If you really wanted iTunes to show that information as an tile, you can use it's COM interface to get the info and do a lot of trickery with an app to focus iTunes' window causing the app to never really be seen.
But really a live tile for a desktop program is needless.
Egh, my tiles broke.
The Metro start screen could be a great information dashboard, even if you don't use a tablet - it would be really cool to just switch there, and see that you have X unread emails, that you have a song playing and etc.
But right now it kind of seems to just be a waste of space to me.
I like Windows 8, and this Metro UI is really cool - but I'm still really unsure if it will be useful on normal computers.
Also, in Mac OS, you have this cool feature, where you can swipe three fingers on your trackpad to switch to another desktop, and a bunch of other cool gestures. I found myself using those all the time, even when I was using a mouse.
Is there any chance of getting those to work on Windows 8? Instead of those hot corners, you could just have gestures on a trackpad.
Unfortunately for me Steam has completely stopped working and after several hours I still can't get it to run on Windows 8. I originally tried to use my old Steam installation which is installed on a separate hard drive, but that came up with 'Can not connect to steam network'. I tried deleting that and reinstalling steam completely, same problem. Tried deleting just clientregistry.blob, same problem. Tried every single fix I could scrape by with Google, same problem. Closed absolutely all processes that I could (even though this is more or less a clean install) and still it won't connect. Grr :(.
It only captures the primary monitor (note: NOT the monitor the Start Screen/main taskbar is assigned to), for those with multiple monitors. Ehhhhh. I mean that's fine for most of what I do anyway, but, come on Microsoft. At least build in the screenshot saving to the regular print screen? Please?
Fuck yes that screenshot thing is gonna be SO USEFUL if you can edit the registry and change the location to your dropbox
Tested just for the hell of it, paint still saves jpegs as 80% quality.
WHY MICROSOFT WHY
NOBODY HAS A 52k ROUTER NOWADAYS
Perhaps there is a registry entry which determines the file extension or jpeg quality.
I'm so done with 8. It's fantastic on my laptop, but on my desktop I've bluescreened 5 times. I've tried different drivers for my video card, tv tuner, everything. I don't know what's tripping up. Sometimes it'll just randomly reboot.
And to make it even better, every time i hover in the corner of the screen i'll either - A. Freeze up for 20 seconds, or B. - Bluescreen. I've tried avoiding the corners like the plague, but I'll inevitably hit them.
I've never been so frustrated in my life. As much as I love 8, I'm going back to 7 on the desktop.
League of Legends crashes in 8 for me, related to some sort of memory access error. Funny thing is, it works fine once and only once, but every game I play after that it just crashes right after the 3d portion of it comes on. Doesn't seem to be related to AMD's drivers. None fix it. :(
Honestly I think I might drop back to 7 as well. Though annoyingly if I decide to do that I'd have to reinstall 7 on my good SSD rather than the slow SSD it's on now.
Using 8 has convinced me to upgrade from XP to 7
Remember how when Vista came out Microsoft had a downgrade path for those wanting to use XP on OEM computers? I wonder if such a thing would happen with 8 downgrading back to 7.
is there a way to edit the ms metro apps without breaking them?
i tried modding the messaging app and it worked great, then when i restarted it broke and i couldnt redownload it
then i had to 'reset' windows using the dvd.
Windows 8 is a viral marketing campaign for Windows 7
I would imagine that Windows Server 8 won't do too well.
What server owner would want to bother with the start screen?
I'm sorry if this has been posted before, but is anyone else getting this error?
it happens when i try to open some .exe's
So what's the speculation on the final release of Win8? Any guesses when it will be? Do you think it'll much different than the consumer preview?
Personally, I love it. At first it was a little confusing because of all the differences between Win7 and Win8, but once I got used to the metro style and the apps it's actually quite cool. I don't really like how some of it very much seems like it's made for tablets, but I guess it's for the better. I can't wait for the final release.
I miss the start button, though. :c
Can someone with consumer preview 6.2.8250 upload/pm me their
My friend asked me if some theme site worked for win8 so i thought why not
i clicked the exe and it patched over everything with what i assume is the win7 version so basically i have a black screen now :)
C:\Users\blo.000\Downloads>move ExplorerFrame.dll C:/Windows/System32
Overwrite C:\Windows\System32\ExplorerFrame.dll? (Yes/No/All): yes
1 file(s) moved.
It's okay I did it! Thanks
Did you guys have the problem with the messenger that if some one sends a message to you for them it appears like that you go offline. And is there a way to make the mail application check for mail more frequently?
Also can we expect any updates for this in the future. Also the camera application shows my webcam upside down.
For me it looked to others like I went offline to the point that some one called me to ask what the hell was going on (had notifications off).
Just installed Windows 8 as a dual boot OS, it's actually pretty nice
They want to make CLI work better in W8 Server though. They finally gave up on trying to make a UI for everything and the new direction is to copy Linux and provide CLI tools that work well, and then write GUIs on top of those rather than the other way around.
Using the IE10 metro app and so far it is impressive, I love the full screen view.
I just hope Google is gonna release something like this for chrome because right now this is awesome