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Mar 26, 2013

Windows Blue Metro Snap Mode Drops 1366x768 Resolution Limit [Video]

Windows Blue will bring a lot of improvements to the existing Windows 8 platform, at least judging by this leaked build, but here’s something that’s pretty important for consumers still using devices with low resolutions.

Blue could drop the 1366x768 screen resolution limit required to snap apps and run two different programs side by side in Metro mode, according to a report by McAkins Online. As you can see in this video, snapping apps is now possible on a 1024x768 screen resolution as well, regardless of whether you’re using a desktop computer, a laptop or a tablet.

Windows 8 currently limits snap view to 1366x768, while the 1024x768 resolution is required to run just a single Metro app. While we can’t tell for sure whether this particular option will make it to the stable build, it seems like Microsoft has listened to users’ feedback and is now making Metro apps available on lower resolutions too.

"Blue" is an update to Windows 8, bring patches and new features. One of the new features is that the screen resolution requirements to snap a metro-style application has been dropped. In Windows 8, you need a resolution of 1024 by 768 to run metro-style apps, and you need a screen resolution of 1366 by 768 to snap metro-style apps and run them side-by-side. However, with the "Blue" update, there are no special requirements to snap metro-style apps.
Thanks for watching, and peace be unto you!
Video credits to Nazmus Shakib


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