Your Experience with W10 on Tablets?
04-12-2017 07:42 AM
- I think Windows 10 works quite good on tablets. I use it on my SP3 and ThinkPad 8 and I have been able to adapt my work-flow quite nicely. It is a little bit of a different experience from Windows 8.1. The simplified snapping and multi-tasking a bit too much for my liking, but I think for the average user, it was a good idea. MS has done a really a good job getting Windows 8 apps to run well within the new interface, included getting app commands to show up with one swipe and charm options and full screen with a double swipe.
Two things I would like to see improved significantly is that the file explorer is still a drag to navigate with touch and OneDrive syncing with it's lack of placeholders is still frustrating.
I'll be the first to tell you that it took a little getting used to, but I think that Windows 10 is a big step in the right direction and I am excited for the future.07-20-2015 02:12 PM
- Ed BolandRetired AmbassadorThe only tablet I own right now is my iPad Air 2, but that doesn't stop me from being able to enjoy Windows 10 on a tablet thanks to Microsoft's Remote Desktop client app. The Remote Desktop app for iOS allows me to access a very usable remote session of my desktop PC running the latest build of Windows 10. Everything works, including all touch functions and the swipe gestures, like swipe in from the right to access the Notification Center etc.
There is one thing, while I do get audio through the remote session, and Cortana works very well woth typed commands and "questions", I can't send audio through the iPad's mic (2-way audio) So, therefore I can't use things like "Hey Cortana". Other than that though, everything else works great! So good, in fact, that it actually feels like I'm using a real Windows tablet!
The tablet experience..
The one thing I would change, is in "Tablet Mode". I wish we'd be able to pin our Live Tiles anywhere on the screen while in this full screen tablet mode. Keeping everything confined to that one center column just seems, well, confined. I understand this may vary from device to device, and things may be a little different on a real Windows Tablet, but I personally prefer "Tablet Mode" turned off. I can use everything just fine while in the standard desktop mode.
07-20-2015 02:12 PM
- Ed BolandRetired AmbassadorTurns out that my complaint above about tablet mode, and the tiles only being in one center column, are only with this Remote Desktop session, and/or because I'm displaying it on an iPad. The full screen or tablet mode shown in the recent "continuum" videos shows the tiles spread out to the left and right.. Whew.. That's a relief! lol
I guess I need to get a real windows tablet...07-27-2015 08:59 PM
- Horrific experience. Wish i tested the preview on my tablet so i could give a lot of feedback. Touch support seems non-existant in desktop mode (try moving tiles in the full screen start menu when not in tablet mode with your finger...) and in tablet mode certain things bug out. I dont even get a keyboard for the command prompt in tablet mode but that could be a bug with my tablet.
So far my tablet experience has been horrible but that could be due to the blue screens every 5 minutes. Anyone else installed 10 on a Thinkpad Tablet 2?07-29-2015 04:57 PM
- My Acer Iconia W4 got the Windows 10 Home single language yesterday. Left it overnight. By morning, it was waiting for me to login. Smooth installation and all my settings, apps ported to 10. Very smooth. Both Tablet & Desktop mode working fine. Happy with the experience.07-30-2015 12:22 AM
- It's okay.
I do think that 8.1 was a better tablet experience, but 10 hasn't been "bad". It's just not as efficient as 8.1. I suppose I'll get used to it.
The main things I miss most in tablet mode are:
1) charms bar
2) horizontal scrolling
3) desktop tile
I also noticed that on my SP3 with Continuum on it sometimes gets confused if I'm in desktop or tablet mode when the keyboard is attached, but folded back to hold as a tablet. I couldn't log in without taking it off tablet mode manually because it would nit give me an on-screen keyboard.07-30-2015 12:50 AM
- I upgraded my S3 to Win 10 last night. Overall, it seems to be fairly stable and fast even though it hadn't had time to synch everything. There are some things I liked better on 8.1.
-- Scrolling. I'm not sure I'm going to like vertical scrolling through the tiles, but maybe it's something I'll get used to. .
-- All Apps. No sort capability. I found that very helpful in 8.1. I hope they bring this back.
There are a few other things I'm not comfortable with, but I think I just need a little more time to adapt.
Has anyone tried moving apps to the SD card? I didn't have time to experiment with it yesterday. I'm wondering if the Photos app can be moved and if it will run decently from the card.
--07-30-2015 05:44 AM
- I uploaded W10 on my Toshiba Encore Write 2 and I like it except the fact that everything seems so small!! Everything works fine but why the heck the tiles are so tiny. I have the 8" model and I have 20/20 vision but the riles are so difficult to read. There is so much wasted real estate on the screen. I'm pretty sure of I give this to someone like my mom she won't be able to read anything.
I also miss the Charm Bar. I would use it to send a quick email, take an screenshot, go to the start screen while holding my tablet vertically. I've been trying to take a screenshot unsuccessfully using the physical Windows key + volume down :/07-30-2015 07:52 PM
- Asus vivotab 8 running W10 (as well as an insider on my desktop, laptops, Surface Pro and all my phones except my HTC 8X...).
After using W10 for about a day on the Asus, I think I can confidently say I prefer the new tablet experience to 8.1. I've always been a big fan of 8/8.1, upgraded from day one back in 2012 and never looked back, never understood all the hate it got, but all is forgiven now that 10 is here... So back to my tablet experience with 10. Initially, I suppose it was quite jarring, but I suspect that is due to the change rather than any inherent quality of being better or worse than 8.1. If W10 happens to be your very first windows tablet experience, you'll probably embrace it naturally just like those of us that loved 8/8.1 did. One thing I can say for sure is that I feel it is much more efficient in terms of navigation, multitasking and overall functionality compared to 8/8.1. Furthermore, it seamlessly blends the tablet and 'desktop' modes elegantly. You never really feel like you are transiting between two completely different worlds like you do in 8/8.1. And Edge is showing a lot of promise and will only get better, I absolutely love it in tablet mode!
Overall, it just feels tighter and more 'tablet-like' than 8.1 IMHO. What I suggest is that people give it a fair chance just like we did for 8.1. I'm pretty sure you'll come to appreciate it quickly and eventually favor it over 8.1. It just has sooo much more to offer than 8.1. It is also very well thought out, although that may not be so obvious at first. But as you use it, you begin to appreciate the choices that were made in designing the W10 tablet mode interface.
So, in short, I'm all in with the W10 tablet mode!07-30-2015 11:59 PM
2) Horizontal scrolling?
Browsing on the internet => vertically
windows phone => vertically
Facebook => vertically
it's more consistent now.
3) Desktop tile?
The old desktop was not al all touch friendly, it still isn't perfect, but better then it was.....
Sorry, I disagree with your complaints, but maybe it is because i use W7 at work and my laptop (soon W10), W8.1 (now W10) on my surface3, ios on iPhone of my wife and iPad of my kid, android on another tablet I have lying around, and WP8.1 on my Lumia 930, that I don't have problems adapting to something else.....07-31-2015 08:51 AM
- I bailed and just went back to W8.1 last night. Tablet mode is still a work in progress, especially for those of us who actually liked W8.1 on a tablet (my case the Surface Pro 3).
- No swipe forward/back in Edge
- Cumbersome in getting 2 apps side by side, with no way of getting 3 side by side (if someone can show me an easy way of getting 2 side by side, please show!!)
- Apps locking up after waking from sleep (I couldn't figure out why, even after a fresh install with the ISO download)
- Battery drain
- Touch landing pads aren't as "fuzzy" and forgiving or smart as they were in W8.1. It's either you touch the exact spot, or you don't.
I know that those of us who actually enjoyed W8.1 are in the minority, but when the epiphany happens with W8.1 on what they offered, it was a great moment. It's just that the majority of people out there, that moment never happened.
In a way, W10 should have been released first to help people adjust, then release W8.1. I have a feeling that W11 will actually be more like W8.1 in the future when desktop programs will be in the minority, and universal apps will be the norm. But that's just my opinion.07-31-2015 10:03 AMLike 5
Of course, they wiped all old feedback since the release anyway, so people can't upvote things that are from the preview even if they still are major issues in the final build.07-31-2015 03:35 PM
- I dislike the Windows 10 update. Web browsing has become a pain. The Edge browser is not as good as Modern Internet Explorer. Worse bookmarks, no swipe back gestures, and bad toolbar font scaling. Chrome is suffering from toolbar scaling problems as well. My browser of choice is now desktop Opera. -.-08-02-2015 03:16 PM
- I also have an 8" VivoTab. It took a few hours, but i'm finally getting used to it. I only have two big issues with it:
1. OneDrive integration is a huge step back. You have to download your entire OneDrive library in order to sync. Even if I was willing to do that, it's impossible on a tablet with limited memory. You can map it as a network drive, but thats really clunky and almost impossible to use on my tablet.
2. I hate Edge for tablets. Theres no more gesture controls and if you're in desktop mode the onscreen keyboard has to be manually opened. I tried Chrome and it actually runs a lot better on Windows 10 than it did on 8.1. Plus it has gesture controls and the keyboard automatically opens on both tablet and desktop mode.08-02-2015 03:38 PM
- I rolled back to 8.1. I gave 10 a shot but it's just not as good as 8.1 is on tablets. For me it comes to display scaling. To make Windows 10 usable on my Surface Pro I had to scale it to 150% but that is too big for when I'm using it as a laptop. I found myself switching the scaling whenever I went from desktop mode to tablet mode and having to sign out and in every time. I tried to get used to it and work around it. I put the taskbar on auto-hide then use it like a Charms bar that was just at the bottom instead of the side which helped. The other problem that I had was that it would apply that 150% to my remote desktop connections. Windows 10 is awesome on a desktop but it still needs some work in tablet mode.08-02-2015 08:00 PM
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