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  Reply # 702099 16-Oct-2012 15:00 Send private message

macuser: Microsoft surface new ad.  pretty cool!





It's funny how you can see all of the finger prints right at the end!

Anyway, for me it's a yes. Always love new technology, and willing to give it a try. I also believe Microsoft isn't silly enough now to create a lemon (here's hoping!).

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  Reply # 702136 16-Oct-2012 16:12 Send private message

heavenlywild: I also believe Microsoft isn't silly enough now to create a lemon (here's hoping!).


Windows ME?
Windows Vista?




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  Reply # 702154 16-Oct-2012 16:49 Send private message

ajobbins:
heavenlywild: I also believe Microsoft isn't silly enough now to create a lemon (here's hoping!).


Windows ME?
Windows Vista?


Yes but times have changed I believe. Those were quite some time back.

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  Reply # 702158 16-Oct-2012 17:03 Send private message

pricing for surface tablet will be revealed tomorrow.




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  Reply # 702159 16-Oct-2012 17:04 Send private message

heavenlywild:
ajobbins:
heavenlywild: I also believe Microsoft isn't silly enough now to create a lemon (here's hoping!).


Windows ME?
Windows Vista?


Yes but times have changed I believe. Those were quite some time back.


Microsoft Kin, 

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  Reply # 702161 16-Oct-2012 17:05 Send private message

Kin was a great product hobbled by Telco pricing plans

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  Reply # 702162 16-Oct-2012 17:10 Send private message

heavenlywild: 
It's funny how you can see all of the finger prints right at the end!


That's what I noticed, too.
However, if you freeze at that point and look closer, it's actually the background wallpaper (light grey on dark grey).
I had to double-take to figure out that it wasn't finger smudge marks, which probably means it wasn't the best wallpaper to use for a promo video.

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  Reply # 702188 16-Oct-2012 17:45 Send private message

macuser: Microsoft surface new ad.  pretty cool! 


That's a terrible ad, and those dancing school girls are straight out of a horror movie! Don't even get me started on the guy who is deliberately dislocating his own arms after using a Microsoft Surface...

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  Reply # 702218 16-Oct-2012 19:36 Send private message

polglase:
My biggest use for the start menu was search. I would type whatever I wanted and it was usually presented in the results. Files, control panel, apps. Worked great.

Now I type what I want, and if it isn't an app I have to click on files or settings to get the results page. With the full screen start menu I expected more results not less.

Why make it harder to search for files or control panel functions?


+10 it's most annoying for a keyboard jockey on a desktop - why does no one else mention this? Does anyone have a workaround?!




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  Reply # 702219 16-Oct-2012 19:41 Send private message

Filterer:
polglase:
My biggest use for the start menu was search. I would type whatever I wanted and it was usually presented in the results. Files, control panel, apps. Worked great.

Now I type what I want, and if it isn't an app I have to click on files or settings to get the results page. With the full screen start menu I expected more results not less.

Why make it harder to search for files or control panel functions?


+10 it's most annoying for a keyboard jockey on a desktop - why does no one else mention this? Does anyone have a workaround?!


Like what?

I haven't come across anything that the search doesn't find automatically as I am typing it in.




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  Reply # 702232 16-Oct-2012 20:17 Send private message

CYaBro:
Filterer:
polglase:
My biggest use for the start menu was search. I would type whatever I wanted and it was usually presented in the results. Files, control panel, apps. Worked great.

Now I type what I want, and if it isn't an app I have to click on files or settings to get the results page. With the full screen start menu I expected more results not less.

Why make it harder to search for files or control panel functions?


+10 it's most annoying for a keyboard jockey on a desktop - why does no one else mention this? Does anyone have a workaround?!


Like what?

I haven't come across anything that the search doesn't find automatically as I am typing it in.


Maybe there is a setting or I'm not doing it right?

Step one - press windows key
Step Two - type search term

Result:
Win7 - Top Results show in sections - Programs, Control Panel, Documents, Outlook, Files. The vast majority of the time what I want is there for me to click on

Win8 - I only get app results. The vast majority of the time I have to click settings or files to get the results I want

I am struggling to think why this would have changed given the increase in screen real estate available for displaying more, not less, results. I also would've thought that this was something a large number of users do multiple times per day.

So I hope it is just something I am missing.... because it is difficult to understand the reason for the change.

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  Reply # 702237 16-Oct-2012 20:31 Send private message

Big yes, have been using it for awhile now. Must be over a year, the interface is so easy to use and feels natural. Even my 5 year old son picked up really quickly.

It's quicker, and I like the idea of the "market place" very android if I dare to mention that.

As for the upgrade cost no complaints there either $19 it cost me for the upgrade.


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  Reply # 702240 16-Oct-2012 20:46 Send private message

polglase:
CYaBro:
Filterer:
polglase:
My biggest use for the start menu was search. I would type whatever I wanted and it was usually presented in the results. Files, control panel, apps. Worked great.

Now I type what I want, and if it isn't an app I have to click on files or settings to get the results page. With the full screen start menu I expected more results not less.

Why make it harder to search for files or control panel functions?


+10 it's most annoying for a keyboard jockey on a desktop - why does no one else mention this? Does anyone have a workaround?!


Like what?

I haven't come across anything that the search doesn't find automatically as I am typing it in.


Maybe there is a setting or I'm not doing it right?

Step one - press windows key
Step Two - type search term

Result:
Win7 - Top Results show in sections - Programs, Control Panel, Documents, Outlook, Files. The vast majority of the time what I want is there for me to click on

Win8 - I only get app results. The vast majority of the time I have to click settings or files to get the results I want

I am struggling to think why this would have changed given the increase in screen real estate available for displaying more, not less, results. I also would've thought that this was something a large number of users do multiple times per day.

So I hope it is just something I am missing.... because it is difficult to understand the reason for the change.


Windows logo key+Q Opens Search pane     
Windows logo key+W Opens Settings Search app     
Windows logo key+F Opens File Search app     

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  Reply # 702244 16-Oct-2012 21:07 Send private message

nathan:
polglase: 

Maybe there is a setting or I'm not doing it right?

Step one - press windows key
Step Two - type search term

Result:
Win7 - Top Results show in sections - Programs, Control Panel, Documents, Outlook, Files. The vast majority of the time what I want is there for me to click on

Win8 - I only get app results. The vast majority of the time I have to click settings or files to get the results I want

I am struggling to think why this would have changed given the increase in screen real estate available for displaying more, not less, results. I also would've thought that this was something a large number of users do multiple times per day.

So I hope it is just something I am missing.... because it is difficult to understand the reason for the change.


Windows logo key+Q Opens Search pane     
Windows logo key+W Opens Settings Search app     
Windows logo key+F Opens File Search app     


Cool thanks, looks like I need to learn two additional shortcut keys where one used to do the same job.

Any idea why they made it more difficult to use? I'm assuming there is some rational explanation that escapes me.

With search and settings search I get live results as I type. For some reason the file search method requires me to press enter before I get results. Is there a method for getting live results? I don't want to have to type more than absolutely necessary... I use this many times per day.





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  Reply # 702292 17-Oct-2012 07:17 Send private message

Pre-ordered my Surface tabelet from US to Youshop. Pre-order is available in US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany and France. Did not order a touch or type cover as want to see reviews.

32GB model for US$499. CC has been charged NZ$626.




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