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Windows 9 [EDIT: Windows 10]
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:39:40 AM »
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Windows 9 leak offers sneak peek of Start menu and more changes
By Christian de Looper, Tech Times | September 12

A video has been leaked by a German blog that appears to show what the Windows 9 Start menu will look like.

The video seems to show what the Windows 9 Technical Preview will look like, with the Technical Preview to officially be announced in September or October.

While the images and video have been confirmed to be authentic, they are apparently of a very early build of the upcoming operating system and by no means show the final version. The Technical Preview is essentially made to give developers an idea of what is to come.

It seems as though Windows 9 will take some features of Windows 8 and place them on the classic Windows that we all know and love. We have known for a while that the upcoming operating system would have a pop-up Start menu, as shown in the images, as well as the ability to run modern apps in windowed mode.

While in windowed mode, the Windows Store will now get a button in the top-left corner of the screen. Clicking on this button will give the user a list of options and functions that were before seen in the Charms bar.

In Windows 8 and 8.1, modern apps were made to run in full-screen mode, and they will now be able to run in windowed mode, which is a big step forward.

The desktop taskbar will also get a number of new buttons. The first is a search button that sits right next to the Start button. The next is a button for switching between desktops.

The screenshots do not reveal too much else about the new operating system, except that the Charms menu will no longer exist. Despite this, users will apparently still be able to bring up Charms by pointing to the top right corner.

The Start menu will also offer the standard features that it has in the past, such as Restart and Shut Down. Users who do not want to use the new Start menu will also be able to tell the operating system to use the old one instead.

It is important to remember that all these details may still be changed before the final version of Windows 9 is released, as the company still has not released a public beta of the software.

The final version of Windows 9 is not supposed to be released until 2015, and rumors suggest that there will be a number of changes to address issues in Windows 8.
FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://www.techtimes.com/articles/15488/20140912/windows-9-sneak-peak-leaks-reveal-start-menu-more-changes.htm


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Re: Windows 9
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 06:40:37 PM »
Not to bad.

But I use multiple physical wide screen monitors already so multiple desktops never really appealed to me, I tent to close program I do not use anyway.
Lets hope they keep the touchscreen part as-is, swipe to close/minimize works perfectly for me.

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Re: Windows 9
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 01:15:53 AM »
Looks like a step in the wrong direction, Windows 8 really is lovely. It's sad that they're borking the modern apps, and added the start menu back. Multiple desktops is great, though. Been using OSX for a year, and fullscreen everything.

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Re: Windows 9 [EDIT: Windows 10]
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 06:20:28 PM »
Ok, so it's not going to be called "Windows 9".  :?

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Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10
Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.
by Nick Statt | September 30, 2014


SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft just said no to 9. The follow-on to the current Windows 8 operating system will be known as Windows 10.

Originally codenamed Windows Threshold, the new operating system essentially does away with the dependency on the tiled "Metro" user interface that Microsoft had attempted to implement across its entire device line, from desktop PCs to Surface tablets and Windows Phone devices. In its place is a combination of the so-called live tiles, present in areas like the new Start Menu, and a more classic Windows experience that aims to please both touch and keyboard-and-mouse users.

Windows 10 is such a substantial leap, according to Microsoft's executive VP of operating systems, Terry Myerson, that the company decided it would be best to skip over Windows 9, the widely expected name for the next version.

FULL ARTICLE LINK - http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-jumps-to-windows-10/



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Re: Windows 9 [EDIT: Windows 10]
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 06:11:01 PM »
^ There is another possible reason proposed: programmers testing for 'which version of windows is this' by using the string 'Windows 9' to check for windows 95 and windows 98

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Re: Windows 9 [EDIT: Windows 10]
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 01:50:36 AM »
^ There is another possible reason proposed: programmers testing for 'which version of windows is this' by using the string 'Windows 9' to check for windows 95 and windows 98

Isn't Windows 8.1, actually NT kernal 6.3 under the hood? I would expect Windows 9 to have reported it's version as "NT 6.4" to things that asked anyway...

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Re: Windows 9 [EDIT: Windows 10]
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 06:23:58 PM »
^ Yes that is the reason why Windows 7+ report 6.x so that programs do not get confused about OS features.

But this is about even older programs that check a string not major/minor version, Microsoft does think a lot about backwards compatibility.

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Re: Windows 9 [EDIT: Windows 10]
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2015, 03:48:44 PM »
First OMG moment since switching from Vista to Win10
You'know how those desktop icons are so huge on Win10.
All you have to do is click/choose a desktop icon (or the desktop wallpaper), hold down the CTRL button, and roll your mouse scroll wheel to change the icon size to whatever you want. :w00t:

And this was already there since Win7... what crazy future-tech is this!!! :panic:

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