hey what about the "default browser" thing ?? for example MSIE for the metro side of windows 8.1 - if the user is clicking on the metro tile for IE then just run the metro ie code and not hassle the user with silly questions, I want to run ie metro right now and I did click on the button that should do that so just freaking do it!
if the metro screen can run ie desktop then have a different tile / icon that does that.
if I install say 3 different browsers why not let me leave one as the default and if they all run from the metro / touch mode then let them. the default can work when an app has a link to run.
now I get to stop having to pick the default 10 times a day.
depends on the details .....
in the past they would offer something like "if you got windows 8.1 in the last 6 months the upgrade is free.
if you have a prior version of windows the upgrade will cost xxx if you have windows 8.1 before 6 months then the cost is yy
so free for windows 7 is not the normal policy from past upgrades
What are you supposed to do for the keyboard, though? It's hard to go unnoticed when there are two cables protruding out of your mouse...
Seriously, bonus points for thinking out of the box, but I cannot think of any reasonable situation where a smartphone wouldn't be more convenient.
Hmm..... Bluetooth in place of cables and have a Bluetooth keyboard ? they say it has a wireless video option already.
I wonder if you pull the guts of the thing out of the mouse shell what kind of size and shape it could be made into ?
Looks like the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\usb \stick PC's are already on sale in the UK, then I saw this....
A Full PC inside a mouse. Sweet, if it has an i7 with 16GB ...
nope it's an ARM CPU ...
still amazing how much stuff we can now fit in such tiny boxes.
Chrome in Windows 8 mode is not actually a WinRT app. It does a bit of trickery that allows it, a desktop app, to run in a WinRT-style (full screen) frame. That's why you can download it outside the Windows 8 store, and is largely the reason that Chrome feels a bit out of place compared to other WinRT apps.
That probably explains some of the hurt, and also brings us to this:
This is 100% purely a Microsoft restriction. Ever notice any other desktop apps inside a WinRT frame? No. It's because Microsoft only allows this for the default web browser.
Why? Web browsers may need to load 3rd-party plugins and such, which WinRT doesn't allow. But allowing any old desktop apps to interact with metro apps was evidently undesirable. That may have restricted those apps to Intel (which would have even further limited adoption of Windows RT). And it may also have opened up their WinRT sandbox to some potential security holes. Those are my guesses.
it sounds like you are right.
the end effect is that it sucks, each party playing a part needs to get a turd for the part they added to the pile.
well if it's the web site then why is it not a problem in IE ?
actually I am not totally sure that it is the google web site.... I have what I think is the google home page and the input is in a text box .... but is that something chrome is doing that is just confusing me ??
I was trying chrome due to a web site that I like that has editior issues with ie, the editor works in chrome fine.
so I have to pick which is more important, the editor or the browser that I am happy with for everything else.
and the way they fight for control is just the last straw!
So I have been trying chrome on surface. Tried to use it in touch / metro mode.
Example I try to search in the Google text box with the windows touch keyboard and it jumps to the adders bar and loses the keyboard. What the heck? Also the war over who is the default browser... chrome will not do metro mode unless it is the default. But them Microsoft does the same so both of them suck in that area, why make me pick that just to try. And use them in metro mode? Just makes them both harder to use.
I was going to post feedback to Google but they want me to have an account with them to post feedback so I will just pass.