Windows" no longer supports multiple windows on the screen. Win8 does have an option to temporarily show a second area in a small part of the screen, but none of our test users were able to make this work. Also, the main UI restricts users to a single window, so the product ought to be renamed "Microsoft Window."The article goes on to say: "That lack of multiple window support forced Nielsen to dub it 'one of the worst aspects of Windows 8 for power users.'" I would agree! In fact, this decision by Microsoft seems to be breathtakingly reckless and stupid! In fact, so much so that I can't believe they made it. 1. See Design guru Nielsen: Windows 8 UI 'smothers usability'.
Monday, November 19, 2012
I have not paid much attention to developments having to do with Windows 8, as I run Windows 7 (32 bit) on Parallels in OS X. But today I read this: