Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018)

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  1. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Downloaded and tried this. Pretty impressive, especially speed. Definitely alpha quality though with missing features and bugs galore.
    Also it pretty much requires the cumulative update that MS released yesterday or it's too crash prone to be even usable.
     
  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Interesting, from the WUpdate release notes it didn't look major when I glanced them over this morning. As an aside, looks like my Book2 didn't like that update (forgot the number, something like KB8440996 or so?), it got stuck at 70%. I tried to restart the system in that state, but then it got stuck on the "shutting down" screen. We'll see if it gets out of that on its own during the day. [edit, seems like it did]

    Quick question, does your system also not disable the keyboard when folded back? As in: with the keyboard facing down and the kickstand standing on its back, are the keys still active?
     
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    As to the getting stuck on updates issue, I have seen that happen a couple of times, but coming back and trying again later has resolved it for me.

    To your question about the keyboard, not sure I'm clear on what you are asking. Do you mean having the keyboard folded behind the unit in tablet mode, kind of like what you can do with the surfaces?
     
  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Exactly, when I have the unit with the KB down (see sketch below, this is TPCR after all..) the keys are still active. Is that the same on your unit?

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  5. desertlap

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    Got it! and yes annoyingly so. I end up just disconnecting the keyboard which has the unfortunate side effect that I inevitably go somewhere with just the tablet and then have need for the keyboard when it's back on my desk:mad:

    PS: The developer notes which is not the general release notes that go out to the public list at least 35 different fixes that are ARM specific.
     
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    BTW: you might want to email Samsung about that specific issue. They are much more responsive to customer feedback than most companies at least in the windows side. I sent them a request as well for something like a "disable keyboard when reversed" option setting.
     
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    Thanks, I was about to post on their community forum, but I can't register or log in no matter what I try (Edge, chrome, incognito, etc). I'll see if I can send an email.
     
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    Just a heads up for those tempted to try the Alpha Builds of FireFox/ARM. Make sure that you backup prior each install of it.
    The last Friday build pretty much killed Edge and Outlook being able do anything. Only option was to reset/reload the machine.
    In FireFox defense , they are calling it Alpha at this point and this isn't the first time I've had Alpha software brick a machine:(
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up. That's pretty severe, alpha software affecting other software packages! Glad I didn't get too adventurous yet..
     
  10. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    On my Go I reverse the keyboard before folding it back. That way, you don't contact the keys when you use the tablet and the KB is always with you.

    Don't know if you can do this on the GB12.
     
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