StaffPad today revealed they will be extensively updating StaffPad’s UI and codebase to fully embrace the Windows 10 design ethos, features and experience. This updated app will be released in the coming weeks. However, some Windows 8 based app interactions will behave differently on Windows 10. Read about it below.
If you’re running StaffPad on Windows 10, you need to call and dismiss the app bar by swiping down from the top, instead of swiping up from the bottom.
To print or access the settings and share charms, you’ll need to swipe down from the top, and then swipe down from the top again to bring up the title bar. From there, you’ll see a small hamburger menu (three lines) in the top left of the screen. Under that little ‘app commands’ menu, you’ll find access to the print/settings/share charms.
By default, Windows 10 now runs apps in a window. StaffPad was really designed to be a full screen app – to maximise your score page and reduce clutter. You can still take StaffPad into full screen mode, and we recommend that you do. Click the two arrows in the app’s title bar to expand the app into full screen. You’ll find that when in this mode, swiping up from the bottom will bring up the Windows task bar (rather than the app bar)
There are some handy improvements in Windows 10 that you can take advantage of, even before we release the Windows 10 version of StaffPad. For example, Windows 10 now includes a PDF writer, so it’s much easier to create/export PDFs from StaffPad. To create a PDF, access the app commands (swipe down from the top, and then again to reveal the menu bar), and choose “print”. Make sure the Microsoft PDF Writer is selected, and then press print. A PDF will be created in your Documents folder.