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 Nelson on Wed 6th Jun 2012 22:11 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
Nelson
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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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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 Nelson on Wed 6th Jun 2012 22:29 in reply to "RE[9]: ..."
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2005-11-29

I don't think the way workstations did things were particularly efficient, so they could benefit from some rethinking when it comes to approaching user experience.

The "Metro is for toys" line of thought that some people take I think is misguided, and time will show that to be true.

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