Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Dec 2011 18:56 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will be one of the most significant releases for Microsoft ever, since it pretty much rethinks the entire graphical user interface. One of the problems I personally see with Metro is that it doesn't appear to be particularly conducive to getting actual work done. In an interview with The Verge, Microsoft design director Steve Kaneko confirmed that it's hard to adapt applications like Office to use Metro.
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RE[3]: Window management
by DOSguy on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 00:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Window management"
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Hmmm... Several mobile OSs implemented tile-based task switching, though most of them are dead or dying now. WebOS, PlaybookOS (?), WP7 and Harmattan come to mind.


I did think of Webos, but it doesn't provide the nice one screen overview of expose because it requires you to swipe through all tiles. This resembles alt/cmd+tab more than expose imo. Don't really know about playbookos, wp7 or harmattan though.

As for why iOS itself didn't, perhaps it is because Apple believed that the iPhone's screen was too small for app tiles


IOS 1.0 couldn't really multitask, so I can understand why they didn't implement such a thing from the beginning. Nowadays IOS does some sort of multitasking and the DPI is really gone up with Iphone 4, which could make up a bit for the smaller screen. IOS doesn't encourage the user to close unused applications though, which would essentially cripple expose because it would have to display too much tiles.

and didn't want to create visual inconsistencies between the iPhone and iPad versions of iOS ?


You mean by implementing expose for ipad but not for iphone?

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