Thanks, sygnus21. I'm glad someone else gets it.
There is something about trying to lead customers by the nose that often times back fires grandly, even on folks that are sheeple.
The cloud at first appears to be a great idea until you realize all the pitfalls that come along with it from the benign to the malignant, like hacking cloud servers, and data bases.
Those with intelligence and discernment view "The Cloud" with the suspicion it deserves.
And sending everything to 'the cloud' isn't corporate friendly and has no place in the work place.
"Horses for Courses". This whole thing is not an EITHER the CLOUD or OTHER. I mean some services like dropbox are very convenient for file sharing etc. People also store (IMO far too much) data already on sites like "Farcebook" etc and companies seem to be encouraging employees and temporary contract staff to put all sorts of details on to company wide accessible data via a "local cloud".
Now PUBLIC stuff that I'm happy to share with other people --I have absolutely no problem with storing on line but PRIVATE data is PRIVATE and it's staying LOCAL on my computer and nowhere else.
If you look at the cloud in these terms then it's not so bad -- but of course there's no money in it so that's why there's this big push -- and then bingo you will be SWAMPED by spam / commercials.
I have 3 separate email accounts that I use when buying anything from Amazon -- OK the deals are good but the amount of JUNK emails you get after making a purchase are just HORRENDOUS - so I just delete EVERYTHING from those accounts without even bothering to open them.
Let me help with that answer.... Online shopping and banking has exploded into an everyday common occurrence. Sure there are those who still don't use those services, but they are in an ever decreasing minority.
While cloud computing is the next tech to try and garner peoples trust, it's (cloud computing) not going away. Like other online services, it'll eventually catch on... just like Facebook. Think about that one
The "only" advertisements I get from Amazon are through my Student Prime account (Amazon Student), which unfortunately is part of the reduced price for the service. In short, if you choose to take advantage of Amazon's Student account, you also agree to advertisements from that service. BS, but for the reduced price vs. services I receive... my delete button works just fine.
BTW the Student Prime accounts gets you free services like movies on demand; but for me, it's the free 2 day shipping, or the reduced 1-day shipping price that I use.... a lot
Anyway outside of that service, you can opt out of the advertisements.
Haven't found a search yet asking about this but I found the perfect thread here to ask.
Does anyone know how or even if it's possible, to actually edit/change/customize the quick access right-click Start button list?
I would love to remove some unneeded/unused entries, rearrange the order of entries, and add some custom entries to the list with like direct CLSID/GUID key locations.
It's obviously stored somewhere right, so lets start customizing that "official" quick access Start button list how we want right?
All I could do is provide this genius idea first lol, I hope someone with the smarts could now make it happen heh.
people are used to the start button and denying the latest being offered .. but once it will come into practice, there will be none complaining about
That's a good question, but OMG you opened up Pandora's Box again!
Buttons are round, so I suggest we start calling at the Start Flag.
I would imagine it would have to be a registry hack. I'm not that technically advanced to know. I'm quite sure someone will come along that does.