Windows 9 Is Coming. What Do You Want to See?

By on August 21, 2014 11:41:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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We are going to start to see the Windows 9 preview fairly soon according to various reports.  

Link: http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-expected-to-announce-windows-9-on-september-30

We've heard the rumors of supposed features and user interface changes, so we can only wait and see what really to expect in Windows 9.

The real question is, what do you want to see changed or added in Windows 9?

 

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August 21, 2014 11:42:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


Windows 9 Is Coming. What Do You Want to See?

The arse end of 8 ....

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August 21, 2014 11:43:07 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I'd like to see a real OS... not something that looks like it was built to cater to tablets, etc installed on a desktop.

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August 21, 2014 11:53:05 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting furyofthestars,

I'd like to see a real OS... not something that looks like it was built to cater to tablets, etc installed on a desktop.

I'm just going to "This." this. Win 8 tablet is pretty ok on my surface 2, but it has dick-all to do with a desktop computer in my opinion. 

And from a desktop OS I want the same things I always want: speed, compatibility, ease of use. More specifically I'd like to see the next directX.

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August 21, 2014 11:53:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The capability to boot to whatever screen you want, i.e. desktop on your computer without having to switch to it on each boot and a normal Start Menu.  I believe I saw these as being included with Windows 9. 

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August 21, 2014 12:07:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Lighter on resources than Windows 7.

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August 21, 2014 12:29:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

As long as Stardock is around so I can make it look like Windows 7, or real close, I could care less what they do with Windows 9. If Stardock cannot undo/modify what Microsoft stupidly creates, then skinning is doomed and I would not want to have anything to do with it. 

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August 21, 2014 12:42:14 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Philly0381,

The capability to boot to whatever screen you want, i.e. desktop on your computer without having to switch to it on each boot and a normal Start Menu. I believe I saw these as being included with Windows 9.

You can already do this in W8...

 

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August 21, 2014 1:10:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would like better voice control built into every aspect.  I love how Google has integrated voice into all the important tasks for me on my Samsung S4, and it works great.  I'd love to easily use my voice on my desktop.  It works now, but is very clunky and many times gets what I say wrong.

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August 21, 2014 1:16:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RightClick!

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August 21, 2014 1:33:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Windows 8.1 is perfect.......

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August 21, 2014 1:36:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

......as long as you have Start8, Cursorfx, windowblinds, Decor8, objectdock and modern mix installed

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August 21, 2014 1:48:14 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I don't care what's "under the hood", as long as it's stable.

Just give me the Windows XP or Win 7 GUI.

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August 21, 2014 2:20:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The Start Menu with the Metro tiles on the side is ugly.  Why not have the tile menu function the way the desktop functions in Windows 8, just the other direction?  That is, it's a program available from the desktop Start Menu that gets you into the tile mode.

By the way, my wife's new HP notebook boots directly to the desktop.  It's our only Win 8 machine and I have not yet installed the Object Desktop 8 tools so I wonder how HP is accomplishing that.  Is that registry setting?

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August 21, 2014 2:27:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Seleuceia,

Quoting Philly0381,

The capability to boot to whatever screen you want, i.e. desktop on your computer without having to switch to it on each boot and a normal Start Menu. I believe I saw these as being included with Windows 9.



You can already do this in W8...

 

I'm still using Windows 7 but I thought MS dropped putting the Start Menu in it's last update to Windows 8 and I was under the impression that Windows 8 still default booted to the Modern/Metro screen and you could then switch to the Desktop.

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August 21, 2014 2:33:29 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I think update 8.1 or one of those did at least add the button back in, but I think it just takes you to the Start screen.

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August 21, 2014 2:39:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Philly0381,

The capability to boot to whatever screen you want, i.e. desktop on your computer without having to switch to it on each boot

 

Philly, this is already in use on Windows 8.1. 

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August 21, 2014 3:20:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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August 21, 2014 3:32:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

you can set it to always boot to desktop.  Simply rigt click on taskbar and it is an option in there.

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August 22, 2014 11:42:45 AM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Stable. Efficient. Intuitive. Customizable. 

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August 22, 2014 8:11:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Its like linux mint 

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August 22, 2014 9:15:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Would like to see an option for the USER to pick the kind of shell they want for the OS
so that both parties are happy windows7 users will have the startmenu back , while windows8 users can get the windows 8 style startmenu.
A one click solution would be nice to quickly switch between those styles.

Most important:
I would like to be not forced to upgrade windows8.1 to windows Threshold aka Windows9 because I don’t want to have the old/NEW startmenu9 back unless they have an option like mentioned above.

Personal insert: Just look at that compressed pile of crap in the screenshot! iam getting claustrophobia by just looking at it.
I blame each and single one that whined about the windows8 start for that.

Would like to see some improvements on the personalisation also.
Aero and Blur -an extra option to choose to install that would be nice.
I hope they will make some improvements to Ad-Hoc .

A simpler safe mode boot function without activating F8 or checking boxes.( an extra option besides restart maybe ? ) something better than shift restarting...that’s all the rest was smooth in windows8 already cant wait to see what actually has been improved

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August 22, 2014 9:24:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Windows 7 with a proper file search and a static tool bar!

 

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August 23, 2014 1:24:16 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Oh really? I only just upgraded to windows 7......

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August 23, 2014 8:35:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What i personally expect from win 9:

1) NTFS with real sym and hardlinks, no registry crap.

2) Global menu bar option  for applications insode panels  ( main menubar inside panel)

3) a grey theme design with nice borders for buttons

4) a launcher/start dock with opened apps on the right or bottom side.

5) a desktop icon / fences like  full screen start menu woth real icons

6) nicer and rounder  min max close buttons.

7) wine integration into the system:  https://www.winehq.org  ( yes the windows emulator schould also be integrated to win7 with a patch ( really necessary) !!!)

8) the new metro ui apps windowed with menu and toolbar.

If microsoft implement these 8 points in their systems i would buy it. if not win 7 is enough for me.

regards bluedxca93

 

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August 23, 2014 10:44:03 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I want to see windows 7 with a 9 on it.  No more than that.  What I don't want is to smell windows 8 anywhere near it.

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