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What would you like to see in Windows 8?

skunksmash

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What do you want to see in windows 8? :) I would like to see a new kinda 3D desktop (You know the one where they have 4 desktops and you can switch between them ;)) and ofcourse a new layout. What would you like to see? :p
 

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ripbox

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I hope Microsoft stops developing browsers, there are enough browsers out there and everyone that Microsoft creates seems to have some more and more security problems.

Amen to that!
I get so sick of having to remove viruses and the likes with family members who wont use other browsers such as Firefox
 

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whs

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Amen to that!
I get so sick of having to remove viruses and the likes with family members who wont use other browsers such as Firefox

That would be ashame. IE is my favorite and FF srewed up my system - several times. Who wants it.
 

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severedsolo

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Amen to that!
I get so sick of having to remove viruses and the likes with family members who wont use other browsers such as Firefox

the problem isn't IE. the problem is bad browsing habits and or lack of safe computing.
 

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NorriS

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i want a fresh new GUI, less resource usage, fastboot, and a built in OS in OS (like VMWare) software. . .
 

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eldinv

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I was really surprise when I switch from Vista to Windows 7 that my overall speed of things actually increased. I can boot-up in like 68 seconds, as long as there is regression in Windows 8, I will be fine! Better yet by then I might get my first PCI SSD 80GB hardware. Then I can boot in 15 seconds, lol.
 
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eldinv

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How about a download manager built-in to Windows 8 Internet Explorer. I always use Firefox, but its really only because I love Flashgot and DownloadThemAll on Firefox.
 
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Bluedragon7

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I would love to see something like an app dock in the upper part of the desktop,also they should make smething like a ''moderator'' account which would have privileges between the admin and normal user.64 bit versions with only the starter version being both 64 bit and 32 bit,the ultimate version should have both 128 bit and 64 bit.I don't wan't 128 bits because i think a lot of people would use it,i only want it for technological advance.Also i would like thatyou could integrate other browsers better into windows like i.e. if you try to open a website from windows explorer or the rss feed gadget it will automatically open in IE...i want to open it in opera.And a possibility that users make their own language packs,both for office and windows.All folders should be able to work as libraries.Radical changes in the UI and the Control panel.Windows media center support for up to 50 new formats from the box...support for pcie 3.0.Kernel rewritten from point 0.
 
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yowanvista

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A notification saying which driver caused a BSOD
 

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Imperfect1

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In their quest to be the most technologically savvy I hope they will make their advancements without taking away the functions that are already present in Windows 7. I am sick to death of having multiple functions that I use and depend on, be stripped away with each new incarnation of Windows, because some MS tekkies don't realize that these functions have value to many users. Too many to specifically mention, but I'm sure you guys can relate to having lost functions you really wanted.
 

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bastones

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I'd like to see multiple desktops like you find on Linux and Mac OS X, built-in ISO mounting support, radical new UI change (new features perhaps), App Store for Windows (probably gonna happen anyway due to the document that was leaked), more tablet-friendly support; supporting accelerometre, a better on screen keyboard, etc.
 

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tseven

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A whole new user interface. The start menu should be eliminated so should the start button on the keyboard it's one less option for shortcut key. The User-interface needs a huge change. It's been like this since 95...that's like 15 years. Sure the buttons have changed but overall the user interface is still as it was 15 years ago. That's a huge disappointment. I was disappointed with xp even more with vista and with windows 7 it was just a bit better.

The task bar of windows 7 was headed in a good direction but seriously it still needs major work. The task bar in general disrupts workflow. You cannot change the position of the icons or size they all flow into the task bar aligned closest to the side of the start button which drives me insane and the start button feels so blah next to the programs pinned on the task bar.

The graphic user interface still looks way too complicated. It needs to be more simple and sleek. The design is not as beautiful as it could be.
The start menu is a disaster and should be removed. It's a horribly complicated directory for the average user. For me it's fine since I know what to do but even then it's just not so nice to look at it. I don't mind a way to switch user interfaces but the windows 8 one should be completely different.

Boot times/sleep times should be sped up. It should take up less memory, space on a computer but also work faster than windows 7.

A version of internet explorer that ACTUALLY is compliant with the web standards would be nice. I think they should make a version of the new internet explorer for windows xp not supporting the operating system is one thing. Not giving them a usable browser that is modern is another.

It's been 8 years since XP, 2 years since vista. The changes that were made were so minimal that it's actually sad. I mean you'd think with that many years they'd get it right. So seriously time for a new user interface. A real new one not just a edit like the new task bar.

Their touch screen support is horrible. I can't ever click the close[x] box of a window when I've used those touch screen computers by HP, etc.
They need to work on that.

The programs should work more fluidly, right some programs just feel weird being used on windows. Like adobe indesign/illustrator works better and more guided on a mac than on a windows computer.

A format to use BESIDES fat32 to use between mac and windows it's annoying that they both have different formats making working with them both extremely difficult.

Having more of the designer fonts like Helvetica, Futura, etc.

I love windows I really do but if they keep it up with the way they've been releasing they will not be doing any good. It's time to really modernize windows, sure they can keep the old boring look for users to change but the new user interface will need to happen.
 

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Tanyam

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Seen lots of greata ideas... Hopefully not repeating anything.

  • Ability to completely disable/remove libraries and home groups
  • Resurrection of folder view/size/position settings removed from Windows 7.
  • Ability to do bulk renaming with various options
  • Ability to add non-indexed locations to libraries (such as mapped drives to a remote machine) should we have to endure libraries.
  • Ability to fetch updates from a central location (like a mapped drive to another machine), so they don't have to be downloaded to each machine
 

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