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jeffrys

Power User
Power User
Well took the plunge and installed 8.1 against better judgement, because for the first time i hesitated to do so.

True you have small tiles and medium tiles, but for me the medium tiles should be the large one and the medium should be half of wat is now.

i see the small times compared to medium as 1:4.

with the midmouse click i had apps immediatly, being on the desktop or start menu, that is gone. Now i get search instead.

Yes one can get easy to the apps from the start menu, but since one is STILL ALWAYS redirected to the desktop that is no longer possible. When forced to the desktop, need to go to the Start Menu, then one can click on the Arrow to get to the APPS.......MY GOD....really simple...

I mean you do not have that on the desktop.

I really was convinced that it was possible to "disable" the dekstop or not use it, but this seems impossible.

But if it can be done, please tell me what i do wrong.

So right now i fail to see the bonus 8.1 offers, besides opening file explorer which is better.

Right now Decor8 from Stardock is NOT working, but i will reinstall this to see if that helps.
Modernmix works.

Did reinstall it, but no, so mailed Stardock.

I feel MS could have made a better job then what they did now.


Any thoughts to make me change my mind are appreciated.


Jeff
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SAMSUNG 840 PRO RAID 0 ON BOARD 2 x 128 GB
    Keyboard
    LOGITEC MX™ 5500
    Mouse
    LOGITEC MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    120 Mbps

jeffrys

Power User
Power User
hello again,

i must add, since only today i use IE from the Start Menu, which will replace the Dekstop soon i hope.

What bothers me is: you do not have the Menu Bar, Command Bar, Status Bar.....

So can this be activated or not?

Thanks

Jeff

PS

meanwhile i guess nobody can change my mind that 8.1 is a pain where you do not want it
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SAMSUNG 840 PRO RAID 0 ON BOARD 2 x 128 GB
    Keyboard
    LOGITEC MX™ 5500
    Mouse
    LOGITEC MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    120 Mbps

brummyfan

Well-Known Member
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hello again,

i must add, since only today i use IE from the Start Menu, which will replace the Dekstop soon i hope.

What bothers me is: you do not have the Menu Bar, Command Bar, Status Bar.....

So can this be activated or not?

Thanks

Jeff

PS

meanwhile i guess nobody can change my mind that 8.1 is a pain where you do not want it
No, there's no Menu Bar, Command Bar options available in modern GUI.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

jeffrys

Power User
Power User
Well it is nice to have small tiles, but one can only have 4 small tiles in the first row, after that it is only 2 small, or sometimes (depends on where you put them) 3 one next to the other.

So Stardock, help please.

Jeff
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SAMSUNG 840 PRO RAID 0 ON BOARD 2 x 128 GB
    Keyboard
    LOGITEC MX™ 5500
    Mouse
    LOGITEC MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    120 Mbps

jeffrys

Power User
Power User
"Right now Decor8 from Stardock is NOT working, but i will reinstall this to see if that helps.
Modernmix works."

Since yesterday Stardock pulled me through the problems i had and now Decor 8 works evenbetter then before.

One has the possibility to change the background in the new START MENU every 10 sec or as an example every 5 min.

But with the new BETA version, the background in the APPS department gets the same background.

Nice

Jeff
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL CORE I--3770K LGA1155
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-V
    Memory
    KINGSTON 2400 MHZ KHX24C11K4 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    INTEL HD GRAFICS 4000
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philip BDL3245€ 32 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SAMSUNG 840 PRO RAID 0 ON BOARD 2 x 128 GB
    Keyboard
    LOGITEC MX™ 5500
    Mouse
    LOGITEC MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    120 Mbps
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