Hmmm. Sorry. Maybe I'm not explaining this too well.
I'll get back to you.....
What IS your resolution?
I think what I was trying to explain requires a minimum of 1366 x 768.
That's probably it.
The photo app shows me 4 tiles with some wrapping off the screen. It could show me up to 12 on a screen thsi size.
This could just be that app developers haven't had a chance to release resolution aware apps but even the ones that Windows 8 ships with seem to do this. If I have a larger screen, make thing smaller and show me more. Allow the Ctrl + Mouse to re-size the content as Windows has always done.
Divx Plus Player
Post Divx Video
Why buy Divx Pro
..... on and on and on and on....
Point is, I could have gone with just the Folder Name of each app with a + / - expandable list. Click on the + and I get just the icons within that folder name. Instead I get a massive list of every single icon that would have been placed in sub menus that were much easier to navigate. I've only installed a half dozen of programs thus far and the list sprawls off the screen. Apps only install one icon but programs can install many. The list will eventually become unusable.
Yes, I know I can search... but what if it's an app I use maybe once a year? I may not remember the name. Then I have to deal with this massive list.
Ever seen a start menu where there were more items than could fit on the screen? It's not pretty.
You got common programs which could be configured, the folder names and a scroll bar, the items could be sorted. Rearranged by the user to suit their needs. Simple. I never had a problem.
Sorry for the very long post but I wanted to address all the issues. I probably should have divided each issue in to it's on topic for brevity. My apologies.
Oh BTW, you CAN run desktop programs and Metro apps at once.
On the same screen.
it's my biggest issue with metro and the apps it has, while pretty it has limited functionality.from a desktop perspective.
and while you are right about the snap to side feature thingy lets be brutally honest. It's crap again from a desktop perspective.
running multi screen is becoming more and more common than single monitor setups, the simple fact microsoft ignored those pc owners means they had no clear direction on how to actually implement this on anything other than tablets/laptops and phones.
and that is one of the many reasons they should never have tried to have a one size fits all o/s.
again this point of view depends entirely on the platform it's on, phone/tablet/laptop it's fine put it on a desktop with more than one screen and all of a sudden windows 8 has flaws they knew about from early beta.
There must be an incrdible number of notebooks/laptops/tablets, issued not more than maybe six months ago that could happily run Windows 8 Modern interface, if the resolution limits hadn't been set in such an odd fashion. After some searching, now that I know what I'm looking for, it seems that the specifications are completely arbitrary. From the Microsoft MSDN website:
[QUOTE][The biggest impact that screen size has on Windows Store apps is actually the screen resolution. On larger screens, there is a higher screen resolution, and therefore more available space or screen real-estate for your application. Users expect to see more content and more functionality on larger screens./QUOTE]
Guidelines for scaling to screens (Windows Store apps) (Windows)
I expect to see the same content and functionality on any device screen, and I'm certain I'm not alone. This is the weirdest screen ratio ever. Was this screen ratio selected merely to ensure sales of a complete new line of devices?
Hardly warrants a reply. Sure you can do it that way. All I can say is: Klunk, klunk, klunk! And what about three or four open at same time? Or five or six. Lets see a video of that, uh?