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Swipe to cycle through desktop windows
In the previous slide I described a new gesture to minimize windows to the task bar. Another gesture I'd like to see for dealing with desktop windows is a swipe on screen to cycle through desktop apps.
A long swipe from the upper left to the lower right could cycle from the active window to the next in line. The user could keep swiping to cycle through all apps (and windows) running on the desktop, stopping when the desired one is active.
There are other ways to do this but that's true for most of the proposed gestures in this article. This gesture like the others would provide a natural way to accomplish the desired task. A natural UI is the mark of a good OS.
Swipe to spin through the Start Screen
Back on the Metro side of things, while spinning left to right is easy to do on the Start Screen, it's annoying to reach the screen on the far right and hit a wall. When you hit it you must swipe back to get to the "main", or left-most Start Screen.
It makes more sense for the Start Screen with it's multiple screens to exist in an imaginary circular structure. When you hit the right-most "wall" the swiping should circle back around to the left-most screen. It's natural and intuitive and would make working the Start Screen more enjoyable.