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Posted 26 March 2013 - 00:26
Is it still listed in Windows Explorer favorites?
It's just a bunch of minor tweaks to Metro UI and apps.
- No effort to unify Metro with Desktop and make them both usable
- No effort to allow customization and bring back the features from Win 7 that they removed - why can't I choose a background color for desktop windows ??
- Still the same terrible joke of a 'tutorial', now with 'try this later' added
So MS will keep repeating the same nonsense -
1. This is a OS optimized for touch
2. yet all the touch paradigms will be forced on desktop users
Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:05
All snap is overrated at the moment except when watching Netflix , really though, when meaningful apps are created with snap view in mind this will be awesome.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:46
Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:00
Maybe the 50/50 will be for 7in apps as 50% of the Surface screen size seems almost the perfect size for a 7 or 8 in taablet
Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:32
I snap Skype and chat with it in the snapped view, and keep OneNote in the filled view... pretty good way to multitask while taking notes in class. And I made my app, Hurricane Tracker, useable in the snap state, but other developers haven't. I'm going to have to do a bit more work to optimize for 50-50 and other splits, though.
On that note... has anyone got this installed on their Surface Pro? I tried and failed epically, but it could be that my burned dvd is somehow not bootable. And yes, I did turn off secure boot when attempting to boot from dvd in external dvd drive.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:40
Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:02
Screenshots of the movie moments app:
Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:32
Posted 26 March 2013 - 14:04
Posted 26 March 2013 - 14:07
Neat for a tablet. But I have to tell you, MovieMaker+Keyboard+Mouse will edit circles around this or any other touch editor. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, as serious apps for productivity/creation will be better suited for the Desktop Environment IMO.
In the end, we may just end up with tablet apps and desktop apps
Posted 26 March 2013 - 14:08
Posted 26 March 2013 - 14:13
Anyone managed to use the Refresh feature successfully ?
I set the new control panel back to normal 8 style and couldn't work out how to set it back again, so went for the refresh (VMWare), the ISO was mounted and it rebooted, then failed the refresh and restarted back into windows
Hang on hang on.
So Windows Blue is an update to Windows 8? Is it a fresh install?, mini service pack? (via windows update), is this for PC's or just tablets? I've not touched Windows 8 at all, so lagging on whats going on
Posted 26 March 2013 - 17:14