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[concept] SnapSearch

  1. #11


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    I actually think I read somewhere this was a hacked feature in the leaked Blue build, where the Search pane can be fly out to do a universal search as your concept. It strikes as VERY similar to it though.

    I like it, especially on the Desktop, where you can enter in a search query and hit an app to launch it the search already complete when the app loads.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I actually think I read somewhere this was a hacked feature in the leaked Blue build, where the Search pane can be fly out to do a universal search as your concept. It strikes as VERY similar to it though.
    That's what I was hoping to hear. Once they implement this feature, they can always improve it as time goes on.

    I do hope it allows you to pin apps or show recent, so you can just swipe in from one of the right-hand corners then drag the app's icon to the side of the screen to automatically snap it. That would be really awesome for conjunction apps/gadgets like the upcoming calculator.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I actually think I read somewhere this was a hacked feature in the leaked Blue build, where the Search pane can be fly out to do a universal search as your concept. It strikes as VERY similar to it though.
    That's what I was hoping to hear. Once they implement this feature, they can always improve it as time goes on.

    I do hope it allows you to pin apps or show recent, so you can just swipe in from one of the right-hand corners then drag the app's icon to the side of the screen to automatically snap it. That would be really awesome for conjunction apps/gadgets like the upcoming calculator.
    Oh yeah, in the leaked Blue build, Microsoft are expanding on the Charms bar and each of the Charms. I actually do think in the leaked build that was feature hacked, you could type in a query and get Bing search results instantly as well. It's pretty neat, as I kind of already just go to Start and type in a search query and hit Internet Explorer. BAM! Search results! But that would actually make the process quicker.

    I think that already works in 8, you have an app snapped to the side, open another one, that snapped app is still there.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1


    What I mean is you have a full screen (not-snapped) app, then use "SnapSearch" to launch an application and immediately snap it to the side. No dragging an app to snap mode then pulling up the other one
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Of course it doesn't exist. I'm saying it would be awesome if Microsfit implemented such a feature where you can open any app on your computer without having to use the fullscreen method that takes you away from what you're doing.
    mdmd I understand where you're coming from. Making the best of what does exist and learning so many different ways to do the same thing. Definitely not an 8 hater.
    For the most part, its about learning the new system without hanging onto the old. The start screen really does give us a lot in the way of customizing it to fit our needs. Pin & unpin.
    Pinning these to taskbar & start screen is always good for me.
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