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  1. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Apologies if I missed this, but I've only just found it by accident!!

    Press and hold the windows key for one-handed mode.
    it shrinks the display to half the screen, then tap the 'bar' at the top to exit.

    Thought it was a very neat feature :)
    ven07 likes this.
    11-17-2015 02:14 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    Its a kludge and actually a copy of a kludge:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=tqx5ANqFFiU
    Kevin Rush and Madam ImAdam like this.
    11-17-2015 02:19 PM
  3. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Ah, I'm not a fan of iphones, so hadn't seen it.
    Sorry
    11-17-2015 04:27 PM
  4. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    11-17-2015 04:46 PM
  5. Spectrum90's Avatar
    WP 8.1 was years behind the iPhone and Android in usability and user experience, finally It's catching up.
    11-17-2015 11:03 PM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip Racing Snake :)
    Racing Snake likes this.
    11-17-2015 11:27 PM
  7. Ma Rio's Avatar
    How are you so far behind on news? I'm actually amazed. It was all around on every website back when it launched like a few weeks (or months, idk) back. It's an achievement to not hear about it, while it gets reviewed multiple times on every Microsoft centered website.

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    11-18-2015 09:04 AM
  8. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    Every time I see the pocketnow videos, I just feel that they are criticising windows. You should watch the video about surface book release.
    11-18-2015 09:17 AM
  9. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    Yeah I agree that instead of holding a key, using another hand is lot better. But there will be cases when we may want to use it with one hand. Especially for lazy persons like me.
    11-18-2015 09:20 AM
  10. Racing Snake's Avatar
    How are you so far behind on news? I'm actually amazed. It was all around on every website back when it launched like a few weeks (or months, idk) back.
    Well, it seems I'm a few weeks behind on the news.... what? you mean they have colour television now? wow, I've just wet myself with excitement.
    No need to be a ***** about it though eh? ;)
    daimv likes this.
    11-18-2015 10:15 AM
  11. ven07's Avatar
    Lol behave people... It's best if people find these new features on their own instead of being told to try them out, which is essentially the same as just forcing them to use sth they possibly wouldn't
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-18-2015 12:16 PM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    How are you so far behind on news? I'm actually amazed. It was all around on every website back when it launched like a few weeks (or months, idk) back. It's an achievement to not hear about it, while it gets reviewed multiple times on every Microsoft centered website.

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    Aw cut the guy some slack! A whole lot of people aren't hardwired in like we are!
    Laura Knotek and ven07 like this.
    11-18-2015 01:20 PM
  13. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    iPhone and Android were years behind WP 8.1 in usability and user experience, finally It's catching up.
    Fixed that for you.
    ven07 and daimv like this.
    11-18-2015 04:24 PM
  14. Spectrum90's Avatar
    Fixed that for you.
    Nothing to fix there. WP 8 is really awful in desing and user experience compared to iOS and Material desing. Finally Microsoft is catching up with W10.
    11-18-2015 04:55 PM
  15. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Nothing to fix there. WP 8 is really awful in desing and user experience compared to iOS and Material desing. Finally Microsoft is catching up with W10.
    I see...

    I agree that they're finally making an OS that looks like iOS and Android.
    11-18-2015 05:38 PM
  16. amouses's Avatar
    Sorry to ask my first and yet dumbo question.

    I keep accidentally entering one handed mode as the press on the windows button is too long.

    How can I DISABLE ONE HANDED MODE
    It is driving me nuts.

    regards mb
    11-21-2015 09:24 PM
  17. BLKahuna's Avatar
    Just read the top post.
    11-22-2015 12:44 AM
  18. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    WP 8.1 was years behind the iPhone and Android in usability and user experience, finally It's catching up.
    I totally disagree. WP8.1 has a radically different UI design language from Android and iOS. It uses sophisticated typography, suave but understated animations, and emphasises the benefit of a clean, clear screen with the minimum of visual noise.

    WP8.1 makes Android and iOS look like clunky old has-beens from the last century, ESPECIALLY with that tired old icons-on-a-desktop paradigm. Both are far more complex, messy and inconsistent that WP8.1, which is remarkable in its simplicity (the only exception being the disastrous settings screen, which someone should have been sacked for).

    Sadly, W10M has abandoned all the UI goodness of WP8.1 and deliberately adopted an Android look-and-feel so that developers will find it easier to port Android and iOS apps across. I believe that to be a disastrously bad decision by Microsoft, and one which won't work anyway.
    11-22-2015 07:44 AM
  19. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Sorry to ask my first and yet dumbo question.

    I keep accidentally entering one handed mode as the press on the windows button is too long.

    How can I DISABLE ONE HANDED MODE
    It is driving me nuts.

    regards mb
    You can't completely disable it, so it never shows up again, but you can just exit it by pressing (or holding, can't remember) the windows key, or by tapping the top portion of the screen.
    11-22-2015 11:42 AM
  20. Spencer Carriveau's Avatar
    Nothing to fix there. WP 8 is really awful in desing and user experience compared to iOS and Material desing. Finally Microsoft is catching up with W10.
    Please, iOS and "Material desing" copied the flat UI of WP.
    11-22-2015 11:55 AM
  21. ven07's Avatar
    You can't completely disable it, so it never shows up again, but you can just exit it by pressing (or holding, can't remember) the windows key, or by tapping the top portion of the screen.
    tap and hold to pull down; tap and hold to push back up (tapping on the top part of the screen also works to get back to full screen but if you can do that, why pull down the screen in the first place hehe)
    11-22-2015 08:53 PM
  22. Ma Rio's Avatar
    tap and hold to pull down; tap and hold to push back up (tapping on the top part of the screen also works to get back to full screen but if you can do that, why pull down the screen in the first place hehe)
    True, though you don't have to reach for the top most part, you can press just above the middle of the screen.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-22-2015 09:27 PM
  23. casab1anca's Avatar
    The way this feature is implemented (on both W10M and iOS) makes it mostly useless. Instead of actually resizing the app, it just pushes the screen downwards. It makes the top half more accessible but in the process makes the bottom half completely inaccessible.
    11-22-2015 10:20 PM
  24. TheLumaniac's Avatar
    I totally disagree. WP8.1 has a radically different UI design language from Android and iOS. It uses sophisticated typography, suave but understated animations, and emphasises the benefit of a clean, clear screen with the minimum of visual noise.

    WP8.1 makes Android and iOS look like clunky old has-beens from the last century, ESPECIALLY with that tired old icons-on-a-desktop paradigm. Both are far more complex, messy and inconsistent that WP8.1, which is remarkable in its simplicity (the only exception being the disastrous settings screen, which someone should have been sacked for).

    Sadly, W10M has abandoned all the UI goodness of WP8.1 and deliberately adopted an Android look-and-feel so that developers will find it easier to port Android and iOS apps across. I believe that to be a disastrously bad decision by Microsoft, and one which won't work anyway.
    As someone who has been an Android user for a long and now a Windows Phone user (although I've been using W10M for the past few days), I believe that W10M is the best OS is terms of design.

    To me it seems that it combines the best elements of Android/iOS and WP8.1, like the familiar design of Android (who doesn't know that hamburger menus exist?) and the benefits of using a start screen with Live Tiles, instead of multiple, filled with app icons pages (*cough* iOS *cough*).

    I understand that not everyone likes W10M, but it's all about preferences. Not everyone likes the same thing...
    ven07 and Vasil Dechkov like this.
    11-23-2015 08:05 AM
  25. ven07's Avatar
    The way this feature is implemented (on both W10M and iOS) makes it mostly useless. Instead of actually resizing the app, it just pushes the screen downwards. It makes the top half more accessible but in the process makes the bottom half completely inaccessible.
    While the screen is pulled down, you can easily scroll :/ btw why would you need to access the bottom part when using this feature? It's simply meant to give you quick access to tiles or whatever that are at the very top
    11-23-2015 12:12 PM
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