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  1. #71


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The first thing I'm working on is to disable the Store from being pinned to the taskbar at every log in.
    (or just disable it completely, (again!))

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  2. #72


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm meaning to stir anything up but?
    Whatís that supposed to mean?

    You can still close apps the other way and the bar with the X on it only becomes visible when you mouse to the top of the screen the Metro app is open on. It's the same thing with the added taskbar, its only visible when you mouse to the bottom of the screen the Metro App is open on. Both toolbars auto hide.
    Simply donít need this crap getting in the way. If it's default itís complicating things as I see it. It looks as though MS is again attempting to get those "other users" to use the Start Screen. Well, I think those "other users" are never going to use it anyway. I feel they made their minds up not to. MS appeased them in 8.1 for the option to boot to desktop and rightfully so. They should have that choice. If they decide different, they can default it back.

    All in all I have no qualms about added features to personalize an OS as long as we have the choice of which features. I feel thereís not enough in 8/8.1. e.g. An option to tweak tiles with font and/or color. Most of the complaints is about the color. Hell! Let them Aero them for all I care > Round corners and all. Graffiti a Van Gough or Van Gough the graffiti.
    Sorry, there was supposed to be a not in there. I just realized it and fixed it.
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  3. #73


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm meaning to stir anything up but?
    Whatís that supposed to mean?

    You can still close apps the other way and the bar with the X on it only becomes visible when you mouse to the top of the screen the Metro app is open on. It's the same thing with the added taskbar, its only visible when you mouse to the bottom of the screen the Metro App is open on. Both toolbars auto hide.
    Simply donít need this crap getting in the way. If it's default itís complicating things as I see it. It looks as though MS is again attempting to get those "other users" to use the Start Screen. Well, I think those "other users" are never going to use it anyway. I feel they made their minds up not to. MS appeased them in 8.1 for the option to boot to desktop and rightfully so. They should have that choice. If they decide different, they can default it back.

    All in all I have no qualms about added features to personalize an OS as long as we have the choice of which features. I feel thereís not enough in 8/8.1. e.g. An option to tweak tiles with font and/or color. Most of the complaints is about the color. Hell! Let them Aero them for all I care > Round corners and all. Graffiti a Van Gough or Van Gough the graffiti.
    These two issues you describe don't deal with the Start Screen? They have to do with open Metro Apps. I don't see them making anyone more or less inclined to use the Start Screen. An option to turn them off would be nice for those that don't want them. If I had a touch screen the current way would work fine, for non touch the update 1 settings may be better. I want and use the X to close Metro Apps. I find it a lot easier than having to drag the window down with my cursor. You have to mouse to the top anyway. I also wish the added taskbar wouldn't auto hide. I'd rather have it visible all the time. I run three monitors on my desktop and its nice to have the taskbar showing what's running on each monitor.
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  4. #74


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    The first thing I'm working on is to disable the Store from being pinned to the taskbar at every log in.
    (or just disable it completely, (again!))
    I only had to unpin it once and it never came back?
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  5. #75


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks shakennstirred! I downloaded and installed on my laptop and so far no problems. I do like the few changes I have noticed so far. I may go ahead and install it on my desk top.
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  6. #76


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    The first thing I'm working on is to disable the Store from being pinned to the taskbar at every log in.
    (or just disable it completely, (again!))
    I only had to unpin it once and it never came back?


    Yes. Too easy!
    I posted previously that I didn't have the taskbar in the modern gui, but possibly because I use modernmix.
    I disabled modern mix.

    Now. If I click the start button and sweep precisely sideways, I do have a taskbar. But it disappears forever, if I move away. ??
    Last edited by davehc; 09 Mar 2014 at 00:40.
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  7. #77


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Yes. Too easy!
    I posted previously that I didn't have the taskbar in the modern gui, but possibly because I use modernmix.
    I disabled modern mix.

    Now. If I click the start button and sweep precisely sideways, I do have a taskbar. But it disappears forever, if I move away. ??
    On my PC if I mouse to the very bottom of a screen with an open Metro App the taskbar pops up. If I mouse away it disappears again. If I click it while its visible it will stay, but if I switch focus to one of my other monitors it hides again.
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  8. #78


    Posts : 1,339
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 bit


    I was going to wait for the official release, but curiosity got the better of me and I ran the update. Like previously stated, there aren't a lot of changes, but personally, I like the addition of a power options button and a close apps button on the Start Screen. I was running Classic Shell and booting to the desktop before, but don't really need to anymore.
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  9. #79


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Yes. Too easy!
    I posted previously that I didn't have the taskbar in the modern gui, but possibly because I use modernmix.
    I disabled modern mix.

    Now. If I click the start button and sweep precisely sideways, I do have a taskbar. But it disappears forever, if I move away. ??
    On my PC if I mouse to the very bottom of a screen with an open Metro App the taskbar pops up. If I mouse away it disappears again. If I click it while its visible it will stay, but if I switch focus to one of my other monitors it hides again.
    Nope. Just tried again. Anyway, I am going back to the pre update 1 now, and wait for an official update. Nothing exciting here.
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  10. #80


    What's this that BlueMasterFX posted?

    Click image for larger version

    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    When you are in an app or at the start screen, bring the mouse to the bottom of the screen and it will unhide
    the taskbar and you can switch apps, I like it, but have not found out how to make it not autohide
    it hides by default
    Also, touch the top of of the screen when you are in an app (mouse only), and a drop down will appear with an X Out and Minimize button the right
    on the left is an icon with a right click menu for docking half screen etc and close.
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
    I was going to wait for the official release, but curiosity got the better of me and I ran the update. Like previously stated, there aren't a lot of changes, but personally, I like the addition of a power options button and a close apps button on the Start Screen. I was running Classic Shell and booting to the desktop before, but don't really need to anymore.
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm meaning to stir anything up but?
    Whatís that supposed to mean?

    You can still close apps the other way and the bar with the X on it only becomes visible when you mouse to the top of the screen the Metro app is open on. It's the same thing with the added taskbar, its only visible when you mouse to the bottom of the screen the Metro App is open on. Both toolbars auto hide.
    Simply donít need this crap getting in the way. If it's default itís complicating things as I see it. It looks as though MS is again attempting to get those "other users" to use the Start Screen. Well, I think those "other users" are never going to use it anyway. I feel they made their minds up not to. MS appeased them in 8.1 for the option to boot to desktop and rightfully so. They should have that choice. If they decide different, they can default it back.

    All in all I have no qualms about added features to personalize an OS as long as we have the choice of which features. I feel thereís not enough in 8/8.1. e.g. An option to tweak tiles with font and/or color. Most of the complaints is about the color. Hell! Let them Aero them for all I care > Round corners and all. Graffiti a Van Gough or Van Gough the graffiti.
    These two issues you describe don't deal with the Start Screen? They have to do with open Metro Apps. I don't see them making anyone more or less inclined to use the Start Screen. An option to turn them off would be nice for those that don't want them. If I had a touch screen the current way would work fine, for non touch the update 1 settings may be better. I want and use the X to close Metro Apps. I find it a lot easier than having to drag the window down with my cursor. You have to mouse to the top anyway. I also wish the added taskbar wouldn't auto hide. I'd rather have it visible all the time. I run three monitors on my desktop and its nice to have the taskbar showing what's running on each monitor.
    Ok, Keith. No harm done. I thought that was a tipo typo.

    Tepid mentions a Taskbar on the Start Screen and in/when using an app. LJ mentions a power options button and a close apps button there?

    I donít want to install this until I see it. Would someone please post some screenshots?
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