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    Windows 'Blue' leaks online, includes new Live Tiles, Snap Views and IE11

    Some interesting screenshots...

    Source: The Verge / Neowin / Microsoft Collection Book

























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    Hmm.. so has the "Control Panel" been "modern-ised" as well now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Hmm.. so has the "Control Panel" been "modern-ised" as well now?
    That style of control panel is available in W8 to but there were still little bits missing which this has added, I'm sure that like 8 the legacy control panel will still be around with all the settings available.

    I'm hopeing they make the metro start screen resizable.

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    Yeah sorry meant - has the old style been totally replaced with its modern ui cousin - a la the start menu -> start screen

    I'd like to see an integration of something like Start8 so that the Start Screen is, as you say, resizable of at least not full screen
    The amount of times I catch a hot corner by mistake and end up with the damn thing taking over is untrue...
    Annoying at the best of times, but I audibly yell when it happens when you are watching something

    Oh and the fact that if you have something open on a second screen then minimise it (RDP for example) and then reopen it - it defaults to the primary screen
    In my case of RDP - Primary is a widescreen 16:9 and my secondary is a 4:3 whcih I find better for RDP... - So when this happens my RDP screen gets all messed up :|

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    What I would like is, when using multiple monitors (as I do), is to be able to 'tear off' Metro apps and place them on other displays. I don't want to be restricted to running apps on a single display. It doesn't make W8 very usable in the office space with it's 'one-or-the-other' design.

    *This is where someone tells me that you can actually do this.

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    iin Metro App -> Goto top of screen - left click & Hold & drag down & to the new screen and release..

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    Oh dear. What with the unpleasantness of Windows 8 and the awful unity interface on Ubuntu it looks like OSX will be my next new OS!

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    It's official. Windows 'Blue' = Windows 8.1.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
    it looks like OS X will be my next new OS!
    OS X will be next once Jonathan Ive has finished giving iOS a flatter look.

    You'll have to switch to React OS instead.

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    Looks like Windows 8 - complete shite.

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    Very lame if they make people pay for this as was originally planned. If those screenshots are showing the biggest changes there's no really new features, just fixes that should've been in the initial release.

    Basically, the new search, which is disabled in the leaked Windows Blue build, does away with having to pick from either Apps, Settings, or Files. Windows 8.1 should allow users to simply type in a search string to find anything inside the OS
    Haha this was one of the things that really irritated me about the Win8 search, looks like MS have finally seen the light
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
    Oh dear. What with the unpleasantness of Windows 8 and the awful unity interface on Ubuntu it looks like OSX will be my next new OS!
    Mint is the way forward.

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    Having used W8 for a while on my VM...I quite like the metro interface. Remove EVERYTHING not needed, keep icons you need, job done. Where is the issue? :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Having used W8 for a while on my VM...I quite like the metro interface. Remove EVERYTHING not needed, keep icons you need, job done. Where is the issue? :-/
    I've got a dual boot on my work laptop and seem to be using 8 at least 75% of the time now, only switching to 7 for VM work as it's on the larger partition. Might just start again with the Win8 restore discs they bundled in the box. The only thing that really irritates me is having to lose focus from the program I'm working on to start another one, still hope Blue has some sort of slide-out search bar for apps then I'll be sorted

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    Use the metro search bar and snap it to the bottom of the screen

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