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Windows Consumer Preview - Bugs and Annoyances

  1. #11


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Metro Scroll Bars when using trackpad or mouse:

    In applications like IE, where there is a long page to read, I like to park the mouse cursor over the scroll bar (or arrow at the bottom), and just click to page down (or line down) as I read.

    The problem with this is that in Windows 8 Metro, if the mouse pointer doesn't move, after a while the scrollbar fades out and disappears... meaning my clicks suddenly do nothing. I have to move the mouse out of the scrollbar and back in to get it to re-appear so that i can continue to scroll down as I read.

    This is very annoying.

    Proposed Solution: As long as the mouse pointer is over the scroll bar, don't let it fade/disappear. It should stay visible the entire time the mouse is over it.

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Yeah, I did that once and ended up with a mess. My password would not work any more. In hindsight I think because the num lock was turned on somewhere in the process (I did not have a seperate num pad). I would prefer to get rid of the password all together. And thanks for reminding me of that possibility.
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Just found the solution for the password problem. See tip #12 in this page: Maximum PC | The Big Guide: 20 Tips and Tricks to Get The Most Out of Windows 8 - Page 2

    Works perfectly. Also implemented tip #11 which works too.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    The xbox companion 'not supported' in my region. One of the few apps that might have been useful to me

    As much as I like the new Task Manager, not being being able to see exactly how many processes are running in task manager is kind of annoying.

    Not being able to add functions to the lower left right-click admin panel.


    Finding a function then losing the damn thing again. It's an odd learning curve.








    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Lots of errors in Event Viewer. Have you checked yours.

    Jim
    Yes. Lot's of new errors to decipher
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  5. #15


    Posts : 738
    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Besides the Metro UI work around of clicking the desktop button each startup the new lock screen is one large annoyance without any autologin to desktop method or option found as of yet.

    Shutdown or restart is even worse with the need to logoff first to unlock the lock screen one more time and then click on the tool gear wheel icon to restart.

    The lack of a Start button was a simple add a new toolbar onto the taskbar selecting "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start\Programs\" as the selected folder.

    What many will find baffling is the change in the repair tools when booted live from the USB Install Key or 8 dvd used! If you set up a dual boot but keep the present host/OS drive unplugged to see 8 go on as a stand alone and then go to use a program like EasyBCD to add a new boot entry into Vista or 7 BCD store you will need to use the 8 version of the Startup repair tool or see "winloader.exe missing".

    The big annoyance at finding the renamed Startup repair option is finding a totally new layout for the repair AND other options now found in the additional screens added! And no you still won't find Startup repair but "Automatic repair" instead. Have a look!

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    You still see the repair options link under the Install Now button as expected. But wait until what? No OS detected and selected before arriving at a menu of options?

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    Continue, User another OS, Turn off your PC, and Troubleshoot are what you find instead. So naturally you select the Troubleshoot option but find yourself looking at...

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    Refresh your PC? sounds like an Upgrade to repair option for an OEM machine. Reset your PC wiping all files out suggests a full clean install or recovery, and one more Advanced option...

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    And finally you arrive at a screen with some familiar items seen on it! System Restore, System image Recovery for restoration of a full system image, command prompt, and what? no Startup but Automatic Repair is now seen for any startup issues only after you go through the extra screens to find what you were looking for was renamed.
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  6. #16


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    Vista and Win7


    I am not sure whether those are many errors - but yes, there is a good number.

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  7. #17


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 CP 64bit


    Keep in mind this is a preview (beta) operating system so there is bound to be a few more errors then Windows 7. however I am used to the metro UI now after 1 day and have it set so that on boot, I am auto logged in and after a few seconds the desktop comes up after seeing the metro UI. which by then everything is loaded and ready to go. from turning my laptop to the desktop being viewable is done in 32 seconds. Windows XP still took over a minute (same programs) and Windows 7 took 55 seconds, however could also be that they were 32-bit, whereas Windows 8, I installed the 64-bit edition. and it is going very well. no blue screens or errors, maybe an odd bug here and there that's not really noticed by me any-way. Also battery life is a good 25~ minutes more then XP/7. so that's good. Windows 8 CP even though it is a preview/beta, it is more then ready for the general user in my opinion as long as you can get used to the metro UI, however I do agree in saying they never should of removed the start menu, they should have an option in the final to choose between metro and start as the defaults, maybe add this to the installer somehow. although even if they don't, I think someone would code an installer and add this option as a mod any-way. any-way that's just my 5 cents.
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  8. #18


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    Vista and Win7


    Yeah, the boot is really fast. 8 seconds in Virtual box and I am on the desktop. I automated sign-in and boot directly to the desktop. Have to time it on my laptop where it is in a dual boot.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 738
    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    That's on a VM however not the install to HD as you still have to unlock the lock screen and type in the password, click arrow to arrive at Start screen first. But then you simply click the desktop shortcut which is minor but annoying still.

    So far no automatic login options have been found in the CP>System>Advanced while a new reg value similar to what was seen with XP is a thought. That would have to come later however once more is learned about the final not CP version we see now.

    There will likely be more then one 3rd party tool available as well as one company is working on a Start8 utility still not available to solve the lack of Start menu which has been a concern.
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  10. #20


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7
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