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#1 Pulagatha

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 20:40

Combine the Menu Bar and Title bar.

Remove the word "Start" on the Start Screen and move the user profile icon to the side/bottom for landscape/portrait mode.

Tabs (or buttons with optional icons?) for Explorer.

Customizable buttons like VLC's customizable window interface, basic, advanced, and arrangeable buttons for Explorer and/or other applications.

Mouse Gestures, proper implementation of "Grab And Drag" for background space. QTTabBar's double-click background space option.

More Options/Adjustable taskbar (add, remove, arrange options, weather, headlines, stocks, a tab for auto-hide, the recycle bin optional). Maybe have the (customizable) options of the Charms Bar in the taskbar?

Metro apps could be windowed and at least have an option to change to the Desktop color scheme (light greys and light blues). And for the windowed mode, they already have a landscape or portrait setting, just choose one as the default for Desktop and let us have it windowed (along with a Menu bar.)

THE START BUTTON SHOULD NOT DISAPPEAR.

Metro applications should NOT have second taskbar on the left. They should be located in the original taskbar.

The scroll bar for the Metro Start Screen should NOT be at the bottom of the screen. It should be a lot smaller and right underneath the menu options. Maybe a small bar that has a glow that tracks from left to right as you scroll?

Full-Screen Metro apps should NOT have cut off pages (like the weather app) and should be appropriated for landscape/portrait.

The side bar should NOT cover the taskbar and should have some kind of border.

When using the side bar for search, A Desktop browser window should be optional, instead of, opening a full-screen Metro app. (And an option for Google instead of Bing.)

IE could give top headlines for a live tile (widget.)

There needs to be a Desktop version of Messaging, Photos, and Contacts.

DeviantArt themes on the Windows Store.




#2 +DConnell

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 20:46

Make the Start button optional, so both those who want it and those who don't will be happy.

 

Add a "limited desktop" mode for non-Metro apps, so Metro versions can be simulated if desired, to create a more uniform experience. Basically, each program would think it was on the desktop, but to the user it would be in a Metro "window". Each of these simulated Metro apps would show up in its own instance in the Metro task list rather than all in "Desktop". Kind of like being able to run multiple DOS programs in their own DOS prompt window in WinXP.



#3 remixedcat

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 20:51

Even more powerful hypervisors!



#4 wv@gt

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 20:58

For 8.2 I'd love to see them bring some UI consistency in. How about a fresh Icon set for the old Windows 7 icons to match the metro theme, update the old Windows 95 era icons. Also what about the old properties tabs, modernize those. Basically for once I would love to see them tie everything together rather than bring something new in. 



#5 +Frank B.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 21:00

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They could use this as optional start screen theme:

 

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#6 shozilla

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 21:01

They could use this as optional start screen theme:

 

 

lol



#7 vetJohn Callaham

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 21:04

They could use this as optional start screen theme:

 

 

Funny stuff..where did you get that image by the way :)



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 21:06

Funny stuff..where did you get that image by the way :)

Reddit.



#9 remixedcat

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:07

I think they need to intergrate MS BOB.



#10 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 23:09

They could use this as optional start screen theme:

 

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That would be an awesome start screen theme!



#11 Stoffel

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:26

Most of the things on the OP's list are going to stay just on a wish list

They are all there to make it more of a desktop OS for KB/Mouse

The charm bar and the app switcher are on the side for a reason, so you can easily access then with your thumbs.

 

I would like to see more consistency in the UI, get rid of all the old dialog boxes, and old looking icons,...

 

More options of placing your tiles on the start screen, I don't like that I can't leave gaps.



#12 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:47

Here is the big problem with Windows 8. I love using it on a tablet, but I don't like using it as much on a laptop/desktop.  It is trying to do two different things but is very confused in executing the idea. Windows 8 want to be a tablet OS, but tries to be a desktop os also,  creating a schizophrenic graphical interface. 



#13 firey

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:47

Add option to remove Metro 100% and have a Windows 7 style desktop, start menu, etc.



#14 Tony.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:57

Personally, I don't think we'll see a 8.2, I think Windows 9 will be up next, but that's just an opinion. :)



#15 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 00:58

The start screen truly can be used just as a launcher (giant start menu) in Windows 8 on desktops/laptops. I wish Microsoft could bring back the classic, and Aero glass themes!