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  1. #91


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    There are things I like about 8. I just would have liked it better, had the given us more options..
    My sentiments exactly. I've been down this same road so many times it's not funny any more.

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  2. #92


    Lol! Heaven knows we all have beaten the dead horse to, well, another death.

    I get this feeling that Ms would like all to forget that 8 ever existed and move on to 8.1. Admittedly I think they made a big mistake with too much change that are all too shocking and not a whole lot of personal options. At least in 8.1 one boot to the Desktop and I use All Apps instead of Start Screen. I know this doesn't solve the problem of the Start Menu being omitted, but at least there's 3rd party programs that do so.

    Quite frankly I am shocked by some members that were abhorred with 8 that seem to take to 8.1 with some enthusiasm and are moving on.

    I think we should all let the dead horse lay and all move on. Golf is enough. < Lol! That's what my Android phone just suggested while speaking into it "Enough is enough". I like that better.

    Golf anyone?
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  3. #93


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Lol! Heaven knows we all have beaten the dead horse to, well, another death.

    I get this feeling that Ms would like all to forget that 8 ever existed and move on to 8.1. Admittedly I think they made a big mistake with too much change that are all too shocking and not a whole lot of personal options. At least in 8.1 one boot to the Desktop and I use All Apps instead of Start Screen. I know this doesn't solve the problem of the Start Menu being omitted, but at least there's 3rd party programs that do so.

    Quite frankly I am shocked by some members that were abhorred with 8 that seem to take to 8.1 with some enthusiasm and are moving on.

    I think we should all let the dead horse lay and all move on. Golf is enough. < Lol! That's what my Android phone just suggested while speaking into it "Enough is enough". I like that better.

    Golf anyone?
    Golf, any day, and any course. My favorite thing to do.
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  4. #94


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    No.. If the Avg user knew with ease how to install 3rd party start menu replacements, then I would not have needed to install it on as many PC's as I have. Most don't even know it exists.. They just call me up in a bit of a panic... I install classic shell, and they are happy...
    I email my friends the info below and have it printed on index cards. When it comes to Avg users , they are below avg but can install a 3rd party menu. Most of them have actually become more computer advanced with 8. One is writing a book with Wordpad. Several are having a blast with MS Paint like kids handpainting and emailing them to friends.
    They don't feel intimidated by the tiles like they did the start menu hiding everything and not knowing of what lies in the folder.
    Of course , after I set 8 up for them. The only tiles on their start screen were 'Desktop , IE desktop , SpywareBlaster , Wordpad , MS Paint , M8 Free Clipboard , Notepad , Open Office , All apps shortcut & IE metro for banking etc.


    Installing new programs from the internet.
    1. Download & save to your Downloads folder.
    2. Exit the Internet & close all open windows.
    3. Open the Downloads folder
    4. Right click the program icon & click Open
    5. Type in Administrator Password if asked & OK
    6. READ the Licencse and continue to install
    7. If given the option of Standard or Custom Choose Custom & uncheck programs with a different name
    8. than what you are installing. (Ask , Check PC etc.)
    9. click next(s)
    10. click Finish

    You may need to choose settings.
    Restart computer as soon as possible.

    They still stay in touch but not as often. Mostly just asking if they should or shouldn't download a program ?

    Mmmmmmmmmm... maybe there's something in the water. Or maybe you're over qualified to teach average users .

    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    There are things I like about 8. I just would have liked it better, had the given us more options..
    8 took some things away. 8 is full of options being discovered daily. It lacks some of what we were use to. Many people miss the 'Live Desktop' option in XP allowing the animated .gifs to be displayed on desktop. and XP's Picture & Fax Viewer.

    Maybe MS should have given us an opportunity to download & use a Metro Modern Start Menu on XP , Vista or 7 as a tweak. With a more intriguing name like 'Graphical Start Screen' and pressing the start button opened the folder containing iconsa acting as tiles.
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  5. #95


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Golf, any day, and any course. My favorite thing to do.
    Fore!!!!
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  6. #96


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Golf anyone?
    Not for me.

    “Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose”

    Sir Winston Churchill
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  7. #97


    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by djsigma View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    The larger issue is that all the current desktop apps may eventually be phased out, leaving us with only tifkam apps.... and that would be a freakin' tragedy, an actual disaster of epic proportions....
    Ah, so you're getting worked up about a potential future situation that may never happen.
    Windows Desktop Death | Windows 8 content from Windows IT Pro
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  8. #98


    Wouldn't MS need to remove limitations from Metro Apps before our desktops are swept into oblivion?
    Even then , I don't think the desktop will disappear. Despite the number of desktop computers diminishing.
    I believe MS knows what they want to do. All we can do is get onboard and learn to work the new OS'. Share new discoveries , tips & tricks to help each other have a smooth transistion. Or be left behind fighting and confused by change.
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  9. #99


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by djsigma View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    The larger issue is that all the current desktop apps may eventually be phased out, leaving us with only tifkam apps.... and that would be a freakin' tragedy, an actual disaster of epic proportions....
    Ah, so you're getting worked up about a potential future situation that may never happen.
    Windows Desktop Death | Windows 8 content from Windows IT Pro
    An opinion piece by Paul Thurrott is not a rebuttal to what I said. It's still a potential future situation that may never happen.
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  10. #100


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Nice try Paul, considering that the command prompt has evolved into the power shell window the command line has not gone anywhere, just like the desktop won't go anywhere.
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