Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2012 18:21 UTC
Windows "We are pleased to be releasing a set of improvements to Windows 8 in broad areas of performance, power management and battery efficiency, media playback, and compatibility. These improvements are available starting today via Windows Update. We wanted to briefly talk about our improvements to the engineering system and in particular the speed at which we were able to deliver these updates to you." Good stuff. They're also updating the core Metro applications to make them less useless.
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tanzam75
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2011-05-19

The viewer requiring drags to scroll down on a pdf is insanity. From what i have used, metro apps seem to only have more support to emulate a finger instead of being thought of as an actual mouse.


The default Metro UI controls do indeed allow for mouse scroll in lists and canvases -- exactly where you'd expect it. For example, see the Mail and People apps. (The People app scrolls horizontally.)

If the PDF viewer does not scroll, then that's either because they wrote their own custom control, or because they turned it off for whatever reason. Nothing to do with Metro itself.

It is true, though, that some of the apps lack mouse-friendliness. In Mail, for example, you cannot drag items into folders with the mouse or stylus. It is an enormous waste of time to bring up the menu to move items into folders -- especially since you cannot mousedrag-to-scroll inside the list (you have to use the scrollbar or scrollwheel).

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