A video has leaked out an early build of the so-called Windows Blue update for Windows 8 and RT. The build number of the OS being displayed on the video is 9364 and the final version will end up installed on both the Microsoft Surface RT and the Microsoft Surface Pro. Based on the video, the update will apparently bring Internet Explorer 11 with synced tabs, the ability to customize your device with choices of accent colors, and an improved settings page with a search and recently used/most used settings. The update puts SkyDrive on the PC Settings page and the ability to upload pictures and videos to SkyDrive will be based on the quality of the content.
I know what you mean. I also had bad experiences with Chrome and Firefox. I was using Opera, which I think is really good, but I just wanted to try Chrome because it's supposed to be the "fastest" browser. Worst decision of my life; uninstalled it immediately, and I never looked back. However, I updated to IE 10 and I have to say I'm back with IE again because it's actually much more stable, fluid, and fast than Opera. So basically, IE > Opera > FIrefox > Chrome, I tried them all, and that's the truth.
4.yowanvista(Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Yes, because tiles and touchscreen interface totally make sense with a traditional PC with 26" screen. It's not the new thing here, msft is trying to force this on everyone and naturally people hate it.
26.EXkurogane(Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
I dont see a problem with start button - it's an inefficient way to use a computer if u used it too often as a habit of yours. You have to go through many clicks to open something.
I dont even have My Computer on my desktop, opening it = hold windows key + E on your keyboard, for example.
Shutdowns = ALT F4, Sleep = just close my lid, and Hibernate = just hit the power button. Programs i use frequently are all on the desktop, of course.
Following new features are spotted in the leaked build,
Internet Explorer 11 with synced tabs
New personalization features such as choosing from various accent colors
Ability to move group of Live Tiles together
Improved PC Settings Page with search and recently/most used settings
SkyDrive is now part of PC Settings page where you can manage device backup, etc,.
Ability to automatically upload Pictures and videos to SkyDrive based on quality.
New apps – Movie Moments, Calculator, Alarm and Voice Recorder
Improved Multitasking – New side-by-side snapping of upto 3 apps
New Live Tile sizes – Small, Large, etc,.
Ability to share your Start screen screenshot through share charm.
Mobile IE 10 is one of my biggest complaints about Windows Phone 8, especially with no viable alternatives. I have no experience with the Blackberry browser, but mobile IE 10 lags FAR behind browser options on iOS and Android. I know I am not alone. I like a lot of things about WP8, but the browser is almost a deal breaker. If IE 11 is more of the same, I won't even bother trying WP8.5/9
As for IE 10 on desktops and laptops, the bulk of its functionality lies in surfing somewhere to download a good browser.
I'm not a big fan of Chrome, either, but I do like a lot about WP8. I don't even use Chrome on Android because it sucks so bad.
I was extremely disappointed that there was no Pulse app on the WP Marketplace, but I signed into the HTML5 site and set a Live Tile on my Start screen and was happy with that. When I had my last 920, I hated not having Pandora, but they have since addressed that. The only complaints I have left are the size of the 920 (Too big and thick for a 4.5" screened device), the browser situation, and some minor apps missing that I use most days.