Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:16 UTC
Windows

Manual window management is awful. Windows 8 ditched windows in favor of fullscreen apps. Traditional desktop window paradigms are powerful but obsolete.

Windows 9 unifies previous contrasting paradigms, taking design cues from all platforms and recent innovations.

Just an unofficial design concept, but damn, this is sexy. This is exactly what Windows needs - a combination of the old and new, leading to something seemingly far more usable than the monstrosity that is Metro in Windows 8.

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Member since:
2009-06-20

Android apps don't support on-the-fly resizing: once a size (or more accurately DPI) is set, it is set.

Paranoid android does multitasking right, with Halo: pop-up a secondary app on to of the primary.

The only interesting missing feature in my mind is the fast switch between two apps, or snapping two apps side-by-side. People ask for multi-tasking when in fact "duo-tasking" is sufficient. The notification system should cover 99% of the reasons one would want to keep a third or fourth window displayed.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Yes, actually, they do support re-sizing while running. How else would auto-rotate work with every app? ;)

Android just doesn't expose the feature properly for use when not rotating the screen.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

The OP probably referred to that lo/mid/high dpi settings so apps can adjust layout according to form factor. Still there is no technical reason or limitation to not allow switching between the modes on the fly. Hes wrong assuming Android apps would not support it. Technical they do already, all of them, out of the box.

Edited 2013-10-02 17:27 UTC

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jgfenix Member since:
2006-05-25

Sometimes I use 3 windows. Two browsers and 1 word procesor, 1 word processor and 2 spreadsheet. That is useful for those of us that use the computer for more than Facebook.

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ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Sometimes I use 3 windows. Two browsers and 1 word procesor, 1 word processor and 2 spreadsheet. That is useful for those of us that use the computer for more than Facebook.


*nod* I'm actually looking into options to reroute my Mini-ATX's motherboard's SATA lines for similar reasons. (Currently, my SATA cluster is at the end of the PCI-E 16x slot and I want to replace my GeForce GT430 with something that can drive a third 1280x1024 monitor.)

(I think I can do it with two left-angle SATA cables, one "side-angle" cable, and the acknowledgement that I'll only have 5 usable mobo SATA ports)

It's just easier to juggle lots of apps when you can glance back and forth without having to keep hitting some kind of focus-switch key.

Edited 2013-10-03 01:38 UTC

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