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FireFox update supposedly optimizes browsers interface for Windows 10 Commented on: 2 years ago (August 11, 2015)

Yeah, looking at the list of changes in this release of Firefox, there are lots of little Windows 10 cosmetic changes listed, many of which go back to May or June or earlier. The darker title bar...

Microsoft Releases a Beta Keyboard App for Android Wear Commented on: 2 years ago (October 26, 2014)

Bit of a belated comment, but this idea isn't quite as far-fetched as it sounds. Microsoft Research note that they were directly inspired by a Casio calculator watch from 1984, which let you draw...

Kobo Books for Windows Phone 8.x (and Windows 8.x) Commented on: 3 years ago (June 18, 2014)

Being a Canadian company definitely explains their BlackBerry 10 app, since BlackBerry is still pretty big here.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: More Good News for PC Users Commented on: 3 years ago (January 25, 2014)

The use of context menus in Metro is awesome, and something I had been wondering about for a while from a Fitts' Law standpoint (surely commands adjacent to the point of clicking are faster to...

In Blue: Windows Store 2.0 Commented on: 4 years ago (June 17, 2013)

"The only way right now is to back out to the store, search for the app, and look at the app details..."

Note that you can also select one app at a time from the list of updates and press...

What I’ve Learned from Using “Blue”: All Apps Commented on: 4 years ago (April 4, 2013)

This makes sense from a touch standpoint, but what I'd like to see is a text link for "All Apps" beside the "Start" header, maybe in a smaller font, as a way of pivoting between the pinned apps...

Blue’s Clues: Blue is Windows 8.1 Commented on: 4 years ago (April 2, 2013)

I like the name Windows 8.1, but MJF also notes that the "top-level" branding will still be "Windows 8" -- so this suggests that Windows 8.1 will really be marketed as Windows 8 and, technically...

Blue’s Clues: New Search Experience Commented on: 4 years ago (April 2, 2013)

This is bloody fantastic -- I was really hoping something like this would appear in Blue. Love the Start Screen, but I do a lot of searching, and the lack of unified search results was the only...

Office 2013 Tip: Disable Application Start Screens Commented on: 4 years ago (March 4, 2013)

Methinks this would be more intuitive if the checkbox was on the Welcome screen itself (e.g., bottom right corner or something).

Fixing Windows 8, Part 5: Built-in Apps Commented on: 4 years ago (December 27, 2012)

One more thing: the Mail app needs to include support for flagged messages, and possibly also a one-line view.

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