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Problem: Windows 8 looks terrible on gigantic screens. solution: tiles

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    Windows 8.1

    Problem: Windows 8 looks terrible on gigantic screens. solution: tiles


    Some of us hae gigantic screen, which are about four times the recommended resolution for W8. the problem is, W8 doesn't scale to such big screens as easily.

    Solution: allow us to use multiple apps at the same time, so a screen four times the standard resolution can have a 2x2 grid of applications open.

    questions?

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    hi there
    same prob at OPPOSITE end of the scale.

    Some apps won't run on a Netbook because the screen resolution has to be wider than 600 px.

    cheers
    jimbo
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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    @ icefire, be interested to know what size screens and resolutions you're talking about.

    @ jimbo, You probably know this, but just in case , you know you can set the registry to increase the resolution of a netbook. Just look up "Windows 8 on a netbook" on Google, you'll find the settings.
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    It's an interesting idea but I don't think it's workable because the text would be too small. Remember, Metro's big idea is typography - scale down the window size and you have to either reflow the page (requiring developers to support a third window shape in their code) or scale the text down with it to maintain the grid.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I agree, honestly, there is some dead space in ALL resolutions. A simple fix would be to size the tiles down a little bit, then shift the "Start", the tiles, and group names a little higher on the screen and BAM! A new row of tiles!
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    @ icefire, be interested to know what size screens and resolutions you're talking about.

    @ jimbo, You probably know this, but just in case , you know you can set the registry to increase the resolution of a netbook. Just look up "Windows 8 on a netbook" on Google, you'll find the settings.
    I'm mostly referring to this article
    He was referring to 1360×768 being the norm, while he has a 27-inch 2560×1440. with that screen. he could have four tiles going at the same time, each with the resolution of 1280x720 and being approximately 13.5 inches across diagonally. That is still within the range of being fairly useable.

    Additionally, it mentions 24 inch 1920×1200 displays, which can be two 1200x960 12 inch tiles in portrait mode.

    True, 24/ 27 inch monsters are not very common, but they are slowly starting to become popular and Windows 8 with these tiles could drive larger screens to be more common and cheaper.
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