12 Things IT Will Hate About Microsoft Windows 8

Tablet Drag

The Metro part of Windows 8 is better at navigation than Windows 7 alone, but some of its capabilities are not immediately obvious. For instance, moving from one app to another is done by dragging (with either a finger or the mouse) and from the left edge of the screen toward the center (the screen shot here shows the tablet in mid-drag). If you grab too high, you get nothing; too low and you bring up the Start menu. ALT-TAB still works to switch between apps using a thumbnail view, but the eye-catching 3D app-switching introduced with Vista is gone; now that key combo (Win-key+TAB) just switches from one app to the next using some sort of lame pseudo animation.

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