1. Juan Stevens's Avatar
    I use my SP3 mostly as a tablet. Ouch. Painful. I waited for continuum, etc. since I do use my Sp3 more as a tablet than desktop. I thought they would have more tablet access. It really seems they were hell bent on removing all ease that 8.1 gave touch devices. Sigh.

    I maybe should have at least waited for Spartan. Browsing is painful. I miss the favorites, tabs, and address bar at the bottom for easy touch access. Playing video in IE keeps crashing the browser.

    And I actually really miss the charms bar, I had quick access to screen brightness etc.

    I wont talk about OneDrive without the previews. We all know that's depressing.

    I'll adapt to the start menu.

    Really considering reinstalling 8.1. I won't rush the decision and will give it a few more days but so far....
    01-23-2015 05:13 PM
  2. Wyn6's Avatar
    I did the same. In addition to the above, some of my issues:

    - No way to get rid of the taskbar while using apps or on the Start Screen in tablet mode.

    - Snap function seems to be a little worse (this may just be me). But, the windows are too large. Tweetium now takes up 40% of the screen as opposed to the previous 20% in W8.1. Hopefully, this will be changed and allow you to modify window size. It also looks like if I go away from the snapped windows or into multitasking view, I have to resnap windows each and every time I come back.

    - I don't like the single file vertical all apps on the left of the Start Screen. Hopefully, if they decide to keep this, they implement the jump letters. Preferably, they should allow it to be hidden/removed.

    - No way, currently, to use swipes to dismiss apps in the multitasking view. It's either hit the X or nothing. You also cannot slide them into snap mode.


    Otherwise, it seems stable enough. But, I'll be providing feedback to MS and hopefully we can fix/change some of these issues.
    01-23-2015 05:41 PM
  3. mdb17's Avatar
    I installed it on my surface pro 3 and uninstalled it 20 minutes later. It just wasn't smooth or ready to be a primary is yet.
    01-23-2015 06:02 PM
  4. GG002's Avatar
    All you who updated to January TP: Can you still open apps? I can't open these unless I remove Intel HD drivers and go back to the Microsoft Basic Display Driver.
    01-23-2015 06:03 PM
  5. michael opara's Avatar
    glad i didn't install it on mine, i so wanted to install it today but was waiting for feedback's from other SP3 users. Thanks guys
    01-23-2015 06:27 PM
  6. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    I am running it and it works good. Haven't installed all my office and stuff yet but os smooth once you get the graphics driver corrected. Sucks Microsoft hasn't updated their driver yet.
    01-23-2015 06:31 PM
  7. prosimian's Avatar
    So far I agree with you. The tablet mode is basically gone. I don't dig the new start screen at all. Decent enough as a start menu, but as soon as it's full screen it just isn't as nice as the old start screen. Hope we get some layout options when it goes GA.
    01-23-2015 06:43 PM
  8. R0bR's Avatar
    I installed the latest build on my XPS 12 convertible for testing since I recently upgraded to SP3 and agree that the touch navigation is basically non-existent. I have a hard time believing that this is Microsoft intention and think they started addressing the desktop issues first and are going to be phasing in the touch aspects of the OS going forward. There is a lot of work though, app switching, loss of charms access for easy settings etc and no modern IE makes touch or tablet mode fairly useless.
    01-23-2015 10:08 PM
  9. Abdul9's Avatar
    I was already feeling stupid for no finding the modern ie. Thats the one I have been using as my primary browser in 8.1 but now that its gone I have gone to my old browser cos desktop ie needs to much resources.
    01-23-2015 11:07 PM
  10. mdb17's Avatar
    I really wished when I swiped to close apps it would could back to the full screen start menu when I am in tablet mode and not the desktop. It's a tablet the desktop is just a bunch of black space!
    01-24-2015 08:46 AM

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