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  1. #771


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    'Kay. Since I haven't posted mine for some time, and considering they've all changed many times since I did, I thought I'd pop some fresh ones up... Hope you like.

    OS is 8.1 Pro w/WMC 64-bit.


    Wenda.

    Start Screen... you can see how much use it gets, by the massive amount of tiles and customisations.
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    All Apps... Here's where the heavy lifting is done, Start menu-wise. Still needs a lot of tidying up, but will wait til 8.1.1 is installed. Works best when set to sort by 'category'.
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    Desktop... clean and uncluttered, with few icons, and nothing pinned to the taskbar (I hate it, and it's not what the taskbar is for, IMO). Note Quick-Launch toolbar but no 3rd-party Start menu.
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  2. #772


    Very nice, Wenda! Very clean. Nice action locomotive scene.

    You have 8.1. Why is there 15 updates on your Store tile? Do you have that set to manual update?
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  3. #773


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Very nice, Wenda! Very clean. Nice action locomotive scene.

    You have 8.1. Why is there 15 updates on your Store tile? Do you have that set to manual update?
    Yes, I do manual updates. Mainly due to a very low monthly allowance (15 gigs).

    Shows you how often I see the Start screen, tho.

    But all good, updated now.


    Cheers!

    Wenda.
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  4. #774


    Louisiana, USA
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 x64 OEM


    So far, I don't have to scroll but I know that'll change as time goes by lol I'm a pack rat of programs and shortcuts usually


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    If you happen to like the wallpaper, this is where you can download it.. Not an advertisement, just so I don't have to repost it later..
    Enigma by AdamMBurleighPhoto on deviantART

    EDIT: ^^Uhh.. I was going for a short link but it decided to go the extra mile automatically.. O.o

    EDIT 2: Hmmm why do I have Food & Drink in my apps?? Uninstalling that right now lol
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  5. #775


    Welcome to Windows EightForums, Jarminx. Very nice!

    That’s ok. Save as many as you like! Most of us collected icons galore on the desktop. That’s one of the reasons MS changed to Start Screen. Hardly anyone used the Start Menu. Now some scream bloody murder that it’s gone.
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  6. #776


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Very nice, Wenda! Very clean. Nice action locomotive scene.

    You have 8.1. Why is there 15 updates on your Store tile? Do you have that set to manual update?
    Yes, I do manual updates. Mainly due to a very low monthly allowance (15 gigs).

    Shows you how often I see the Start screen, tho.

    But all good, updated now.


    Cheers!

    Wenda.
    Yes, I know you have to watch your data intake. Don't you wish we could cuss like an Aussie over it here!

    I see then if the machine is offline they collect. Thanks for answering.
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  7. #777


    Posts : 5
    8.1


    Hello, i m new here, nice to meet you

    This is how i customized my win 8.1. Hope you ll like it I really love it.

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    "waves" = my docs
    "orcas" = my downloads
    The photo of my wife with our cat changes every 30 min as well as the big one on the right.
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  8. #778


    Hello, AlanMcJ. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    Wow! That's a real peace of art! You must have a lot of time in that.
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  9. #779


    Louisiana, USA
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 x64 OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMcJ View Post
    Hello, i m new here, nice to meet you

    This is how i customized my win 8.1. Hope you ll like it I really love it.
    What app you using to get the photo bars?
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  10. #780


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,841
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Welcome to Eight Forums AlanMcJ. Very nice

    Just a question for you 8 users. Does anyone use docks? Do they work on 8, are they needed? I don't have icons on my desktop any more. I use a dock in 7.

    A Guy
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