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Exclusive Report – Windows “Blue” Drops 1366×768 Screen Resolution Requirement to Snap Apps

“Blue” is an update to Windows 8 that will bring patches and new features to Windows 8. We have discovered a hidden gem in “Blue” that might interest you. As you may already know, Windows 8 has two special requirements in regards to screen resolution of your device. In vanilla Windows 8, you need to have a resolution of 1024×768 to run metro-style (aka Windows 8 style) apps. However, if you want to be able to snap apps side-by-side, you will need a higher resolution of 1366×768. With the “Blue” update, however, Windows 8 will no longer require a resolution of 1366 by 768 to snap metro-style apps. As long as you have a screen resolution of 1024 by 768, you can snap metro style applications. In the video below, I demonstrate this behavior. As you can see, I am, indeed, running my PC at 1024×768 and am still able to snap apps.

We will have more blue coverage on this site, so stay tuned!

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5 thoughts on “Exclusive Report – Windows “Blue” Drops 1366×768 Screen Resolution Requirement to Snap Apps”

  1. Nice catch there Naz, wasn’t expecting MS to drop the Wide Screen requirements so quickly. Now my TC1100s can enjoy a fifth life.

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