Per-Application Volume in Vista
I’ve been using Vista now for a week and I don’t think I’m going back.
- 3D-Flip is amazing. I can page through quarter-scale screenshots of the 20 or so app windows I have open to find the right one. The fact that they are live, active windows, not just screenshots is gravy. Please turn this into a screensaver.
- Pin to Start Menu lets you right click on an app and add immediately add it to app list that comes up when you hit the start button. I used to have to drag shortcuts around to do that in XP. They should add Pin to Send To Menu.
- Glass is really cool. Titlebars and window outlines are translucent(you choose the color, shade and alpha level). It’s not useful, but it gives you apps a feeling of … um … realness.
My new favorite, though, is per-application volume. I had no idea about this feature until Scoble mentioned it today. WOWOWOWOWOW! I guess NOW I don’t have to turn off email and IM notifications and system sounds if I want to turn up the music. Nice touch.
Anyway, that’s why I read his blog and ask him questions. He knows which features of which products are special. Maybe that makes him an evangelist and maybe it just makes him awesome.