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  1. swanlee's Avatar
    I'm on the Fast ring and am running the current Build on a Gen one Surface Pro and I can assure you what you've been told is Bullcrap

    Taskbar cannot be disabled. You can select to "Autohide" the taskbar just like you could in every windows build since Win 98. However Autohide does not work well, it is not touch sensitive like the Charm bars were here is the key you can't manually swipe to make it appear and then swipe to make it disappear it stays on and turns off on it's own quirky timer that you can't adjust, it stays on screen to long and doesn't come back well when you need it. This is not a currently viable option because of how buggy and intermittent it is.

    Their is ZERO way to Surf the Web right now in Win 10 WITHOUT on screen Address bars, Tab Bars, Navigation Bars etc. Maybe you could install Firefox or Chrome and disable all these elements but as far as IE or Spartan their is absolutely NOT a full screen web browsing mode that acts like Metro IE did in Win 8.

    Seriously watch this video as someone posted above, this is Win 10 10061 on a tablet. Notice all the Taskbars, Address bars, Tab bars, Navigation bars etc. This is what it is right now.

    Last edited by swanlee; 04-29-2015 at 08:44 AM.
    04-29-2015 08:28 AM
  2. AndyCalling's Avatar
    I shall watch that tonight after work.

    Sounds like there's a significant group of people giving out false information regarding Win10 though. Sounds like it's not going to be an option for users unless they only use a desktop PC without touch functionality. This was what I thought it was before this miss information campaign got going.

    So, basically none of the points I have been led to believe were corrected have been addressed at all by MS? Great. So Win10 is headed bin-ward then.

    Doesn't look good for the future of Metro touch apps then. Universal they may be, but why would a desktop PC user with no touch interface choose a touch oriented app over a desktop app (even if you can force it into a desktop window for some reason)? Makes the MS Store kind of pointless in Win10, and unlikely to attract devs.

    Win8 sounds like the way forward. I can't even really see the point of running 10 under Hyper-V at this point. It just seems dead in the water. How disappointing.
    04-29-2015 08:51 AM
  3. swanlee's Avatar
    I shall watch that tonight after work.

    Sounds like there's a significant group of people giving out false information regarding Win10 though. Sounds like it's not going to be an option for users unless they only use a desktop PC without touch functionality. This was what I thought it was before this miss information campaign got going.

    So, basically none of the points I have been led to believe were corrected have been addressed at all by MS? Great. So Win10 is headed bin-ward then.

    Doesn't look good for the future of Metro touch apps then. Universal they may be, but why would a desktop PC user with no touch interface choose a touch oriented app over a desktop app (even if you can force it into a desktop window for some reason)? Makes the MS Store kind of pointless in Win10, and unlikely to attract devs.

    Win8 sounds like the way forward. I can't even really see the point of running 10 under Hyper-V at this point. It just seems dead in the water. How disappointing.

    Yep the points you say are corrected are not corrected in your first post. Win 10 is still chock full off always on Taskbars, Address bars, Tab bars, Navigation bars even in Tablet mode. The full screen start menu still looks and acts like it did before. Win 10 is still also missing alot of swipe gestures from Win 8 like being able to quickly swipe through your open apps.

    They are also doubling down on the taskbar being always on as the leaked vids of later builds show Cortana is built into the start button on the taskbar.

    So yippee TASKBARS FOR EVERYONE !!!!!!
    04-29-2015 09:00 AM
  4. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Yea, looks like W10 is only going to be useable on the decreasing pool of legacy non-touch devices. We'll have to wait for Win12 to get an upgrade from Win8.

    How disappointing. I can't see this Win10 bringing in much trade for MS if it is to be for legacy devices only. And I was starting to think differently. Thank goodness some properly informed people on this forum have been able to correct all the BS that some people are putting out there.

    I wonder why all the lies from some testers? Very odd behaviour.
    04-29-2015 11:33 AM
  5. synsh3k's Avatar
    Windows 8 actually is made for touch screen device but its great when it come to processing as it does freezes unused background application on your RAM
    04-29-2015 01:25 PM
  6. swanlee's Avatar
    I've been watching the Build conference and I think we can say we have seen what Win 10 is going to look like and that is pretty much what we've seen so far Taskbars, Tab bars, Address bars, Navigation bars everywhere always on and always taking up screen space, also no full screen web browsing.

    They even put a freaking taskbar on a phone in the demo.

    So those saying we should WAIT WAIT WAIT to complain can really drop that excuse now.
    04-29-2015 01:32 PM
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