Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 13:03 UTC
Windows "An early build of Windows Blue, the next version of Windows, has leaked online. Build 9364 has been made available on file sharing sites and includes some of the new changes that Microsoft is building into its significant Windows 8 update. Leaked screenshots show that the company is bringing smaller Live Tile arrangements to its Start Screen, along with greater control over the color personalization options. Other improvements include a number of new options in the Windows 8-style settings screen. SkyDrive options are present, which appear to show greater integration and control over device back ups and files. There's also an app settings section that surfaces options to change default apps and information on app sizes." Very welcome improvements - but unless there's significant speed and performance improvements, this is all for naught. Update: Woah, a 50:50 split view! They are listening! Update 2: Steve Troughton-Smith details that the split can be any size, and that you can also split three and four applications.
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RE[3]: In 2013...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 24th Mar 2013 14:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: In 2013..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

You're talking about Metro, which is an environment for *mobile*. Windows 8 can do snapping of any size in the desktop.

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RE[4]: In 2013...
by avgalen on Sun 24th Mar 2013 15:16 in reply to "RE[3]: In 2013..."
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

It is not called Metro but Modern (silly nitpicking)
It is not for mobile but for touch
And desktop cannot snap applications at all to each other. It can only snap applications to the left and right (50%) of the screen. You CAN manually line up windows any way you want but they are not snapped

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RE[5]: In 2013...
by Elv13 on Mon 25th Mar 2013 02:51 in reply to "RE[4]: In 2013..."
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Actually, you could (back when I used windows (until 2002 or so)) by CTRL+left client on the taskbar, than right click and select "tile".

Edited 2013-03-25 02:51 UTC

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RE[4]: In 2013...
by bowkota on Sun 24th Mar 2013 15:17 in reply to "RE[3]: In 2013..."
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12

You're talking about Metro, which is an environment for *mobile*. Windows 8 can do snapping of any size in the desktop.


So you're all excited about these changes because you'll be able to use them on your tablet. Gotcha!

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RE[4]: In 2013...
by darknexus on Mon 25th Mar 2013 02:32 in reply to "RE[3]: In 2013..."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

You're talking about Metro, which is an environment for *mobile*. Windows 8 can do snapping of any size in the desktop.

Thom, don't pull that crap. You'd only have a point if Metro was limited to mobile devices. Since it's not, it's forced its way into the desktop whether we like it or not and thus we have every right to judge it by desktop standards. And, by desktop standards, it's a colossal fail.

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