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What would you like to see in Windows 8

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Polarman, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Polarman

    Polarman New Member

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    I know, i know... 7 just came out. So!

    The purpose of this thread even if it sound far fetched and quite early to say the least, is to try to think about what kind of improvements, features you'd like to see in Windows 8.

    Anything goes!

    For my part, i'd like to see a custom install button when you install Windows for the first time. You know... To decide what features and components do get installed and get rid of unwanted crap.

    2nd thing i'd like to see is a Windows "DOSBOX" type of thing that i could use to play my old dos game that is'nt a pain to set up.

    3rd thing would be a customizable "GAMES" folder that i can add/remove/edit whatever i want in there.

    I'll leave some suggestions for the rest of you.
     
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    i would like to see not having to run games/drivers in "compatability mode" in order to have them compatible thats really it for me
     
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    I would like the to lighten up about dual booting and make it easier to install when Windows was not installed first.

    Some of Compiz Fusion. Basically I want a GPU accelerated desktop with multiple desktops, control over various animations, full control over what is on the taskbar, and default be able to use a full motion video as background.

    A cool name. Windows 8 just seems boring. How about Windows the Exiled Destroyer of Windows ED for short? Seriously, anything would be nice like Windows Vantage or something.

    Multiple, sliding panels. A panel like the taskbar where I can put widgets, programs shortcuts, a clock, etc. that only slides into view when I mouse over that section of the screen of my choice (corner, side, area on the side, a button on screen).
     
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    I would like to see Microsoft finally make good on their promise to 'revolutionize the way we interact with computers'.
     
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    I would like 16-bit app support.
     
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    Better bluetooth support.
    Hell, better support for older hardware would be nice.
     
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    A new file system
     
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    A tast bar for each monitor. So if I have 2 monitors, I have a task bar at the bottom of each screen, and the windows open on each monitor show up on the task bar for that monitor.

    I'd also like Windows to automatically move the clock and system tray to the far right monitor's task bar, and the start button and quicklaunch/superbar to the left most monitor. And of course allow me to move other toolbars that I have created on the task bar to whatever monitor I want.

    I'd like to be able customize the icon size more, I'd like more options than Large, Huge, and Gigantic.

    I'd also like to be able to use more views for the desktop Icons, such as list.

    I'd also like to change the snap feature, so that moving the window to the bottom of the screen makes it take up a third of the screen posititioned in the center. Moving another Windows to either side makes that window take up a third of the screen on that side. So I can easily have 3 windows perfectly taking up a third of the screen each. It would be great for Widescreen monitors and doing reasearch. It might even elminate my need for 3 screens at work...
     
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    the ability to print beer.
     
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    Also the ability to change the spacing between the icons in the tray aka "notification area". The spacing tripled from Vista to 7.
     
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    OK, joke?

    'Why?' AKA 'Keep on dreaming.'
     
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    I was kind of thinking the same thing. 16-bit programs need to die, there is almost no reason they should still be used. Though Win7 does a decent job of supporting them thanks to XP Mode, which really does work well. I just actually set it up so one of my clients could continue to use their old database program, they don't really use it as much as just keep it around to access the old customer data when needed, it has been functionally replaced years ago.

    And hardware support comes down to the hardware manufacturers, not Windows/Microsoft.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    What is Xp Mode really? Is it like a virtual machine?
     
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    I have the need to run some 16-bit apps from time to time. I would like to do it without the need for a VM.
     
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    yes sir Virtual PC of XP
     
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    It is a virtual machine. It's an imaged install of XP for Virtual PC.
     
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    A "Free of Charge" upgrade option.
     
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    Really with XP Mode's integration, it isn't a hassle to do it in a VM. Besides the extra step of installing the app in the VM, after that, you launch it from the Win7 start menu, and the Window shows up just like any other Window in Win7. The fact that it is running in a VM is for the most part invisible, the only time you get a hint it is running in a VM is when you drag the Window around and you get a slight lag where you can see the solid XP background color.
     
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    +1 on some sort of Compiz Fusion 3D desktop.

    And I hope it has multiple desktops. How can something so simple and powerful be overlooked by Micro$?
     
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    I'd like that 2 :rockout:
     
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    windows 8 really needs better multimonitor support - you know, clicking something on screen 2 doesnt minimise fullscreen apps on screen 1, and so on
     
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    A 64 bit version where WHQL approved nic's work, unlike my current nic which appears to function without error but refuses to actually work. Im tickled pink to have a gig of ram i cant even use not that i need it.

    Make the hidden icons on the task bar work like they used to in XP or at least give me the option.

    Cross platform gaming with windows live or the ability to play 360 games on pc, my pc would make FM3 look so better.
     
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    The NIC problems seem to be more of an nVidia issue, I had the same issues with my NICs on my 780i and P5N-E.

    In both cases, disabling "Recieve Side Scaling" stopped the connection from dropping out.

    As for hiding icons in the task bar, what do you mean? You mean the icons down by the clock, or the Quicklaunch Icons by the start button?
     
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    a stable os without the need of anti virus software, malware and registry errors.

    OH yeah we have that, its called

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