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List Of Tweaks: Need Help

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    You don't really need a 'search' shortcut: just begin to type when you're on the start screen and it will automatically search.

    The sleep command as a shortcut is different from what the OS-original one does but it works well, not sure how you tell that's hibernate (It seems I need to press only the power button to wake the pc again, but for the OS sleep pressing any key or moving mouse wakes the pc).

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  2. #12


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I downloaded the recycle bin app but it asks me if I am sure I want to delete the items, is there a way I can bypass/remove the prompt??

    Yes I have realized you can type right from the start menu it was cleared up in this thread already.

    How can I tell? Maybe because it says "resuming from hibernation" but the sleep function wakes from mouse movement. I'm 100% sure the tile using the sleep code hibernates my computer...
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    recycle batch file


    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFloydEffect View Post
    I downloaded the recycle bin app but it asks me if I am sure I want to delete the items, is there a way I can bypass/remove the prompt??
    Yes.

    Make a batch file with this text:

    EmptyRecycleBin.exe /Q
    pause

    The prompt will disappear.
    I just tested it & it works.

    Put the batch file somewhere like My Documents & create a shortcut & in its Properties check the Run as administrator box & ok & apply & ok.

    Pin it to Start.
    A picture:

    Click image for larger version

    I pinned the shortcut because it is set to be run as administrator.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 13 Apr 2013 at 12:43. Reason: added picture
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  4. #14


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Thanks! More problems though haha I renamed that application "Empty Trash" so it fits and looks better in the start menu and now that batch will not work but the application still works renamed. I tried renaming the line in the code after what i named the application but it still does not work.

    Just for future purposes I'm pretty sure Windows creates a copy of the shortcut for the start menu before you move it. Example: I created the full shutdown shortcut on my desktop, pinned to start menu and deleted from desktop and it still works several restarts later and it's not in the recycle bin either.



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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFloydEffect View Post
    Thanks! More problems though haha I renamed that application "Empty Trash" so it fits and looks better in the start menu and now that batch will not work but the application still works renamed. I tried renaming the line in the code after what i named the application but it still does not work.

    Just for future purposes I'm pretty sure Windows creates a copy of the shortcut for the start menu before you move it. Example: I created the full shutdown shortcut on my desktop, pinned to start menu and deleted from desktop and it still works several restarts later and it's not in the recycle bin either.
    You cannot rename the EXE file unless you rename it in System32 first.

    It needs to be:

    EmptyRecycleBin.exe /Q
    pause

    to point to the System32 file as is.
    Use the same name or it won't work.
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  6. #16


    Here's a few tweaks you may have missed. Windows 8 - Tutorial Index
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  7. #17


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Did you not see the photo I did rename it in System32 first man, if I have to revert the name I will but if I can get it to work under my name...all the better.

    Thanks for the link.

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    I started looking back into getting the search setup the way I wanted it, I like how you can use the Windows key + F and it will automatically search files first (my music) however nothing automatically shows up it just pitches keywords to click on. Ultimately this is how I would like the search setup:

    Start Screen > (type something) Search > 1st-Files/2nd-Settings/3rd-Apps (it is reversed by default Apps-Settings-Files)

    If I can get Files to be the default search category instead of Apps then I have further requests, currently by default the Files categories lists as follows:

    All - Documents - Pictures - Music - Video - Other (All is 1st by default) I would like music to be default as for that is what I search for the most...why search for Apps when you have the start screen setup the way you want ya know?

    Basically in a nut shell when I type at the start screen I want music to instantly show up, if I want to find other files, settings or apps I will click into the categories.

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    I'm going to look into the sleep problem on another site as for it might be hardware related but "sleep" is the only thing I need to use the menu on the right side of the screen for, everything in the right hand menu is accessible through the start screen or search so I find it useless.
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by PinkFloydEffect View Post
    Did you not see the photo I did rename it in System32 first man, if I have to revert the name I will but if I can get it to work under my name...all the better.
    Wrong name.
    See picture:

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  9. #19


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Pinning Shortcut


    To make it simple just rename the shortcut.
    You can get rid of the gears icon easily.

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  10. #20


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    I thought it already has .exe hidden after whatever you name it since known extension types are hidden?

    I can not have a space in the file name if used with a batch file?

    I removed the space and it works, BUT, what's the point this does not remove the prompt it just switches the additional action from a click verification to a key. I wish for it to empty in a single click just like things are deleted with a single press of the delete button; no confirmation (if you have it disabled). If there is a way to remove the "press any key to continue" that is what I am after as long as I don't have to close out the command prompt after.
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