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How Microsoft should have executed "Metro"

  1. #31


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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Siw2, you lost me here. No in the metro everything I open is half screen or less, since only my folders I use are on it and some system folders like control panel, run, etc.

    see my prtscrn, every program opens has I want it to open, so no full screen.

    JeffAttachment 7736
    Seems like you purposely made this screenshot to look multitasking look ugly on the legacy Desktop. Interesting why not one of them at least is maximized such as a web browser.

    No point opening Adobe Reader when no PDF file is opened, unlikely time to play Spider Solataire while web browsing, and why open IE when you've got Chrome running or vice versa? And why are the web browsers not maximized? An experienced Desktop user would very rarely have that many programs all unmaximized, all lying around the screen at the same time.

    I would personally hit the Show Desktop button which is now hidden on the far right of the Taskbar then let IE or Chrome as the only maximized program. Close Spider Solataire and Adobe Reader. That solves the clutter. Then install Classic Shell of course.

    On the Metro apps, only two of them can be displayed at the same screen at once and always one is bigger than the other. They are always mostly unresizable. Of course opening the Metro Screen to open legacy programs will always block my view of the Desktop at some point and it gets jarring the switching back and forth from the Metro Screen and Desktop. Many have to thank Classic Shell for that.

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  2. #32


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    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Vertex,

    I opened everything in the metro at random. It works as I show it. I only opened some to let it be seen. I never open this at the same time.

    And no my IE is never full screen, with my 26 inch monitor I do not need to.

    And yes you decide for yourself how big the program is when opened via metro. If you open let's say IE and a full screen pops up, you can minimize this to the size you want and the next time you open this via Metro you will get THAT size.

    There was no intention to cover the taskbar.

    True metro apps are a pain, that is why I do not use them. They are removed from the metro since I do not need them.

    Your view is only blocked by MS apps, which in fact you do not really need. But if YOU do need them, keep on using them

    Jeff

    "Seems like you purposely made this screenshot to look multitasking look ugly on the legacy Desktop." ?????????????????????????

    You must be joking....
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  3. #33


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    "Seems like you purposely made this screenshot to look multitasking look ugly on the legacy Desktop." ?????????????????????????

    You must be joking....
    No I wasnt joking, but it all looked messy, messier than most people would prefer to have it viewed so it gave me a suspicion.

    I do not think that Metro apps or whatever they want to call it are all bad. Just not well designed and blended into the system. They do need a close button (X) to make it more obvious on how to close them.

    And with your 26 inch monitor, do you find it more convenient to launch legacy programs from the Start Screen?
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  4. #34


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    AGAIN, I was only showing that whatever I open in Metro DOES NOT USE THE FULL SCREEN.

    Well it is faster through the Metro, thanks for that.

    If you really think that with what I showed, that I work like that....PLEASE

    Jeff
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