Microsoft on Windows Metro Portrait Mode

Posted on 23 October 2011, Last updated on 03 January 2014 by


In a detailed Windows 8 post last week I outlined some issues around Windows 8 and mobility. One of the biggest issues is the resolution requirements. 1366×768 is going to he expensive to implement on 10″ and smaller screens. I also found a lot of issues with portrait mode. The apps included in the developer edition weren’t optimised for portrait mode at all. Fortunately most ofbthe problems lie in the applications and not the operating system itself. In the video below, Microsoft talk directly about portrait mode. It’s very much a promo video but its good to know that Microsoft are on the case. I like to think that the article and detailed comments helped. Keep thone thoughts flowing.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. danny says:

    Windows have alot to fix with there mobile software before they even consider getting close to Apple

  2. animatio says:

    it is not only about the way of “fixing basics” of usability. it is about how this company is thinking about productive usage of tablets at all.
    this company is stuck in “lands mode” from their pc tradition.
    productive usage of a tablet means a lot of work is done in portrait mode.
    especially note takeing and inking as well as reading.

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