Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 22:49 UTC
Windows For weeks - if not months - I've been trying to come up with a way to succinctly and accurately explain why, exactly, Windows 8 rubs me the wrong way, usability-wise. I think I finally got it.
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Comment by TomF
by TomF on Tue 15th May 2012 20:21 UTC
TomF
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2010-01-22

careful Thom, posting about how bad win8 is might cause someone on this forum calling you a moron...


been toying with last years preview and again the 2nd preview, I just don't get it what MS is trying to achieve :/ My main gripe is still the forcing apps to go full screen (or 1/3 versus 2/3)

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RE: Comment by TomF
by MollyC on Tue 15th May 2012 23:37 in reply to "Comment by TomF"
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2006-07-04

The reasoning for "full screen" is:
Most computers sold nowadays are laptops (or smaller), and that phenomenon will only increase. These laptops (and smaller devices) have small screens relative to desktop computers, and because of that most users use apps in full screen mode. So Microsoft is targetting that user scenario, yes, at the expense of lesser-used scenarios. I'm paraphrasing what I've read on the "Building Windows 8" blog.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/

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RE[2]: Comment by TomF
by TomF on Wed 16th May 2012 20:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by TomF"
TomF Member since:
2010-01-22

thanks for that link, good read really.

but, to use an analogy: it's not because so many people go to MacDonalds, that I should like it :/

I'm actually in the market for a 15" laptop.. been amazed to see that the majority now have 1366x768 res.. makes me think I'm back in 1990 when IBM introduced 1024x768 ;)

TomUK

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