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  1. #31


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere
    Imagine that it's 1990, and you're on a BBS (it was like the internet, with dialup, but not global) and you found someone saying they were using Windows 3.0, and they hated it because the windows were all colorful and annoying. All they wanted was DOS. Would you not have told them to stop complaining and just use DOS?
    That's not the right question neither.
    Imagine that it's 2012, you are on the internet and you find someone saying they are using some sort of new DOS look-alike OS with huge blocks and plain flat 16-colors based desing, and they hated it because it was full screen and annoying. All they wanted was Windows.

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  2. #32


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    one of the guy's at my work would prefer DOS....he also hates windows 8...but then he's never actually used it for more than a minute or two.
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  3. #33


    Thirlmere
    Posts : 91
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64bit


    So i followed Brink tutorial on how to have an automatic log in with a Microsoft account. But sometimes when I log it, it says logging in "Other User" and then fails for having a wrong password. Any reason??
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  4. #34


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    How is print screen easier on Windows 8? On Win7 simply press Ctrl + PrtScn. Then paste to Word or wherever.

    And snipping tool can be sent to desktop as shortcut, or pinned to task bar, and one click to use. I don't use it very often so keep it in jump start menu.

    Oh ... and I never have to leave the desktop which to me is infuriating when working with 4 or 5 open windows.
    I though that "Ctrl + PrtScn" sent the screenshot to the printer.

    Key Action
    PrtScn Screenshot entire screen
    Alt + PrtScn Screenshot active window
    Ctrl + PrtScn Screenshot send to printer
    Windows 8 adds:
    Win + PrtScn
    Screenshot entire screen and automatically send to "Pictures" folder
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  5. #35


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It probably bothers me because the metro type interface is not very appealing to me. I prefer really to not see it, EVER. When I am on another machine and I have to bring up the Start Screen, it's just a reminder to me that the interface that I don't like is still there and it bugs me.
    Imagine that it's 1990, and you're on a BBS (it was like the internet, with dialup, but not global) and you found someone saying they were using Windows 3.0, and they hated it because the windows were all colorful and annoying. All they wanted was DOS.

    Would you not have told them to stop complaining and just use DOS?

    They might argue that they like some features of Windows, such as using more than 640k, but the whole Windows thing was annoying, and even if they ran a DOS window full screen, they still "knew" Windows was there in the background, and it bugged them.

    Would you not tell that person they should seek psychological help with that problem?

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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell View Post
    Quick question:
    How can I get shortcuts on the desktop.
    Like I have outlook pinned to the taskbar but how can I get it like under "My Computer"
    With windows 7 all I did was drag it from start menu
    Something like this...
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    Right click on the Outlook tile on Start or in All Apps (you will need to right click anywhere on the Start Screen and then hit All apps on the bottom of the command bar) and you will see something that says Open file location. Click that.

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    Then it will open a File Explorer window, which will allow you to drag the shortcut to the Desktop.
    off topic a mo... how do I label my tile groups?
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  7. #37


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Click the - (minus) in the lower right corner (or zoom using any of several other techniques), then right click a group and choose Name Group.
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  8. #38


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


    I love my release preview. I am planning to buy Windows 8 pro after Christmas and am looking forward to it. I dont like what i've seen of the flat look but if it works as well as this beta does, it'l be OK.
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  9. #39


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Click the - (minus) in the lower right corner (or zoom using any of several other techniques), then right click a group and choose Name Group.
    In addtion to this, you can also click and hold the group to move it around.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell View Post
    So i followed Brink tutorial on how to have an automatic log in with a Microsoft account. But sometimes when I log it, it says logging in "Other User" and then fails for having a wrong password. Any reason??
    Yes, this could be due to it not recognizing the default password that you may have set for the Auto-Login,
    Or, it may be logging in so fast that it is skipping the check for it...
    But most likely it is failing to use the correct profile, trying to login to either a non-existent profile, or the default profile.

    how to fix this I am not sure, and which of those I really not sure, but I am guessing that it is the 3rd.

    I would suggest posting in that tutorial for a possible better answer. I may also take a look at it and see, that tutorial.

    But before that I would try reversing it, see if you have issues logging in, then try the tutorial again. Maybe something just got tweaked and that might fix it.
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