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Is it just me or those Metro apps really sucks so bad?

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remixedcat    2,765

Yeah, I don't understand the load times. Conventional apps load in a fraction of the time and have much greater functionality.

some are fast some arent.... the accuweather, the maps app and the Inrix Traffic app are the only ones that load fast that I have.

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Deihmos    131

Yes I realized the apps are just so bad. Those early adopters are going to be very disappointed. Even Android has much better apps than what Windows 8 has to offer. Even the built in apps I find to be kind of limiting and ugly. Overall I am not a fan of the design.

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x-byte    90

Yeah, I don't understand the load times. Conventional apps load in a fraction of the time and have much greater functionality.

Most apps have to authenticate you to an external site. So it will take time no matter what. Also you can disable animations to load them up even faster as well.

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TruckWEB    367
Yes I realized the apps are just so bad. Those early adopters are going to be very disappointed. Even Android has much better apps than what Windows 8 has to offer. Even the built in apps I find to be kind of limiting and ugly. Overall I am not a fan of the design.

Many early adopters, for whatever platform are always disappointed. The first months of the Google store or Apple Apps store seen their share of fart and other low quality apps....

Like anything, we will have to give it some time. Still, I'd be ****ed to be a Surface RT user and having only what's available to play with....

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NightScreams    97

Even Android has much better apps than what Windows 8 has to offer.

says the guy who compares an OS that's been around for 4 whole years VS an OS that's still a couple days away from official release. Give it some time, sheesh.

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BajiRav    2,119

Yes I realized the apps are just so bad. Those early adopters are going to be very disappointed. Even Android has much better apps than what Windows 8 has to offer. Even the built in apps I find to be kind of limiting and ugly. Overall I am not a fan of the design.

Android has tablet apps that are actually meant for tablets? :p

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dwLostCat    975

Android has tablet apps that are actually meant for tablets? :p

Yeah...like maybe three of them :D

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+unabatedshagie    10

I originally posted this in another thread but I guess it belongs here.

I just realised last night that you can't have a Windows 8 app open on both of your monitors at the same time.

Kind of a silly design choice IMO.

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remixedcat    2,765

Yeah...like maybe three of them :D

which 3?

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nekrosoft13    398

I originally posted this in another thread but I guess it belongs here.

I just realised last night that you can't have a Windows 8 app open on both of your monitors at the same time.

Kind of a silly design choice IMO.

its a tablet OS, tablets only have one minitor

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HawkMan    5,077

its a tablet OS, tablets only have one minitor

It's not a tablet OS.

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f0rk_b0mb    698

Metro apps on more than one monitor and new metro icons = Windows 9

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+warwagon    9,552

It's not a tablet OS.

Then why do they say they want to make a UI across all devices. 2 of which are touch based devices, tablets and phones. Yes it works with a mouse and keyboard but over all the OS was built for touch, which is why the SAME OS is put on tablets and the same UI on phones.

So it's not a tablet OS? ... lets ask the question. If the iPad never happened and if Microsoft wasn't going enter the tablet Market, do you really think they would be using this same touch friendly UI? NOOOO!!!!! Thus Windows 8 is a Tablet OS.

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f0rk_b0mb    698

It's not a tablet OS.

Windows 8 was designed for tablets and works on laptops and desktops. It's a play on words.

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Dashel    538

I get the impression this is working as designed and not something they just didn't have time to implement.

Unless you have another explanation for this limitation, or is this just not an approved usage scenario?

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HawkMan    5,077

Then why do they say they want to make a UI across all devices. 2 of which are touch based devices, tablets and phones. Yes it works with a mouse and keyboard but over all the OS was built for touch, which is why the SAME OS is put on tablets and the same UI on phones.

So it's not a tablet OS? ... lets ask the question. If the iPad never happened and if Microsoft wasn't going enter the tablet Market, do you really think they would be using this same touch friendly UI? NOOOO!!!!! Thus Windows 8 is a Tablet OS.

It's an OS for all devices.

It works greats on tablets, WP8 which is not Windows 8 works great on phones, and W8 works great on a laptop or desktop with a launcher that's more effective and flexible than the old start menu.

As for your last statement, maybe maybe not, you can't say no or yes to it since we simply don't know.

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remixedcat    2,765

How can you say that when you said it wasn't a tablet os, then you say it's made for all devices? which is it??!!

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George P    3,378

I get the impression this is working as designed and not something they just didn't have time to implement.

Unless you have another explanation for this limitation, or is this just not an approved usage scenario?

You mean multiple metro apps on different screens? I think it's a API limitation and not just something they left that way. They've put a good chunk of work into multimonitor support on the desktop side with Windows 8 but the start screen itself is limited to one screen, which means metro apps are limited to that one screen. I expect to see a future update that lets you at least expand the start screen to cover more screens and also move metro apps between screens as well.

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Dashel    538

Yes, even though RT is handicapped to two visible apps, you can't have them both full screen. I think this is a trade-off that was made within RT, for tablets, so it seems to go against their design philosophy to add it down the road.

I'll wager the legacy desktop goes before RT supports multi-monitors.

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George P    3,378

I don't see how that happens, the legacy desktop, and with it Win32, isn't going to go away anytime soon, even when we're talking Windows 9 and later. MS will either grow the WinRT APIs to match Win32 and support the same things desktop apps do or they just stay limited in which case the desktop will never go away because they'll need it and win32 for the bigger programs in use out there.

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HawkMan    5,077

How can you say that when you said it wasn't a tablet os, then you say it's made for all devices? which is it??!!

Problems Reading the "for all devices" part ?

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COKid    873

To the OP. yes it is just you. I have found several great apps. All app stores have many apps that "suck". Just like anything else, the quality of the offerings span the entire spectrum. But there are gems to be found. :)

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Dashel    538

I don't think anyone is denying there are some gems, just not most of the included ones.

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Dot Matrix    7,047

I originally posted this in another thread but I guess it belongs here.

I just realised last night that you can't have a Windows 8 app open on both of your monitors at the same time.

Kind of a silly design choice IMO.

This is my main gripe about Windows 8, that I hope changes for Windows 9.

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