The Charms Bar is always in the bottom-left corner, on every machine.Not sure if anyone has noticed this but if the Start Bar is an any side of the screen other than the bottom the Start "menu" does not show up. Very annoying.
Why? 90% of the time, I have outlook or Visual Studio full-screen on one monitor and a browser full-screen on the other? I use quite a few of my apps full-screen. Metro's no different there. The few times I need things side-by-side are in apps that should stay in the desktop rather than becoming immersive anyway.Comparing, on a desktop PC, a machine running only Metro Apps, vs a Win7 desktop running only traditional apps the former will be far less efficient at getting work done over the latter. Only two visible apps (assuming the resolution is high enough) and no desktop is extremely limiting. The ability to run my apps in windows and have more than two visible apps at once is critical and non-negotiable.
Interesting, I've not seen that problem with the full screen games I've tried though I've not tried BC2 in Windows 8 yet.I have to switch the start screen button to one of my side monitors when I play bad company 2 as my mouse keeps clicking the start button whilst ingame and bringing me out to the green start screen. Other than that I have no issues
I've had that happen on Win7 plenty of times; I doubt that's a Win8 issue.Steam playing TF2 was playing fine until after the 4th or so time I fiddled with the in game video settings and then it dumped me to the desktop and I couldn't click on anything and I couldn't alt-tab back into the game .. had to shutdown tf2 and hl2.exe via task manager
yeah so far it's only bc2 it happens in so I ain't gonna whingeInteresting, I've not seen that problem with the full screen games I've tried though I've not tried BC2 in Windows 8 yet.
What are you trying to do with ultramon that isn't already in the OS?
Well, considering it was not meant to be used for anything other than development I can imagine why it doesn't make for a stable daily use OS.giving up on WIn 8 Dev....Win 7 going on this weekend......too many glitches that i cannot live with, going wit the way I actually use the tablet (the driver glitch for the pen, having to hard reset ALOT, no use of metro apps[goes straight to the "store" which is unavailable] .... decent as an OS, long way to go before I can use as a DD on my tablet
Well, considering it was not meant to be used for anything other than development I can imagine why it doesn't make for a stable daily use OS.
Thus far in my two weeks with Windows 8 on my EP121, it's usable but not quite as stable as I would like, a number of glitches and I can't get a couple of drivers installed. That said, I do agree with you about the handwriting recognition at some areas, particularly in OneNote, the searches and conversions in OneNote seem to work a LOT better. Recognition in the TIP seems to be faster and smoother but the TIP does flake out more than I'd like, still more than usable and normally just closing and reopening the TIP clears things up. The biggest problem for me has been HomeGroups, it's just pretty busted right now and not really usable with kind of sucks because all my networking with my machines is done via HomeGroups. Doesn't even work on my desktop well.Was worth a shot, its stable enough for use, just some glitches that are rather annoying, WIn 7 is far from my prefered tablet OS, wanted to try something optimized for touch (8 is close, but not there yet), the handwriting recognition is tons better in Win 8
Yeah, anything that runs Windows 7 should have no problem with 8, Microsoft is pretty much promosing 100% backwards compatibility with 7. I have it on an EP121 slate and a desktop and thus far I really like it. It's a bit flaky on the EP121, the video drivers are quite there along with a couple of other drivers. MY QX9650 desktop is actually very solid, currently it's been up since 9/26 without a reboot doing everything from surfing, to gaming to coding in Visual Studio 11.Windows 8 supports most products on Windows 7 right? Just wondering how people are liking it, I won't try the beta until the official release anyways.
Interesting, do you think the issue you list would be present on a dual GPU, switchable graphics laptop? All I have to do is throw in my Win 8 HDD into my new dv6t to test.Is anybody here running Windows 8 on a multiple video-card system (not to be confused with a multiple monitor system which does not necessarily require multiple video cards).
If so I would be curious whether you've had any issues with DWM (massive memory spiking or Windows disabling Aero or Warning about resource/memory usage in systray) when using a GPU accelerated application on a monitor that is powered by the non-primary video card.
If not I am curious whether you have CrossFire or SLI enabled.
Currently running Process Explorer and examining dwm.exe's specific memory usage while using Applications that use Microsoft's GPU Acceleration API results in some outrageous memory allocations on all systems I've used.
Posssibly, From the posts that I've seen on Microsoft's Connect Website there appears to be users running laptops with 2 GPU (one Intel and a NNVIDIA/ATI) reporting problems with IE9 and Firefox's GPU Acceleration disabling Aero. I am unable to confirm whether this is related to the problem but in almost all of the reported instances the user is leveraging both GPU with secondary monitors.Interesting, do you think the issue you list would be present on a dual GPU, switchable graphics laptop? All I have to do is throw in my Win 8 HDD into my new dv6t to test.
Yea I am, I'll see if I can't reproduce it with and without a secondary monitor, as well as if I can tell if the Aero disabling has something to do with that same issue.Posssibly, From the posts that I've seen on Microsoft's Connect Website there appears to be users running laptops with 2 GPU (one Intel and a NNVIDIA/ATI) reporting problems with IE9 and Firefox's GPU Acceleration disabling Aero. I am unable to confirm whether this is related to the problem but in almost all of the reported instances the user is leveraging both GPU with secondary monitors.
The issue is easily monitorable if you are familiar with using Process Explorer and monitoring the dwm.exe process using the above instructions and happens to all applications that are using Microsoft's new DX GPU API. The most common ones I know of are IE9/Firefox with GPU acceleration enabled.