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Screen Rotation on Windows 8 (Video)

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It seems screen orientation on Windows 8 tablets will not be as rigidly landscape as I’d expected. Tom Warren at WinRumors has a one minute video with his Windows 8 slate showing screen rotation.


The overall experience is much smoother than in previous versions of Windows, which consists of a blackout and reshuffling of windows and icons. Actually, Tom doesn’t show is if that reshuffling is any different, but it is certainly a less jarring visual experience. Of note to me is how the Metro interface reorganizes in a logical manner. But what I really wanted to see was how the side-by-side apps screen worked in portrait. Do the bezel gestures retain the same orientation or change with the screen rotation? I’ll have to see about dual-booting one of my tablets with Windows 8 to give it a real rundown.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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