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General Chat Thread, BBC Looks At Ubuntu: Linux Users Don't Like The Review in General; Originally Posted by localzuk All the Windows 7 adverts are incredibly irritating. Even more so than the other 'I'm a ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    All the Windows 7 adverts are incredibly irritating. Even more so than the other 'I'm a PC' adverts.
    The one with the guy at the bowling alley. Isn't he just demonstrating a fancy way of doing 'Tile Windows Vertically'; hardly ground-breaking stuff.

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    You mean the snap to screen edge function? That is actually a new and pretty useful feature...

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    Oh, is that what he's doing? Fair enough then

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You mean the snap to screen edge function? That is actually a new and pretty useful feature...
    Win amp has been doing that for a long long time ( being able to snap to the side of the screen ) so can't of been that hard to include that into windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Win amp has been doing that for a long long time ( being able to snap to the side of the screen ) so can't of been that hard to include that into windows
    Doing that with one, specific, application is one thing, getting it to work with *any* application, coded in many varied and widely different ways is a completely different thing. Also, it doesn't just 'snap', it also resizes to a pre-sized spaces (half a screen, full-screen).

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    You mean the snap to screen edge function? That is actually a new and pretty useful feature...
    not exactly new, its a rip off of the compiz grid feature, which has been part of most linux distros for a number of years. When you enable the grid plugin, just ctrl-alt then keypad to snap the windows.
    I guess compiz authors 'told' ms to 'invent' it

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    not exactly new, its a rip off of the compiz grid feature, which has been part of most linux distros for a number of years. When you enable the grid plugin, just ctrl-alt then keypad to snap the windows.
    I guess compiz authors 'told' ms to 'invent' it
    So it works in the same way? ie. you drag a window to the edge and voila, done? From what you've just said, it involves key-combos which is, to the average user, more complicated.

    (Yes, key-combos are complicated. Many staff in our school get confused when I use ctrl+c and ctrl+v).

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    So it works in the same way? ie. you drag a window to the edge and voila, done? From what you've just said, it involves key-combos which is, to the average user, more complicated.

    (Yes, key-combos are complicated. Many staff in our school get confused when I use ctrl+c and ctrl+v).
    key combos are complicated to idiots. the average person under 30 can handle them.
    I don't know how to make compiz do it with a mouse, but i should imagine that it's doable - wonder if MS patented that one?

    edit: just realised that sounded rather ageist, it wasn't meant to - rather re the computer game generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    key combos are complicated to idiots. the average person under 30 can handle them.
    I don't know how to make compiz do it with a mouse, but i should imagine that it's doable - wonder if MS patented that one?

    edit: just realised that sounded rather ageist, it wasn't meant to - rather re the computer game generation.
    Yeah, was gonna point out that people at 30 have only been in the work market for a decade-ish. There are 35 more years after that... So, more staff will be > 30 than < 30.

    The whole thing that MS is pushing is that they make things *simple*. Click and drag is simple. Combo is not.

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    I just saw the ad where he shows this feature and says that Windows 7 was his idea. I can see someone getting a lot of hate mail. Does this snapping feature work across all apps or just MS software itself?

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