The Verge’s Dan Seifert on Microsoft’s preview of Windows 10:
Users will be prompted to switch between the touch and non-touch modes whenever they connect or disconnect the keyboard, and the Start screen and apps will adjust themselves accordingly.
Me, in April of 2013:
I don’t understand this need to have one device that “does everything” (crappily), but if you’re going to do that it seems it needs to operate in two different visually distinct modes: touch and desktop. The user either needs to switch modes or the device needs to detect which mode it’s being used in.
I’m not patting myself on the back. I’m chastising Microsoft for not figuring out sooner something even I figured out.