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Your general opinions on Windows 8.1 Preview Release

  1. #11


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    The damn fake start button gets in the way of classic shell orb. You can fire up classic shell start menu with the super key still.

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  2. #12


    Have you noticed that the window visualization preview has a bug? When I put the mouse over an open program in the taskbar the preview image is screwed.

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  3. #13


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Control Panel > Taskbar and Navigation


    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    I am really liking Windows 8.1, the only thing I cannot figure out is how to get it to boot to desktop, any help?
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    The damn fake start button gets in the way of classic shell orb. You can fire up classic shell start menu with the super key still.
    Were you able to install Classic Shell? I got a compatibility warning when I tried to install it. Also Start8 installs but does nothing.

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  5. #15


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Any way to remove that fake start button?
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    I am really liking Windows 8.1, the only thing I cannot figure out is how to get it to boot to desktop, any help?
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  7. #17


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    Classic shell 3.6.7 installs fine for me. The fake start button is a nuisance.

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    Also seems to be a problem with ie and this site.
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  8. #18


    Thanks a lot !

    Yeah ! I ignored the warnings and it's now working. To say the truth it's better than it was in Windows 8 because now I have the "Fake Start Button" taking me to the "Start Screen" and the "Classic Start Menu" when I press CTRL+ESC.

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  9. #19


    "Work Folders" is fully implemented

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    Anyone tested already?

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  10. #20


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


    Can't get the ISO yet, but so far everything I've seen is encouraging me to remain on W8.

    I'll probably be lambasted for saying this, but there appears to be nothing in 8.1 for me at all. But there's
    a lot that I either actively dislike, or won't use. There appears to be precisely nothing to interest 'traditional'
    (ie, desktop) users.

    Much more-so than W8.


    Wenda.
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