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05-16-2018 07:39 PM
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  1. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Windows 8 was a far better design for tablets. It desperately needed a feature to switch from landscape scrolling to portrait scrolling when the tablet is turned round, but that never came. Mind you Windows 10 is now stuck in portrait scrolling mode which is great for portrait, but awful for landscape. In that way, Win10 actually feels better on a tablet in portrait than it does on a desktop in the usual landscape mode. Crazy. The main problem with Windows 8 is that it was not developed. Windows 10 now has stuff like WMR that puts it in a new league. So, we must use our touch on Win10 now, 8 is too far back :-(

    So the problem is I need touch even more now. With WMR, using the 'desktop' in the virtual space with touch controllers obviously flows far better in tablet mode. So you'd think that Continuum would auto-switch as it claims it can. But no. Despite Win10 supposedly being smart enough to morph on to any device, it can't even get it right with it's own VR system. And that little tablet mode button is not easy to catch in VR I can tell you.


    Once actually in tablet mode though, I like Win10. I just wish it had the benefits of Win8 as well to make it truly great but Microsoft just don't seem that committed to this Continuum lark. Even with my Yoga convertible Win10 will happily switch modes automatically as I 'convert' my Yoga, but if I shut down my Yoga as a tablet, then close it up, then later start it as a laptop it'll be in ruddy tablet mode! Turns out this is how Windows does it for convertibles in general, which is just another example.

    Bit of a worry for devices like Andromeda going forward...
    ochhanz likes this.
    04-20-2018 03:08 PM
  2. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    For me tablet mode is the new windows and the desktop mode is a bygone era. For me the start menu and live tile functionality and how tablet mode works fits my workflow and my needs of how the OS works. For a mobile tablet device it's the default setting to go for, for me. when using more apps from the store it is a more natural experience to use the full screen startmenu in tablet mode and work in an optimal flow of two apps side by side for optimal productivity. I haven't used the desktop mode on any of my windows pc devices (surface pro, desktop machine) for the last 5-6 years.

    Tablet mode made a lot of progress in the early days of windows 10 insiders, but has lately come to a standstill. This is unfortunate as there are still many unifinished features in windows after three years. Windows is get more polished, but I notice that the OS is still very much under construction when looking at the OS from a tablet mode experience perspective, even in relation to the OS as a desktop.
    Last edited by Wevenhuis; 04-22-2018 at 06:02 AM.
    ochhanz likes this.
    04-22-2018 05:49 AM
  3. jasongw's Avatar
    Unlike Windows 8x, Windows 10's tablet facing features are poorly thought out. It's a MAJOR step backwards, and in 3 years of release, Microsoft still hasn't fixed it. I doubt they ever will.
    05-16-2018 07:39 PM
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