Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:57 UTC
Windows Back when Microsoft's Julie Larson-Green demonstrated Windows 7's multitouch framework during the All Things Digital conference, many noted the different taskbar that she was using on the demo machine. When Walt Mossberg asked her about it, she smiled and replied "It's something we're working on for Windows 7 and I'm not supposed to talk about right now, today..." Personally, I was quite intrigued by this revamped taskbar, seeing how static and old the current one already is (Windows 95, people). Microsoft has remained mum on the issue ever since, but last Tuesday, the silence was broken when Microsoft's Chaitanya Sareen posted a detailed entry on the taskbar on the Engineering Windows 7 blog.
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RE[3]: Bad lesson
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 26th Sep 2008 16:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bad lesson"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Media keyboards are always poorly implemented. They require a resident service running in windows to interpret the key presses into media commands. Most computers i see that have them, don't work due to crappy software or media player incompatibility. Most people queue up a playlist and go. Not much of a need to have a series of short cuts. Any adjustments that need to be made usually require more of the full interface to choose a different playlist or what not.

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RE[4]: Bad lesson
by Bleistift on Fri 26th Sep 2008 19:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Bad lesson"
Bleistift Member since:
2007-05-18

Resident service? Not really...

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RE[4]: Bad lesson
by WorknMan on Fri 26th Sep 2008 20:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Bad lesson"
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2005-11-13

Media keyboards are always poorly implemented. They require a resident service running in windows to interpret the key presses into media commands. Most computers i see that have them, don't work due to crappy software or media player incompatibility.


You must buy shitty keyboards ;) And anyway, I prefer the global shortcut keys myself.

Most people queue up a playlist and go. Not much of a need to have a series of short cuts. Any adjustments that need to be made usually require more of the full interface to choose a different playlist or what not.


So you don't ever have to pause the audio, adjust the volume, skip to next track, etc? Really, I shouldn't have to bring up the player just to do these things.

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