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  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I think I'll just wait for 9, as I think this update is mostly for the metro crowd.
    If you seriously still think Microsoft is going to drop the metro design philosophy anytime soon, you're going to be waiting a REAL long while....
    I think we'll see a refocus on the desktop environment, while still keeping metro for the tablets & phones.

    But one thing for sure.... we'll know more in about a year...

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  2. #42


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    To be honest, I wasn't as impressed as I though I'd be! Little to brag about features wise, but functionality keeps getting better. If you've got dual monitors, you can do a lot of multitasking!
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  3. #43


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    This so called "design philosophy" is MS way to leverage their large user
    base into user info gathering, tracking, targeting, selling services, controlling content use etc.

    They want a piece of the action.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I think I'll just wait for 9, as I think this update is mostly for the metro crowd.
    If you seriously still think Microsoft is going to drop the metro design philosophy anytime soon, you're going to be waiting a REAL long while....
    I think we'll see a refocus on the desktop environment, while still keeping metro for the tablets & phones.

    But one thing for sure.... we'll know more in about a year...
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  4. #44


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post


    The modern clock is not always visible because people would complain that it was always visible.

    That's not the same as installing an app at all. It's just another way of doing it instead. If you like, another way is to press the + C keys to see the modern clock.

    The date and time will always show on your desktop taskbar just like it is in Vista and Windows 7.
    Exactly the issue. If I am in a app I need to close it to see the time. Or swipe. Or whatever. It's asinine.
    So what exactly is so hard about doing one of these very simple options to see the modern clock to warrant such a melt down about it??

    It only takes a second to do.

    If seeing the time is so critical to you, then you might consider setting or hanging a clock next to the computer to always have it available.
    Sorry,

    I have to agree with the OP on this one, I leave my PC on all the time, I use it as my clock at least with my windows 7 computers, it saves me from having to purchase a clock and take up desktop real estate. It is simple things like these that make Windows 8 such an albatross, everything you want to do always has extra steps added to it.
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  5. #45


    As Brink Says "The date and time will always show on your desktop taskbar just like it is in Vista and Windows 7."

    If you are constantly in , and using, Metro Apps, then it could be a nuisance for the majority to have a clock in there faces, on a full screen display. If, on the other hand, you are using legacy apps on the legacy desktop, nothing has changed.
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  6. #46


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there.

    I can't say that this update so far fills me with any great interest. I find the whole concept of endlessly swiping tiles even on Mobile Phone apps tedious in the extreme - especially when you get more than about 5 apps on your phone. I suppose we tolerate the tiles on mobile devices which aren't geared to any decent sort of multi-windowing - although the latest versions of android do support some sort of multiple windows.

    I just boot to desktop directly in Windows 8.1 and use a combination of custom toolbars and the quick launch taskbar to organise my desktop.

    I can't say I have ANY interest in running full screen metro apps on a desktop -- things akin to the old small gadgets would be far better - especially if they were re-sizeable.

    This would then be an update I probably won't bother with.

    I'll see how Windows 9 pans out.

    anyway here's a sample of what you can do with a custom toolbar - and you can nest it to any level you like --no need for 3rd party programs.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #48


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    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BRKING View Post

    Exactly the issue. If I am in a app I need to close it to see the time. Or swipe. Or whatever. It's asinine.
    So what exactly is so hard about doing one of these very simple options to see the modern clock to warrant such a melt down about it??

    It only takes a second to do.

    If seeing the time is so critical to you, then you might consider setting or hanging a clock next to the computer to always have it available.
    Sorry,

    I have to agree with the OP on this one, I leave my PC on all the time, I use it as my clock at least with my windows 7 computers, it saves me from having to purchase a clock and take up desktop real estate. It is simple things like these that make Windows 8 such an albatross, everything you want to do always has extra steps added to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    As Brink Says "The date and time will always show on your desktop taskbar just like it is in Vista and Windows 7."

    If you are constantly in , and using, Metro Apps, then it could be a nuisance for the majority to have a clock in there faces, on a full screen display. If, on the other hand, you are using legacy apps on the legacy desktop, nothing has changed.
    Hello Justmetoday,

    In addition to leaving your PC on the desktop to see the time and date on the taskbar, you could also lock your computer ( + L) so that when the lock screen appears shortly after like below, you'll have the modern clock showing in it along with any notifications.



    From my experience: while Windows can never be what everyone wants out of the box since that would be impossible, you are able to customize it however you like with whatever you like.

    People may ask, but why should I have to?

    I say, you don't have to, but why would you not want to.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    To be honest, I wasn't as impressed as I though I'd be! Little to brag about features wise, but functionality keeps getting better. If you've got dual monitors, you can do a lot of multitasking!
    Attachment 36567
    This already is a thing Windows 8.1 can do on dual monitors. It's like six apps running together in snapped mode.

    Snap Views of Apps - How to Use

    Which I find can be a point to expand further on.
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  10. #50


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ Coke Robot:
    I here ya mate! The thing for me with dual monitors is that I can snap one window to ½ screen on the outside edge of monitor 1 and 2, when on the inside edges the windows spill onto each other.
    With the Metro Apps they 'hover' and drop into thirds on each screen automatically, then you can re-size them even more if you want.
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