GP007, on 12 July 2012 - 07:19, said:
Nah, they know about snap, what they'll then argue is that they want to be able to run more than 2 metro apps on the screen. ... Still, I expect that on desktop devices or those not running on battery that at some point we'll have windowed winrt apps, just not right now.
See, with the amount of complaints on this forum, you'd think the "I want 6+ windows on my screen at once" was the most common usage scenario. But since when is that how people actually use their computer.
I see these as more common:
- 1 fullscreen program, usually the Browser (this can be replicated in Metro)
- 2 windows snapped side by side, such as two Explorer windows to copy files, or two documents to compare (this can be replicated in Metro)
- max of 2 windows on the screen, with additional windows being brought up in front of the others in order to do something quick, such as quickly type something into Notepad while watching a movie and chatting with a friend (this will probably be possible with Metro eventually, because you can just jump into the Start Screen for a quick task, until then, just have your chat snapped to the side, movie in the desktop, and open up Notepad in the desktop)
So who really has 6+ windows on at once? Seems like a mess and window management hell.