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Major flaw with Windows RT.

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    Major flaw with Windows RT.


    After 2 months of using my Windows RT (8.1) tablet, an Asus Vivotab RT, I still mostly like it and enjoy using it. However, I am not a typical user. I work in IT so my needs are going to be different than the average person. Someone from Microsoft should have been using an Android device and saying "it can do this and this and this and this" and then making sure RT could do mostly the same. That is if they wanted any chance of competing with them in any successful manner. I cannot do something as simple as save a picture from the Facebook Official RT app (or pretty much for any app for that matter) and the share it (save it) to my Dropbox acct without a WHOLE BUNCH of hassle on my RT device. I can do this same thing on my Android phone in just a few clicks all in less than half a minute. Just to save the image from the Facebook app on RT you are required to attach a mouse unless you want to capture a screenshot of the entire screen. Not good.

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    Sounds like more of a missing feature from a lot of apps than a flaw with the OS.
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    Actually, it is performing a bit better. I did a full restore (wipe and re-install) of Windows RT. Just like older Windows versions act buggy when you upgraded one to another (like upgraded from Windows 95 to Windows 98) people always advised to do a full install of the new OS instead of the upgrade. Once I did the wipe and re-install of Windows RT it is a happier camper.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ummm...with the official Facebook app you should just easily be able to save it to your Pictures folders, go into the Photos apps, find and select that photo, swipe open the Charms and hit Share to Dropbox...

    There is no requirement for a mouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Ummm...with the official Facebook app you should just easily be able to save it to your Pictures folders, go into the Photos apps, find and select that photo, swipe open the Charms and hit Share to Dropbox...

    There is no requirement for a mouse.
    Yup, I learned that as well. Thanx!
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Major flaw with Windows RT.
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