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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by cfgr on Wed 6th Jun 2012 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
cfgr
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2009-07-18

I'd like to see you using a mouse and touchscreen simultaneously.

Anyway, you're completely arguing beside the point. Workstations and tablets are different things with their own advantages and disadvantages. They work in completely different ways. Forcing the style of one on the other inherently ignores that. Everything else you say is just pointless as it is completely different discussion. Keep it for another day.

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by Nelson on Wed 6th Jun 2012 22:11 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
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2005-11-29

The difference is artificial. The limiting factor is UI and interaction design.

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by cfgr on Wed 6th Jun 2012 22:21 in reply to "RE[8]: ..."
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2009-07-18

Artificial in the same way that both scissors and pruning shears will cut the mustard - bad pun intended. The limiting factor is UI and interaction design.

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by zima on Wed 13th Jun 2012 23:42 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Workstations and tablets are different things with their own advantages and disadvantages. They work in completely different ways. Forcing the style of one on the other inherently ignores that.

Well we might yet reinvent the workstation... (like we did few times: in the past they were terminals of some mainframe or mini, later - during early AutoCAD times for example - also quite "single tasking")

It might even end up awesome ( http://www.osnews.com/permalink?521055 & http://www.osnews.com/permalink?521071 - and adding to the minor canvas example in the latter: oh how nice it often is to manually, covering parts of photographic plate with your hand, influence its exposition in the darkroom)

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