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Why I love today’s Windows 8.1 Update

  1. #81


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Actually I have 19 entries and all but one (no idea how it got there) are the ones belonging to windows installation. Some of them I uninstalled from the initial Win8, before upgrading to 8.1 and they came back with vengeance. Reading list, finance and few other ones I do not even consider using.
    Ah OK, I have all those already uninstalled long ago. It looks like calling them "Apps you installed" was incorrect. Apps that can be uninstalled is likely a better description. I've got 15 in my list and all but a couple are Apps I installed. All the preinstalled Apps are at the bottom of my list. I'm not sure how they sort them, its not alphabetical that's for sure.

    I have 50 > yes, 50 apps listed. I have some in my uninstalled list in “My apps” via the Store. Admittedly some I haven’t used in a while. I’m an app pack rat perhaps?

    Looks like they’re listed according to date installed? Dunno. Those that cannot be uninstalled are not listed, just to confirm.

    Has the uninstall option on that list always been there? Never noticed if it was.

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    That brings to mind one thing that really annoys me. Start Rant. You can't remove any of the Apps listed in the store under "Your Apps" from that list. When I got my ASUS laptop I logged in with my Live ID. Now all the factory installed Apps / bloat ware are listed in My Apps in the Store. Most of which I never used and promptly uninstalled. Also if you try an App and don't like it, its listed under your My Apps forever and a day. My "My Apps" section of the Windows Store is basically useless as its cluttered with useless Apps I will never use. Rant over.

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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    I see you're still not allowed to use the sniping tool on the apps/metro page. That's a bummer


    Oh contraire, fellow forumeer. Open Snipping tool > Go to your Modern/Metro anything > Press Ctrl/Print Screen > Snip to your hearts content.


    Never knew that. Excellent. +1



    The procedure does seem a bit wonky though.



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    Wonky? You're the second one I've heard that from. The other one dislikes Modern/Metro with a passion. That's not true with you though, correct?

    The only difference is that one has to go back to Modern/Metro. The tool does come along with, which is unfamiliar. I wonder if there's an app for that yet.

    What's really convenient is that we can share that via Charms.
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  3. #83


    USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Wonky? You're the second one I've heard that from. The other one dislikes Modern/Metro with a passion. That's not true with you though, correct?
    I don't like or dislike the modern apps screen. As I said, to me, it's just one giant shortcut screen. That said, the only time I use the screen is when I need to access an app or program that I've not pinned to my taskbar. Outside of that I stay in desktop mode.

    Anyway I asked about the snipping tool because if I needed to take a screen shot of something on the apps screen, in the past I would just do a print screen and edit in PS. I've been using Win 8 since release day and never realized the snip tool worked the way it does on the apps screen. But yeah, I think its a wonky way to work. Why not just click the snip tool like you do on the desktop and snip away.

    And to answer your overall question... no I'm not one to bash 8 to high hell. I actually like it.

    Thanks.
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  4. #84


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Sooo....

    Who was the numb nut that decided that having the link to the Control Panel from PC Settings was a good idea? It is not and is incredibly counterproductive. Holy crap....
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  5. #85


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Sooo....

    Who was the numb nut that decided that having the link to the Control Panel from PC Settings was a good idea? It is not and is incredibly counterproductive. Holy crap....
    It's just an option that some folks may like that you don't have to use.

    I'd prefer to have options, than not have them.
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  6. #86


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Sooo....

    Who was the numb nut that decided that having the link to the Control Panel from PC Settings was a good idea? It is not and is incredibly counterproductive. Holy crap....
    It's just an option that some folks may like that you don't have to use.

    I'd prefer to have options, than not have them.
    That's true, but sounds UTTERLY redundant if I go to PC Settings and then have to go to the Control Panel to change something there. The question becomes why is there even PC Settings to begin with when Control Panel can have everything? That needs to be the inverse or otherwise it's just a cancel out of each other. Having two places to change settings isn't an efficient way to do things.
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  7. #87


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    Agreed that PC settings should have everything that Control Panel has. Hopefully, that'll be addressed in Windows 9 or a future update in Windows 8.
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  8. #88


    I was wandering too, what's wrong with having more options ? Specially when they lead to same program and not duplicating the program.
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  9. #89


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I think its just an out for somebody that ends up there by mistake. A new user may actually think PC Settings leads to control panel. Another scenario is you go there, look through the list and decide nope that's not it, maybe in control panel. I don't see it as a big deal that its there.
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  10. #90


    People just blundering about an OS can only blame themselves for their troubles but lack of clear instructions and manuals but also not reading of what's available out there (like forums or even Google) is also reason of some confusion. I remember, once upon a time when I thought I knew most everything about DOS 3 or something like that and than got me a book about it, size of small encyclopedia and found out I knew about that stuff for maybe 10 pages. Didn't even dream that there is so much more to it. I know few of those "mouse clickers and button punchers" that experiment like crazy without even a clue what those actions would bring or justify their actions with "Gee it looked logical to me, what the heck happened ? "
    Just now, a friend asked me how come he ended up with two different sizes of icons on his desktop. I didn't even know it was possible, is it ?. Btw. he's one of those people that think windows, or any other OS, should be made with his own specifications and ways to work on them.
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