Windows 10 News & Reviews

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Steve S, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    What's the state of stylus behavior after this latest update?

    If they can pull their act together, (you know, like allow pens to actually draw in art programs by default rather than just pan around, -and not require a back channel hack to restore traditional functionality), I wouldn't mind updating.

    -Somebody reported that the Windows Ink performance issues I have been experiencing, (line fidelity) were addressed and solved in versions of Win 10 which came after the version I'm currently on. (Version 1703, Build 15063.0). I'm curious to see if this is true.
     
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    Arachas Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I've done a clean install with 1709, hoping to fix some of the slowness issues I've been facing. My Surface still feels sluggish - especially when I open a new app, my mouse slows to a crawl, only to then speed up again once the app is loaded. Is that normal? I also regularly get very slow typing speeds in, for example, text boxes like this one, or the Facebook chat box.

    I've just fired up Windows Update and it found 1803, so let's see if that works now.
     
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    Just installed 1803 without a hitch. So, that works now. Still sluggish though. :(
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    <<...Still sluggish though...>>

    ...Give it a day or two. If this is a fresh install, the OS will be indexing in the background for a bit...
     
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    I specifically turned off that feature, that can't be it. Unless the update has reactivated it again.
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    I am not surprised. The real question is why it is not 100%.
    I was also surprised, based on all the feedbacks I gave them as a member of the insider program, that they did not postponed the release.
    And I am always surprised that they have not already solved all the issues I have declared concerning the tablet input panel and pen input using the TIP.
     
  8. Steve S

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    <<...I am always surprised that they have not already solved all the issues I have declared concerning the tablet input panel and pen input using the TIP...>>

    ...I have to agree with you on this. Considering how central pen input is to Microsoft's identity, you'd think the TIP UX would be ultra-polished. Instead, Win10 seems to be going backward relative to the UX of Win8...!
     
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    They seem to be relatively set in stone on these timeframes for the two releases a year, so it's likely unless there's massive data loss or stability issues, they're not postponing anything. And for what it's worth they did actually postpone 1803.

    Still though, every new release continues to show the same basic point as far as I'm concerned. There's just too big of a signal-to-noise issue for the Feedback Hub. Supposedly Microsoft is working on this by choosing some people as subject matter experts, but overall it doesn't matter how specific and reproducible your bug report is - if no other users are paying attention to it, it's not getting upvotes... and if it's not getting upvotes, it's not getting Microsoft's attention. I've sadly had better luck trying to get things noticed on Reddit than I've had in the Feedback Hub, which is a huge problem.

    Edit: Seriously, if you ever want to be depressed about the state of the Insider program, take a look backwards through your own feedback. I've got stuff that was combined into other topics that are entirely unrelated to it. I've got ones where Microsoft posts a response that is just "Thanks for using the Photos app". Some instances where things are broken that still only has 1 upvote despite being reproducible across multiple machines. And stuff that I posted about specific parts of the OS that has been moved into the wrong category (like for example, something I wrote about Microsoft Outlook in the Apps>Office in the Windows Store category being moved to Apps>Open XML SDK 2.0). It's a disaster.
     
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