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RX300

join:2004-02-23
Bluff Dale, TX
reply to rfhar

Re: Windows 8's usage uptake falls further behind Vista's

A mouse and keyboard is what most PC users have used from the start and can't accept a change to anything different.
I started out with a teletype and punch tape and see the need for changes in user input.
In 5 years what will be the norm? In 10 years?


TH47

join:2005-10-29

MS is learning that we care more about user friendliness than about new bells and whistles.


BlitzenZeus
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reply to RX300

I've used touchscreen devices, but my home computer has multiple large monitors. Due to their distance for optimal viewing, and their size, combine the crappy fullscreen only apps it's just a bad combination. Metro isn't friendly to multiple monitors either.

The interface was not refined enough to be released, but at least they did change it in beta that you can call up the metro start menu from any monitor, however they still don't like to have more than one metro app at the front at a time even if you have multiple monitors. Simply it's just poorly designed for the home computer, and based off the limitations of a device which usually has a single small screen.

It's called Windows, not Window. Running one program at a time is not multitasking.
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Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
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Well the Windows 8 user experience on multiple screens can be different depending on how the system is setup.

With a triple monitor setup using a GTX 670 and nVidia Surround the Start screen and New UI takes up all three screens, not just one. If you don't group the screens in Surround then that doesn't happen. I'm guessing the same is true of AMD Eyefinity,...


BlitzenZeus
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Each monitor is, and should be their own boundary by default. I can run a fullscreen game, or movie on one monitor while having other applications open on another. I also have a nvidia card, and have no wishes to make it one big spanned desktop where one metro app can take up all the monitors, even more of a waste of space.
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Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
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By default each monitor seems to be an individual display.

One would have to group them together in order to have a spanned display group. This can be toggled on and off and is at the discretion of the user but it does effect how Windows 8 works on said displays,...



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reply to BlitzenZeus

said by BlitzenZeus:

I've used touchscreen devices, but my home computer has multiple large monitors. Due to their distance for optimal viewing, and their size, combine the crappy fullscreen only apps it's just a bad combination. Metro isn't friendly to multiple monitors either.

MS just doesn't get it. A desktop computer with 4 monitors is not the same as a smartphone, and their one-size-fits-all UI is just going to be crap on one device or the other - or perhaps on both.
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