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Win8 Touch Leaks.

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    magicalclick

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Rogue-leaks-give-us-a-hint-about-the-Windows-8-touch-interface-and-apps_id18483

    More leaks about Win8 and touch. While it is a good start to have "sections" of OS being touch friendly, would this be enough? I mean, how would I know an app is touch friendly? This is a big problem I haven't talked about where Win8 in the touch space. Certainly Win8 GUI are touch friendly is a good thing, but, what about consistancy among the entire Win8 ecosystem? I hope they have a good app-store system to distinguish apps that are finger friendly away from the non-friendly ones.

    Anyway, it is still good. I like the look of the webcam app. There are still much to be done, but, at least it is good to know they are working on it.

    Hopefully Paint.Net people will soon make their app touch friendly (their tabs already touch friendly BTW Smiley ). Love Paint.Net and their plug-ins.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    DCMonkey

    I can't say I'm terribly fond of the aesthetics of shoehorning a ribbon into Windows Explorer, though functionally it probably makes sense. I hope they plan on doing considerable work to make that look nice in the final release, but I'm getting worried that Window 8 will end up a jumbled hodgepodge of ribbonized and Metro styled windows.

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    Richard.Hein

    The guy in one of the videos kind of looks like me 20lbs ago.   Weird.  It's not me though, seriously.

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    contextfree`

    @DCMonkey: the supposed leaked Office 2012 shots include what looks like a restyled Metro-ish ribbon (which is annoyingly hidden in all the shots). I'm guessing the styling hasn't been applied yet in these Windows builds.

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    magicalclick

    @Richard.Hein:

    You just incriminated yourself. Wink

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Dr Herbie

    The Login by pattern -- damn it, once again an idea a friend and I had several years ago and never followed up gets done by someone else.  We thought up this for locking stylus-based Win mobile devices, but never got past the first prototype.

    I do wish I had the staying power to actually follow an idea through to the end!  Mad

    Herbie

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