Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:25 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 release Preview has been released, so go out and get it, test it, and wax lyrically, or complain loudly. I'm installing it as we speak, so no word, thoughts, or impressions from me yet. Like it or hate it, at least have fun, folks.
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Internet Explorer Tabs
by Bustanut on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 10:54 UTC
Bustanut
Member since:
2009-09-04

WTF.

Does anyone find it confusing in regard to IE:
1) Have right click bring up a context menu; and/or,
2) right click in white space to bring up any open tabs plus the address bar.

I have found myself moving to the mouse to the top of the page before right clicking expecting the tab bar at the top to appear, but if doesn't because I haven't right clicked.

Why not just allow the mouse moved to the top bring up the tabs and address bar instead of right click *shrug*

Try this:

Open, grab and drag the settings menu to the left hand side of the screen and then open IE which will appear to the right of settings - I dig this for easy access.

However, if you try to swap back and forth expanding either window you have to double click on the thin horizontal separator bar between the two windows. Why not just double click on one side or the other to expand?

What I don't get is that it could be really usable system without ever needing to go back to the desktop app, but currently MS's mouse functionality reminds me of when Mr Burns ran into the crippled irishman. several times.

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RE: Internet Explorer Tabs
by Nelson on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 20:02 in reply to "Internet Explorer Tabs"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You can use WinKey+Z to bring up the appbar too, if you find yourself in a situation where Right Click is ambiguous.

I'm not a fan of how app bars are summoned by Mouse+Kb either.

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RE[2]: Internet Explorer Tabs
by Bustanut on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 23:48 in reply to "RE: Internet Explorer Tabs"
Bustanut Member since:
2009-09-04

I did not know that. Cheers!

It reminds me a bit of gnome 3 in that you are reliant on the mouse and keyboard to have full control over the ui not just copy paste etc. MS could provide a mouse driven interface better than what they have, but it seems lacking.

I guess the touchpad once done properly (e.g with it's own little screen to be ostentatious, link a stylus to the touchpad to write on) will take over from the mouse as the mouse from the joystick :/

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