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Microsoft announces 'spring' update for Windows 8.1

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    I guess some users have a hard time or don’t know to right click (WinKey/Z key combo) to get bottom command bar and/or how to close a Store app with either pulling it down or Alt/F4 combo. Quite simple really.

    Along what Wenda stated, I don’t need no stinkin’ Store apps pinned to my Taskbar. I have a Start Screen and/or All Apps for that. The update so far as that goes will be useless to me and I’m hoping it’s a configuration option, not a default.

    It’s great if they get 8.1 to use less resources. Of course I’m all for that. I’m sure there will be other good tweaks in it.

    Some people did, but I had no problems upgrading via the Store app, although not my first preference. I’d rather fresh install. It seems to me this will be treated as a SP1 via Windows Update, not the Store.

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    Pinning the Metro Apps to my taskbar didn't work out all that well for me. I open my Metro Apps on my left monitor. My main monitor is my center monitor so my taskbar icons are on that monitor. Clicking the Metro App Icon opens it on my main monitor not the one I want them on. They don't remember where they were last opened like desktop programs do. I do find closing them with the X quicker and easier than the drag and drop. From what I'm reading update 1 will though windows update.
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Pinning the Metro Apps to my taskbar didn't work out all that well for me. I open my Metro Apps on my left monitor. My main monitor is my center monitor so my taskbar icons are on that monitor. Clicking the Metro App Icon opens it on my main monitor not the one I want them on. They don't remember where they were last opened like desktop programs do. I do find closing them with the X quicker and easier than the drag and drop. From what I'm reading update 1 will though windows update.
    You’ve installed the update and experimented I take it. You also have 3 monitors on your tower PC or additional monitors on your laptop since you mentioned a middle monitor. Not sure since you have your ASUS laptop in your forum system specs.

    I’m curious. Now that the Olympics are over and before Spring gets here I’m going to upgrade my hardware. A video card and at least one other monitor will be added. I see they’ve come a ways to multi-monitor, but, as you state, the system doesn’t log where the Store apps were open last. It logs Win32 apps though. Where would it log that? In the Registry perhaps?

    Would you experiment this? If you open a Store app on a monitor, swipe/drag it down to close (not Alt/F4 or X box), then open again straightway, will it open on the same monitor? Try it again moving it to another monitor and repeat the process.
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    @ HippsieGypsie, My laptop was at one time the only PC I had Windows 8 on so I listed it in my specs here. My desktop PC was running 7 until 8.1 came out. It's what's listed in my system specs on Seven Forums. I have three monitors on my desktop PC connected to a NVidia GT640. Two I-INC 4:3 19 inch LCD's and a 22" LG E2242 1080p. The 1080p is my main center monitor flanked by the two 19 screens. Yes I installed the leaked update 1 to have a look see. Most of my PC stuff was acquired over many years. The two 19 LCD's are many years old now but still work. My spare desktop PC is connected to or TV as a media PC so it didn't need its monitor any more. I was already running two so why not three. I've been running two monitors for quit a while and can't imagine going back to just one. Spoiled I guess.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    I just don't think their updates make any difference, people either like Windows 8 or they don't. They tinker around with minute (small) tweak's, and hassle people to upgrade. The changes really don't matter. The word on the street, is that it is a loser. But, maybe after 5 more years of tweaking, it will morph back into Windows 7 with a metro rear-end.

    When I got my first Windows 8 machine, I had messed up the install, though it worked, just not properly, so I hopped on the phone and dialed MS support. Well, they get on and after a little tutoring, decide they need to connect via remote desktop. I thought, ahhh now I will see how to operate this new software. The very first thing they did was to go into desktop mode, I was shocked "I had no clue it had​ a desktop".. I thought to myself, if they go into desktop mode "what use is the metro interface?".
    Metro interface is for Metro Apps, desktop mode for "ordinary " programs, what's so perplexing about it ?
    Another failure from M$, they just did not make enough of an effort to explain workings of Win 8 in the beginning and just took it for granted that every body would be impressed with "Pretty little squares" all over the screen and make a lot of money by selling Metro Apps, along with millions of tablets and devices.
    Hope you are getting along with it much better now.
    Yes, I am well acquainted with Windows 8 at this time.

    Made me ponder though, I could never give up my Windows 7, but Windows 8 really makes no difference to me. If I really want a tablet I would buy an iPad
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