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Windows Blue wish list: 15 must-see improvements

Brad Chacos | April 19, 2013
Windows Blue is barreling down the pipeline, promising to fix many of Windows 8's flaws. We have a few suggestions.

It would be nice if Windows 8 tried to intelligently position new Live Tiles among similar apps--automatically dumping Twitter into a Social column, for instance--rather than plopping new programs at the far end of the Start screen.

But most importantly, give us an option to disable the creation of Start screen tiles for desktop apps. Every time you install a desktop app in Windows 8 it looks like a geometric bomb went off on your Start screen, as every single possible shortcut associated with the program gets a tile of its own. Main program? Tile! Uninstall options? Tile! Help files? Tile! Program settings? Tile!

The madness has to end.

What else?

Whew! That's a lot, but it's all I've got. Everyone has theories on what could fix Microsoft's contentious new OS, though. What do you want to see in Windows Blue? Sound off below.

 

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