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  1. #51


    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    That's daft. Why would MS design Metro so it doesn't work well on current hardware but requires special ones!?!?
    Bryan, I don't know anybody who uses a touch screen with Win 7. The technology at the time made it difficult to use programs on the edges of the screen. Win 8 will work pretty well on Win 7 touchscreens, but it assumes that the edges now work. So if you buy a touchscreen for Win 8, you need to make sure it is designed for Win 8.

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  2. #52


    I notice on my desktop monitor that the start hotspot on my task bar is very very tight to the edge of the screen. One option would be to underscan the monitor a bit maybe. Although I don't actually use that I use the windows key anyway!
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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    I notice on my desktop monitor that the start hotspot on my task bar is very very tight to the edge of the screen. One option would be to underscan the monitor a bit maybe. Although I don't actually use that I use the windows key anyway!
    Underscanning a monitor to deal with hotspots? I get it now. Every day is April Fool's day with the "Metro" thing.
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  4. #54


    LOL! I wasn't being serious!
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  5. #55


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    Hotspots are serious business that should not be fooled with.
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  6. #56


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    I was talking about the idea of underscanning, which combined with hotspots, would be multiplying stupid. Then again, maybe he writes drivers for ATI. To this day, that company thinks 15% underscan is just right for HDTVs. I've always wondered how many cards have been sent back due that ridiculous default and the difficulty of finding the option to correct it.
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  7. #57


    I said "One option would be to underscan the monitor a bit maybe." so the words 'option' and 'maybe' indicate I was thinking aloud about possibilities and NOT advocating it! And my name is Brian not 'he'.
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  8. #58


    Posts : 738
    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    I notice on my desktop monitor that the start hotspot on my task bar is very very tight to the edge of the screen. One option would be to underscan the monitor a bit maybe. Although I don't actually use that I use the windows key anyway!
    The two hot spots are lower left and lower right. I keep the taskbar on the top and avoid any problems with the Start, right click menu, and Crawler over on the right corner at the bottom of the screen. If you go to right click for the menu with the taskbar at the bottom you likely will end up with the taskbar properties instead.

    That's one of the failings they made with knowing that the default setting sees the taskbar on bottom not side or top of screen.
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    In Firefox, try hitting Ctrl+F to find something, then go to click the x to close the find bar. haha
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