06-10-2018 03:04 AM
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  1. mtf1380's Avatar
    I have been using this feature since it has become available to all my computers after the April Update (4 in total at the house), what a GREAT feature! I'd like an option to be able to go back further than 30 days, or save certain selections to a list using thumbnails, though. This is turning out to be a "most useful" feature for me. I do hope MS is planning to bring this feature to Windows Mobile!!!
    05-16-2018 02:27 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    It's definitely the headline feature for this update. I think it's a great thing.
    05-17-2018 10:05 AM
  3. Hans Swolfs's Avatar
    I really use Timeline daily as well... I can't wait for Sets to be supported as well.

    Don't count on it coming to Windows 10 mobile though. Love it that they are bringing it to android though (now I won't make myself popular with this).

    It's nice you can add multiple accounts to it so I can use it on my work computer and my home computer.
    05-27-2018 08:09 AM
  4. MARTY1774's Avatar
    it only gets better with tabs/sets in RS5 looking forward to it's official release later this year
    05-27-2018 08:42 AM
  5. dlls's Avatar
    I don't like the feature or need it so i turned it off. I want to work fast on the stuff I'm doing NOW. I couldn't care less what I did 10 days ago and I just want WIN+TAB to be a current tasks switcher.

    They should have focused on improving the multi-monitor experience instead.
    Jason Velocity and user-774 like this.
    05-27-2018 08:47 AM
  6. aXross's Avatar
    I'm really liking it with the only big shortcoming is that not a lot of apps supporting it, even some Microsoft apps like Groove Music, Movies & TV, Mail, etc.

    I also wish it will support drag-and-drop so I can drag an activity card and drop it to another virtual desktop or monitor. It may be a little thing, but it can really improve certain workflow for other users too.

    They should have focused on improving the multi-monitor experience instead.
    I've been sending feedbacks in regards to better multi-monitor experience in Windows 10 for years already. Currently its good but it needs to make it better. One of the things that I was asking is to better make use of Task View where I should able to drag a thumbnail of a window into another monitor/display to move window, instead of doing the traditional dragging window from one monitor to another. Using Task View to organize windows on a multi-monitor setup makes the process more organized and faster, less hunting down window and manually dragging them.


    I've also asking for better Windows Snap which is slightly degraded from Windows 8.1 Metro Apps snapping, where user can snap more than 2 apps horizontally depending on screen size and all can be resized. Windows 10 can snap on corners but you can't even resize them which is a half-baked of what we got.


    Anyways, hopefully more improvements on RS5 and better integration from iOS and especially Android.
    frnlh likes this.
    05-27-2018 09:18 AM
  7. ShannyMan's Avatar
    I absolutely love the Timeline feature. It saves me so much time when I want to find a site I was visiting or a document I had been viewing. I think there are things that can be improved, such as not showing me options for activity on another device that doesn't exist on my current device. But I'm really impressed with how Sets works with it and I can't wait for additional apps and services to hook into it... Hopefully!
    05-27-2018 09:20 AM
  8. mtf1380's Avatar
    I really use Timeline daily as well... I can't wait for Sets to be supported as well.

    Don't count on it coming to Windows 10 mobile though.
    @Hans Swolfs, I agree, I doubt we will see it on the current generation of Windows Mobile, but I am still hopeful that Andromeda will offer a mobile phone variant, and we will see it availaable then.
    05-27-2018 09:22 AM
  9. Hans Swolfs's Avatar
    I couldn't care less about it. Fix the bloody broken tablet mode instead!
    Don't understand what's so broken... It's not perfect but my SP3 definitely is my tablet and I like it a lot...
    05-27-2018 09:32 AM
  10. Hans Swolfs's Avatar
    @Hans Swolfs, I agree, I doubt we will see it on the current generation of Windows Mobile, but I am still hopeful that Andromeda will offer a mobile phone variant, and we will see it availaable then.
    @mtf1380 Since it's one of their headline features it will surely be part of Andromeda and whatever phone like efforts Microsoft will make.
    05-27-2018 09:33 AM
  11. mtf1380's Avatar
    One of the benefits I have found as one of the most useful is; if a web page is no longer available (for example on eBay) and you need to compare an old listing to a current listing, you can find it quickly in the timeline. I have accually saved thousands of dollars by having the ability to go back and review a page that is no longer accessible through the host website.
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    05-27-2018 09:36 AM
  12. mtf1380's Avatar
    @mtf1380 Since it's one of their headline features it will surely be part of Andromeda and whatever phone like efforts Microsoft will make.
    Agreed:)
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    05-27-2018 09:37 AM
  13. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    So far I'm underwhelmed with timeline. My work and usecase on my pc's are quite uniform, making many of the timline cards a lot of the same. It is not as useful as first anticipated. I would actually like to turn it off and just use the taskswitcher, Edge and the live tiles. I never look past 1 day on the timeline. It's frankly overwhelming to see so many cards. I think in the long run timeline will slow down pc performance. I would like to turn it off, while I still can. So if anyone knows the feedback link with the highest upvote or a petition to add a Timeline turn off function in settings, please send me the link.
    Andrew G1 likes this.
    05-27-2018 09:53 AM
  14. EadyElias's Avatar
    I don't think it's a problem when sharing to others if I have logging out first, I guess. Not yet try it my self. Dont know if Timeline's histories shared with other user. To many "if" in my comment...💁
    05-27-2018 09:55 AM
  15. Rohan Pal's Avatar
    I love this feature as this feature syncs all my history from my Android phone edge browser.Nice to use edge in both android and pc as a result Timeline plays a huge role to do my task easily through cross platform without any interruption
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    05-27-2018 10:16 AM
  16. Hans Swolfs's Avatar
    So far I'm underwhelmed with timeline. My work and usecase on my pc's are quite uniform, making many of the timline cards a lot of the same. It is not as useful as first anticipated. I would actually like to turn it off and just use the taskswitcher, Edge and the live tiles. I never look past 1 day on the timeline. It's frankly overwhelming to see so many cards. I think in the long run timeline will slow down pc performance. I would like to turn it off, while I still can. So if anyone knows the feedback link with the highest upvote or a petition to add a Timeline turn off function in settings, please send me the link.
    I suppose like with any feature, it has to fit in one's workflow so it's not for everyone probably and that's fine

    About the performance thing... I using it on my old desktop and it's not quite affecting its performance... Honesty abides me to say it has 16gb ram and an ssd but a 2nd gen cpu.
    Andrew G1 likes this.
    05-27-2018 10:45 AM
  17. Werner du Toit's Avatar
    This is a very usefull function. Its good to know that there is a fall back when needed.
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    05-27-2018 11:05 AM
  18. ad47uk's Avatar
    Not I feature I need to be honest, my problem with it is security or the lack of it.
    I have disabled it.
    05-27-2018 11:29 AM
  19. Rafael Marcondes's Avatar
    It has saved me a couple times allowing me to find a website a had visited some days before, the search in Timeline worked better than in Edge's history from the address bar.
    05-27-2018 11:36 AM
  20. mtf1380's Avatar
    Not I feature I need to be honest, my problem with it is security or the lack of it.
    I have disabled it.
    I don't think it is any less secure than your data is anyway. The only difference is that you can be totally lacking any computer abilities and see your history, whereas, a basic understanding would yeild you the same info if the feature was turned off. If your afraid that someone will see your computer history, that person shouldn't have access to your MSA...or do your searching in "InPrivate" mode.

    I look at is like a note taking assistant, if you remember something days later and want to revisit the info, this function makes it so easy, a BIG time saver.
    05-27-2018 11:42 AM
  21. Andrew G1's Avatar
    Well, I WOULD love it if:

    -it weren't so slow, and
    -it correctly synced my activity in Cortana and Edge on my phone.

    It would be even better if we really could sync which files opened from OneDrive on several different devices, as the feature appears to promise.

    Otherweise it's only marginally more useful than the previous version of multitasking, Task View. It's a great idea but it seems half-baked at this point.
    05-27-2018 02:41 PM
  22. Daniel Stevenson Sutton's Avatar
    I guess this is a use case thing. My work is project based so. I usually have 4/5 on the go at once, timeliness with Sets makes. My. Life a lot easier as I can search. Y activity history for a project and restore a set of tabs to get me back into it fast.

    Curious what your issue with multiscreen support is? I use a Dell portable workstation (4k) tied to a set of better than HD monitors and the whole rig runs fine, even when remoting my Surface Book through the PC the experience is pretty good.

    As I say though use case is all I guess
    05-27-2018 03:40 PM
  23. ad47uk's Avatar
    I don't think it is any less secure than your data is anyway. The only difference is that you can be totally lacking any computer abilities and see your history, whereas, a basic understanding would yeild you the same info if the feature was turned off. If your afraid that someone will see your computer history, that person shouldn't have access to your MSA...or do your searching in "InPrivate" mode.

    I look at is like a note taking assistant, if you remember something days later and want to revisit the info, this function makes it so easy, a BIG time saver.
    I tend to set my computer not to keep any history and just in case I use third party software to delete any that is left or Io hope it does anyway.

    I do not have a MS Account, so Timeline would be limited anyway.

    Maybe you find a use for timeline, but to be honest I have not had any reason to want some sort of system to keep history in a timeline format on my computer for the last 21 years, so I do not see the reason why I need one now, just because Ms thinks we do.

    Anyway, time line only really work correctly with Edge and other MS software, I do not use edge, so no point.
    mtf1380 likes this.
    05-28-2018 12:57 AM
  24. mtf1380's Avatar
    Obviously, Timeline is not for you (I can understand that).
    05-28-2018 05:50 AM
  25. SvenJ's Avatar
    It's OK and I have found some use for it. Could have found that stuff through history in Edge as easily. That's just my use case though. It would be nice if turning it off weren't so obscure though. There is a section for Timeline in Multitasking, but that's not where you turn it off. You have to go to Privacy>Activity History and click off a couple of things. Not particularly intuitive. Under Timeline, you do have the option of seeing or not seeing 'suggestions', aka ads. Swell.

    Actually the thing I think I'll use more is Share to Nearby. Always finding something I want to share with my wife, and instead of e-mailing it to her, I can just share to her PC and she can pull it up easily.(MS invented Airdrop?)
    05-28-2018 08:37 AM
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