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systray like system status info also in Metro

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  • Could Metro get a systray like button or something. Need a status button in Metro that is always visable even in IE10 Metro version that shows computer status for battery power, network, sound. This would help both tablets and laptops. It just needs to be a small icon, tile or charm that could provide quick view of status like found in Systray of Windows desktop. It could be enough to use the Windows Mobility Center as a Metro app that can be set to be always on top like Task Manager.

    It could be implemented across tablet/laptop/desktop and processor platforms and be much better than the iphone where one has to punch the home button, then the app to get the status. Really miss the systray in Metro, but find Metro works well in most cases on a laptop. Better options than just pin the app would help to give user some control when pinning an app in Metro. Since would just be like setting the properties of a shortcut, it would not envolve processor or power drain. I like Metro, but currently need to flip back to desktop mode for a lot of things.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:23 AM