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hannelius

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it seems windows8.1 has more clutter than any before it...

there are so many apps i'll probably never use
i feel like deleting all of them
but i need to know what they are...

i suppose all these music movie reading and game links
go to websites so i could probably get rid of all those...

wildtangent games - isn't that a virus?

even the one that says microsoft solitaire collection
looks suspicious to me... what is it?
where does it go?

the thing that bugs me the most is how
microsoft ignored flash all these years
now suddenly all my flash videos open with
windows live movie maker which is some online thing
with all these agreements and such and who knows what
and every time i accidentally click on one there it is again
and it yells at me for not accepting...

windows live essentials 2011
If you use the software to access content that has been protected with Microsoft Digital Rights Management (DRM), the software may automatically request media usage rights from an online rights server and download and install DRM updates in order to let you play the content.

i'd like to get rid of all of this...
all this cyberlink stuff all this hp stuff
who knows if i need it or not?
there's like sixty programs installed...

is there a list somewhere of all the apps installed
that would let me know what and where they are
that would help me make an intelligent decision?

i could click on everything and see where it goes
but i really don't want to do that...

thanks for any help you can give...
 

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Slartybart

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I just read your thread title a little differently.

You can customize your Start Screen so that it contains a few or many tiles.
You can, but probably shouldn't change the AllApps menu screen

If you want to remove a tile from the Start Screen, right click the tile and Unpin from start.
Repeat that for any tiles you don't wan to see on the Start Screen

You can then go to the AllApps menu screen and
right click on any tile you DO want to see on the Start Screen, then
select Pin to Start

You can move tiles around on the Start Screen and resize them (small medium, wide, large). Not every tile has all sizes though.

Once you have the Start Screen looking the way you want it (ok, almost the way you want it),
you never have to look at the many tiles on the AllApps menu screen

Sometimes I a bit dense and I don't answer the question a member is asking.
It takes a while for me to figure out what you want to do.
Who knows, I might still have it all wrong.

Bill
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hannelius

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zip folders: I just tried it and mine are not locked. How are you creating the zip folders that have the lock
If you used Send To, look at the Properties->security tab on %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

sorry, didn't mean to put you through all that...

i had the problem with zips in win7
and that computer died a month ago...

for some reason administrators didn't have full control
over zip files i made and yes i used the send to folder
so thank you for telling me i could change it there if i need to...

thanks to shawn i know how how to do that now...
i did that in the registry to get rid of the network button
i kept clicking all the time...

Yeah, Win7 worked the same way regarding administrative tools.
If you opt to show them (settings in all aps -> tiles) then they get populated in your local start folder.

so those are all duplicates...
where are the settings on the all apps screen?
haven't found those yet
all i see are search and arrange by...

Once you have the Start Screen looking the way you want it (ok, almost the way you want it),
you never have to look at the many tiles on the AllApps menu screen

i got the start screen down to just the desktop and a few icons
i might play around with the start menu
to get the apps screen to look better
but i'll probably give up on those altogether
and work on the real menu i started to make
one i can actually use...

Motels are notorious for having poor bandwidth/speeds. They do it on purpose... You should download it somewhere else.

it took me three tries to post here
cause i started and went to something else
and came back and it was gone
even though it autosaved some of it

i would go somewhere else
but i'm always naked
i would love to go to starbucks though :D

i really don't have any more questions
so thanks to everyone...

back to life... :)
 

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R.I.P. Gary
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:shock::shock:

You can remove any app you want :shock:
 

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Slartybart

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No bother, that's why I post here - keeps me out of [DEL]jail[/DEL] trouble ;)

Ok on the zips then

I characterize the Administrative group as dups - technically they are, but for you to see them, they have to be in your local Start menu folder

AllApps - you're right, just tiles and search. I don't think there is a settings setting. The best you can do is brute force arrange. It's probably best just to let Windows put the tiles in groups it wants to and pin the tiles you want to the Start Screen or the taskbar.

Always? you're such a tease ;)

You're welcome, glad to have 'helped' in some small way.

Bill
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    HP Pavilion dv6-c610us
    CPU
    AMD VISION A6-3420M Quad-Core (2.4GHz/1.5GHz)
    Motherboard
    HP
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    6GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
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    AMD Radeon HD 6520G Discrete-Class Graphics
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    HP 2072a (20" LED)
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    Logitech K520 (wireless bundle)
    Mouse
    Logitech M310 (wireless bundle)
    Browser
    IE 11 (default) & Pale Moon
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    HP product specs:

    http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-dv6-6c00-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5191856/model/5218495/document/c03138553/

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