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    Thumbs up Anyone else using "Showcase" (true multitasking mode) instead of default?

    I have my PlayBook set to use "Showcase" mode, this is where apps really multitask. For example, you can have Reader's digest have the magazine download in the background, while I browse the web or Play a game.
    In default mode, that doesn't work as the applications pause when aren't fullscreen.

    "Showcase" mode is what really unlocks the power of the PlayBook. Any one using "Showcase" mode?
    Last edited by Chipchop; 04-29-2011 at 06:28 PM.
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    For sure. Showcase rocks!
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    thanks for posting this, just turned mine to showcase.
    much better

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    I can honestly say I have never put my PB in Showcase mode once. I've had it out showing many people and blew some minds. The best was showing my father... everything I showed him, he was flabbergasted! He want's one!

    Any who I'm going to be out all weekend showing this baby off... I'll put it in Showcase mode and give it a shot... obviously I was missing something. I'll report back on Monday and let you know if it makes a difference.
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    i only use showcase mode. It's definitely the way to go.

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    Always. First day I got it I went through all the settings and tested them, showcase is awesome.
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    ye, i didn't like videos and other things pausing, i like them when they are still playing. They should make that default..
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    No sir - I stay out of showcase mode.

    I like the option to turn it on when I need it, but for everyday use, I'm only using one thing at a time.

    Maybe once we get some more apps

    Also, Reader's Digest/Fortune/App World all download and install in the background just fine. At least in "Default" mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egranlund View Post
    No sir - I stay out of showcase mode.

    I like the option to turn it on when I need it, but for everyday use, I'm only using one thing at a time.

    Maybe once we get some more apps

    Also, Reader's Digest/Fortune/App World all download and install in the background just fine. At least in "Default" mode.
    Not app installation, in-app processing of any kind will be paused when the app isn't full screen..
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    I tend to stay in default because I worry that showcase mode will lower the battery life. Anyone tested the showcase battery life vs the default??
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    never knew showcase was there! good to know and now changed too thanks!!!!
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    still using default and haven't tried showcase. the only app as of now i leave running in the background in music which doesn't pause when minimized so haven't had the need to showcase yet.
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    I'm currently on Default. Apps like slacker radio and music still play in the background when it's set on Default. I turn showcase on when it's time to show it off to someone. I always thought Showcase would drain the battery more, can anyone confirm this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipchop View Post
    Not app installation, in-app processing of any kind will be paused when the app isn't full screen..
    Hm, reader's digest downloading it's latest issue in the background worked fine for me.

    I'm pretty sure the developer can tell the OS to let it do stuff in the background even when the GUI is "paused".
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    Stuff works in the background minimized until another app is fill screen. I keep mine in showcase.
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    The showcase mode was used continually in sales demos leading up to launch. Kinda like a wow feature. Is there any real world use or need to have the apps playing in tiny windows besides to impress people? As mentioned music doesnt need a window(or card) open.
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    Default Re: Anyone else using "Showcase" (true multitasking mode) instead of default?

    So does showcase mode have any battery drain effect?
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    So does showcase mode have any battery drain effect?
    yes it certainly can. you applications would still be running in the background under showcase. thus using battery even though you are not using the app
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    Default Re: Anyone else using "Showcase" (true multitasking mode) instead of default?

    Since day 1, I still think it should be the default.
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    Default Re: Anyone else using "Showcase" (true multitasking mode) instead of default?

    Always have. Also, always thought "Showcase" was not the name I would have chose for it.
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