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Hits and misses in Windows 8 so far

  1. #11


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


    While you can only open one metro app, it doesn't mean you can't multitask. If you have more than one monitor that is. I can play a game in Metro and have the desktop versions of Outlook and IE running on my second monitor no problem. Don't get me wrong, the one Metro app at a time is lame in this day and age. I'm just saying I could monitor my bit torrent download or similar and still play a game in Metro. I shouldn't have to, but I can.

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  2. #12


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    Multiple Monitor support could still use enhancements.

    It's nice that the added the hot corners on multiple monitors but they should still be able to function independently of each other.

    You should be able to open metro on both monitors at the same time. Right now if you have an app open on the second monitor and open another app on the first the second monitor will show the desktop.

    And if you have an app running on the second monitor and pull up the start screen on it and then click on monitor 1. the app will return on monitor 2

    And several things in metro still pause like photo slideshow for example if you try to run it on a second monitor and then focus back on the first.
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  3. #13


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Well guess it is time to install VMWare 8 . . .then create a VM of 7 and XP. That is fun too. . .
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  4. #14


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


    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    Multiple Monitor support could still use enhancements.

    It's nice that the added the hot corners on multiple monitors but they should still be able to function independently of each other.

    You should be able to open metro on both monitors at the same time. Right now if you have an app open on the second monitor and open another app on the first the second monitor will show the desktop.

    And if you have an app running on the second monitor and pull up the start screen on it and then click on monitor 1. the app will return on monitor 2

    And several things in metro still pause like photo slideshow for example if you try to run it on a second monitor and then focus back on the first.
    Yes to all of the above.
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