What Surface Pro improvements would you like to see in Windows Blue?

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  1. Intangir

    Intangir New Member

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    Windows Blue is the codename for Windows 9 (supposedly) and the alpha has already been leaked online.

    What improvements would you like to see in it to improve your experience on the Surface Pro?
    Personally I would like a setting in windows (w/o the need for 3rd party apps) to turn off the display when the power button is pushed, but to keep the tablet running in a low power mode (limit cpu use to something like 15%), so that we can listen to music while the tablet is closed.
    Customization of the virtual keyboard would be nice as well.
     
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    I would like to have the following:

    1) Give me the option to have the keyboard autopopup when I enter a text field.
    2) Make the keyboard autocorrect more accurate. Coming from an IPad it is pretty horrible by comparison.
    3) Include a mic key on the keyboard for verbal dictation.
    4) Allow me to set my fans to always run at about 7500 rpm. I don't mind the sound and this sucker gets hot.
    5) Put the damned Start Button back.
     
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    I couldn't agree more with 2, 4 and 5
    When my Pro is plugged in, I would like to have fan speeds accessible. The autocorrect s pretty bad on the pro. I came from Android, and some of the keyboard apps had amazingly intuitive autocorrects and word predictions. The predictions on the pro typically come up as I am near done spelling anyway, and it rarely tries to guess the next word. And the Start button, yeah I miss that. Trying to right click the bottom left of the screen with touch is pretty annoying.
     
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    In case you weren't aware you can download an app called Start8 from Stardock for about $5 that fully replaces the Start Button. Still MS should just accept that getting rid of the Start Button was a HUGE MISTAKE and put it back.
     
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    I used to run a similar freeware program of that on my PC before I downgraded it back to W7. It worked very well, but I still wish it was already integrated by MS
     
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    Try this keyboard

    [video=youtube;X2rcVjtUaYE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2rcVjtUaYE[/video]

    http://www.touchpal.com/en/downloadswin8.html
     
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    Very nice, reminds me a lot of Swipe, but with more options. Downloading it now to give it a shot.
     
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    Blue isn't Windows 9 it is more Akin to Windows 8 R2 and the improvement that you're looking for requires the ability to go into Connected Standby (S0iX) and that can't happen until Haswell as Ivy Bridge isn't S0iX compliant.
     
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    And get over the start button. It is never going to happen. Need a Bluetooth toggle on and off though.
     
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    There already is a BT toggle. Settings -> PC Settings -> Wireless. Has toggles for Airplane mode, BT and Wifi
     
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    That turns off both, if all you want to do is turn off Bluetooth; Swipe to bring up the Charms Menu....Settings.....PC Settings....Wireless
     
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    Lol. Thanks I knew this. My bad I meant any easier one. Like something you can pin to the start tap on/off.
     

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