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Windows 8 Shows Desktop Will Go the Way of the Dodo

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by krutto View Post
    I notice that I can't use Internet Explorer 10 in Metro mode to view TED videos. (Haven't tried anything else.) Mind you the videos work when the browser is in Desktop mode. How bizarre!!
    Try installing Adobe flash player 11.2 RC from here and see whether it works:

    Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by krutto View Post
    I notice that I can't use Internet Explorer 10 in Metro mode to view TED videos. (Haven't tried anything else.) Mind you the videos work when the browser is in Desktop mode. How bizarre!!
    Try installing Adobe flash player 11.2 RC from here and see whether it works:

    Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player
    It won't.
    Metro IE was created to give plugin free browsing experience. Flash is plugin, thus it won't be loaded.
    If you want to watch videos, they should either be HTML 5 based or if it is flash there is a special button to open current tab in desktop IE.

    This way Metro IE can remove clutter, security issues, unstabe plugin and resource consumption while having ability to be compatible through desktop IE switch.
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  3. #13


    [QUOTE=Jav;68733]
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by krutto View Post
    I notice that I can't use Internet Explorer 10 in Metro mode to view TED videos. (Haven't tried anything else.) Mind you the videos work when the browser is in Desktop mode. How bizarre!!
    Try installing Adobe flash player 11.2 RC from here and see whether it works:

    [url]https://www.eightforums.com/browsers-mail/2871-latest-version-adobe-flash-player.html[/url
    It won't.
    Metro IE was created to give plugin free browsing experience. Flash is plugin, thus it won't be loaded.
    If you want to watch videos, they should either be HTML 5 based or if it is flash there is a special button to open current tab in desktop IE.

    This way Metro IE can remove clutter, security issues, unstabe plugin and resource consumption while having ability to be compatible through desktop IE switch.
    I'm currently using it for Youtube and works in Metro IE.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post

    I'm currently using it for Youtube and works in Metro IE.
    YouTube uses HTML5 when flash is unavailable.

    Right click the video and you can see things like "about HTML5" and etc.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Jav View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post

    I'm currently using it for Youtube and works in Metro IE.
    YouTube uses HTML5 when flash is unavailable.

    Right click the video and you can see things like "about HTML5" and etc.
    Thanks.
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  6. #16


    The idea that Metro will kill the Desktop must be coming from the same school that the PC is dead, and alcohol should be ileagal.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I highly doubt the Desktop will EVER be killed because of the Windows Explorer, one of the best file navigating/managing software in existence. The Start Screen is somewhat of a complement to it in my eyes...
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  8. #18


    Calgary, AB
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    My favorite part of W8 is the picture password, and I like the Start Menu, the only thing is my resolution only goes up to 1280x600, which sucks
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  9. #19


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I highly doubt the Desktop will EVER be killed because of the Windows Explorer, one of the best file navigating/managing software in existence. The Start Screen is somewhat of a complement to it in my eyes...

    This.


    For business productivity the desktop still is the best way to go.
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