Linked by snydeq on Tue 4th Jun 2013 01:46 UTC
Windows First looks at Windows 'Blue' have revealed an upgrade composed of cosmetic fixes, suggesting that Microsoft may be blowing its chance to turn the tide on Windows 8 blow back, and make good on its promise to truly 'rethink' Windows 8 with the release of Windows Blue. As a result, InfoWorld has issued an open letter to Microsoft to consider Windows 'Red' -- what InfoWorld is calling a 'serious plan' to fix the flaws of Windows 8, one that could rescue Microsoft's currently flagging promise to deliver a modern computing experience on both PCs and tablets.
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RE: Microsoft won't listen
by Nelson on Tue 4th Jun 2013 13:52 UTC in reply to "Microsoft won't listen"
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Because Metro is input agnostic. Mouse, Stylus, Touch, etc are all handled through universal input.

We haven't seen the full extent of the Blue changes, so its a bit premature to say they haven't done enough.

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jared_wilkes Member since:

Metro may aim to be input agnostic, but it does so poorly.

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RE[3]: Microsoft won't listen
by Nelson on Tue 4th Jun 2013 17:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Microsoft won't listen"
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Tell me about it. They fucked up virtualization performance on non-Touch UIs which make any non-Touch scroll using a trackpad perform badly during UI container recycling.

Basically the XAML platform performs really well under touch, but something is out of whack with Mouse+Keyboard. It leads to a less than flattering impression on Mouse+Kb unless you design around the defect. It has to do with the scrollbar thumb jumping around during scrolling.

Now, on a broader sense I think they do the integrated Pointer events admirably and its certainly a HUGE step up from the situation in WPF/Silverlight.

If you're specifically referring to things that make sense from Touch (like Edge gestures) that don't make sense from a Mouse+KB then I agree. I also think that Right Click to bring up the app bar is problematic in that if you right click something which already shows a context menu, then the app bar wont show.

These issues, while real issues that affect real people, are not impossible for Microsoft to fix in a variety of ways. It makes more sense for Microsoft to fix them than it does for them to scrap everything they have.

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