Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2012 19:24 UTC
Windows One tiny thing I wanted to mention about Windows 8: ever noticed how context menus in Metro appear above the mouse cursor instead of underneath? I'm assuming this is done because of finger input (by opening above, your finger and hand doesn't cover the menu), but with a mouse, it's just plain weird. Fun little detail though - shows you how much thought has gone into the touch aspect of Windows 8.
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RE[4]: They have a *plan*
by zima on Wed 6th Jun 2012 21:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: They have a *plan*"
zima
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2005-07-06

with the 3+ decade old desktop paradigm (based on the several hundreds year old desktop), you can do whatever metro can do, and a lot more

The so called desktop paradigm isn't really "based on the several hundreds year old desktop" - that would be MS Bob.

Also, for one very serious example, desktop CAD is in some aspects a setback from drafting tables - OTOH, large touchscreen UI could bring back what's nice about them, and build further upon it, in ways which desktop cannot.
Similar with canvas and ~photoshop, or film editing...

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