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Metro-Style Application Launcher (alt to taskbar)

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1

    Metro-Style Application Launcher (alt to taskbar)

    hi there,

    just got my new yoga 2 pro-- really happy with the laptop, and also pleasantly surprised with W8.1. Definitely has a MSFT level quality to it (ie functional, but no strong eye to usability)

    Anyways, while I have been pretty happy with the Metro interface (yes!) I have been trying to get my desktop experience a little more in line with how I would use my laptop/tablet. For example, i have made all the icons large and single click to open (so i can easily just tap the icon on desktop to open).

    One thing I have been getting consistently annoyed with is the taskbar which is horribly small (for touch launch) and outdated looking.

    Question: i am wondering if anyone is aware of an alternative to the actual taskbar to launch programs which look metro-style? I think the closest i have found is rocketdock, which is adequate. but i was hoping that there was a launcher specifically made with touch launch in mind for the desktop.

    Also, i know this is probably going to be moot in about 9 months, when W9 launches with a touch-optimized desktop, but thats still 9 mo away...

    thanks for your help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    The only thing I found that looks even close is this:
    MetroSidebar Screenshots, screen capture
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Metro-Style Application Launcher (alt to taskbar)
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