Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 19:02 UTC
Windows Windows 7 is out and about. Microsoft has been unusually secretive about Vista's successor, but now that PDC is under way, they have unveiled the various enhancements to the user interface. Windows 7 might not have any significant under-the-hood changes (in fact, all your applications and devices will still work), but on the outside, Windows 7 represents the biggest change for the Windows user interface ever since Windows 95 came out.
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RE: oh no!
by ari-free on Tue 28th Oct 2008 20:47 UTC in reply to "oh no!"
ari-free
Member since:
2007-01-22

"Peeking at the desktop is particularly significant, because the desktop is now where gadgets live. Because people are increasingly using laptops, taking up a big chunk of space for the sidebar isn't really viable; Microsoft has responded by scrapping the sidebar and putting the gadgets onto the desktop itself."

where they will be hidden by windows 100% of the time. What's the point of that?

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RE[2]: oh no!
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 20:59 in reply to "RE: oh no!"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

where they will be hidden by windows 100% of the time. What's the point of that?


Hence the new peeking feature. It's in the article.

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RE[3]: oh no!
by adizzy on Tue 28th Oct 2008 21:04 in reply to "RE[2]: oh no!"
adizzy Member since:
2007-05-29

It seems to work for apple

Edited 2008-10-28 21:05 UTC

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RE[3]: oh no!
by ari-free on Tue 28th Oct 2008 21:20 in reply to "RE[2]: oh no!"
ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

I understand but it's annoying to play peekaboo every few seconds.

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