Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2012 18:04 UTC, submitted by nej_simon
Windows "Microsoft has greatly improved its Windows 8 multiple monitor support in the Consumer Preview version of the operating system, but the company has fine tuned this even more with the upcoming Release Preview. Mark Yalovsky, a member of Microsoft's User Experience team, has taken to the company's Building Windows 8 blog to detail a number of important improvements in the Release Preview, including improved mouse targeting on shared edges and the ability to launch Metro apps on any monitor. Although the post in question has been mysteriously removed by Microsoft, we managed to secure the details thanks to a Google cached version." Very welcome.
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RE: It'll be interesting
by jbauer on Wed 16th May 2012 21:13 UTC in reply to "It'll be interesting"
jbauer
Member since:
2005-07-06

to hear from the people who were judging the Release Preview based off of a handful of leaked screenshots (from a non-final interim build.) You know, the people saying MSFT wouldn't improve a thing.

Where are you all now?


Until they make Metro optional, no improvement will be enough to compensate for it.

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RE[2]: It'll be interesting
by Nelson on Wed 16th May 2012 21:18 in reply to "RE: It'll be interesting"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Just stay in Desktop mode.

Glad I could help.

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RE[3]: It'll be interesting
by jbauer on Wed 16th May 2012 21:36 in reply to "RE[2]: It'll be interesting"
jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

Just stay in Desktop mode.

Glad I could help.


That won't get rid of Metro. Thanks for nothing.

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RE[3]: It'll be interesting
by ssokolow on Wed 16th May 2012 21:39 in reply to "RE[2]: It'll be interesting"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Just stay in Desktop mode.

Glad I could help.


They may have changed things but, last I heard, they'd removed the start menu from desktop mode to try to force you to spend at least some part of your time in Metro.

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RE[2]: It'll be interesting
by tomcat on Fri 18th May 2012 07:07 in reply to "RE: It'll be interesting"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

"to hear from the people who were judging the Release Preview based off of a handful of leaked screenshots (from a non-final interim build.) You know, the people saying MSFT wouldn't improve a thing.

Where are you all now?


Until they make Metro optional, no improvement will be enough to compensate for it.
"

It is optional. You don't have to run Metro apps, and there's already a free Start Menu replacement available at http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

Edited 2012-05-18 07:11 UTC

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RE[2]: It'll be interesting
by zima on Wed 23rd May 2012 23:13 in reply to "RE: It'll be interesting"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Until they make Metro optional, no improvement will be enough to compensate for it.

So, no matter how good it becomes, you will still shun it ...that's a great approach.

(GUI can be hardly turned off in Win7 / more recent MS operating systems ...and, in its first two incarnations, Windows GUI was arguably barely useful for anything)

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