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    Windows 8 Aero view thingy


    So i was typing very quickly earlier and all of a sudden my 2 windows in the taskbar split onto each side and below was an area that said all apps

    It reminded me of that windows 7 alt tab thing, looked pretty cool but i cant replicate it now

    Not sure if its a known thing i tried searching but could not find anything yet

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    Hey mate, do you mean using apps side-by-side?

    Snap Views of Apps - How to Use

    Scroll down this MS website to find out how: Getting around your PC - Microsoft Windows
    Find the title -
    Using apps side by side
    Depending on the resolution of your screen, you can have up to four apps on a screen at a time.
    Learn a lot more about windows 8.1: Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Windows
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    I dont think that was it, i was using chrome in desktop mode along with another chrome and it just happened while on my laptop not sure how but it looked cool
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    It may be a feature of chrome?

    Or are you talking about something similar to this:
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    It kind of looked similar, at the bottom it said all apps as well
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    There is a good chance that the feature is specific to the chrome you have installed, because I don't have something like that, and I also do not have chrome.

    The feature I posted allows you to use thumbnails to switch between tabs in an 'app', such as internet explorer. It is default with Windows 8. You pause your mouse over your browser, and thumbnails will pop up showing you the different tabs you can switch to.

    There is also the feature to look through different apps, for which it requires you to point your mouse in the upper left-hand corner, swipe straight down, and the menu pops up, like this:

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    Both of those features require you first to have such apps open. If they are not open, you cannot do what I described.
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    Yes i will try to replicate it with chrome again and post the the way i was able to get it as well

    Thanks
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    i got it again by accident lol
    but i captured it this time
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/x3xps059p8...2021.51.09.png
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    Hey mate, upload the pic to these forums: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
    Last edited by DustSailor; 10 Feb 2014 at 14:39. Reason: Better link
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