Because Synaptics back is different from a third party program's back, which is different from my mouse back. Same with scroll.

This should be sorted in Windows 8 and it's unacceptable that it isnt at this point IMO



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