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    What was it? "Oh! I forgot my prototype iPhone at the bar/pub last night". Or something of that nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    What was it? "Oh! I forgot my prototype iPhone at the bar/pub last night". Or something of that nature.
    Like two, three times in a row....
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    I wonder why "Windows Sidebar" folder is hidden inside "Programs Files" in both leaked builds.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Bringing back Gadgets to the desktop Would be a good idea (assuming the desktop stays).

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    That would seem VERY odd if they did considering the live tiles have replaced most of the purpose of the gadgets. The larger tile size in the leaked builds seem to point that there is a possible potential of having music player apps with playback controls right on the tile.
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    Hi there
    Live tiles are no good if you are using desktop apps most of the time -- but having gadgets on a type of sidebar would work.

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    Considering the type of gadgets there were and the lack of development for them, there isn't much to really justify bringing something that was killed out in the Windows 8 platform due to something of more potential. The only thing I can see as a gadget that isn't a live tile or can't work well as a live tile is a system monitoring gadget. But even then, just shrink down Task Manager in Windows 8, keep it pinned on top if you'd like, and you have a system monitor gadget.

    Other things that were a gadget are now within certain apps. A currency converter is in the Finance app. RSS feeds are in the News app. So on and so forth.
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    Gadgets were ok per say, but resource hogs and not secure. I know nothing on this planet is secure, but live tiles have got to be better. Less resources too. So far as the desktop is concerned, they eliminated the sidebar in 7 so one could place gadgets anywhere. But, if windowing, the desktop gets crowded. Of course depending on monitor size.

    The desktop was good for what it was and I feel MS and others are looking and aiming at something better.

    Multi-paning to me would be sweet to make up for windowing. However many panes one wants to configure. Not only that, but to save this configuration or multiple configurations for future use. This would be the "new desktop".

    Let's say I want to estimate a construction project. I need to open a blueprint in PDF, an Excel workbook, a calculator, a browser, an estimating reference guide, and a stock ticker. I'd configure all these, use them, and save for later use. When I want to use it again, this "desktop" with all the relating programs would all open up and be ready to use again. All this could be configured with multiple monitors. Perhaps the Start Screen on one also.

    Then I want to do some translating. I set up the original and as many panes for whatever program I want to translate to. Perhaps a stock ticker included. Another "desktop" I can save for future use.

    Meanwhile back on the Start Screen I'm using a live tile to play some music from my library. The Windows Mail live tile is notifying me of emails coming in. Or Spype or similar app notifying me of phone calls, etc. It doesn't have to be a MS service or app. If I don't want to be bothered I can turn notifications off.

    Sound far fetched? I think we're just getting started with computerization. The technology really isn't that old and hasn't matured by far.
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    BUILD 9374 has leaked:

    Windows 8.1 Build 9374 x86 leaked
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    Firefox 20 and 21 beta's session manager crashes like mad with build 9369 (x64), Chrome works fine though.
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