1. dharma teja1's Avatar
    Will MS improve it's tablet mode this year ?
    aXross and scoots37 like this.
    05-09-2018 03:11 PM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say no.
    05-09-2018 06:32 PM
  3. jkavanagh58's Avatar
    Will MS improve it's tablet mode this year ?
    Apps left the store because of WindowsPhone some of those apps (looking at Kindle) would need to come back... Will PWA help it. I mostly use desktop mode but would like to kick back and read a book.
    05-23-2018 09:51 AM
  4. covfefe's Avatar
    Skin it. Stop calling it Windows. Allow skinning of *everything*. Think custom css and js for everything if it's in html. That. Do it. Stop trying to force your UI and allow people to define the UI. It's not difficult. God damned bunch of monkey retards at Microsoft. Shake my damn head in shame and drown myself in the sink.
    05-23-2018 09:57 AM
  5. Monte Constable1's Avatar
    Probably not, but for me get rid of the Hamburger on the left and let us swipe up for apps again. That was simpler. It would also allow the Hamburger to go away on desktop too.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    05-23-2018 10:23 AM
  6. RobbieRobski's Avatar
    I haven't tried to use tablet mode in a long time. Maybe I'll give it another try.
    05-23-2018 11:15 AM
  7. DRDiver's Avatar
    I don't believe they will. Windows has now taken a back seat to everything else, Nadella has made that clear. Windows 8 was by far a better tablet experience. I take my Surface Pro with me most places. I keep all my machines in Tablet Mode (well, except for my studio machine, which can't because Microsoft disables Tablet Mode when you connect a second monitor). Use my SP via touch MUCH more than not. One of the biggest issues I have with W10 is that it is user-spiteful for touch. The ridiculous use of wireframe icons are not only harder to see but much more difficult to tap on accurately. Far too much is just plain tiny. Unless you have Trump's hands, it's a challenge to do a number of things via touch in W10. But I just don't think they really care about that aspect anymore.
    05-23-2018 11:18 AM
  8. mertzi's Avatar
    Maybe they could first make it work how tablets with other OS's work and fix this:

    And before referencing to yourself as an issue free renaissance man, check the view count and upload date. This is still a very real and unaddressed concern for many Surface owners, at least for models prior to the 2017 model and SB2.
    05-23-2018 12:08 PM
  9. EspHack's Avatar
    yea just upgrade to 8.1

    joking aside, it HAS TO. take a look at hub2 I think it shows some early but rapidly progressing work towards touch first UI/UX, if andromeda is supposed to be the next big thing, they will have to invest very heavily in touch and gestures, also hololens 2 by extension needs some kinect magic, it all points towards tablet mode being a very important focus for ms at the moment

    afaik hub2 showcases how they plan to take touch to the next level, how their devices will be perfectly fitted to be used in a ton of different positions and scenarios and how it should all feel natural like working with analog tools, this will probably trickle down to all devices, see baby steps like adding depth perception hardware to laptop screens, upon further development there we could have kinect on every screen and this time coupled with actual software to make use of it, holodeck is near
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    05-23-2018 02:07 PM
  10. DQuiLon's Avatar
    Will MS improve it's tablet mode this year ?

    In my opinion, there is one Key area they should nail, before adding features and complicate further the User Experience....

    I am an active user of both Desktop and Tablet mode on my Surface Book, and I keep the automatic switch turned on for when I detach, however, I have had a glitch that renders the Start Tile Menu useless which is the main hub of interaction in tablet mode.

    When I switch to tablet mode, I use an app, and then return to the Start, most of my app thumbnails disappear an become solid blocks of whatever color I use as background.

    This makes it impossible to select an app unless I remember every single location of them by heart, and since I have nearly 100 tiles, it is rather infuriating...

    The solution is to simply tap "Tablet Mode" to turn it off (becoming regular Desktop) and then turn it on again, but this is extremely annoying, since I have to do it almost every single time.

    SO, TLDR: fix graphical issues in tablet mode that turn user off. Otherwise, the tablet mode is basically useless...
    05-23-2018 06:10 PM
  11. Sean Russell1's Avatar
    A swipe up floating taskbar like the iPad would be nice.
    05-23-2018 06:55 PM
  12. Brian282's Avatar
    I honestly hate tablet mode and prefer staying in desktop mode. I just hate some of the changes that they have done to tablet mode.

    What would make tablet mode perfect....

    1) overhaul the useless notification hamburger menu. I rarely use the notification window to look at emails, but I do use it to access settings, brightness, and so forth. Add a freaking window button. The current option in the new tablets is to touch a tiny little button in the corner of the screen. WTH. Allow me to move more crap from the taskbar to the notification menu.. Like the touch keyboard, mouse, cortana.. That way I can hide the stupid taskbar. Move the stupid power button to the notification menu or give me the option. Hell move everything from the taskbar to the notification menu. More screen real-estate thee better

    2) start menu... Its worthless. Why do legacy app thumbnails have to be so tiny, and you can't fix it.. Its stupid. Desktop mode is better because the all apps is integrated and easy to scroll through. The current idea of all apps in tablet mode is horrible
    05-23-2018 11:10 PM
  13. Jason Rosenthal's Avatar
    I haven't used my tablet in awhile, but I always hated the onscreen keyboard when Windows phone had word flow. It always seemed like low hanging fruit and requested a lot on the feedback hub.

    A touch based file explorer would be great.

    Installation and update storage usage is way too heavy for lower end devices.

    The lack of meaningful updates is enough for me not to consider a windows for a future tablet.

    With the VP of Windows, Joe Belfiore, demoing Office 365 development at Build, I'm not holding my breath for anything Windows that not azure related.
    05-24-2018 03:54 PM
  14. aXross's Avatar
    There are alot of things they have to work on.

    • Swipe gesture for All Apps on Start menu/screen
    • More natural gesture to open Action Center, it needs a real sliding not a flick.
    • I think it needs to better UI for System Tray, especially for touch since its way too cramped especially on portrait orientation. It needs to move on from the same System Tray UX like we used to.
    • Not necessarily tablet specific, but we still can't open Action Center on Lock Screen/Logon Screen.
    • Windows Snap is still limited to 2 apps, while Windows 8.1 allows you to snap even 3 or more than that depending on your screen size.
    • Windows Snap needs to support portrait too. It is annoying that it only locks to landscape.
    • New Touch Keyboard is only pretty (but unpolished especially the animation), but it doesn't even feel as good as the old Windows 8.X Touch Keyboard. Also Why Microsoft kept SwiftKey and WordFlow keyboard seperate?
    • They could've at least redesign the File Explorer UI and make it better for touch without having to wait for UWP version to mature.
    • Forget My People on tablet mode, it is garbage really. Though this is more of a problem of My People than a tablet mode in general.
    • I think it needs different gesture to open a Timeline+Task View like five finger pinch gesture. Sliding from the left edge should switch from one recent app like how WIndows 8.X used to do. Now iOS and upcoming Android release have similar feature as Windows 8.X that Microsoft keeps avoiding.

    This is the things that they can improve that I can think of for now.

    Microsoft knows how to make a better touch environment, but somehow it feels like they are not doing it despite their capability. They don't have to literally copy the Windows 8.X UX, but borrow good things from it and even to other platforms too. No need to have horizontal scrolling for example, but the gestures were more natural on Windows 8.X than on Windows 10 that is more like a flick gesture than actually following physics. Fluent Design System part of its design philosophies is to follow physical attributes and behaviours to make a better User Experience, but not aesthetics which is why its not really Skeumorphism.
    05-25-2018 01:52 AM
  15. adeski's Avatar
    windows hello sign in doesn't work very well when in portrait mode. Also lots of icons are left blank when you switch modes. it's just buggy. No one has fixed it. Amazon haven't got a proper app on a par with iOS or Android, so you can't use their crappy Windows version to read magazines.
    05-26-2018 07:23 AM
  16. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    Little changes will be found here and there, but bigger changes need to come. There's a big thread on this matter here:

    07-09-2018 09:05 AM

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