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Windows 8 Developer Preview release

  1. #181


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    It's certainly an interesting departure from the normal Windows OS look and feel. It'll take some getting used to and it's early days in any case.

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  2. #182


    NW FLA.-Redneck Country
    Posts : 138
    Windows 7 Enterprise X64/ Windows 10 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I have the same issue with ie10. No way to close it or do much else. Strange thing is, I installed from within 7, if I click ie10 from the tabs there are no controls, bookmarks and no way to close it. If I click ie10 from the task bar it looks exactly like ie9, with tabs and all of the menu options. I checked and it says ie10 from the task bar. Something is bad wrong with this set up. Sure would like to know how to get back to the normal start menu with apps without turning it back into windows 7.
    Try Right-clicking on the IE Window. That brings up panels on the top and bottom of the screen. Top lets you add new or select between open tabs. Bottom lets you do things like Pin that page, search within page, etc...

    If you click within the address bar it will show you a panel with frequently visited pages on the left and pinned pages on the right. You can also search by typing something to search for in the address bar.
    I've done that, but there is still no command bar, favorites or any option to close the program. Maybe just type exit in the address bar? Just trying to think of something.
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  3. #183


    Have you tried clicking Desktop in the Start window? if you click that IE10 opens with Home, Favourites and Settings.
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  4. #184


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,114
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I have the same issue with ie10. No way to close it or do much else. Strange thing is, I installed from within 7, if I click ie10 from the tabs there are no controls, bookmarks and no way to close it. If I click ie10 from the task bar it looks exactly like ie9, with tabs and all of the menu options. I checked and it says ie10 from the task bar. Something is bad wrong with this set up. Sure would like to know how to get back to the normal start menu with apps without turning it back into windows 7.
    Try Right-clicking on the IE Window. That brings up panels on the top and bottom of the screen. Top lets you add new or select between open tabs. Bottom lets you do things like Pin that page, search within page, etc...

    If you click within the address bar it will show you a panel with frequently visited pages on the left and pinned pages on the right. You can also search by typing something to search for in the address bar.
    I've done that, but there is still no command bar, favorites or any option to close the program. Maybe just type exit in the address bar? Just trying to think of something.
    If you right-click, then click on the address bar, you will see a panel that shows your frequently visited pages on the left with the pinned pages on the right. Pinned pages are your "favorites".

    It may be that the OS will manage the apps so we don't need to worry about closing them. It took me awhile to accept that when I first started using an Android based phone.
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  5. #185


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    As it is, Win 8 seems like 2 different OSes bolted together. Metro being a phone OS bolted together with Win 7 underneath. Hopefully, by the time Win 8 is released the integration between the two will get better.
    Exactly my thoughts. Once I got rid of the metro UI, it was back to business as usual.
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  6. #186


    England, Northamptonshire
    Posts : 536
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard


    But say they did get rid of the Metro UI for desktops then it is just the same as Windows 7 but with a few ribbons here and there ...
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  7. #187


    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    Here's the official guide to the Win 8 Dev Preview from MS.

    http://ow.ly/6tKJE

    This might explain not being able to close Metro apps:

    Metro style apps run and stay up to date even when the PC is on standby. When you’re connected to the Internet, you’ll receive information updates, email, VoIP calls, instant messages, and be able to stream music or other content in the background. When Windows comes out of standby, your apps don’t need time to catch up.
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  8. #188


    Quote Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
    Here's the official guide to the Win 8 Dev Preview from MS.

    http://ow.ly/6tKJE

    This might explain not being able to close Metro apps:

    Metro style apps run and stay up to date even when the PC is on standby. When you’re connected to the Internet, you’ll receive information updates, email, VoIP calls, instant messages, and be able to stream music or other content in the background. When Windows comes out of standby, your apps don’t need time to catch up.
    Thanks for that.
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  9. #189


    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
    But say they did get rid of the Metro UI for desktops then it is just the same as Windows 7 but with a few ribbons here and there ...
    You bet. Thats whats so frustrating. Unless one uses a touch UI its virtually the same as win7.
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  10. #190


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,114
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
    Here's the official guide to the Win 8 Dev Preview from MS.

    http://ow.ly/6tKJE ...
    Interesting read, thanks.
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