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Windows 8 missing application in developer version

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  • I am a windows user. I missed some application in windows 8 developer version. Which are:

     

       1. Rotate left and rotate right Button missing on Windows Photo viewer

       2. Not prompt confirmation screen when delete a file or folder.

       3. Minimize, Maximize, Close button missing on several application like as games (5), Suduku etc.

     

     

     


    Thanks,

    Limon

    Dhaka,Bangladesh

    • Edited by limon Dhaka Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:17 AM
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:11 AM

Answers

  • The minimize/maximize and close buttons are obsolete now. They are no longer necessary because you don't need to bother about closing your application anymore (if we are talking about new Metro-style apps). Just switch to another screen (app) using the WindowsKey+Tab shortcut and that's it. Windows will automatically take care of the app you've switched your focus off. After some time of inactivity (that is after a timeout that you haven't the app in focus), the OS will suspend the app (the Suspended state in the Task Manger), leave the app alone for yet more time and system will automatically unload it from memory.
    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:16 AM
  • Hey Limon Dhaka,

     

    If a Metro style application is closed by Windows Developer Preview to free up the memory that that Metro style application was storing, the Metro style application will need to be opened again so that you can switch to it using swipe on the left edge of the screen or keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl + Tab or Windows Key + Tab.

     

    Microsoft is monitoring these forums for issues and concerns.  This will be reported up so that the right people are made aware of your concern.


    Steven
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:53 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • The minimize/maximize and close buttons are obsolete now. They are no longer necessary because you don't need to bother about closing your application anymore (if we are talking about new Metro-style apps). Just switch to another screen (app) using the WindowsKey+Tab shortcut and that's it. Windows will automatically take care of the app you've switched your focus off. After some time of inactivity (that is after a timeout that you haven't the app in focus), the OS will suspend the app (the Suspended state in the Task Manger), leave the app alone for yet more time and system will automatically unload it from memory.
    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:16 AM
  • Dear Hadron,

    Thanks for your response. If I move other page or application then it will be suspended but how it will minimize if I want? Because if any application closed then it will so bothered if again access previous page of application. So how to retrieve this operation?  


    Thanks, Limon Dhaka,Bangladesh
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:39 AM
  • Hey Limon Dhaka,

     

    If a Metro style application is closed by Windows Developer Preview to free up the memory that that Metro style application was storing, the Metro style application will need to be opened again so that you can switch to it using swipe on the left edge of the screen or keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl + Tab or Windows Key + Tab.

     

    Microsoft is monitoring these forums for issues and concerns.  This will be reported up so that the right people are made aware of your concern.


    Steven
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:53 AM
    Moderator