1.    19 Jan 2015 #1
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    Could Live Tiles Make It to the Windows 10 Desktop?

    In Windows 10, Microsoft brings back the Start menu, but with a twist. The old Windows 7 Start menu has been revamped to feature the modern live tiles, previously available on the Windows 8 Start screen only, thus making it look and feel a bit new, but dumping the traditional and very helpful familiar interface. Many said that live tiles shouldn't exist in modern Windows and Microsoft should actually stick to the traditional UI that was offered in Windows 7, but there's no doubt that this new feature is here to stay on both the desktop and tablet.

    And what's more, now some believe that live tiles should be brought to the desktop and act as gadgets, a feature that was previously available in Windows 7 but removed in Windows 8.
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  2.    19 Jan 2015 #2
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    Sure, why not!
    At least on a desktop you won't use up all your data and battery in one day!
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  3.    19 Jan 2015 #3

    This idea I really like. Have tiles as a gadget, instead of pinning it to the stupid menu.

    This concept makes much more sense. But yet, keep your traditional Windows 7 menu and Metro. Brilliant idea.
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  4.    19 Jan 2015 #4

    Hi there.

    Live tiles COULD make it to the desktop - but they'd need to be re-sizeable. The current setup looks really STUPID on a 60 inch monitor. Re-sizeable moveable BORDERLESS (REPEAT PEEPS - BORDERLESS) tiles would be great and would be a natural follow on from Gadgets which were a brilliant idea but full of mainly useless nerdy things like Fan speeds inside your computer or traffic status in the Greenland capital of Nuuk.

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  5.    19 Jan 2015 #5
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    So long as they come with a kill switch, for those who want nothing to do with such stuff.
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