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Windows 8.2. New Changes Are Coming

  1. #51


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    How about fixing FILE HISTORY, M$ answer to the Windows 7 Backup? Guess what? FILE HISTORY does not work..... you keep a watch on it, and it will DUPLICATE ALL YOUR FILES in the Library backup.... over and over again.... even if you never make any changes to them!!! So... yeah... it DOES backup your files......... yeah....... toooooooooo many times! It did it in 8.0 and in 8.1.

    They really need to fix it.... it has so much promise.......... to be a piece of crap ! (For those that don't believe me, search on Google....... many have this problem......... and you can hear the Crickets over M$'s response....... None ).

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  2. #52


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerdog View Post
    How about fixing FILE HISTORY, M$ answer to the Windows 7 Backup? Guess what? FILE HISTORY does not work..... you keep a watch on it, and it will DUPLICATE ALL YOUR FILES in the Library backup.... over and over again.... even if you never make any changes to them!!! So... yeah... it DOES backup your files......... yeah....... toooooooooo many times! It did it in 8.0 and in 8.1.

    They really need to fix it.... it has so much promise.......... to be a piece of crap ! (For those that don't believe me, search on Google....... many have this problem......... and you can hear the Crickets over M$'s response....... None ).
    My view, this should be eliminated from Windows.
    It's another bloat that should be handled by 3rd party specialists.

    Apologize if I offend, but system imaging is much better handled by companies
    that only do imaging, file preservation and / or data protection.

    Another inflammatory argument I will make, Microsoft is not responsible for the protection of ones files!
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  3. #53


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014


    Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014 | NextPowerUp

    Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014


    Although Windows 8.1 was officially launched last month, it looks like many things still need to be fixed to attract more users. Apparently Microsoft is also aware of that as the company is preparing a major update expected to be unveiled in early 2014.
    Windows 8.2; Real or Troll?
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  4. #54


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Surely, Microsoft has fulfilled its promise, but did it in its own way: pressing the left button now takes the user to the start Metro screen. And to open the familiar “Start” menu you have to make a right click on it.
    I think they might have been referring to right click on the start screen which takes one to the Windows 8 start menu, whether or not one believes it is a menu, whatever.

    edit: Or at least it used to (in 8) expose the All Apps button.
    Now, ok, not so, ... down arrow now.

    Oops, had to re-read, I was mistaken. It was all about 8.1 / 8.2, sorry about that.

    I keep switching between 8.1 and server, which uses the 8.0 model.
    I took it as referring to the menu shown here, Power User Tasks Menu - Open in Windows 8
    I think you're correct. It is referring to the Power User Tasks Menu, which has been added to and with some configuration as well in 8.1.

    Not sure why she would refer is as the "familiar “Start” menu", for it doesn't resemble the original Start Menu other than it's a menu.

    @ mdmd

    Not quite sure if you know > When on SC, pushing Tab key then Enter opens All Apps. 2 Tabs then enter gets to account menu. 3 is back to tiles. In fact tabbing around in the new UI works just as well as in the old.
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  5. #55


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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014 | NextPowerUp

    Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014


    Although Windows 8.1 was officially launched last month, it looks like many things still need to be fixed to attract more users. Apparently Microsoft is also aware of that as the company is preparing a major update expected to be unveiled in early 2014.
    That story from NextPowerUp is just a quote from the first link in this thread. They show their source is from that article. MS is expected to release a GDR upgrade around that time for their phones but we won't see 8.2 until the end of next year which was the original update schedule from MS.

    Jim
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  6. #56


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    @ mdmd
    Not quite sure if you know > When on the > (you mean start screen), pushing Tab key then Enter opens All Apps. 2 Tabs then enter gets to account menu. 3 is back to tiles. In fact tabbing around in the new UI works just as well as in the old.
    Yes. I love to move around with keys. It's super fast.
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  7. #57


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I cringe, however, at those that have disabled tifkam,
    because there are a great deal of NEW features that exist NOW.
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  8. #58


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Oh boy, looks like I'll have to go through and update the tutorials again.


    Damn...I was just getting use to the new 8.1 and all your tutorials.....
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  9. #59


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Yes. I love to move around with keys. It's super fast.
    Me too - and in fact it eased my way into Windows 8 that many of the old keystrokes I've learned over the years still worked when it wasn't obvious from the UI how to do things. (Eg. Ctrl-P to print, Alt-F4 to close). Although it was fine with me, I think people who tried to use the UI to get around were short-changed, at least in 8.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    I cringe, however, at those that have disabled tifkam,
    because there are a great deal of NEW features that exist NOW.
    I still have tifkam enabled and even kept the Reader app rather than installing Adobe Reader or whatever (although the next time I need to read or view a PDF alongside another app, I think Adobe will be coming back).

    However I do wish Microsoft would include the ability to put tifkam apps into a Desktop window, or arrange them more flexibly. 8.1 is a step in the right direction but still not good enough in that respect. If they did this, it would be more attractive to developers to build Store Apps.

    You see many articles comparing the number of apps available in the Windows Store compared to the number of apps available in iTunes or Google Play or whatever it is, but they seldom mention one big competitor to the Windows Store which is the Windows Desktop.

    If you want to write a video player app (just in case there aren't enough yet), or perhaps a game, then fine, write it to work in Windows Store.

    But if you want to write a utility app to support development, testing, and many other work-related tasks where people need to see two or more apps at once, then why would you write a Store app when you can you write it for the Windows Desktop where people can arrange it flexibly and it's more useful to your customers? If they want to look at it full screen, you can still make a Desktop app full-screen.
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  10. #60


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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    I cringe, however, at those that have disabled tifkam,
    because there are a great deal of NEW features that exist NOW.
    To each his own... but when I took a look, I saw nothing that tickled my fancy. Mind you, the install process was so excruciating that I wasn't really inclined to give it much of a chance...
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