What would you like to see in Window 9?

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  1. Posts : 5,834
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       #41

    Very well stated, Kari.

    I start my computer using the physical on/off button and I shut it down just the same. Same goes with my lights in my home, appliances, power tools, or any other electrical appliance. My car even has an on/off switch.
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       #42

    Hi there
    I'd like to see a GUI choice at install time rather like W2012 server --- Cmd line, Basic GUI, Full GUI.
    The W2012 server only gives you the FULL GUI if you add "Desktop experience" to the install. W9 could have choices based on these - W8 phone, Tablet, Desktop, Complete or something similar.

    If I'm installing the OS say on a Windows tablet or a phone I don't need the full desktop stuff, but on a desktop I want the choice.

    I'd also like an easier method for REMOTE SHUT DOWN / REMOTE POWER ON / REMOTE RE-BOOT too.

    Cheers
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       #43

    Hi you all, my first post at Nine Forums!!

    I'd like to say a subscription free Windows. Just pay an off the shelf price and no monthly/ yearly payments. I also hope they will not make the mistake to make it an always online OS.

    Besides that I do like the Metro UI in combination with the desktopmodus. So I hope both will excist in Windows 9.

    Greetz,

    Rover
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       #44

    I'd like to see it so that a tile opens up multiple executives. e.g. If I'm going to estimate a building project, it would open up an Excel template, a calculator, a browser, Notepad, PDF blueprint, hourly estimating reference, or anything else I need. One could create a tile for each project one works on to reopen each time.
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  5. bigseb's Avatar
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       #45

    HippsieGypsie, post: 2686, member: 99 said:
    I'd like to see it so that a tile opens up multiple executives. e.g. If I'm going to estimate a building project, it would open up an Excel template, a calculator, a browser, Notepad, PDF blueprint, hourly estimating reference, or anything else I need. One could create a tile for each project one works on to reopen each time.
    I believe Kubuntu has something like this. One can group widgets together for specific tasks.

    Its an interesting point, one I would also like to see more of.
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       #46

    PC WizKid, post: 213, member: 20 said:
    Things I would like to see in Windows 9:
    2. Optional Metro UI (you have the opition of not installing it etc)
    That would be nice, yes. I know you don't have to use Metro but why can't I delete Finance app from Program Files/WindowsApps for example? I've zero use for it and don't want it cluttering up my drive.

    Also deleting items from "My Apps" so things you test and don't like don't hang around to embarrass you for perpetuity.
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  7. Kari's Avatar
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       #47

    HippsieGypsie, post: 2686, member: 99 said:
    I'd like to see it so that a tile opens up multiple executives. e.g. If I'm going to estimate a building project, it would open up an Excel template, a calculator, a browser, Notepad, PDF blueprint, hourly estimating reference, or anything else I need. One could create a tile for each project one works on to reopen each time.
    bigseb, post: 2730, member: 98 said:
    I believe Kubuntu has something like this. One can group widgets together for specific tasks.

    Its an interesting point, one I would also like to see more of.
    I'm doing exactly this with native Windows 8.1 tools. Takes a minute or two to create, here's how:

    Create a batch file that launches all apps and programs needed using start /d command:
    Code:
    start /d "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office15\" Excel.exe
    start /d %windir%\System32\ calc.exe
    Exit
    Syntax: start /d "path" executable file, a space between the path and executable file. Path in quotes if it contains spaces, the last command Exit closes the Command Prompt window when all commands in this batch are executed i.e. all programs launched. Batch works without the Exit command, too, but leaves the Command Prompt window open which then needs to be manually closed.

    Save your batch file anywhere you want to, I saved this small batch which opens Excel and Calculator as Project_Tools.bat in my Documents folder. Create a shortcut for your batch in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.

    Now open the Charms Search, search for your shortcut:


    Right click it, select Pin to Start:


    That's it. You now have a Start Screen Tile which opens all your tools, apps and programs with a single click.

    Kari
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       #48

    Windows to go in consumer versions would be great also. And Hyper V server that could deal with sound, usb passthrough etc without rdp
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  9. Kari's Avatar
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       #49

    adamf, post: 2766, member: 112 said:
    Windows to go in consumer versions would be great also. And Hyper V server that could deal with sound, usb passthrough etc without rdp
    Hyper-V and its own Virtual Machine Connection on Windows 8.1 is updated since Windows 8, introducing a so called enhanced session mode which allows USB passthrough, sound and better use of host GFX card.

    Here an extract of one of my Windows 8.1 vms on Virtual Machine Connection with fully working sound through host:



    Read more: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/a...ver-vmbus.aspx

    Also the new Hyper-V offers a possibility to install so called 2nd generation vms, bringing UEFI and secure boot to Hyper-V:

    Kari
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       #50

    Well that is very interesting. I wonder if it will work with Hyper V server (the free one I mean)... The link is unclear if only full server will allow this.

    I'm downloading it now and will convert my 8.1 installation to VHD and try it. It would be great if it did - I could replace my laptop and not have to change anything at all if the whole lot is virtualised.

    Edit: The free Hyper-V server is command line only. Although I suppose it could be done I could not figure out how to install required drivers for bluetooth and WWAN.
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