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Help! Windows 8 sucks :(

  1. #11


    Wynnum Australia
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    Just go for Windows Live! Mail. You could still log-out of your Windows as well, if security is such a concern.


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  2. #12


    Thanks, where can I get Star dock start 8, and how much does it cost?
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Stardock--

    Stardock Corporation - Products

    $4.99 US

    Classic Shell is Free:

    Welcome to Classic Shell
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  4. #14


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raneta View Post
    I just unpined it -- where did it go?
    When you unpin an app it will only show up on the Start screen when you select "All Apps".
    Right click on the Start screen and you should see an All Apps icon in the lower right corner.
    Click that to see a full list of installed programs.
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  5. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Raneta View Post
    I just unpined it -- where did it go?
    When you unpin an app it will only show up on the Start screen when you select "All Apps".
    Right click on the Start screen and you should see an All Apps icon in the lower right corner.
    Click that to see a full list of installed programs.
    Or just type when you're on the Start Screen, usually the first two letters and all apps beginning with that letter combination will show up.
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  6. #16


    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    I assume you are worried about the live content displaying - there is a Share option in the Metro PC settings screen (charms bar - change PC settings - Share), that will allow you to switch off the sharing for the Mail app - am not on a win 8 system, only have remote access, at the moment but looks like it could do what you require

    Edit

    There is also the notifications option on the settings screen that allows you to switch off notifications for the mail app, this may also help

    Edit 2
    there is also an option to set what apps show on the lock screen under personalise
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raneta View Post
    Hi there all of you It people...

    I am just a simple normal girl who hardly tries to figure out how this shitty Windows 8 is working... I cant beleive I bought this crap!

    I hope somebody wants to help, since Windows charges 500 kr to help.

    My question is: When I go on the start page, there is an app called Mail (outloook), How can manage to log out of it, so nobody who walks by my laptop can get acces to my mail. Right now its easy to acces since its open, and there is no way to log out of it.

    Thats just 1 issue.. I have headeachs using Windows 8
    Quit using a MS account/login. Use a local account. Being a bit presumptions, but check this read out--for dealing with more general Win8 issues.

    You wouldn't be the first to question using Win8. The initial problem is lack of familiarity. See if this read helps you. It is for those that are confused by or frustrated with Windows 8 and want to get on with using it. So, here’s how to deal with your initial confusion and frustration.

    While recognizing that Win8 is really only one interface, treat it like two at the outset—the metro interface and the desktop interface. The first is like a tablet interface. The second is very much akin to what you are used to if you have been using Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

    So, focus on what you know at the outset—the desktop. Keep in mind that you can do anything using the desktop that you used to be able to do by following virtually the same procedures—with one exception. You don’t have a start menu (button). I’ll return to this matter soon.

    Without deemphasizing the focus mentioned above, the first thing to do, IMO, is to gain basic navigation ability. After starting up, to the metro start screen (no choice here without third-party software), find the Desktop tile. Click on it. Now, you are on the desktop. Press the Windows (Win) key, and you are back where you started—on the start screen (screen, not menu). Right click on the start screen (not on an app) and you will see an All apps shortcut. Click it, and you will see links for all installed apps. Those unclassified on the left are referred to as the metro apps. Those classified on the right are, for the most part, “classic” Window apps and apps from other sources. Press the Win key, and you go back to the start screen.

    Notice that, in general, you can toggle between the desktop and the start menu using the Win key alone. Identified below are other important key combinations and their uses. Practice with them for a while.

    Win + D: takes you to the desktop;
    Win + C: takes you to charm bar—which is a mainstay of additional navigation;
    Win + I: takes you to Change PC settings link and the power button (for Sleep, Shut down, or Restart) among other things; and
    Win + X: opens the power-user task menu from the desktop (i.e., Note the items that can be accessed here, and try some of the options.)

    The charm bar also can be opened from either the start screen or the desktop (as well as from other places) by placing your pointer in the upper or lower right-hand screen corner. As implied the charm bar will have great navigational significance in the future.

    Now, back to the desktop focus. As mentioned, the desktop does not have a start menu (button). Not having one creates an operational-efficiency problem IMO. I suggest your get one or create one ASAP. Quite a few third-party start-menu substitutes are available, and, for the most part, they have functions other than just providing a start menu (e.g., allowing one to start Windows 8 to the desktop rather than to the start screen). For a list of start-menu substitutes, see: A List of Start Menu Replacements for Windows 8. Also, see this tutorial that deals with using a number of them: Start Menu - Restore in Windows 8. When it comes to third-party software, I have a slight preference for Stardock's Start8 because it mainly does only what I want. That is, it does little more than add the functionality precluded because of the MS decision not to include a start menu in Windows 8.

    Personally, I use a self-created taskbar toolbar that contains shortcuts to everything, including folders, I could possibly want to access via a start menu (which requires additional explanation). While I did not create my toolbar as indicated in Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar, this tutorial provides food for thought. In this regard, one could use more than one toolbar as a start-menu substitute.

    Beyond obtaining a start menu, there is nothing else to “get over” in using the desktop. All you need to do is personalize it essentially as you would under Windows XP, Vista, or 7 (including selecting your desktop icons); select your Control Panel settings; and install needed software. Note that occasionally you may find that some task begun in the control panel leads you to the metro area for completion, but that won’t be a problem.

    In sum, the above discussion is meant to get you over the hump in starting to use Windows 8. You still have a great deal to learn about metro; its integration with the desktop; and vice versa. But, at least, you now have a functional starting point.

    I offer a caution and several suggestions. Don’t get too frisky with things you know little about at this point. If you have questions, then come here, and ask for help (or study on your own). And, investigate the topics covered by the tutorials here; they contain a vast amount of information about Windows 8.
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    Or just do this...

    And understand the FACT that the Start Screen is nothing more than a giant start menu.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    I assume you are worried about the live content displaying - there is a Share option in the Metro PC settings screen (charms bar - change PC settings - Share), that will allow you to switch off the sharing for the Mail app - am not on a win 8 system, only have remote access, at the moment but looks like it could do what you require

    Edit

    There is also the notifications option on the settings screen that allows you to switch off notifications for the mail app, this may also help

    Edit 2
    there is also an option to set what apps show on the lock screen under personalise
    Hi Barman, Thanks allot for helping!

    I understood the first option you wrote, but not the second one with the notifications and also not the third one with the Lock screen ?

    Can you pls. guide me through?
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