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Help! Windows 8 sucks :(

  1. #31


    I think part of the concern too is the fact that once you setup an account for things like mail, as soon as you login, (or whomever walks up to your logged in computer), has instant access to your email.

    For example, at work, I like to check on my personal gmail. But that doesn't mean that I want anybody to just click gmail and read my email. Therefore, I don't use an app to check gmail. Instead I rely on the website and I type my credentials each time. It's a little bit of effort, but worth the extra privacy.

    I don't see unpinning an app from the start screen, as a satisfactory solution to the above problem. Once they figure out how to open "all apps", they will be able to launch email again.

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Go to the Windows Store (the green tile with the bag) and type in getting started. The first app result should be Getting Started with Windows 8. Go ahead and install that, it's from HP but nonetheless. It has a collection of videos that show you what to do, which I bet would be easiest.

    Also, I'll post a bit later on my things on how to make Windows 8 better. It's a list, I'll see if I can find it as it's relevant. By the way, your laptop is a new Windows 8 laptop?
    I bought it 3 days ago.. so yeah its new but it dosent have touchscreen options. Which I Think is required to use windows 8. My hands are getting tired from using the touchpad to lock the screen this difficult way all the time. Its so not ergonomic!
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I think part of the concern too is the fact that once you setup an account for things like mail, as soon as you login, (or whomever walks up to your logged in computer), has instant access to your email.

    For example, at work, I like to check on my personal gmail. But that doesn't mean that I want anybody to just click gmail and read my email. Therefore, I don't use an app to check gmail. Instead I rely on the website and I type my credentials each time. It's a little bit of effort, but worth the extra privacy.

    I don't see unpinning an app from the start screen, as a satisfactory solution to the above problem. Once they figure out how to open "all apps", they will be able to launch email again.
    Which is why you password protect and lock it. Simple effort.
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  4. #34


    Password protect, and lock what?
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    Dell Computer has a free ebook "Windows 8 for Dummies", it is excellent and clear.

    Dell | Windows 8 for Dummies E-book
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Password protect, and lock what?
    The PC. You hit the Start key and L to lock it. Or go to Start, hit the user account tile at top, and then hit Lock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raneta View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Go to the Windows Store (the green tile with the bag) and type in getting started. The first app result should be Getting Started with Windows 8. Go ahead and install that, it's from HP but nonetheless. It has a collection of videos that show you what to do, which I bet would be easiest.

    Also, I'll post a bit later on my things on how to make Windows 8 better. It's a list, I'll see if I can find it as it's relevant. By the way, your laptop is a new Windows 8 laptop?
    I bought it 3 days ago.. so yeah its new but it dosent have touchscreen options. Which I Think is required to use windows 8. My hands are getting tired from using the touchpad to lock the screen this difficult way all the time. Its so not ergonomic!
    No, your laptop has touch gesturing enabled with the touchpad, which mimics the touch interaction of Windows 8 REAL well, at least depending on the laptop.

    What brand is it, do you know?
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  8. #38


    I tried to follow this one: Mail App Email Notifications - Turn On or Off in Windows 8 and it did not even have the same options on my windows... it saids I can go under accounts and lock my mail - but nope .. Cant do that either! And I even followed the steps!
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Raneta View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Go to the Windows Store (the green tile with the bag) and type in getting started. The first app result should be Getting Started with Windows 8. Go ahead and install that, it's from HP but nonetheless. It has a collection of videos that show you what to do, which I bet would be easiest.

    Also, I'll post a bit later on my things on how to make Windows 8 better. It's a list, I'll see if I can find it as it's relevant. By the way, your laptop is a new Windows 8 laptop?
    I bought it 3 days ago.. so yeah its new but it dosent have touchscreen options. Which I Think is required to use windows 8. My hands are getting tired from using the touchpad to lock the screen this difficult way all the time. Its so not ergonomic!
    No, your laptop has touch gesturing enabled with the touchpad, which mimics the touch interaction of Windows 8 REAL well, at least depending on the laptop.

    What brand is it, do you know?
    It is SONY VAIO
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Password protect, and lock what?
    The PC. You hit the Start key and L to lock it. Or go to Start, hit the user account tile at top, and then hit Lock.
    I cannot even believe that you took the time to type that response to me, I do corporate IT for a living.

    Here is the problem with your quaint solution. If anybody manages to change my password on the Windows domain and then logs into my laptop, they have all of my personal email, etc.

    I don't want automatic logins to anything personal. No email, no dropbox, no skydrive, no photobucket, no facebook, etc. For these things, I don't want apps, I just want a website with a login.
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