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My wishlist for Threshold - and it's nothing big

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There are still things from previous versions and other OS

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I don't get your "more control over taskbar" item. What's the problem with pinning? The icons don't move places, they are always in the same order.

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Allow us to make the taskbar non transparent

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Seeing as they got rid of transparent windows I find it odd how they kept the taskbar the same.  I would be a bit shocked if they didn't remove transparency from the taskbar in the next major version or at least give us the option like you said.

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Yeah - Don't destroy the Metro foundry of the new OS.

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There are still things from previous versions and other OS

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Some consistency would be nice.

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Here's a small app that I use http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.199 (works on Windows 8.1 as well) and has a very small footprint.

 

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There's also a x64-bit version and a ported version that makes it resident (stays in memory after explorer crashes or restarts).

 

Thanks.

 

Wish there was a little app that could do this for folder previews as well.

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AS I work my way through setting up Win 8.1 I'm finding more:

 

Internet Explorer

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Virtual PC was only meant as a temporary upgrade solution. It was never meant to be a lasting standing feature.

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There's a few things I'd like to see, like a new/upgraded taskbar, if they're going to redo the start menu/start screen and integrate metro and desktop more then it's time for the taskbar to get an upgrade.

 

A notification center is a plus, and if they add that then I'd hope it takes over the systray as that is then less needed or not needed at all.

 

There's other little things to but I can't think of them all right now and no real reason to repost everything at this point.  I'd like to wait and see what they're actually working on before I go off on things I'd like to see added/changed.

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I want tabs in Windows Explorer

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I fail; to see what's better about tabs, than open windows side-by-side?

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Hyper-V

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I fail; to see what's better about tabs, than open windows side-by-side?

Because I often work in multiple folders and having 10 copies of Explorer open is a PITA. 10 tabs in one Explorer would be awesome and allow me to work so much more efficiently.

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I just want a 'desktop first' approach in Threshold. I'm not a bad person. I promise.

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What Windows needs is up to date (I would say modern but I don't want metro apps, proper desktop apps please!) for Notepad, Paint, Photo and Video management, music management, etc.

 

One of the strongest things about OS X to me is how it comes complete out of the box with some great apps such as iTunes (hate it all you want, it does its job well), iMovie, iPhoto, etc. I really miss the completeness of OS X when I use Windows. They made some progress with adding new modern apps in Windows 8 to do some stuff but they are still crappy. Windows Media Player has had no love over the past few years. Manageing multimedia formats is a pain in the ass on Windows. Sure iTunes isn't perfect but at least it is something that is functional. I can't even edit MP3 tags in WMP anymore. I don't want to have to go and get third party apps to do these basic tasks. Why can't I easily trim a video I took and re-encode it to a smaller file size out of the box? Why can't I manage my 10,000 photo library? Why can't I organise my 30GB music library easily? Why is Notepad still basically the same app that came with Windows 95? Why does it not have spell check? Why is there no dictionary app built into Windows? Why is Paint still basically the same as what came with Windows 95 (with the exception of now it has the ribbon)?

 

Windows as an experience is very lacking in my experience and opinion. I would love to see Microsoft provide a full consumer computeing experience out of the box with Windows 9 rather than just an operating system.

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AS I work my way through setting up Win 8.1 I'm finding more:

 

Internet Explorer

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Another one for the 'It's available elsewhere by MS and could be so handy" - Multiple clipboard entries - Turned off by default for the basic users but such a great tool for the more experienced.  Options like removing formatting, text only or limited entries to store would make it ideal.  The current clipboard managers are so full of bloat and junk - something along the lines of the old ClipX would be great.

 

 

Try out VirtualBox, it is free and has lots more features over Virtual PC. If you want the ultimate in desktop VMs though check out VMware Workstation. Nothing is faster or more feature-full :)

 

Wasn't a huge fan of this when testing it a few weeks ago - copy and paste between VM and desktop wasn't reliable and so VMWare Player beat it - thanks for your help tho, could have worked out :-)

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notification archive.

Isn't that in Android and iOS? lol.

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I just want some UI consistency. I really don't understand why there are still 9x-era icons in Windows, or Control Panel applets that still open in their own window. Or the usage of battleship gray here but not there. I understand Windows has thousands of icons, but what I don't understand is why they don't seem to employ a graphics team that simply creates a system-wide sense of consistency.

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What Windows needs is up to date (I would say modern but I don't want metro apps, proper desktop apps please!) for Notepad, Paint, Photo and Video management, music management, etc.

 

One of the strongest things about OS X to me is how it comes complete out of the box with some great apps such as iTunes (hate it all you want, it does its job well), iMovie, iPhoto, etc. I really miss the completeness of OS X when I use Windows. They made some progress with adding new modern apps in Windows 8 to do some stuff but they are still crappy. Windows Media Player has had no love over the past few years. Manageing multimedia formats is a pain in the ass on Windows. Sure iTunes isn't perfect but at least it is something that is functional. I can't even edit MP3 tags in WMP anymore. I don't want to have to go and get third party apps to do these basic tasks. Why can't I easily trim a video I took and re-encode it to a smaller file size out of the box? Why can't I manage my 10,000 photo library? Why can't I organise my 30GB music library easily? Why is Notepad still basically the same app that came with Windows 95? Why does it not have spell check? Why is there no dictionary app built into Windows? Why is Paint still basically the same as what came with Windows 95 (with the exception of now it has the ribbon)?

 

Windows as an experience is very lacking in my experience and opinion. I would love to see Microsoft provide a full consumer computeing experience out of the box with Windows 9 rather than just an operating system.

I can tell you that we probably won't see any updates to Notepad and Paint and any other Win32 app other then File Explorer and Internet Explorer anytime soon. I wouldn't be surprised if all Win32 apps will be gone in some release in advance of their WinRT counterpart. Microsoft wants to bring Modern UI apps to the desktop, no doubt that this also means that developers will be able to make their app resond to that and give a responsive interface, making it a mous and keyboard friendly app when run on the desktop.

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I fail; to see what's better about tabs, than open windows side-by-side?

You don't use tabs even in your browser?  :huh:

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You don't use tabs even in your browser?  :huh:

I use tabs in my browser, but File Explorer isn't the same has a browser.

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