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  1. #41


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    My first disaster was trying to figure out how to close the dang computer down! Talk about hiding things! Who woulda thunk the power button would be under Settings! Good grief! I finally found that one, and managed to figure out how to get to the desktop. Finally! By that time, I was "off and running".
    The Windows 8 fans though will preach how you should just hit the "physical power button" on the PC and nobody used the actual shut down button in previous versions of Windows. I agree to disagree and I always shut down using the shutdown button within Windows itself. Maybe it was just you and I having this problem.

    Edit: Oh yeah, and the guy that my dad was helping when they both called me because they couldn't figure out how to shut down Windows 8 either. So, I guess it's just 4 of us who used the old button within Windows.
    Who ever said to hit the power button to shut down? Every time this comes up, everyone who knows how to use Windows 8 and likes it will say it's under the Settings charm.

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  2. #42


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Nobody gives a damn what MS wants.

    They should be providing what the customer wants.
    Similar to the approach Apple takes, they don't care what the customer wants, they don't even ask what the customer wants. They maintain that the customer doesn't KNOW what they want yet...so they design it their way.

    I think MS has tried the same thing. We as the users aren't used to this approach from MS.
    Well technically, if the customer had their way, we'd still be using a Windows 3 setup, or even a better DOS. No one asked for a start menu or Taskbar in Windows 95. No one asked to consolidate down menu flyouts from the start menu from xp to vista where it's just a scrolling list. No one asked for a Ribbon interface in Office 2007. No one asked for a bigger Taskbar in Windows 7. No one asked for a Start Screen in Windows 8. Yet, ALL the things Microsoft pushed out to market ended up getting adopted and supported. No one asks to revert back to the days without a Taskbar or start menu. No one asks to have ridiculous menu flyouts in the start menu like xp. No one asks for a smaller Taskbar. No one asks to go back to a drop down menu list like in Office 2003.

    Microsoft's not even the first or second company to do something like this....
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  3. #43


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have to ask, did the reason why you didn't like Windows 8 was because you couldn't find anything you needed? Or was it you didn't like it because it was too different. Or did you not like it because you didn't know how to use the new UI?
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  4. #44


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Who ever said to hit the power button to shut down? Every time this comes up, everyone who knows how to use Windows 8 and likes it will say it's under the Settings charm.
    Mystere says it regularly (or variations of it).
    Here's an example:
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...tml#post188949
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  5. #45


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I don't even have a power button.
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  6. #46


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't even have a power button.
    How do you turn your machine on?
    The wall socket?
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  7. #47


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    No one asks to go back to a drop down menu list like in Office 2003.
    <Soapbox>
    Just call me "no one" then because I really hate that ribbon in Office 2007 & 2010. That's why I keep 2003 on my system. I have to use 2010 at the office but on my equipment it's 2003. And it's not because I haven't used it long enough, either. I've been using 2010 at the office for a couple years now and I still​ find 2003 far more fluid to use. In 2010 I'm always hunting all around through the tabs to find stuff that I had neatly organized in 2003.

    With 2003 the menu system is logical and ordered and the toolbar is just large enough to see the icons clearly and is completely customize-able. I can put all my most frequently used commands right there on the toolbar in the order that *I* decide to put them. The toolbar is large enough but doesn't intrude into the client window very much so there's plenty of room for the content I'm working on. Funny ... Microsoft keeps flopping back-and-forth on this one. Office 2003 was semi-minimalist with the "chrome", then they go with a huge RIBBON intrusion (talk about CHROME), now they're flipping back to this ugly mono-colored, flat anti-chrome scheme in yet another attempt to change things up.

    Not all progress is GOOD progress, Coke. (Just look at the political landscape for an example of that, though that's for an entirely different discussion). Sometimes you find a tool that "just works". Fortunately the tools I have still "just work" and I don't have to pay a subscription for them either. The toolmaker (MS) just has to sell a new one so they have to change everything (whether it's necessary or not) so they can sell more of 'em. Just business I guess!
    </Soapbox>

    -Max
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  8. #48


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


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't even have a power button.
    How do you turn your machine on?
    The wall socket?
    Coke, that vanguard of continual progress <grin> has a hand-crank on his PC to keep the power going!

    (No offense Coke!)

    -Max
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  9. #49


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Well, as luck would have it, I have a mechanical keyboard that doesn't include bells and whistles..so I don't have a power key on my keyboard. If I did have one, I would use it.
    And as luck would have it, all that button does (by default, probably) is to put the 'puter to sleep. I may go into settings and see if I can set it up. Worst case scenario would be to install the drivers to see if they work with 8.

    BTW, I got this Logitec keyboard and mouse combo at Sam's for $49. At that price, I got two of 'em; one for each desktop.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I don't even have a power button.
    How do you turn your machine on?
    The wall socket?
    Well, since my current system is in a limbo disarray, the power button broke off. Being lazy, I didn't fix as I can just do a hotwire power on. But mainly, my PC is either on sleep and I can tap something to resume it, or I can swipe the Charms open with my Touch Mouse and shut it down if needed. Usually, that rarely will happen.
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