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  1. #71


    Posts : 288
    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I'm just making fun of how some people actually lived without desktop gadgets, there weren't any until vista and BAM, we must have our gadgets...
    Well you must not downsize what Desktop gadgets do for "other" people like me.

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  2. #72


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I like desktop gadgets which are able to self-refresh. (as some I find do not)
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  3. #73


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Personality I find them of no use to myself.
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  4. #74


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Mas Catoer View Post
    I like desktop gadgets which are able to self-refresh. (as some I find do not)
    Usually mousing over the gadget works. I have a local weather one that does not automatically refresh but I end up mousing over it anytime I am on the desktop. Habit I guess...
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  5. #75


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    I tried it when it first came out. Metro leaves me cold - but then, I'm an old-school desktop guy. The "legacy" desktop view was OK, I guess, but the start button just brings you back to the Metro start screen. Hopefully they'll have a real start button in the beta, but as it is now, Windows 8 offers me less than nothing.
    I IMMEDIATELY ditched both Metro and changed the Start key to its old iteration on Win7. Took me like 4 minutes to Google it and got rid of both of them permanently. I have not looked at Metro for 6 months now, I donno if it is still there, heh.
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  6. #76


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    I love Win8. It boots so much faster than Win7 that I got rid of my SSD drive as I no longer saw that much difference in booting up or running programs. I immediately got rid of Metro (yuk) and changed the Start key back to the way it runs on Win7.( Google it).

    Compatibility is absolutely perfect with Win7. I have found only ONE product (Quicken Turbo Tax 2011) that refuses to run, everything else runs flawlessly. Of course, I have kept upgrading my hardware to something built in this century so that helps

    As for buying Win 8 when it releases, I have a subscription to Microsoft Technet ($199/year) which gives me 2 10 computer activations per product (20 computers altogether). When Win 8 comes out, I will have multiple RETAIL licenses for all the various versions of Win8 to test in my computer upgrade sandbox. Good deal all around.
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  7. #77


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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mas Catoer View Post
    I like desktop gadgets which are able to self-refresh. (as some I find do not)
    Usually mousing over the gadget works. I have a local weather one that does not automatically refresh but I end up mousing over it anytime I am on the desktop. Habit I guess...
    Agree with you, just wonder why the gadgets of metro apps in WDP do not self refresh. I do have to click it here and there to have it up to date
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  8. #78


    Well fellas.... I hate to be the only negative person in this conversation.... Even though I like windows 8 very much... In fact so much that I will never look back... I do have an issue with the restart sequence.... shutdown seems to be working ok... However the Start-up leaves much to be desired.... My PC takes a very very loooooong time to start-up, so much that in many occasions I think its not going to .... then right about then I get the ugly looking beta fish (lol) I never experienced that with 7 nor Vista?????
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  9. #79


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Reydeoros View Post
    Well fellas.... I hate to be the only negative person in this conversation.... Even though I like windows 8 very much... In fact so much that I will never look back... I do have an issue with the restart sequence.... shutdown seems to be working ok... However the Start-up leaves much to be desired.... My PC takes a very very loooooong time to start-up, so much that in many occasions I think its not going to .... then right about then I get the ugly looking beta fish (lol) I never experienced that with 7 nor Vista?????
    That is not just a Windows 8 issue, I have heard of this in Win7 as well. I remember something about it due to your computer searching the network for something that is missing, but just a guess.
    For instance, Google windows 7 taking forever to startup and the first reply is, as always, these forums which is why I came here in the 1st place!
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  10. #80


    Posts : 7
    Vista/Windows 8


    I am still using it as a dual boot with Vista. 32 bit. Happy with a couple of niggles Media Player and slow close down. Will take these problems to appropriate forum.
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