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Is Windows 8 a failure ? Time to say bye, bye MSFT ?

  1. #81


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 64


    [QUOTE=Max Peck;141452]
    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post

    I've also found that I don't miss what's been removed from the desktop. The Start Button? Good grief ... if you can't get around that by tapping the "Win" button or hovering to the LLH corner and clicking then you don't need to be using a computer.


    -Max
    What is a Win button? Hovering over the lower left hand corner simply returns one to the metro start screen. How does that give me access to the file structure?

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  2. #82


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 64


    [QUOTE=Mystere;141414]
    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post

    What are you talking about? Of course the browser prints. Of course you have access to the file structure. Windows 8's desktop is virtually identical to Windows 7, including a browser and a file explorer. Where do you get this stuff?
    Perhaps you can direct me to instruction on printing from IE10? Where is the "file exporter?"
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  3. #83


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post

    What are you talking about? Of course the browser prints. Of course you have access to the file structure. Windows 8's desktop is virtually identical to Windows 7, including a browser and a file explorer. Where do you get this stuff?
    Perhaps you can direct me to instruction on printing from IE10? Where is the "file exporter?"
    Windows Explorer was rename File Explorer. Same thing.

    Click image for larger version

    You print the same way you did in IE9.

    Click image for larger version
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  4. #84


    Posts : 21
    Win 8 64


    Thanks, I hadn't found the file explorer and so I didn't know it existed. You are correct it replaces the start button adequately. Your IE10 looks nothing like mine. From the desktop I'm using IE 9. From the start screen I use IE10 but it looks nothing like what you show in the image and it has no way to print. Perhaps I need to download a new one. Perhaps the answer to all of this would be for Microsoft to have provided a manual. Thanks again.
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  5. #85


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    From the desktop I'm using IE 9.
    Curious how you have ie9 on Windows 8?
    anyway... Here > WinX = Winkey + X
    Click image for larger version
    right click bottom left corner

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    Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List
    Last edited by mdmd; 12 Nov 2012 at 18:54.
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  6. #86


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I don't think it's time to say bye bye.
    A failure?
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  7. #87


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    It's not possible to have IE9 installed on Windows 8. You are mistaken.

    Microsoft and Dell cooperated and made a manual available for free.

    https://marketing.dell.com/windows-8-ebook

    EDIT:
    It occurs to me that you might assume that the desktop version of IE10 is IE9. This is not the case, it's still IE10. You can verify this by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right and choosing About Internet Explorer.

    IE10 runs in two modes, desktop and Metro. Metro has a reduced set of features, but you can still print from it. Ctrl-P will print from virtually any application that supports printing, including Metro IE. This has always been the case in Windows, going back to Windows 1.0.

    The other way, is you can right click and click on the ... button and chose "View on desktop" and then use the normal methods.
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  8. #88


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    A Core i7 Ivy Bridge, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD (plus SD card storage + USB storage). That's almost as powerful as my top of the line rig, with a 7 hour battery life!
    Aww, but don't you remember what Bill Gates said? "640K ought to be enough for anybody!"

    -Max
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  9. #89


    DeLand, FL
    Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    [QUOTE=fmw;141502]
    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post

    I've also found that I don't miss what's been removed from the desktop. The Start Button? Good grief ... if you can't get around that by tapping the "Win" button or hovering to the LLH corner and clicking then you don't need to be using a computer.


    -Max
    What is a Win button? Hovering over the lower left hand corner simply returns one to the metro start screen. How does that give me access to the file structure?
    I didn't say it gave you access to the file structure. If I remember correctly someone was griping about the removal of the START button. All that button did was bring up the Start Menu which is what the Metro screen really is, just a bigger Start Menu!

    You can get at the file structure the same way you always have; open up an explorer.

    Sorry if I misunderstood. However after just a couple of hours with the new installation I found getting around to be as easy as in Win7. It's just not that hard.

    -Max
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  10. #90


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by coke robot

    It is in it's "honeymoon period".
    LOL

    There is NO honeymoon between most consumers and the OS.

    I'm not against Windows 8 per se, I am against being forced as the consumer to not have a choice between booting to the Metro UI or to the desktop.

    I also smell "the cloud" rat. I think that this is a little known objective of MS. I will not be lead to the slaughter of "the cloud" willingly.

    The arrogant brass tack crowd have forgotten that,

    "The customer is ALWAYS right".
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