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Four months in, Windows 8 needs help

  1. #91


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    I'll admit to being an Attachment 18509
    LOL! Very cleaver PC! Consider me in the club.
    This is really cute. Does not apply to me, but I do like it. Very innovative. Maybe you should sell it to M$ for one of their commercials.

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  2. #92


    My graphic skills aren't that great. It seems I read somewhere that somebody in this group makes signatures. If only I could remember?
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  3. #93


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    My graphic skills aren't that great. It seems I read somewhere that somebody in this group makes signatures. If only I could remember?
    There are some

    www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=3623
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  4. #94


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Good 'sig', pcRat!

    I did my own too, never done one before, but it's OK for a first attempt.

    For 'sigs', go to... Custom Made Signatures and Avatars

    and simply post asking if someone can help you. There are quite a few here who are VERY good.

    Wenda.


    EDIT:- Oops, Hippsie Gipsy beat me to it. Either his or my link will do, they both link to the same board.
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  5. #95


    Bay Area
    Posts : 21,842
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    It's not just Eight detractors, it's zealots too. In fact, it's a small number of people. They wind up others who normally only post well thought out posts. I have no issues with those bashing, or lauding Eight. It is when anyone takes personal shots at another for their opinions that I cringe. Frankly I think this forum is better then that. I have been hesitant to say anything to the staff, they know what they are doing, and are no doubt well aware what is posted. If they think it hasn't crossed the line, I must defer to their better judgment. But I'd hate for 8F to get a reputation as a flame group. A Guy
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  6. #96


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    It's not just Eight detractors, it's zealots too. In fact, it's a small number of people. They wind up others who normally only post well thought out posts. I have no issues with those bashing, or lauding Eight. It is when anyone takes personal shots at another for their opinions that I cringe. Frankly I think this forum is better then that. I have been hesitant to say anything to the staff, they know what they are doing, and are no doubt well aware what is posted. If they think it hasn't crossed the line, I must defer to their better judgment. But I'd hate for 8F to get a reputation as a flame group. A Guy
    It would be a lot easier on here if people didn't just keep spruking the same rubbish over and over and looking for any story out on the web to fuel the fire.
    I put a positive news story on the forum yesterday, it attracted almost no interest, when people put a negative news story up, it goes viral. This is supposed to be a Windows 8 forum, but it feels like an Apple forum where Windows 8 people come to by mistake and get chastised for liking Windows 8 and we get called Lovers and Luvvies and Microsoft employees.
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  7. #97


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    That is normal, it is a problem of a few versus many. --> A few are happy with Win8 and that's alright. But many are very unhappy about the way things are going. So that relation is reflected in the thread participation. And the sales numbers show that too. If it was not for the new PC sales and the early bird specials, the sales numbers would probably be dismal.
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  8. #98


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    It's not just Eight detractors, it's zealots too. In fact, it's a small number of people. They wind up others who normally only post well thought out posts. I have no issues with those bashing, or lauding Eight. It is when anyone takes personal shots at another for their opinions that I cringe. Frankly I think this forum is better then that. I have been hesitant to say anything to the staff, they know what they are doing, and are no doubt well aware what is posted. If they think it hasn't crossed the line, I must defer to their better judgment. But I'd hate for 8F to get a reputation as a flame group. A Guy
    It would be a lot easier on here if people didn't just keep spruking the same rubbish over and over and looking for any story out on the web to fuel the fire.
    I put a positive news story on the forum yesterday, it attracted almost no interest, when people put a negative news story up, it goes viral. This is supposed to be a Windows 8 forum, but it feels like an Apple forum where Windows 8 people come to by mistake and get chastised for liking Windows 8 and we get called Lovers and Luvvies and Microsoft employees.
    Bill —last time I checked you had 399 views on your news story yesterday.
    While there were not many responses, it is nice reading a thread that hasn't been commandeered by the banditos! I should be able to call them that since one of them called me an amigo. LOL

    I agree with everyone else who believes this forum should be used to discuss Windows 8. How the changes MS has made to the OS affects us. With discussions about customizations through workarounds, shortcuts… third party software. As well as what MS intended goal may be.
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  9. #99


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    It's not just Eight detractors, it's zealots too. In fact, it's a small number of people. They wind up others who normally only post well thought out posts. I have no issues with those bashing, or lauding Eight. It is when anyone takes personal shots at another for their opinions that I cringe. Frankly I think this forum is better then that. I have been hesitant to say anything to the staff, they know what they are doing, and are no doubt well aware what is posted. If they think it hasn't crossed the line, I must defer to their better judgment. But I'd hate for 8F to get a reputation as a flame group. A Guy
    It would be a lot easier on here if people didn't just keep spruking the same rubbish over and over and looking for any story out on the web to fuel the fire.
    I put a positive news story on the forum yesterday, it attracted almost no interest, when people put a negative news story up, it goes viral. This is supposed to be a Windows 8 forum, but it feels like an Apple forum where Windows 8 people come to by mistake and get chastised for liking Windows 8 and we get called Lovers and Luvvies and Microsoft employees.
    Bill —last time I checked you had 399 views on your news story yesterday.
    While there were not many responses, it is nice reading a thread that hasn't been commandeered by the banditos! I should be able to call them that since one of them called me an amigo. LOL

    I agree with everyone else who believes this forum should be used to discuss Windows 8. How the changes MS has made to the OS affects us. With discussions about customizations through workarounds, shortcuts… third party software. As well as what MS intended goal may be.
    Fair enough I didn't think to look at the views, it's good to see people interested in a bit of good news, we don't seem to be getting much of it. From what I've seen people are slowly coming to grips with Windows 8, hopefully tech sites will get wind of this and start giving Windows 8 a fair go.

    I think at least a large part of the problem is tech sites rubbishing Windows 8 and coming up with things like Gorilla Arm and greasy screens etc, also the Zune and Vista comparisons, that has to be a turn off for people.
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  10. #100


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    It would be a lot easier on here if people didn't just keep spruking the same rubbish over and over and looking for any story out on the web to fuel the fire.
    I put a positive news story on the forum yesterday, it attracted almost no interest, when people put a negative news story up, it goes viral. This is supposed to be a Windows 8 forum, but it feels like an Apple forum where Windows 8 people come to by mistake and get chastised for liking Windows 8 and we get called Lovers and Luvvies and Microsoft employees.
    Bill —last time I checked you had 399 views on your news story yesterday.
    While there were not many responses, it is nice reading a thread that hasn't been commandeered by the banditos! I should be able to call them that since one of them called me an amigo. LOL

    I agree with everyone else who believes this forum should be used to discuss Windows 8. How the changes MS has made to the OS affects us. With discussions about customizations through workarounds, shortcuts… third party software. As well as what MS intended goal may be.
    Fair enough I didn't think to look at the views, it's good to see people interested in a bit of good news, we don't seem to be getting much of it. From what I've seen people are slowly coming to grips with Windows 8, hopefully tech sites will get wind of this and start giving Windows 8 a fair go.

    I think at least a large part of the problem is tech sites rubbishing Windows 8 and coming up with things like Gorilla Arm and greasy screens etc, also the Zune and Vista comparisons, that has to be a turn off for people.
    We cannot control how the tech sites write their stories. Just read them with a grain of salt.
    I never had a problem with 8 but I was prepared to because of all the negative I read about it. My first job was customizing the start screen. Deleting tiles and adding tiles. Pinning shortcuts & toolbars to the taskbar.
    One thing I like about 8 is multiple ways of navigating and controlling it.

    I think MS expected discontent about the start button. Just not so much, but especially those who are really advanced and fluent in computers.
    It's really funny how so many ordinary people who use their computers for e-mail, surfing, shopping and socializing have been intimidated by the start button for years. Now they can't resist clicking a pretty tile once in awhile out of curiosity on the start screen.
    And the computer gurus are intimidated by the start screen.
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