Linked by fran on Mon 25th Oct 2010 15:23 UTC
Windows Windows 8 isn't expected to be released until the end of 2012 and "new feature" details is still officially non-existent, but some of these recent rumours began to bear more weight since a slide was "officially leaked" on Microsoft-journal.spaces.live.com/blog. This slide although has since been removed, but it can however still be seen on lmsfkitchen.
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RE: Priorities
by Morph on Tue 26th Oct 2010 02:53 UTC in reply to "Priorities"
Morph
Member since:
2007-08-20

Can Microsoft please develop some nice UI improvements...that will improve our lives in some small way

IMO, the Explorer UI has seen some great improvements in Windows Vista and 7. For instace, a search box in every explorer window, and the use of checkboxes to select multiple files. These UI improvements have improved my life a small way. Backend improvements like WinFS will complement these, eg. by making search faster. Anything else specific you had in mind?

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RE[2]: Priorities
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 26th Oct 2010 23:49 in reply to "RE: Priorities"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"Can Microsoft please develop some nice UI improvements...that will improve our lives in some small way

IMO, the Explorer UI has seen some great improvements in Windows Vista and 7. For instace, a search box in every explorer window, and the use of checkboxes to select multiple files. These UI improvements have improved my life a small way. Backend improvements like WinFS will complement these, eg. by making search faster. Anything else specific you had in mind?
"

Can't speak for the parent poster, but there are some basic Explorer UI tweaks/refinements I've been wishing for since Win95. Like a "resize window to fit contents" command*, and if I'm being really indulgent in my wishful thinking, a keyboard shortcut to go along with it.

Or a feature that's been present in nearly every other GUI file manager ever created: a keyboard shortcut to create a new folder. Hell, IIRC even the old Win3.x Fileman app had that functionality.

*I don't really like the way OS X has tried to extend that to every application, but I do think that "resize to fit" makes sense for a file manager.

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RE[3]: Priorities
by Morph on Wed 27th Oct 2010 03:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Priorities"
Morph Member since:
2007-08-20

keyboard shortcut to create a new folder

Since Win7: Ctrl+Shift+N (thanks Google)

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