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#286 HawkMan

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:21

its a tablet OS, tablets only have one minitor


It's not a tablet OS.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:24

Metro apps on more than one monitor and new metro icons = Windows 9

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:26

It's not a tablet OS.


Then why do they say they want to make a UI across all devices. 2 of which are touch based devices, tablets and phones. Yes it works with a mouse and keyboard but over all the OS was built for touch, which is why the SAME OS is put on tablets and the same UI on phones.

So it's not a tablet OS? ... lets ask the question. If the iPad never happened and if Microsoft wasn't going enter the tablet Market, do you really think they would be using this same touch friendly UI? NOOOO!!!!! Thus Windows 8 is a Tablet OS.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:26

It's not a tablet OS.


Windows 8 was designed for tablets and works on laptops and desktops. It's a play on words.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:28

I get the impression this is working as designed and not something they just didn't have time to implement.

Unless you have another explanation for this limitation, or is this just not an approved usage scenario?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 18:51

Then why do they say they want to make a UI across all devices. 2 of which are touch based devices, tablets and phones. Yes it works with a mouse and keyboard but over all the OS was built for touch, which is why the SAME OS is put on tablets and the same UI on phones.

So it's not a tablet OS? ... lets ask the question. If the iPad never happened and if Microsoft wasn't going enter the tablet Market, do you really think they would be using this same touch friendly UI? NOOOO!!!!! Thus Windows 8 is a Tablet OS.

It's an OS for all devices.

It works greats on tablets, WP8 which is not Windows 8 works great on phones, and W8 works great on a laptop or desktop with a launcher that's more effective and flexible than the old start menu.

As for your last statement, maybe maybe not, you can't say no or yes to it since we simply don't know.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 19:00

How can you say that when you said it wasn't a tablet os, then you say it's made for all devices? which is it??!!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 19:23

I get the impression this is working as designed and not something they just didn't have time to implement.

Unless you have another explanation for this limitation, or is this just not an approved usage scenario?


You mean multiple metro apps on different screens? I think it's a API limitation and not just something they left that way. They've put a good chunk of work into multimonitor support on the desktop side with Windows 8 but the start screen itself is limited to one screen, which means metro apps are limited to that one screen. I expect to see a future update that lets you at least expand the start screen to cover more screens and also move metro apps between screens as well.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 19:36

Yes, even though RT is handicapped to two visible apps, you can't have them both full screen. I think this is a trade-off that was made within RT, for tablets, so it seems to go against their design philosophy to add it down the road.

I'll wager the legacy desktop goes before RT supports multi-monitors.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 19:40

I don't see how that happens, the legacy desktop, and with it Win32, isn't going to go away anytime soon, even when we're talking Windows 9 and later. MS will either grow the WinRT APIs to match Win32 and support the same things desktop apps do or they just stay limited in which case the desktop will never go away because they'll need it and win32 for the bigger programs in use out there.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 19:53

How can you say that when you said it wasn't a tablet os, then you say it's made for all devices? which is it??!!


Problems Reading the "for all devices" part ?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 20:03

To the OP. yes it is just you. I have found several great apps. All app stores have many apps that "suck". Just like anything else, the quality of the offerings span the entire spectrum. But there are gems to be found. :)

#298 Dashel

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 20:19

I don't think anyone is denying there are some gems, just not most of the included ones.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 21:03

I originally posted this in another thread but I guess it belongs here.

I just realised last night that you can't have a Windows 8 app open on both of your monitors at the same time.

Kind of a silly design choice IMO.


This is my main gripe about Windows 8, that I hope changes for Windows 9.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 21:54

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