Tablet mode : is there a way to increase size of some items ?

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  1. Nab

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    Hi,

    I've installed windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3 and so far I quite enjoy it.

    There's only one thing that feels a bit awkward from time to time is the tablet mode.

    For instance, I find that the file explorer buttons size are a bit tiny to be hit by a finger and I find myself having to type few times before being able to hit the buttom I was aiming for...

    So I had few thougts on what could improve this experience and was wondering if any solution already exist for these :

    - Is there a way to increase button size in applications such as file explorer ? Or do gestures exists to ease the use of the app (backward, forward....) ?

    - Similarly with the taskbar, I have all my oepn apps displayed... but way too small.

    - Finally, do you have any browser suggestion that would be good for touch browsing ? I've used Edge but had quite a lot of trouble with it lately (random crash, unresponsive...) even though it was actually great at the very beginning. Chrome is not really optimal either....

    I might come up with some more questions with time so I'll add them later.

    Thanks,
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    Setting the scaling is the preferred method.... Windows 10 sets the scaling to ~150% you can increase it to 200 to be the same as Windows 8.x
     
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    Where would you do that ? Would it be automatically done when switching from desktop to tablet mode ?

    thx
     
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    Nope.... it is in the Display Settings and adjusting the slider....
     
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    So won't really help I guess, you don't want to change the setting every time you switch mode.

    Thanks
     
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    I would, since I stay in one mode or the other for long periods of time.
     
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    Typically you keep the DPI setting across both modes. TH2 is adding additional touch functionality back into the OS so there are new features coming, but it will still be different from Windows 8.x.
     
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    Can anyone test drive this TH2? Or, is it a restricted circulation thing?
     
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    All Windows Insiders (Fast ring is using 10547 currently on x86/AMD64 devices and 10536 on phones).
     
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    Thanks. And the version for the x86 is stable enough for everyday use?
     
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    I can sell you a Windows Insider pass ... :)
    and I'll throw in FREE copy of XcodeGhostery :D
     
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    Sure...there are bugs in some of the new features but overall it is stable....
     

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