Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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Bravo Thom,
by Nelson on Mon 4th Jun 2012 05:21 UTC
Nelson
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Excellent post with real constructive criticism and genuine solutions. +1.

For #1 though, a few nitpicks:

You can get around the issue of OSNews looking terrible in it's "snapped state" by implementing CSS3 Media Queries and adapting to changes in the layout size.

Overall though, you make your point well. I would like the snapping mechanism to be overhauled in the near future, with fine grained control over what individual apps (Both Metro and Classic) can snap.

Good examples include seeing 2 or more browser tabs side by side, Visual Studio panes, etc.

I believe this is where it's going eventually. It is actually an app store requirement that Apps implement a good snapped state UI, so hopefully you won't be in the situation where apps don't take advantage of the layout size.

The rest of your points I can get behind 100% .

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