New Threshold screenshots show start menu and windowed apps
Myce managed to get 2 new Windows Threshold screenshots, one shows the new start menu, the other shows the windowed apps.
The build pictured in the screenshots, build 9795, was compiled on July 13th and is part of the uip_dev feature build lab (FBL). UIP stands for User Interface & Platform so it is basically just the team responsible for UX changes like the start menu and windowed apps plus some under the hood kernel changes.
You may notice that this build doesn’t include the Modern UI titlebars previously rumoured by Neowin, that is because different features are built in different FBLs, once a feature is stable enough it gets merged into the Winmain branch and then back into the different FBL branches. Uip_dev is not the only lab where the stuff like windowed apps is being worked on, the new titlebars are quite jerky in some of the current builds, that also applies to current uip_dev builds which for now resort to the regular titlebar until the proposed modern titlebar functionality gets a bit more fine tuned.
Although we have faith that these screenshots are indeed legit, it is always a good idea to take this kind of news with a grain of salt.
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- Posted on: 21 Jul 14 21:46
Start menu replacement programs may have a much longer life than anyone at Microsoft anticipates.
- New Member
- Posted on: 21 Jul 14 22:56
License To Print Money - Reinstated.
- Blown to smitherines
- Posted on: 21 Jul 14 23:11
Whomever the windows 8 ui stylist is at Microsoft, they need pimp-slapping, followed by launching directly into the sun.
If I was Microsoft, I'd invest/buy into the aerospace industry to achieve that goal, sooner rather than later.
It fits into the Gates philanthropy of saving the human race. We all know it's the right thing to do.
- MyCE Resident
- Posted on: 22 Jul 14 02:01
- Posted on: 22 Jul 14 03:32
I wish they would stop trying to be mac, linux and smartphone and be a serious operating system again.
- MyCE Senior Member
- Posted on: 22 Jul 14 10:54
I suppose "Apps" is the latest new buzzword, What's wrong with "programmes," after all if you think about it a programme and an App aren't the same thing. To me an App is something that bolts on to a programme like Firefox's add ons and extensions.
I do suppose this as a crossover from the smart phone market.
That supposed screen shot is just terrible! Oh dear, what will it be like, no Aero, awkward to use, ugly and very confusing.
- Administrator, Software Editor and Head of Promotions
- Posted on: 24 Jul 14 22:44
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