Negativity gets you hitsCan someone explain I me why the headline is saying "removing" instead of "replacing"
Just seems kind of misleading
Can someone explain I me why the headline is saying "removing" instead of "replacing"
Just seems kind of misleading
They should have made the dashboard without lag since beginning without features that compromised it.Microsoft is now on a mission to improve dashboard speed and multitasking, and snap mode is being removed to help improve the overall dashboard lag.
I streamed using it the other night and it popped up on the right side to configure the stream, then went fullscreen automatically when it started.
Pretty much guarantee that scorpio won't have an hdmi passthrough. Almost everything that MS tried to innovate with the XB1 will be gone.
We replaced Snap to improve multitasking, reduce memory use, improve overall speed, and free up resources going forward for bigger things.
Coming to Xbox: an overhauled Guide and the end of Snap Mode
this new menu will display your pins, allowing you to customize what apps and games appear in the new tab for easy access. Microsoft has also been testing a single button press to access the Guide menu, as opposed to the double-tap implementation available today........
Removing Snap Mode to introduce new Multitasking features
I've been told that Snap Mode could be getting removed completely. Indeed, Universal Windows Platform apps are currently completely unable to utilize Snap Mode, and denying UWP apps access to the feature could be evidence enough of its impending removal.
Instead, Xbox looks to be exploring the possibility of a picture-in-picture multitasking implementation, where "snapped" app would simply hover in the corner of your game, rather than wiping out a quarter of your screen with a largely empty bar.....Details on this new feature are scant, however. Picture-in-picture mode would prevent media apps from losing their most useful multi-tasking functionality, without needing to utilize the legacy Snap Mode feature that UWP apps are currently unable to access.
I'd prefer this. I like snap but would prefer a faster UI. If it has to die for the latter so be it but the option would be nice.
The more I think about it, the more I feel PiP is the better solution than snap in every way. It's just so much more flexible. I hope they go all in on the potential.
I imagine that For TV, you could place the window where you like, resize the window, adjust the sound mixer and adjust the opacity to your liking all from the guide widget. Just want to listen to a show? Turn opacity all the way down, and play your game with a full screen.
Fantasy football? Why take up 1/6 of your screen at all times? Why not just have a small overlay window that updates you when a player on your team scores and pops open to show you the highlight?
Streaming. Again, why bring up a massive menu to configure your stream. Just do it from the guide. Configure your overlay to display your chat and viewer totals... or turn them off.
I'm really not seeing any negatives tbh, especially not if the system runs faster now.
The Xbox One OS is a slow, confusing piece of garbage. I hope it gets rehauled as thoroughly as possible or canned and replaced outright.