04-28-2013 01:16 PM
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  1. link68759's Avatar
    Woah woah woah.... to everyone who says "this will ruin the uniformity and blah blah blah how will devs cope!?"

    I said, in the first or second post of this thread no less, WINDOWS 8 ALREADY DOES THIS. The logistics are already figured out, coded, and released in products being used. Wide tiles get rotated and the tile arrangement gets shuffled around to compensate for the new vertical resolution.
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    04-16-2013 12:21 AM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    Woah woah woah.... to everyone who says "this will ruin the uniformity and blah blah blah how will devs cope!?"

    I said, in the first or second post of this thread no less, WINDOWS 8 ALREADY DOES THIS. The logistics are already figured out, coded, and released in products being used. Wide tiles get rotated and the tile arrangement gets shuffled around to compensate for the new vertical resolution.
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    False. In Windows 8 not a single tile rotates and the content certainly does not rearrange itself. The tiles simply restack themselves into longer columns and shorter rows.
    04-16-2013 01:22 AM
  3. peacefulberry's Avatar
    False. In Windows 8 not a single tile rotates and the content certainly does not rearrange itself. The tiles simply restack themselves into longer columns and shorter rows.
    I think what they mean is that the app rotates and the touchscreen buttons within that particular app rotates as well. As for the tiles, I think they are referring to the different sizes and that they can automatically fix themselves to the tiles near them to gain a uniformed look. I'm actually confused as to what they are referring to... Can someone pls explain, LOL.
    04-16-2013 01:29 AM
  4. link68759's Avatar
    False. In Windows 8 not a single tile rotates and the content certainly does not rearrange itself. The tiles simply restack themselves into longer columns and shorter rows.

    .......... The tiles rotate with the screen, otherwise double wide tiles would be vertical. For the second part, you just repeated what I said.
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    04-16-2013 01:54 AM
  5. ashyk36's Avatar
    Not sure how much of a difference it would make to me, would be nice to have, but would I use it, probably not
    04-16-2013 04:41 AM
  6. migueli2's Avatar
    To be honest, I don't see the need for horizontal start screen.
    04-16-2013 05:23 AM
  7. berty6294's Avatar
    .......... The tiles rotate with the screen, otherwise double wide tiles would be vertical. For the second part, you just repeated what I said.
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    Oh I thought you had meant the content inside the tile rotates like the OP suggests should happen. My apologies.
    04-16-2013 12:13 PM
  8. th0mas96's Avatar
    What I think would be better is just taking 4x4 block of tiles and put them one after another. for the cases of a big, then a small and then a big tile (5x4) that's not dividable, just use 3x4 and insert a blank icon or nothing at the bottom. I suck at graphics, but I tried to show what I mean:

    wp_mockup.jpg

    The red one would be right from the other ones in the landscape, because 5x4 is too big for the screen. Now, there's the problem with "missing" tiles on the right, but I think that the space there could be just black or filled with the theme color, pictures, blank icons etc. Or, what I'd like the most, a big font with a custom text. The advantage of this would be that devs wouldn't need to do another tile, and I think it's really easy to implement. Additionally, I think many tiles would make no sense horizontal - like the clock, wide pictures tiles etc.

    I hope you can see what I mean, don't hate on my photoshop skills :D
    04-16-2013 04:25 PM
  9. thaman04's Avatar
    I've often wondered why they didn't include this option. It seems that it would be fairly simple to just make the tiles 're-stack' using either a user-defined scheme or some kind of algorithm e.g. fill all screen space keeping vertical hierarchy as a 2nd priority... if that makes sense.
    I know, right? :S
    04-18-2013 10:11 PM
  10. thaman04's Avatar
    To be honest, I don't see the need for horizontal start screen.
    It's not for everyone, but many people do want the choice to have it. The main reason for example is if you're watching a video or playing a game, for example, and then you go back to the start screen... why should you have to rotate your phone vertically again? Instead you should be able to stay in horizontal mode if the user wishes too. It'll also bring consistent to the platform. All the built-in apps and settings work in horizontal mode, yet the Start Screen doesn't. Very minor, but very useful to have (for those that choose to use it) :)
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    04-18-2013 10:18 PM
  11. peacefulberry's Avatar
    It's not for everyone, but many people do want the choice to have it. The main reason for example is if you're watching a video or playing a game, for example, and then you go back to the start screen... why should you have to rotate your phone vertically again? Instead you should be able to stay in horizontal mode if the user wishes too. It'll also bring consistent to the platform. All the built-in apps and settings work in horizontal mode, yet the Start Screen doesn't. Very minor, but very useful to have (for those that choose to use it) :)
    The Microsoft store is another app that needs to work in horizontal mode....i think the whole OS does.
    04-19-2013 05:41 PM
  12. thaman04's Avatar
    The Microsoft store is another app that needs to work in horizontal mode....i think the whole OS does.
    Totally agree!
    04-28-2013 01:16 PM
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