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Windows Blue hides 4K display support, tons of new feature

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Why can't Ms understand that a fixed split screen ratio of whatever proportions is TOTALLY USELESS for traditional desktop type applications where you might need a VARIABLE number of open windows all to be open at the same time. Being aple to re-size these windows dynamically also as at present is a requirement as well -- fixed sizes don't allow you either to get the best resolution with your screens either.

    Ms definitely needs to recognize that running a Mobile phone interface on a large 60 CM screen WILL NOT CUT IT even if the displays are hung drawn and quartered.

    The other things I can live with -- I don't need a start button and one can arrange the applications a bit - although it would be nice to have user selectable icons for the tiles when classical windows apps are installed.

    The Install procedure for standard apps also needs to be fixed so every little .exe file DOESN'T generate its own tile like it does now.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    Australia
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 & 8.1 64-bit, Kubuntu


    I'm just hoping for clearer font rendering in 8.1 and IE11.

    The grey-scale sub-pixel font anti-aliasing used in IE10 and other parts of Win 8 is terrible.
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Nice to hear the good news!


    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    cannot wait for 4K touchscreens!
    If I can ever afford a 4K screen, any fingers getting close to it are going to get cut off.

    I agree with that!
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I kind of want to see picture backgrounds on the Start Screen. Honestly, it just add more richness to it than anything, and considering there will be baby tiles; more of the background will be seen I would bet than right now.

    So excited for baby tiles though! And HUGE tiles! A lot of possible potential lies with a huge tile, it could allow it to be a little more "widgety" with music players. The app tile could have playback controls.

    Yah "baby Tiles" i like that, thats one thing I don't like about Metro the way it is - Tiles are too big. I always make em as small as I can.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    I'm just hoping for clearer font rendering in 8.1 and IE11.
    The grey-scale sub-pixel font anti-aliasing used in IE10 and other parts of Win 8 is terrible.
    Yes, am having this problem (as does many w8 users, example) on a couple of laptops. Shows up all over, but IE10 is mostly affected, makes it unusable.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Ms definitely needs to recognize that running a Mobile phone interface on a large 60 CM screen WILL NOT CUT IT even if the displays are hung drawn and quartered.
    Yes x2, I can't understand that they (MS) don't understand!

    Generally, let's hope MS comes up with some changes for the better. They can do whatever they want to implement more of their metro stuff if they wish to, as long as they at the same time improve on the 'traditional' desktop workspace as well, and as an absolute minimum, restores normal function without need for add-on programs.

    With 8.1, let's hope MS does it right this time.
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  6. #16


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    and as an absolute minimum, restores normal function without need for add-on programs.
    You're being very optimistic. Will there be an escape from the metro lunacy? Let's hope so.
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  7. #17


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'd like to see two options added to the "Turn Windows Features On and Off", Metro & Classic Start Menu. I can't see it ever happening but one can dream a bit.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    cannot wait for 4K touchscreens!
    If I can ever afford a 4K screen, any fingers getting close to it are going to get cut off.
    I think Panasonic showed off a 4K touchscreen with I think an Autodesk or AutoCAD running on it. Wow, the thing looked like it was real paper it was so crisp. I want my touchscreen for CAD and Photoshop purposes.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I kind of want to see picture backgrounds on the Start Screen. Honestly, it just add more richness to it than anything, and considering there will be baby tiles; more of the background will be seen I would bet than right now.

    So excited for baby tiles though! And HUGE tiles! A lot of possible potential lies with a huge tile, it could allow it to be a little more "widgety" with music players. The app tile could have playback controls.

    Yah "baby Tiles" i like that, thats one thing I don't like about Metro the way it is - Tiles are too big. I always make em as small as I can.
    I usually leave the live tiles on large and Desktop apps as the are tile size since those can't be changed yet. I'm pretty excited that 8.1 will allow that because I can consolidate my middle portion of the Start Screen down into like a whole 2x5 column, except it won't be 10 tiles, it'll be more like 40 baby tiles in what used to take 10. So yes!
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  10. #20


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,841
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Supported 4k displays would not have to be touch screens. A Guy
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