The Windows 8 Metro Start Screen Isn't Final

October 10, 2011
Views…/default.aspx.  It has a nice smooth auto-scroll feature, only in the middle of the page, for mouse users. Would it be possible to include something like this for mouse users?  Again, I know the design philosophy was touch-first, and you guys really knocked it out of the park on that one!  Can the mouse users get a tiny bit of love?  Keep up the good work.” I agree with this comment partially. While I would like to be able to scroll sideways on the Start Screen, I think it works just fine with a mouse when your talking about basic productivity. Overall I think that there could be some changes made to the Start Screen, but it’s pretty good right now. Source 1 Source 2  ]]>

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  • I actually love the start menu how it is. It’s nice and simple.

    Dean Lawrence October 10, 2011 1:51 pm Reply
  • The proper way for the Mouse would just be to let it be used identical to touch. Drag to move the screen, drag in apps, etc.
    I sure hope they add that. Over the next years, people will be more used to scrolling by dragging than by scrollbar. Those people will be irritated when using a mouse. Remember, that UI will more or less be the default for the next 10-15 years, easily. People in 15 years won’t understand a scrollbar anymore, and won’t have to.

    davepermen October 13, 2011 5:22 am Reply

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