Archive for July, 2014

Windows 8 – Portrait Mode App-Snapping

If you’ve used Windows 8, especially on a touchscreen device, you’ve likely come to greatly appreciate the ability to snap two (or more) apps side by side.  This is one of the OS’s best differentiators but it is missing in portrait mode.  If you turn your Windows 8 device vertically you lose the ability to snap in an additional app.  It would be highly desirable to have the ability to use the device in portrait mode to read an ebook or blog for example and have your music player snapped to the top or bottom quarter of the screen with transport controls and basic info on display.  Just a thought if Microsoft had a UserVoice for Windows itself (not Windows Phone) I’d suggest this there.