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  1. #81


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    The drivers look fine to me.

    I even tried the power troubleshooter thing - says all is fine.

    It is greyed out here:

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    I can't find the word sleep anywhere else.

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  2. #82


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hmm, ok.

    You might check to see if you may have a group policy enabled that disabled Sleep.

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  3. #83


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    OK, It is the graphics card drivers. I remembered that from Vista. Installed the latest Nvidia drivers and sleep option has miraculously appeared.


    Strange, it isn't like that on 7 or 8.0.

    Something to do with winsat being taken out and shot, possibly.
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  4. #84


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd, but glad you found the cause Simon.
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  5. #85


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

    I personally like it and can't see what the big deal is. It didn't take anything away, just added some.

    I know to each his own, and that's cool. I just don't see what the issue is.
    It's difficult to explain. First of all, I use the navigation bar more than anything else. When it didn't exist in Windows yet, I used a purchased program that did that, so to me it's a very important element in order to do things fast.

    With this new navigation bar, you have all those useless folders there, bothering, eating a lot of space and being impossible to remove. If you close This PC, then it will also close C: and D:, which to me are very important to be there always available and not hidden because I click on them a hell of a lot.

    I have been using since the release of Windows 7 a little software tweak to remove the libraries from the navigation bar just to avoid that same annoyance. If I don't use it, I don't want it there. I guess some patch will come out soon to fix this too.
    Well to be honest I still don't get it but if you don't want to see those folders you could just click the black arrow next to "Folders" and they'll be hidden. Don't know if this will solve your issue, but at least you can hide them.
    I know, it was difficult to explain, but the point is that if I hide them it also hides the C: and D: drives, which I need to be there, not hidden.

    Anyway, I can drag C: and D: to the navigation bar in the upper part, but still I don't like it.
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  6. #86


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    The sleep (suspend) function works fine for me. Maybe because I upgraded instead of doing a clean install on another partition?

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    I guess you have tried this of course, but on mine it's there.

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  7. #87


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Well to be honest I still don't get it but if you don't want to see those folders you could just click the black arrow next to "Folders" and they'll be hidden. Don't know if this will solve your issue, but at least you can hide them.
    I know, it was difficult to explain, but the point is that if I hide them it also hides the C: and D: drives, which I need to be there, not hidden.
    That's not how it works for me....

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  8. #88


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    See this:

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  9. #89


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    If that works for you that's all that matters.
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  10. #90


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    It's not just that. Now, everytime you want to save some file or choose a folder, the PC tree will be showing all that list of unwanted folders before you reach your D:

    Anyway, it's just one more classic unwanted and unpractical annoyance of Microsoft. I wonder if they use their own computers, because these ideas are really bad.
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