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#31 Jarrichvdv

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:22

I know standards wise IE got a lot better from IE9 onwards, however in regards to functionality and user interface it didn’t really do the job for me any more.

Sure it’s not a bad web browser these days, however IE can’t sync my bookmarks, extensions and settings between multiple os's, along with mobile devices. In comparison other web browsers can.

Fair enough.




#32 George P

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:38

We might be able to pin and see running apps in the taskbar but I doubt we'll get windowed store apps till 9. And the metro task switcher isn't a "hidden taskbar" it's a touch version of alt+tab. Metro apps show up in the alt+tab switcher as well.

#33 Dot Matrix

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:55

Do you not just think it looks out of place?

 

It just looks messy to me, i gave up using IE around then anyway so i'm not too bothered.

Not at all.



#34 Pulagatha

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:44

We might be able to pin and see running apps in the taskbar but I doubt we'll get windowed store apps till 9. And the metro task switcher isn't a "hidden taskbar" it's a touch version of alt+tab. Metro apps show up in the alt+tab switcher as well.

 

Or they could all be one place. (in the original taskbar.)



#35 Steven P.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:47

You'd have to wonder what the point of IE11 in Metro mode is for if those apps become windowed in 9 :p



#36 George P

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 13:43

Or they could all be one place. (in the original taskbar.)


The original taskbar isn't a option for a pure metro device that's touch only and doesn't have the desktop. You won't be running windowed apps on a 8" or 10" tablet. The metro task switcher is perfect for when you're using touch, and besides I and others use the alt+tab switcher a lot on the desktop. They all have their own place and just having the taskbar doesn't work for everything.

#37 Pulagatha

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 18:18

The original taskbar isn't a option for a pure metro device that's touch only and doesn't have the desktop. You won't be running windowed apps on a 8" or 10" tablet. The metro task switcher is perfect for when you're using touch, and besides I and others use the alt+tab switcher a lot on the desktop. They all have their own place and just having the taskbar doesn't work for everything.

 

I think they should just keep the original taskbar. It should be formatted for usage in Metro as well though.



#38 Dot Matrix

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 18:41

I think they should just keep the original taskbar. It should be formatted for usage in Metro as well though.

It won't work in Metro. In Metro, the task switcher was designed to be used with your thumb, which is why it is the way it is, and where it's located.



#39 Pulagatha

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:58

It won't work in Metro. In Metro, the task switcher was designed to be used with your thumb, which is why it is the way it is, and where it's located.

 

Pretty sure that problem is easily fixed.



#40 OP FaiKee

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:56

More details on "Store/Modern apps on taskbar"

 

http://www.win8china.../html/9676.html

Bing translate:

 

New changes in the Win8.1 update: Metro lock the taskbar
June 2014-1-23 
 

Windows8 House (www.win8china.com): new changes in the Win8.1 update: Metro lock the taskbar

January 23, Microsoft will be in early April Build2014 meeting published Win8.1 2014 Update spring update, compiled on January 14 6.3.9600.16596 version has appeared in a number of welcome changes, suggesting that Microsoft is integrating Modern (formerly Metro) interface and integration of traditional desktop environments.

 

IT houses Forum online exposure Windows 8.1 2014 Update Update 6.3.9600.16596 version on the new Windows application Store locked the taskbar :

 

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• Photo: Windows Store the app store icon on the traditional desktop taskbar is locked by default

 

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▲ Figure II: as with other locked icon in your task bar, users can "right click" to cancel the fixed

 

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▲ Figure III: the task bar properties added: "on the taskbar show application Store (that is, Windows in the Store 's" Metro ") option" one more switch, users decide whether or not to open

 

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▲ Figure IV: after three(fig. III settings) sets, Metro is running applications will appear in the taskbar

 

Earlier also has has message said Windows9 in the will brings "directly allows Windows Store application in desktop environment in the run of Metro 2 mode", but currently in Win8.1 2014 Update in the see of also just above of preliminary fusion, Windows Store application just in desktop task bar more has icon, click Hou also is will jump to Metro interface of, does not achieved in desktop environment of run.

Win8.1 2014 Update release time has been determined at the beginning of April Build 2014 Conference Win9 when will it be released? There are two different points in time, October 2014 or April.



#41 OP FaiKee

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 14:00

WZOR has posted some new screen-shots of the 2014 Update, and Neowin News has also detail reported about it.

 

Some guys might wonder if the new power button on Start Screen would have something new (like the "Slide-to-shutdown" thing for example)......well, it's just the same like the menu from Charm Bar, as shown from this win8china blog:

 

 http://www.win8china.../html/9706.html

 

You might notice that there is no "Sleep", but on the win8china pic of their Charm Bar, there is no "Sleep" either, so maybe their machine doesn't support sleep, or some other reason.

 

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Also, the "Power Button" and "Search Button" is also present in the All Apps Screen too.

 

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#42 Dot Matrix

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 14:02

I think these changes further support that the Windows 7 Start Menu isn't coming back.

#43 OP FaiKee

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 14:08

I think these changes further support that the Windows 7 Start Menu isn't coming back.

Yup, AFAIK, not planned for Windows codename 9, at least for now. :)



#44 Enron

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 14:15

 

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What are they using to get those little meters on the right?



#45 +d5aqoëp

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 14:24

Welcome change.

But they did not go with this design beforehand and wasted development time with curent implementation. This clearly means the airheads at upper management are out of touch with reality and consumer needs and only cater to shareholder appeasement.

What a brilliant powerpoint presentation it must have been to explain the board of directors, how people will empty their purses towards store apps if it was shoved down loyal customers throats.