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Windows 8 - a return to the stone age?

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Well, I can't get two open at the same time (I don't speak Thai either). Is this technique only available to those who have completed Windows 8 Master Class? Show me how it's done and then I'll tell you whether it's what I'm actually talking about.
    The video shows you how it's done. Other options include WinKey+. and WinKey+,

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Interesting.
    The boot menu doesn't concern me, even if I had a dual boot going, I'd prefer the new boot manager over the DOS looking thing. But that's just me.
    Wanted to comment on this one too. On my system it's taking about 15 to 18 seconds to load the interface. The old boot menu was pretty much instant. It may not seem like much time but working in a testing environment rebooting is common after restoring an image. Launching another OS was as simple as hitting the number key associated with it's location on the menu. Changing the order was simple as editing the boot.ini file in notepad. For most of the instances I used a boot menu a GUI wasn't necessary. In some cases our systems would have as many as 20 or more operating systems (mainly to test languages).

    I realize it's a small issue to most users.

    Cheers,
    Darv
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  3. #23


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    The video shows you how it's done. Other options include WinKey+. and WinKey+,
    I've watched that video four times and I'm no better informed. The Win key does nothing. I therefore stand by what I said until proven incorrect and/or clearly shown how to split apps into separate screens.
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by darvin View Post
    Wanted to comment on this one too. On my system it's taking about 15 to 18 seconds to load the interface.
    Then use a different boot manager, like grub, which will load the Windows 7 boot manager when boot 7 and the Windows 8 boot manager when booting 8. There are also commercial alternatives, like System Commander and others.

    Be aware, however, you won't be able to use UEFI with this method, which means prolonged POST times.

    The new boot menu provides a lot of new functionality, and you will lose most of the performance benefits when booting 8 by going that route.
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  5. #25


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    The video shows you how it's done. Other options include WinKey+. and WinKey+,
    I've watched that video four times and I'm no better informed. The Win key does nothing. I therefore stand by what I said until proven incorrect and/or clearly shown how to split apps into separate screens.
    Let me guess. You're running Windows 8 in a virtual machine with a small screen size?

    So the very fact that the video shows this functionality working is lost on you, and you will pretend it doesn't exist, even though you can see it with your own eyes. Simply unbelievable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Let me guess. You're running Windows 8 in a virtual machine with a small screen size?

    So the very fact that the video shows this functionality working is lost on you, and you will pretend it doesn't exist, even though you can see it with your own eyes. Simply unbelievable.
    I'm running Windows 8, fully installed, on a 10.1" tablet like Microsoft intended. I don't care what the video shows, if no one can explain how others can do the same and evaluate the results, then it doesn't exist, except as a possible hack by some computer geek. You're not doing yourself any favours by refusing to show me, and anyone else that's interested, in how its done.
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  7. #27


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    The video SHOWS YOU how it's done. I do it every day, it's not a hack. There are literally hundreds of tutorials and videos, including on this site.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...same-time.html

    What kind of tablet are you talking about? The size is unimportant, the resolution is.
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  8. #28


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Open app, swipe to left or right, open second app.

    Two clicks and a swipe.

    Two apps open, both visible.

    Easy.
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  9. #29


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Open app, swipe to left or right, open second app.

    Two clicks and a swipe.

    Two apps open, both visible.

    Easy.
    Thanks for at least trying to explain, rather than trying to belittle; however, it doesn't work. I can have more than one open, but not view more than one at a time. If I open say a weather app and Google, all I can do is hover the mouse at the top left corner until I see the hidden app and click on that, and then it hides the previous app. If I swipe, say from the left, one app opens and the other becomes hidden.
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  10. #30


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Yes, Ray, that is the case.

    But if you have a look about halfway-down the border of the 'minimised' app, you'll see three little circles/dots.

    Drag this across the screen and it changes which app gets focus, and which is 'snapped'.

    Hope this helps. See pic.
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