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#136 Detection

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 23:56

Dunno if this has already been posted but...

How to start the new Modern File Manager in Windows Blue

http://winaero.com/b...n-windows-blue/


#137 George P

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 00:26

Is it still listed in Windows Explorer favorites?


I think it sits in it's own area and not with the favorites like now. There's a few screenshots that show it's position exactly so you can see.

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


It's been said a number of times that this is a early build and we don't know what else will be in it. You're jumping the gun here.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:05

All snap is overrated at the moment except when watching Netflix :p, really though, when meaningful apps are created with snap view in mind this will be awesome.


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.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:08

try a pen drive

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:46

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

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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


So how would that framework compare to other 'responsive' approaches?

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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.


Yes! Install it to a USB/HDD, turn of secure boot, and boot! I usually use wintoflash with some custom settings but the standard Microsoft DVD/USB burning tool should work!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:40

Screenshots of the movie moments app:

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:02

Screenshots of the movie moments app:


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 :/

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 13:32

This build is awesome, despite some nasty counter-productive bugs.

My impressions on an Acer W500, both good and bad things:


Bad:

- Got bugs on the Control Panel that affected the whole OS (I was messing around when that gray line from Smart Screen appeared and blocked the screen);
- Sound app didn't work properly, all it captured was noise and then crashed;
- Store being inaccessible;

Good:

- Faster, FASTER than Windows 8 (both desktop and Metro enviroments);
- More personalization options and everything else people are talking about;
- METRO MULTITASK NOW ON RESOLUTION BELOW 1366x768 (tried on 1280x800);

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 14:04

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

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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 :/


Exactly what I was thinking mate! At the moment that movie moments app is a load of crap, most of the stuff doesn't work and i had to hack some reg values to get it even doing any bloody thing but we'll see how it goes. If Microsoft can pull this off right then they can start exhausting some desktop functionality like Movie Maker, especially with the new multitasking features! I for one will be sticking with mostly desktop apps on my main PC for the time being!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 14:08

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 :p

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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


Had the exact same problem, just reinstalled into vmware because I couldn't hunt down the registry key. Let us know if someone works out how to toggle after the change!

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 :p


No worries :p Yeah it will be an update over the top of Windows 8, kind of like a major service pack like XP SP2 was (even greater than that even so far). Rumor (and build files that I have personally read) has it that the "Blue" wave of updates will be released to Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012 and perhaps even Azure and embedded but who knows. So yes the same version will be pushed to PCs and tablets! Jump in on the fun!!

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 17:14

People saying how bad the movies app is, it was blocked for a reason in this build what did you guys expect?