Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Nov 2012 21:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "I was prepared to write that the Windows 8 interface was forcing unnecessary touchscreen controls on people who wouldn't appreciate them, particularly if they were simply grafted onto a traditional laptop. But the more I've used Windows 8, despite its faults, the more I've become convinced that touchscreens are the future - even vertical ones." I can see his point. I, too, have often felt the desire to touch regular and laptop displays, especially when doing things like photo and video.
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RE[2]: This just sucks...
by WereCatf on Sat 1st Dec 2012 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE: This just sucks..."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

when I can just swipe down from the top of the screen to close a Windows 8 program?


Ohh, so that's how you do it! I was wondering what the "proper" way of doing that was. That's totally undiscoverable, though, and quite clearly says something about the interface..

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RE[3]: This just sucks...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 1st Dec 2012 08:35 in reply to "RE[2]: This just sucks..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"when I can just swipe down from the top of the screen to close a Windows 8 program?


Ohh, so that's how you do it! I was wondering what the "proper" way of doing that was. That's totally undiscoverable, though, and quite clearly says something about the interface..
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I never close applications at all in Windows 8. I just go back to Metro.

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RE[3]: This just sucks...
by ricegf on Sat 1st Dec 2012 11:47 in reply to "RE[2]: This just sucks..."
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

That's what astounded me in using my iPad at work. It was literally years before someone mentioned that if I drag 4 fingers (not 3, not 5) up from the bottom of the screen, I'd find a row of recently launched icons.

I was supposed to discover that... how?

We've gone from command lines that required a manual, to GUIs that were entirely discoverable (even the keyboard shortcuts were clearly listed in the menus), back to magic gestures that require a manual. The Dummies book publishers must be ecstatic!

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RE[3]: This just sucks...
by BluenoseJake on Sat 1st Dec 2012 12:04 in reply to "RE[2]: This just sucks..."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

You can also right click it on the fly out task bar widget on the right and click close.

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