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Microsoft may bring back full start menu with 8.2

  1. #181


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Swiping is not a good option for me because the edges and corners are not well defined on a virtual partition screen where you run side by side with the host.



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  2. #182


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    That's a cool setup! More than I care to handle. 8.1 is enough. Cool wallpaper

    I have concluded over the past 2 years that most of the analysis of 8 in virtual partitions have limited functionality and the effective conclusions might be skewed. The edges are important. On the other hand, if full screen apps a.k.a. tifkam is a nuisance, then no amount of positive feedback will be well received.

    Are you in Florida? I noticed your time in the screenshot. East Coast
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  3. #183


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yes I am currently in Florida.

    As far as the functions in virtual go, I have not yet noticed any restrictions. I run 6 systems in virtual - the other 5 are all Linux. The problem with 8.1 is that it is not designed for the desktop.

    For me, virtual is the most convenient way because I have to maintain only 1 set of systems. They are all on an external SSD and when I go to one of my other homes, I just pack the SSD. For 8.1 I need only 1 product key because VMware Player is the system for it, not the box on which it runs.

    If you like to know more about virtual, check my videos and tutorials which I stored on Skydrive. It is a 2 page PDF which gives you all the links. Right click on the skydrive icon for download and double click if you want to explore it in your browser.
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  4. #184


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


    To keeping your hands on the trackball ( I also use one). I just drag them down to the lower left corner until they flip over.
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  5. #185


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    To keeping your hands on the trackball ( I also use one). I just drag them down to the lower left corner until they flip over.
    But if you run side by side with Win7 as the above picture shows, the lower left corner is not very well defined. Finding it is a finagle job.
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  6. #186


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    To keeping your hands on the trackball ( I also use one). I just drag them down to the lower left corner until they flip over.
    But if you run side by side with Win7 as the above picture shows, the lower left corner is not very well defined. Finding it is a finagle job.
    It doesn't have to be a corner, just drag it down anywhere. I also use a trackball.

    Jim
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  7. #187


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    To keeping your hands on the trackball ( I also use one). I just drag them down to the lower left corner until they flip over.
    But if you run side by side with Win7 as the above picture shows, the lower left corner is not very well defined. Finding it is a finagle job.
    I just drag it to the left edge until it minimizes to a thumbnail, then slide it down to the corner. In Windows 8.1 the thumbnail will flip over when you hit the sweat spot, then when you release your mouse button its gone and closed.
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  8. #188


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    will flip over when you hit the sweat spot
    Hmm, I'll try that. I know that technique.
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  9. #189


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there.



    A Desktop device using several (often LARGE monitors) needs to operate differently without wasting all that screen real estate ---windowing Metro apps would actually make these far more useful - the current crop are about as useful as a Chocolate Teapot.


    Cheers
    jimbo
    Isn't the point of multiple monitors supposed to the ability to use and view more windows simultaneously without having to overlap them?
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  10. #190


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there.

    Not necessarily true -- often in Engineering etc you want to OVERLAY stuff to see changes etc (e.g printed circuits) . Also you might want to ENLARGE a small piece of a picture / spreadsheet on ANOTHER monitor or even on part of the same monitor.

    @ Coke Robot -- your ideas are fine but there are many ways of working OUTSIDE I.T which require all different manner of screen configurations -- a ONE SIZE FITS ALL does not work in the real world -- even smart phones are beginning to see the limitations of the Swipe tile mechanism of launching and running apps - especially when you have a LOT of apps - and even on a smart phone it's annoying at times having to usually work in full screen mode -- the latest Samsungs now allow some type of multi windowing which can be very useful if you have a phone with a decent size screen (S4 / S5 for example).

    cheers
    jimbo
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