Originally Posted by ThinkAwesome
My current IEMs are schiit. Which is usually okay, but I've been listening to them a lot recently. And I need something better... Taking suggestions.
Well. It worked!
I won't see this for another few months since all I use the Start Screen for is search...
The desktop is pretty much the exact same as 7's with a few improvements like multimonitor taskbar... Pretty sure you wouldn't be losing anything moving to 8.
Haha, I use my start menu pretty often... specially now that I cleared off my whole desktop.
Originally Posted by jgray91
All of these looks nice, but so that's what I'm worried for. It just looks nice.
Hopefully I can use Win8 for a while (didn't grabbed the chance to do that back when they did the prerelease thingy), since I've found my close to perfect optimized "workflow" like this:
Strictly from what I seen, I'm not looking forward to use the default Win8 UI. Yes I know there're ways to bring back the desktop, but I said so that the desktop isn't what I use, but it's the bar thingy.
inb4 bowei accuses you of being a commie for not embracing THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!
Refer to my reply to kalbee. And that was strictly based on what is shown in the screenshot. I'm not dismissing it altogether yet, it's just that I didn't have any chance to use it in a time length that I'm comfortable to give a definite answer.
I'll put everything in spoiler tag not to take too much space
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This is where the start menu is--if you want to click it rather than press the start/windows button:
The above is when you right click rather than left click. I know it's currently in Japanese (testing stuff out atm) but it's somewhat like the usual right-hand-side of the start menu, where you get access to control panel and etc.
Down below is control panel and stuff. You can see that I have now set the taskbar to go on the right side of the screen, and that in doing so I am multi tasking and there are windows that are not in full screen.
How the desktop looks (I emptied most everything out).
Now as far as APPs go...
see the tiles that are by default plain colored? Like the Windows Store, Camera, Maps, and One Note MX? Those are Apps.
They open up in full screen. These are apps so they don't run on the desktop.
They tend to all have a loading screen with one solid color and words or icons in the center. I missed the timing so you see the loading screen fade out.
Here's in the app.
If you put your mouse to the upper left, you can left click to switch between apps or the regular Windows system, much like the way you can switch between tasks/apps on Android devices. Basically you can see the different apps + the window system open.
If you right click you can choose to close or snap to left or right.
This is with the stuff (Windows system, since I am currently on the app) snapped to the right.
Likewise I can either snap the app to the right/left, or just drag that middle black bar around to decrease the size of it.
I think it can only do full screen or this kind of snap proportion (1/4 vs 3/4), no in betweens.
So the AMD Hydravision is more flexible.
Some programs will allow you to choose how it will behave: like a windows software or like an app.
Chrome right now is set as desktop mode. But if I choose to launch it in Windows 8 mode, even if I open it via the .exe in Program Files it will launch as an app.
Needless to say, I don't like the apps function all that much since it lacks flexibility. Pretty much only use it for OneNoteMX in class.
Edited by kalbee - 6/21/13 at 12:16am