Originally Posted by DrO
though as Win 8.x has dropped the Win+Tab option, i'm not sure if it's worth trying to find a work around (which so far i've not found).
I'm not blaming Winamp. I accept that Windows (and/or hardware) changed things that made some stuff impractical to continue to support (e.g. background images in the playlist editor).
I even accept the game of leap frog software and hardware play. One drives the other to get better. New software demands more powerful hardware, as the hardware gets better, the software demands even more. This is good and keeps things moving forward, even though some of the software processing demand is due to code not written as tight as it could be.
But, I don't like the game of 2 steps forward and 1 step back. Windows 8 removed stuff (mostly eye candy, but that's beside the point) that Windows 7 introduced to save the drain on mobile users' batteries. Why remove it? Why not just provide the option to disable the battery draining stuff. Other things were removed because the graphics subsystems on mobiles (and average desktops) are not powerful enough to support them along with the standard stuff. Ok, but why should desktop users who are willing to add more powerful graphic cards suffer? Why not have the software scale to what the hardware it's running on can support?
I don't expect answers, just venting my frustration.