Solved How do I keep several applications window open in Windows 8

February 3, 2013 at 10:45:02
Specs: Windows 8
I just got new laptop.How do I keep several windows open in Windows 8. For example run Pandora and do schoolwork like using the Planbook or Thinkwave. I am a teacher.

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#1
February 3, 2013 at 13:04:44
Windows, in it's version 8 guise, no longer supports multiple windows on the screen (I can hear you saying "Unbelievable").

Windows 8 was designed primarily for tablets and mobile devices with small screens where there's only need or sufficient screen space for one window at a time.

A major gaffe by Microsoft where PC users are concerned.

It does have an option to temporarily show a second area in a small part of the screen, but none of my Windows 8-owning friends have been able to make this work.

Because of this, many wits have said it should be renamed "Microsoft Window"

No more drag-and-drop of files from one window to another, no more running Photoshop on one side of the screen and Word on the other.

If this doesn't get crowds dumping Windows & moving over to Linux or Mac, nothing will. I won't be dumping Windows, I'll just be staying with Windows 7 for as long as possible.


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#2
February 3, 2013 at 15:44:05
Almost as if Windows 8 is the end of computers - starting to look like darned big mobile phones.

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#3
February 3, 2013 at 19:20:56
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While this statment is true.
"Windows 8 was designed primarily for tablets and mobile devices with small screens where there's only need or sufficient screen space for one window at a time."

It is not true that you can't run it with multiple window open.
Download and install a program called Classic Shell and install it and you will
have Windows 8 looking and running almost like Windows 7.

I have been running this for about 2 weeks and it makes windows 8 more
user friendly for those running a Desktop computer.

http://download.cnet.com/Classic-Sh...

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#4
February 3, 2013 at 19:34:50
JPW

Thx for your input. Maybe my #2 was a bit sweeping.

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#5
February 3, 2013 at 19:41:34
Thanks Derek,

I was like you for the longest time until I had to work on a customers windows 8 computer and decided to do some more research and found out that it is much
like windows 7 once you install Classic shell. In fact I am posting this from
a windows 8 pro computer running the classic shell and have 6 windows open
in the task bar.

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