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  1. #31


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    B4 they axe development of 8.1 for good, I just hope they polish things up a little. Having to right click the Windows button just to access "shut down" among a list of very technical items just seems kind of geeky to me...

    If anyone from Microsoft is reading this, can we at least have a cool (non-nerdy) way of shutting down our computers like in XP/7/10 for desktop users?

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  2. #32


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    B4 they axe development of 8.1 for good, I just hope they polish things up a little. Having to right click the Windows button just to access "shut down" among a list of very technical items just seems kind of geeky to me...

    If anyone from Microsoft is reading this, can we at least have a cool (non-nerdy) way of shutting down our computers like in XP/7/10 for desktop users?
    How about this one:

    Power Button on Start Screen - Add or Remove
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  3. #33


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    Um, that only works for the metro screen. I have my Windows button open to the all apps screen, which doesn't have the power button...

    Edit: nvm, i see from certain screen shots that the all apps screen does have a power button. Why couldn't MS have it enabled by default like the metro screen? Makes desktop users look like nerds by default...
    Last edited by eatup; 03 Jan 2015 at 09:21.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 308
    64-bit Windows 8


    With this tutorial Shut Down Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    you can get a "Shut Down" icon on your Desktop, and then pin it to the Start Screen.

    It will appear in All Apps too.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    I'll tell you guys what's an insult though, letting you play MKV files on 8.1 only thru XBox Video app. This should have been part of WMP update not on some app I only fire up exclusively to play MKV files. Oh well, nothing beats MPC though. It not only plays MKV & FLAC, which ahem are only starting to appear in w10 natively, but I make heavy use of the "normalize" function in MPC which makes the sound sound much better than without!

    (Of course I don't recommend getting MPC alone. The standalone version has glitches. I normally obtain MPC thru the CCCP pack which includes a bunch of other goodies...)
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    My 2 cents: I like the start screen and apps screen but I don't need them or a start menu in windows 8.1. I use the Desktop toolbar in the taskbar with the slide menus and have desktop icons turned off because I can see them in the toolbar also. And when there# something that' not there that I need like "Snipping Tool" I just use search like I did in windows 7's start menu.
    I don't use start screen or Apps, My G75VW has never had BSOD July 2012 Win 7 the clean install of 8.1 Pro
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  7. #37


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    I'll tell you guys what's an insult though, letting you play MKV files on 8.1 only thru XBox Video app. This should have been part of WMP update not on some app I only fire up exclusively to play MKV files. Oh well, nothing beats MPC though. It not only plays MKV & FLAC, which ahem are only starting to appear in w10 natively, but I make heavy use of the "normalize" function in MPC which makes the sound sound much better than without!

    (Of course I don't recommend getting MPC alone. The standalone version has glitches. I normally obtain MPC thru the CCCP pack which includes a bunch of other goodies...)

    Hi there

    Why bother with Ms's video player stuff -- VLC will play all your video codecs and physical DVD's too. It will also play almost evey audio codec on the planet as well -- FREE download from videolan.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #38


    Why bother with Ms's video player stuff -- VLC will play all your video codecs and physical DVD's too. It will also play almost evey audio codec on the planet as well -- FREE download from videolan.
    I second this .. I have used VLC for a long time now. It is a great program
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  9. #39


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    I don't use start screen or Apps[/QUOTE]

    Me neither. Never have never will.
    Personal computing started going downhill the day programmes became "apps" The flat appearance of the "Metro look" is horrible and I simply detest the way every programme maker seems to apply it in their design.
    I will have my PC look and behave how I want it too NOT how Microsoft thinks it should be or wants it to be.
    Who ever wants a return to this...........Click image for larger version
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by brotherboard View Post
    I will have my PC look and behave how I want it too NOT how Microsoft thinks it should be or wants it to be.
    I second that!
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