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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 660
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       15 Oct 2014 #1

    Win 10 Tech Preview is interesting but not compelling


    I see a lot of excitement over Win 10 with some actually using it as their main OS. I installed it in a VM the first day is was available and have played with it quite a bit. It's definitely interesting but I'm not chomping at the bit to upgrade to it.

    The main thing that everyone seems to like is the Start Menu. I stopped using the Start Menu back in Win 2000 when I discovered Toolbars. The combination of Toolbars and the ability for me to pin my oft used programs to the Taskbar has made the Start Menu redundant for me which is why I didn't miss it in Win 8. I don't use anything like Classic Shell in Win 8 because I never saw the need.

    Another thing that people seem to like is Windowed MUI apps. It's interesting that MUI apps can be resized and all but the fact is that I don't use MUI apps on my desktop where running them windowed might make sense. I only run MUI apps on my Win 8 tablet where the screen is small enough that running them Windowed doesn't make sense and I really only want to run them full screen.

    Virtual desktops sounds interesting but I would need to rethink how I currently do things in order to make use of them.

    Continuum and Cortana seem like they'd be worth a look at when they're delivered but I'm not that interested in either of those features.

    To me, it looks like W10 is capable and usable to the point where I would use it if it came installed on a machine I bought or if I wanted to buy an OS to install on a machine I was building but (just like with W8) I don't see anything compelling in there that will make me want to upgrade my existing W7 or W8 machines to W10 when it's released.
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,246
    Windows 10 IoT
       15 Oct 2014 #2

    It was a step back for me. The 2 Metro Apps that I use can't be resized small enough in Windows 10, to be snapped side by side on my 19 inch screen. It's easily doable in Windows 8.1 though.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,839
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       15 Oct 2014 #3

    I can't get 4 apps in an equal quadrant. Hopefully they'll get it worked out.
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  4.    15 Oct 2014 #4

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I can't get 4 apps in an equal quadrant. Hopefully they'll get it worked out.
    Me neither!

    I see they kept the 'Slide To Shutdown' feature for desktops!

    I actually like it, it's quick, handy and fun!

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  5. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       15 Oct 2014 #5

    Don't the Apps still use WinRT snapping like in the W8 series?
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,246
    Windows 10 IoT
       15 Oct 2014 #6

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Don't the Apps still use WinRT snapping like in the W8 series?
    No, I don't think so. In 8.1 just moving them to one side of the screen offers up the 1/3 or 1/2 snap. Now they don't. They now have a fixed minimum size that is bigger than half screen so they won't snap at all. I can now snap desktop programs in quadrants though. Not what I wanted though.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,839
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       15 Oct 2014 #7

    Edwin said: View Post
    Me neither!

    I see they kept the 'Slide To Shutdown' feature for desktops!

    I actually like it, it's quick, handy and fun!

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    I didn't notice that one. That's just like WP8. However one of the first things I tried was holding the WinKey > Period key > Down arrow > Release WinKey to no avail.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 660
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       15 Oct 2014 #8

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    I can't get 4 apps in an equal quadrant. Hopefully they'll get it worked out.
    I don't use MUI apps on my desktop so don't care how many apps I can get on the screen at one time. When I'm on my tablet I use MUI apps and prefer them to be full screen there.
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  9. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,839
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       15 Oct 2014 #9

    Well then I'm really happy for you, strollin.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 660
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       15 Oct 2014 #10

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Well then I'm really happy for you, strollin.
    And I'm happy for you as well!
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