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  1. Canjok's Avatar
    Hello everyone,
    today I got a group message from a good friend: "For those small details I'm in love with Apple. I made a connection to my bluetooth headphones and the system tray shows the battery life of the headphones."
    This left me thinking a bit. What small (!) details does Windows 10 have?

    Since the only small details I really loved about WP aren't implemented in WM 10, I want to ask you guys which little things do you love? Screenshots/pictures would be appreciated :)

    edit: It would be nice if we keep this thread to little details. For example that the all apps list in dark mode gets darker and in light mode lighter. Or the rubber ball behaviour of the swipe to unlock, if you drag it a bit up and let it go (8.1). Or the animation for opening an app in 8.1, which made use of the tiled startscreen.
    I know that many of you appreciate continuum or general user interfaces of certain apps. But I want to know small things, which are not realized at first glance.
    Last edited by Canjok; 07-09-2016 at 06:10 PM.
    07-09-2016 11:36 AM
  2. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    The home screen is unique (even if people square tiles of 8.1 were better :( )
    07-09-2016 11:43 AM
  3. ayngling's Avatar
    Continuum.
    Live Tiles.
    Tiled home screen.
    Windows Hello.
    Glance screen.
    07-09-2016 12:33 PM
  4. v535's Avatar
    Hello everyone,
    today I got a group message from a good friend: "For those small details I'm in love with Apple. I made a connection to my bluetooth headphones and the system tray shows the battery life of the headphones."
    But Gadgets app is said to provide functionality but I haven't used any BT headsets.
    07-09-2016 01:00 PM
  5. v535's Avatar
    MSN apps
    Battery life
    Start screen customisation
    Lower resource consumption
    Battery Saver mode
    Cortana
    07-09-2016 01:01 PM
  6. Danobe's Avatar
    But Gadgets app is said to provide functionality but I haven't used any BT headsets.
    Gadgets doesn't show remaining battery life (with the box ticked) with my Beoplay H8 headphones. I knew that when I purchased them. Fortunately, it warns you with audio in the headphones when it's about to run out.

    I don't need a (constant) display of headphone battery life. If it runs out, I have my wire for it anyway, and it takes about ten seconds finding the cable in the drawer or bag, and then a second to plug it in, and I'll only be without the ANC.

    Also, with the USB OTG, I can actually charge my headphones directly from the phone with a usb cable, so I guess I could do that on the move too (the headphones work while being charged).
    07-09-2016 01:13 PM
  7. Danobe's Avatar
    A hardware camera button
    A modern looking UI (i.e. not app-based, and not icons galore with large radii corners)
    Better mail app
    Not dependent on frigging iTunes
    Better hardware (than Apple's)
    Much better integration with my Thinkpad
    There are likely others, and a lot of it is certainly down to personal preferences.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    07-09-2016 01:20 PM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Agree on the dedicated camera button for some models
    Unique phone design, at least for the older unibody phones
    Word flow on by default - so great and useful
    Offline maps
    User friendly camera manual controls including shutter speed
    Great sms backup service - also for contacts - works so well
    Easier layout of settings in W10M
    And on and on
    07-09-2016 03:12 PM
  9. Danobe's Avatar
    I forgot about the offline maps. So very much useful when travelling abroad (or simply to minimise your data usage).
    07-09-2016 03:46 PM
  10. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Double tap to wake. (Back again)
    Photos auto upload to One Drive.
    Rotating controls when the screen rotates.
    Chintan Gohel and nematombo15 like this.
    07-09-2016 03:50 PM
  11. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    So far, nobody seems to understand what the OP meant by "small details." He''s asking for little things not broad concepts.

    How about...
    - the way Windows Hello winks when it recognizes me
    - the messaging tile changes from :-) to :-o when too many messages are not read yet
    - the animation of the tiles flying out when you launch one
    07-09-2016 10:38 PM
  12. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    So far, nobody seems to understand what the OP meant by "small details." He''s asking for little things not broad concepts.

    How about...
    - the way Windows Hello winks when it recognizes me
    - the messaging tile changes from :-) to :-o when too many messages are not read yet
    - the animation of the tiles flying out when you launch one
    you're right about that

    I can say I like the font, the loading animations of dots flying round in a circle, the lines when you're forming words using word flow
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    07-10-2016 01:44 AM
  13. ayngling's Avatar
    Gadgets doesn't show remaining battery life (with the box ticked) with my Beoplay H8 headphones. I knew that when I purchased them. Fortunately, it warns you with audio in the headphones when it's about to run out.

    I don't need a (constant) display of headphone battery life. If it runs out, I have my wire for it anyway, and it takes about ten seconds finding the cable in the drawer or bag, and then a second to plug it in, and I'll only be without the ANC.

    Also, with the USB OTG, I can actually charge my headphones directly from the phone with a usb cable, so I guess I could do that on the move too (the headphones work while being charged).
    Not to hijack the thread, but I have the same headphones. Best headphones I have ever had! The sound is phenomenal, and I like that they have a replaceable battery, so if I know I have a long day I carry spares for both the Lumia 950 and the H8 (cf. http://everydaycarry.com/posts/12325/all-day-meetings).
    07-10-2016 04:44 AM
  14. Danobe's Avatar
    Not to hijack the thread, but I have the same headphones. Best headphones I have ever had! The sound is phenomenal, and I like that they have a replaceable battery, so if I know I have a long day I carry spares for both the Lumia 950 and the H8 (cf. Everyday Carry - In transit/CEO - All day meetings).
    I haven't got a second battery (yet - I bought the black version when it came out recently). There is enough juice for a day, anyway.
    However, I have just yesterday ordered this charger:
    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01...ndrocentr0a-21

    It has two USB outputs. A 3A type C plug, and a qualcomm USB type A plug. WIth that, I can use just the one charger to charge both my headphones and my 950. Obviously, if you don't live in Northern Europe, you want that charger with another plug.

    Back on topic:
    I like that my news app can have black background when reading articles.
    I like that I can have a 200GB (soon a 256gb, faster) card in my phone
    I like that there are ongoing updates and that I'm not stuck with a particular version of the OS (I'm thinking of Android).
    I like the way I can have "delete" and flag" as my quick tasks (and change them) in the Outlook app.
    I like that I can turn off all that stupid Music Pass related stuff in Groove.
    ayngling likes this.
    07-10-2016 05:44 AM
  15. Lumious's Avatar
    wireless charging
    raycpl, Laura Knotek and ayngling like this.
    07-10-2016 07:46 AM
  16. Tiiger88's Avatar
    Glance screen says "Dont forget" something you set up in detailed view in lock screen options, when you turn off your mobile.
    ayngling and libra89 like this.
    07-10-2016 01:50 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    You have two options for customization in the system. No additional apps, or root/jailbreaking required.

    There is no way to break this!
    07-10-2016 02:50 PM
  18. raycpl's Avatar
    wireless charging
    I have had 920, 830, 1520... just cannot do without built-in wireless charging
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-11-2016 02:16 AM
  19. Rugish Dapeca's Avatar
    I like the Live Tiles flip animation when they update, and the grouped tiles slide animations when they are showing the icons for all the apps in the group.

    Variable transparency of the tiles on the Start screen let you customize the look just the way you want it. (I just wish the white icons had a 1 pixel dark border around them and the text so that it showed up better on a light background image)
    Chintan Gohel and libra89 like this.
    07-11-2016 09:35 AM
  20. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    the little things: I can reduce notifications to nearly zero so I don't get disturbed by them. I only see notifications for messages and phone calls. Others are not there
    Canjok likes this.
    07-11-2016 10:03 AM
  21. ayngling's Avatar
    Glance screen says "Dont forget" something you set up in detailed view in lock screen options, when you turn off your mobile.
    After the comment about this thread being about delightful little details rather than big features, the above is the first thing that gave me a moment of delight (enough to turn it back on again and show people around me right away).
    libra89 and Tiiger88 like this.
    07-11-2016 11:37 AM
  22. Tien-Lin Chang's Avatar
    I like the font, the way they arrange the whole setting area (layouts, icons....etc). Also the new transparent tile icons (more elegant) and the way infos/icons laying inside the solid tiles over the bulky, five-years-old comic book style tile at the old OS. Even the space between tiles looks better (tighter, more mature feeling rather than a kids toy-like feeling). It just feels like you move from the lego junior series to the techno series, it still the legos but just feels different. There small beautiful things are the main reason I kept a device in w10m, I want to see MSFT put them together.
    libra89 and Chintan Gohel like this.
    07-11-2016 12:05 PM
  23. Jackson Ombati's Avatar
    I like the timeline feature in contacts. You can quickly get important emails received and action.
    07-11-2016 01:10 PM
  24. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I like the font, the way they arrange the whole setting area (layouts, icons....etc). Also the new transparent tile icons (more elegant) and the way infos/icons laying inside the solid tiles over the bulky, five-years-old comic book style tile at the old OS. Even the space between tiles looks better (tighter, more mature feeling rather than a kids toy-like feeling). It just feels like you move from the lego junior series to the techno series, it still the legos but just feels different. There small beautiful things are the main reason I kept a device in w10m, I want to see MSFT put them together.
    agree with you 100%, spot on and a great comment
    Tien-Lin Chang likes this.
    07-11-2016 03:55 PM
  25. ananve's Avatar
    Call me anything you want but I'm loving the frequent small updates and constant changing of small features. Some new, some gone. There's always more things to discover.
    A too static OS is boring as hell to me.
    07-11-2016 08:19 PM
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