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Windows 7: Start8 and ModernMix -- Windows 8's last, best hope for normality

16 Mar 2013   #11
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

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I've just installed ModernMix (I already use start8) and I think it's a keeper, having metro apps open windowed is much better on my 6 screen system.

From what I can so far is you can only have one window open at a time, but I don't see a problem with that.
Six Screens?? I would love to see a picture of your setup.


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16 Mar 2013   #12
z3r010

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I've just installed ModernMix (I already use start8) and I think it's a keeper, having metro apps open windowed is much better on my 6 screen system.

From what I can so far is you can only have one window open at a time, but I don't see a problem with that.
Six Screens?? I would love to see a picture of your setup.
The second picture is my current setup - http://www.sevenforums.com/album.php?albumid=3
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16 Mar 2013   #13
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Look great, I would need a bigger room!
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16 Mar 2013   #14
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I've just installed ModernMix (I already use start8) and I think it's a keeper, having metro apps open windowed is much better on my 6 screen system.

From what I can so far is you can only have one window open at a time, but I don't see a problem with that.
Six Screens?? I would love to see a picture of your setup.
The second picture is my current setup - http://www.sevenforums.com/album.php?albumid=3


Hi there
Never mind the rest of the stuff -- I'd LOVE the 110" screen -- but I think you'd need about 3 X the resolution of Current 1080p full HD to do it justice.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Mar 2013   #15
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

modernmix has stopped working, although i have a 30 day trial it just keeps opening the configure pane when i click my pinned app, ah well
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16 Mar 2013   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I've just installed ModernMix (I already use start8) and I think it's a keeper, having metro apps open windowed is much better on my 6 screen system.

From what I can so far is you can only have one window open at a time, but I don't see a problem with that.
Six Screens?? I would love to see a picture of your setup.
The second picture is my current setup - http://www.sevenforums.com/album.php?albumid=3
Gee can I come over to your place?! I could use the room to expand on things here!

Only one windowed mode for one app only? That stinks! You would think they would have at least allowed for a few apps since the program fits the bill for Metro or "Modern" apps depending on what MS wants them called. The idea works however!
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17 Mar 2013   #17
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post

Six Screens?? I would love to see a picture of your setup.
The second picture is my current setup - http://www.sevenforums.com/album.php?albumid=3
Gee can I come over to your place?! I could use the room to expand on things here!

Only one windowed mode for one app only? That stinks! You would think they would have at least allowed for a few apps since the program fits the bill for Metro or "Modern" apps depending on what MS wants them called. The idea works however!
Hmm! Maybe I am missing something here. I have three apps opened by Modern Mix in there own windows right now. Calendar, Weather and Mahjong.

I always thought Classic Shell was the Cats Meow and with the addition of Modern Mix I am a happy camper with Win 8.
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17 Mar 2013   #18
z3r010

 

Yeah I can open more now I've tried properly
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17 Mar 2013   #19
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

with the 3rd party apps I would be worried that MS provides an service pack or some patch and all of sudden they mess up the system or don't work anymore. I wish MS would offer an official version, even for $5. But then you knew it doesn't cause problems. There also is the issue that IT departments likely won't allow people to install such addons. At my work everyone of my PC problems will get blamed on software I installed (even blaming Autodesk etc..... like playing solitaire is the only thing I'm supposed to with with a PC...)
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17 Mar 2013   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Yeah I can open more now I've tried properly
That's good news at least! I see it's one of those apps you have to toy around with for a bit until you finally are able to get it to work right.

The present version is still in beta form which would explain some of that however. It's still not on the list of programs in their knowledge base section under Stardock's Software at this time for that reason.
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