Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:10 UTC
Windows The Verge: "ModernMix aims to change this. The app provides options to simple run Windows 8-style apps in separate individual windows in desktop mode. Windows 8 still has the usual Aero Snap functionality to align traditional apps side-by-side, and ModernMix takes full advantage of this. ModernMix remembers app window sizes so that they launch in the same place every time. A little widget in the top right-hand corner of Windows 8-style apps lets you bring them into desktop mode, and if you re-launch them from the Start Screen it will remember where you left off." Stardock - making awesome stuff since OS/2.
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good idea, except
by stabbyjones on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:48 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

Modern apps are so terrible that I don't want to use them let alone use them on the desktop.

It's been coming up to a year now and they haven't gotten any better.

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RE: good idea, except
by judgen on Wed 6th Mar 2013 20:42 in reply to "good idea, except"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Sadly i have to agree on this one. Where are the innovation they claimed it would bring? So far all apps seems to be webapps with minimal content with a flat ugly (allthough colourful) and screen real-estate wasting as their goals.

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RE[2]: good idea, except
by Alfman on Wed 6th Mar 2013 21:39 in reply to "RE: good idea, except"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Hey look at that, they implemented my idea ;) Good job guys!


judgen,

"So far all apps seems to be webapps with minimal content with a flat ugly (allthough colourful) and screen real-estate wasting as their goals."

All the more reason to run them in a window, no?

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RE: good idea, except
by REM2000 on Thu 7th Mar 2013 11:13 in reply to "good idea, except"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

i agree, im now a Windows 8 convert, i think it's a great release of Windows and have installed it on all primary machines.

The irony/funny thing is that for me Windows 8 became great when i ignored all the metro stuff, i found that having the task switcher hot area on the top left really put me off using Win8, however since ignoring metro and basically using a couple of metro apps as widgets/gadgets i find it works really well.

Metro apps especially from Microsoft are a complete mess, not really encouraging when the actual developer of the OS can't get the apps right.

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