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Suggestions for final release

  1. #1


    Posts : 37
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    Suggestions for final release


    Loving the RP. Here's a few suggestions, though; what do you guys think?

    When you right click a pinned app, you should be able to exit out of the context menu by left-clicking anywhere else. This is not the case. Now, you must click on the selected app again.

    Need a way to search all apps from desktop. Yes, I know this sounds like a cry for the return of the old Start menu, but it's not. Just needs something. That way, it's not awkward/a pain to pin apps to Taskbar. Also, how the heck do you even put anything as an icon on the Desktop?
    Ability to view Start screen with another app snapped

    Right-click Metro apps to rate/review. Is this not obvious? No one is going to review an app if you have to go into the Store and find that app to do so.


    Ability to mention on Twitter/FB wall post from contact card. This is how it is on Windows Phone, and it's how it should be here.


    Notification center - possibly part of the Charms menu?


    Settings/search be included in context menus of apps that appear with right-click. I'm sorry, but having some options in the context menus and others you have to go to settings via another menu is just awkward and a pain.


    To-do list in Calendar, that syncs with Windows Phone.


    What do you guys think?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Oh, and ability to view Start screen even when you have another app snapped to the side.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I agree with unselecting an app by clicking elsewhere, it kind of gets annoying...

    I want to drag multiple items from the Start Screen so I can organize the tiles better. And to search for all apps, that's what the Start Screen is there for. You simply type away and it searches and breaks down the search results between apps, files, and settings.

    I would be fine without the right click rate and review since when you are actually in the app, you pull up the Settings bar and usually there will be a Rate and Review link that takes you the Windows Store, to that app, where you can rate it.

    I really want to see the Charms bar integrate better with the Desktop. It doesn't do anything. For example, there is HUGE space in the Settings bar on the Desktop. Why not choose to have ALL your system tray notification area to be where the other controls are? So that way, your taskbar can be totally free of icons other than your pinned items.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I really want to see the Charms bar integrate better with the Desktop. It doesn't do anything. For example, there is HUGE space in the Settings bar on the Desktop. Why not choose to have ALL your system tray notification area to be where the other controls are? So that way, your taskbar can be totally free of icons other than your pinned items.
    YES. That would be amazing. Seriously, that's an awesome idea.
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