Linked by snydeq on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 14:57 UTC
Windows Desktop users deserve a significant rethink of the Windows 8 gaffes and omissions for the next version of Windows, writes InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard, offering 10 must-have features for Windows 9. From a "Get out of hell" modal dialog to prevent unwanted jumping to Metro, to a Control Panel that actually controls the kinds of things you would want a Control Panel to control, it's 'due time we diehards speak out.' What's your feedback for the Windows dev team as it puts together its Windows 9 (or "Windows Blue"?) specs.
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Comment by Flatland_Spider
by Flatland_Spider on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 20:51 UTC
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Unified 32-bit and 64-bit control tools.

Right now I have a link to the 32-bit ODBC applet on my desktop, and I have a note reminding me that there is a undocumented /32 switch for mmc which I need to access the 32-bit Component Services snap-in.

I still need access to 32-bit controls for legacy 32-bit software, like Office 2010, and I'd rather not have to root around in the Windows system directory to find them or spend days searching for an undocumented switch.

Mount ext, xfs, ufs, nfs, etc. drives.

Posix compatibility.

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by Lion on Tue 4th Dec 2012 06:21 in reply to "Comment by Flatland_Spider"
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The feature I really want is the ability to use screen scaling in the reverse direction to current when mirroring.

The current behaviour enlarges the smaller screen's contents for the larger display. This is better for readability, but when using a touch device and a high-res external display (surface RT and 1080p tv) I want the TV showing content at native resolution. So I want to be able to shrink the image for the smaller display. While I might not be able to read text as easily on the display I am interacting with, I would still be able to use (for example) video controls without issue.

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