Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 13:43 UTC
Windows This is interesting. "Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly to the traditional desktop. We're told that the option is disabled by default, allowing users to simply turn on the functionality should they want to avoid the 'Metro' Start Screen at initial boot or login." This won't disable Metro; the hot corners, task switching, and everything else that makes up Metro is still there. All this does is load up the classic desktop as the first application upon boot. Update: The Start button might be returning too.
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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Tue 16th Apr 2013 20:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

I kinda like the charm bar, in that it makes it easy to find the search feature of apps.
It'd be more useful if it were usable in the desktop mode, but hot corners don't work well with focus-follows-mouse enabled.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Nelson on Wed 17th Apr 2013 04:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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2005-11-29

iirc I heard that focus got redone in Windows Blue so now scrolling via the trackpad works in Windows that havent' necessarily taken focus yet.

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