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Old habits hard to break

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Old habits hard to break


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    After using Windows 8 awhile, I still find myself going to either my start screen, all apps, or control panel, to access this stuff, instead of just right clicking the Windows icon. I then remember there's a faster way after I'm already there. I mean Microsoft had enough foresight(which I find great for power-users & beginners alike) to add this in 8 and 10 and I keep forgetting it. Anyone else?

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    The opposite for me. I downloaded a XP VM from MS to try to install some old blackberry software yesterday.

    Kept hitting the + X and it didn't work. Again and again. My fingers wouldn't believe it wasn't there it seems.
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    Trying to Sith things out
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    The opposite for me. I downloaded a XP VM from MS to try to install some old blackberry software yesterday.

    Kept hitting the + X and it didn't work. Again and again. My fingers wouldn't believe it wasn't there it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Muscle Memory
    Yep. Gets on my nerves. My Lenovo laptop has French keyboard and my MacBook has UK keyboard. I seem to perpetually type like someone new to the concept of a keyboard.
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    I have to use a german keyboard and after 25 years here, my problem is the germans don't use the apostrophe like the americans, so I have to remember "shift #" or else I'm becomes I#m.
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    I still catch myself sometimes closing one window before switching to another, just like I had 1GB or less of RAM.
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    I lol at myself sometimes. After years and years of using XP and 7, and only a relatively short time on Windows 8. Now when I go back to one of those older operating systems I have a "how did I do this before' moment.
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    I did have the old habits are hard to break moments when I first started using Windows 8 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I lol at myself sometimes. After years and years of using XP and 7, and only a relatively short time on Windows 8. Now when I go back to one of those older operating systems I have a "how did I do this before' moment.
    I think those 'How did I do this before' moments sum up a lot of my life. And it sounds so much better than 'senior moment'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I lol at myself sometimes. After years and years of using XP and 7, and only a relatively short time on Windows 8. Now when I go back to one of those older operating systems I have a "how did I do this before' moment.
    I think those 'How did I do this before' moments sum up a lot of my life. And it sounds so much better than 'senior moment'.
    For me, I'm now forgetting where stuff was in the Windows 7/XP Start menu. I instinctively do it like I do it in Windows 8. Stuff I could almost do with my eyes closed on Windows 7, I now have to think about for a second or two. For me its a "how did I do this the old way".
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