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Very Close To Removing Win 8 And Going Back To 7

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    Very Close To Removing Win 8 And Going Back To 7


    Man is this operating system doing my swede in

    On a laptop using the touch pad every time you go anywhere near the top right corner while browsing the effing Charm bar pops up and stops smooth working

    FFS can you make the detect area smaller or turn the ****ing thing off

    At the moment if I had to use the LT for any form of workflow it just would be a bore

    Nothing seems where it should be and I know it is new but to me some of the stuff aint logical it links everything with everything and seems a security nightmare

    The mail tile is bloody useless and when on mail half the operating buttons are missing ..............to unclutter your viewing experiences .....................my arse




    Rant over .........................shall I go back to 7

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I think you answered your own question.

    I have both 7 and 8.

    I don't have any desire to boot into win8.

    I assume you have the win7 install media - or that you made an image.
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    Yes I have a win 7 prof disc but its the win 8 outlay which annoys me the worst thing at the mo is the charm bar keep popping up if you go near the righthand side of the screen with the mouse .When it appears you sort of stop get rid then carry on ...........disable it and use a key ...................maybe
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    That gives me the screaming irrits too when using the touchpad, monkeynuts.

    So I bought a small cordless USB mouse.

    Now, the infrequent occasions where I have to use the pad don't cause so much hair-pulling.

    Not really a cure, I know, but quite an effective workaround.
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    I use a USB mouse with every laptop I own, I don't like them touch pads. I am having enough problems getting used to them tablets.
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    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Yeah, I'd have to say that I'd find the use of the touchpad itself frustrating before I'd even worry about Windows 8's effect on that. I can't stand to use them, so I always plug in a mouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazure View Post
    Yeah, I'd have to say that I'd find the use of the touchpad itself frustrating before I'd even worry about Windows 8's effect on that. I can't stand to use them, so I always plug in a mouse.

    I agree and sometimes I revert back to a mouse but when you are grazing the net on the arm of a chair while watching /listening to the tv you cannot use a mouse ..............no room .....................boys and their toys
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    Man is this operating system doing my swede in

    On a laptop using the touch pad every time you go anywhere near the top right corner while browsing the effing Charm bar pops up and stops smooth working

    FFS can you make the detect area smaller or turn the ****ing thing off
    I have not been able to make any substantive changes in relation to the Charm Bar. But, I am having no significant problems with it. I mainly exercise care in not getting to close to the corners.

    At the moment if I had to use the LT for any form of workflow it just would be a bore

    Nothing seems where it should be and I know it is new but to me some of the stuff aint logical it links everything with everything and seems a security nightmare

    The mail tile is bloody useless and when on mail half the operating buttons are missing ..............to unclutter your viewing experiences .....................my arse
    As far as I am concerned, the new interface is virtually worthless. I use only the Desktop section of Win8. I have set it up so that it works closely enough to a Win7 Desktop for my happiness, although I would never choose Win8 for serious use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by monkeynuts View Post
    Man is this operating system doing my swede in

    On a laptop using the touch pad every time you go anywhere near the top right corner while browsing the effing Charm bar pops up and stops smooth working

    FFS can you make the detect area smaller or turn the ****ing thing off
    I have not been able to make any substantive changes in relation to the Charm Bar. But, I am having no significant problems with it. I mainly exercise care in not getting to close to the corners.

    At the moment if I had to use the LT for any form of workflow it just would be a bore

    Nothing seems where it should be and I know it is new but to me some of the stuff aint logical it links everything with everything and seems a security nightmare

    The mail tile is bloody useless and when on mail half the operating buttons are missing ..............to unclutter your viewing experiences .....................my arse
    As far as I am concerned, the new interface is virtually worthless. I use only the Desktop section of Win8. I have set it up so that it works closely enough to a Win7 Desktop for my happiness, although I would never choose Win8 for serious use.
    Well I am glad its just not my old age causing the problem

    Maybe it works better on a touch screen or tablet
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    From my experience with use 8 with a touchpad, if you're in the metro apps or in the metro IE, that issue rarely presents itself. On the Desktop however, it does from time to time but as long as you don't actually call them up by moving to the middle of the side of the screen, no problems there. But do think there is a freeware bit of software that disables the Charms bar....

    Also, I'm curious, what aspect of the Start Screen isn't suiting you? Can you post a screenshot of it? I ask this because I have a feeling that some aren't taking too keenly on it as some familiar aspects of traditional Windows isn't anywhere to be found on Start.
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