12-27-2012, 10:38 AM #1
- 194 Posts
- Printer installation. I have a network printer installed on my router. Surface is not able to detect it. I have to traverse deep into control pannel to install it. Package it into a single place.
- List all active apps -- swip from the left edge and pull back is weird. It should be simpler than that.
- APP settings --- swip from the bottom should be removed. When the onscreen keyboard is showing, swipe from the bottom has some strange behaviors.
- Closing active app. Swipe from the top to the botton requires too big a motion. If I have 32" screen, that is a lot of effort.
- Stock apps --- make them killer apps. Consider them part of your OS and they are best commercials.
- 12-27-2012, 12:05 PM #5
I think this should be titled your wish list, or things you think should be improved. Given you mention a 32 inch screen, I would also think this is your Windows 8 wish list, not Surface RT. Last I checked the Surface tablet comes in one size only. Personally, I have had no problem installing any printer either at my home or office in either Surface RT or Windows 8. If you are talking about a Windows 8 machine, there is a simple solution to installing any printer. Double click on the installer program as in any other x86 version of Windows. The rest of the list are subjective likes and dislikes. With that said, you can be assured that the gesture based interface is not going anywhere. Tiles aside, it is one thing that is an immediate differentiator and I have yet to encounter a person who hasn't commented on how much easier it is when demonstrated. With respect to wanting a list of running programs, you can always pin task manager to the start screen and have one tap access to a far more robust task manager than on anything other platform (go to all apps and then select task manger and pin). Of course if you really want a list, you can always buy an Android tablet. Granted, you will also find that closing a program off the Android program list sometimes only removes the name (dig a little deeper into the archaic menu system and it is not uncommon to find the program still in memory) but to each their own. Again though since you mention 32 in screens, this would appear to be about Windows 8 anyway. Good luck finding any other fully touch enabled OS that supports screens of that size, although scaling up Android or IOS to 32 inches would probably be rather amusing (hand sized icons, grossly distorted app displays, insanely big black bars, etc.).
- 12-27-2012, 12:09 PM #6
12-28-2012, 10:57 AM #8
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- 12-30-2012, 09:04 PM #11
I find closing apps a little annoying on larger screens such as TV's but you get used to it quickly. printers are a non issue to me as it is far more frustrating to try setting up one on an iPad. Every printer I have tried has connected with Surface
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