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  1. #11


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    It's just a throw back from the days monitors would get burn-in for not being turned off. Modern monitors don't get burn in, especially on a laptop.

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  2. #12


    ^ it all depends. I have a Dell 17" Flat Panel monitor in my test lab, showed the text based logon screen for ESXi for 60-90 days straight. It seems to be permanently burned into the monitor. It's been months since I changed the image and I can still see it.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Is this Dell 17" Flat Panel a plasma, LED, or LCD? And going by what you describe it sounds like ghosting, easily correctable.
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  4. #14


    17" Flat Panel is LCD.

    It sounds like ghosting to me too, but I've given it months and it's still showing on the screen. How do I easily correct this?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    LCD panels do indeed suffer from permanent burn in I see it a lot on point of sale terminals and other installs where the exact same image is displayed 18 hours a day. Though the amount and time it takes may different with the various technologies. It's not nearly as fast as with a plasma display or even a CRT though.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ghost images on LCD screens happens, but I always set the screen to turnoff after a while on battery as screensavers seem cheesy.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    This setting is in the same place as it's always been, on the screen saver dialog. How you get to it has changed a little, but that change has been in place since Vista.

    Right click on desktop, choose personalize, click on Screen Saver in the lower right, uncheck "On Resume, display login screen"

    It always amuses me when people complain about a new OS for something that's been there for at least 2 or 3 versions. It just shows that people are willing to blame a new OS for anything.
    I know full well where the settings are, the point i was trying to get to and the question i asked was why wasn't the settings i set for password, sleep etc working there seems ed to be no corilation to what i put into power management, user passwords etc.

    I have now installed classic shell and wife is not shouting at me any more, she has however threatened to cut something off if i try something like that again.
    Regards

    Aquatarkus
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  8. #18


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Aquatarkus said:
    she has however threatened to cut something off if i try something like that again.
    Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa WAY to EASY!!! "Laughing".
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  9. #19


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    Win 7 Pro/Home Prem x64, Win7 Pro x86, Win 8 Pro x64/x86


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    It always amuses me when people complain about a new OS for something that's been there for at least 2 or 3 versions. It just shows that people are willing to blame a new OS for anything.
    The problem happens when they Introduce new options (Vista), Expand the ways and ease of accessing them (Win7), and then trim it down a bit (much, IMO) or shift the actual visual (Win 8) in different OS's. It's been the formula for all Win OS's since 3.1.

    The learning curve is always slow. Enjoy it while it lasts, Mystere, everyone's complaining now but few will be by the time the first service pack is released.
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  10. #20


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    left a version of windows 8 on display in a pc shop...customers walked out with a copy of windows 7 just to be sure they could use a new computer next year.

    I'll be honest i've spent far to much time in win8 and i'm fine for the most part with where each setting is and how to get around it's not much different to 7, but the charm bar and pop up settings for power and such seem lost for most users who just kind of cringe when you show them.

    win 7 on pickup..easy to get around.
    win 8 on pickup..easy to get around(for me) for most basic users they despised it so quickly i was actually shocked.
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