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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's living in your taskbar notification area right now? on: August 02, 2015, 05:06:28 PM
I think Win 10 all over is ugly, and the least ugly part is the ugly taskbar notification area!  embarassed


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77  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: PSA: Woe to Thee Who Performs a Windows 10 Clean Install on: August 02, 2015, 03:59:07 PM
I thought I would post this as a separate thread outside of the Windows 10 mega-thred so nobody missed it.
Thanks for taking the time, forewarned is foreboding.

^+1

However, I will change.


     furthermore, I too have a Win 10 clean_install...
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Privacy Concerns on: August 02, 2015, 11:21:05 AM
the last thing I did before reading this thread was just that; unchecking a myriad of "ON"s! Basically, this new operating system was primarily created for smartphones, only secondarily for desktop computers. Clever thinking, Microsoft, except I don't use a smartphone... either.
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 02, 2015, 07:54:13 AM
Extension List Dumper doesn't work with Firefox 39 on Windows 10 Pro. The addon itself has not been updated since Firefox 9, so you might say it went well for a long period of time.


80  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: August 01, 2015, 06:01:01 PM
hm hm... http://www.unblocker.yt/e...youtube-unblocker-firefox :

Quote from: YouTube Unblocker
I agree to highlight matching search results on search engines (such as Google) and to replace result links with affiliate links.
ohmy

But with a single click you can uncheck that 'option'.

81  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Pls recommend 32-bit software for old WinXP machine I'm giving an elderly woman on: August 01, 2015, 05:30:33 PM
-and she might leave the gate open, even "to prevent problems" (we know many people who never shuts down their computer, only to avoid any associated problem)

82  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Pls recommend 32-bit software for old WinXP machine I'm giving an elderly woman on: August 01, 2015, 05:00:43 PM
I #feel# the Encarta is a really good idea, WBM. Does the world have more of such things? Is she spiritually interested? eSword?
83  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: August 01, 2015, 12:16:39 PM
I think you're right, Miles; eventually it will of course be their best operating system so far - which is why I for the first time ever was maneuvering to be first in line.

BUT the comparison in my head is the car company launching a new model, and when people ask why there are no passenger seats, or why this or that obviously is missing, the answer is something like "Oh, we will add them eventually". Setting a fixed  date for launching a new model is by itself foolish, or what the proper term may be, because it makes a date become more important than fixing errors, and therefore also puts a date above both the customer and the company's trustworthiness / credibility / reliability / integration / honour / something ...

Well, I am the poor one, and they are the ga$illionaires, so who am I to speak.
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: August 01, 2015, 06:25:47 AM
Once again I was too late to notice the number. This time it was 6666 that went by:


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85  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: August 01, 2015, 04:20:09 AM
Curt, hang in there man! smiley OS upgrades are always extra tough when the user has a lot of customizations and extra apps installed.

Can anyone who has upgraded tell if these applications work well in 10: FARR, Everything and Autohotkey scripts (e.g. any issues with UAC or anything like that?).

I have Everything and it works fine in Win 10(contrary to Steve Wright: "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?")

Thank you for the encouraging empathy, Nod5  thumbs up  However, I went for "new OS overwrite previous OS", so I had no customizations or extra apps at all. One (not this one, but another one) might say "I don't have Everything, but nothing works either (or neither)."  embarassed  I know, terrible! But remember, that was the other one!

It seems to me the two main ideas in Win 10 are 1) make money on advertizing, and take the battle as close to the consumer as possible. Microsoft is angry that they were fined several billion dollars, when at the same time competitors doing almost the same deed but calling it something else, were making gazillion dollars. Now MS stops playing the nice, gentle grandpa. 2) Getting us even more used to the idea that we can do nothing without some Big Brother knowing everything about us -  first "for our own comfort", but next "for our own safety".

I am not a fan of such ideas, so frustrations may arise a little too hasty.  Wink
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Question regarding Win10 upgrade on: July 31, 2015, 03:53:03 PM
go to Windows Update and cancel it.
87  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 31, 2015, 11:04:11 AM
For a day and a night I have been searching here, there and everywhere (on this Win 10 Pro) to find a useful media player. No, nothing. Just a silly thing called Groove. What a bad joke! Each and every version of Windows Media Player in this millennium was better than this! Just two small examples: 1) If you point at the player's thumbnail in the toolbar, there is no tooltip to tell what track you're playing! But the user has to first move the mouse even further, to point at the Groove Music tile that slides forward - and this is an enormous and UGLY window, not a nice, discrete tooltip. 2) I have found no way to make the player small.
Groove Music is unbelievable poor; I am so disappointed.  thumb down

Now please tell me I haven't searched properly, and that the options I want are just there...!  tellme

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modified 20 hours later:
By a complete coincidence I have just found Windows Media Player! Sorry and Thank You, Microsoft  thumbs up
So, it is there, just have to be lucky to do things the right way the first time. Otherwise you might think "Groove Music" is the media player - and THAT WILL make you disappointed!


88  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 04:43:56 AM
Win 10 comes with a very fine "Print to pdf" + pdf reader  thumbs up

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Agnitum's Outpost Security Suite Pro does not (yet) support Windows 10   Sad
89  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 04:19:35 AM
"Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 does not support ActiveX, Silverlight, Java, JavaScript" !!
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http://www.thewindowsclub...internet-explorer-message

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>Edge displays "This website needs Internet Explorer" message<

This happens due to this due to compatibility issues with some of the websites. Microsoft Edge browser in Windows 10 doe not support ActiveX, Silverlight, Java, JavaScript or some other legacy technology. So if you visit a website that uses such technologies which are not supported by Edge, then you will see this message.

In such cases, you should click on Open with Internet Explorer. The web page will open with IE.

Maybe I really should try Edge instead of automatically replacing it with my usual browser?

90  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 30, 2015, 03:07:24 AM
Instead of the ribbon they should have a "context menu" but with a horizontal menu that pops up above the mouse.  That way if you have to do an extra click at least you save the space by avoiding a toolbar just to have one ribbon button.

Maybe you were a fan of Circle Dock?  Wink

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"Windows 10 Tips and Tricks" is of course already a theme. There is (also "of course") however still very little substance:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-tips-and-tricks

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Actually I just came to warn that "Let the apps use your camera" is on per default!

91  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:43:32 PM
What happens when you type AppData in?  You should still have a data folder unless you are Guest.

I only get the Windows.old's AppData.

But now I have found my AppData; it was just hidden - and at first I couldn't figure out where to 'unhide' it (because I come from Win 7, I am not used to "Ribbon"). Now I have it visible but 'dimmed'. I  still need to be the boss of my computer.

92  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:18:36 PM
You seem to already have forgotten that I was reduced to being a simple user, not in command.
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 05:03:43 PM
another (third) thing I didn't imagine is that Windows 10 has not reminded me in any way that I have no security program installed. Does Microsoft have a new chief programmer who doesn't drive SAAB?
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 04:20:13 PM
... since Windows 7 won't really allow you to move your User directory to another drive, I did the Next Best ThingTM and moved as much as I could to another drive and then used SymLinks/Junctions...

I must say, Deozaan, I was surprised you got all the way to 85%, hehe! The very idea of this silent_background upgrade is to let the user keep his User Directory - which you didn't have. Why not redo the User_Directory in the Windows way and get a free upgrade? Well, you have plenty with time.

One unthinkable event I was not prepared for was the fact that Windows did not save my Internet shortcuts (Bookmarks)!  ohmy

Thanks to both tomos and Deozaan for showing empathy. I must tell that I am pleased with the speed this Win 10 WITH NO PROGRAMS INSTALLED is demonstrating: Wow, it is fast! ;-)

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Oh, yes, just like last time I upgraded a Windows system, I must now figure out how to become chief of my own computer! It really is a weird feeling being unable to find AppData. I am not even told I am not allowed, no, Windows just puts the monocular to the blind eye; "What AppData? There is no AppData to look for!". Hmm...
 tellme
95  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 01:39:27 PM
I hope to be back (here at DC) in a couple of months or so...

 undecided

My first half an hour with Windows 10 has been saddening. Everything is worse than I feared. Maybe it would have been easier to accept if I first had been using Win 8. But I come from Win 7. Right now I envy Deozaan ("restoring to your previous version of Windows")!

The first serious problem was that Windows wouldn't accept my bi-language Win 7 installation, so to speak. First it was English, then I installed a Danish version on top. It used to work fine, but Win 10 said that now I had chosen (rubbish; I was never given any choice!) to install a Danish Win 10 version and I would therefore loose all my third party programs. ALL of them!!!

I cried a little, but hey, a fresh clean installation instead? so I dried my tears and accepted.

The settings were a chok (why does this browser not have a spell checker?!) to me. I knew from what I have heard about Win 8 that drastic changes were introduced. Changes that made (some) people used to the idea that Microsoft or whoever has the right to know everything about you; you must log in, you must give us access to all informations about your life and your friends and your bank account, and your... etcetera. Now this is even more in your face. With Win 10 there are incredible many boxes where I recommend to click the opposite of what is the default.

Forgive me for sounding as if the future is hopeless. Of course it is. Meanwhile I have a huge job waiting: Finding, downloading, installing and registering half a hundred programs.
96  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 11:04:09 AM
okay, I am trying:


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97  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 29, 2015, 10:37:51 AM
I can either 'manually' download Windows 10, and have it now

-I am not sure you can do that, unless you are ready to "create a media".

My laptop doesn't have a CD drive, so in my mind I am depending on a normal installer, because their silent background installer doesn't work on my laptop. But I can't find a full, normal Windows 10 installer! All I could find was "Use the media creation tool to download Windows".

PS! >Tool includes:

    File formats optimized for download speed.
    Built in media creation options for USBs and DVDs.
    Optional conversion to ISO file format.

http://www.microsoft.com/...ftware-download/windows10
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from my "Windows Update":

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98  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 06:38:23 PM
Argh! Even as we were speaking!


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Once is a coincidence, but 3 isn't. I have the feeling that this machine not will accept Windows 10.

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99  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced on: July 28, 2015, 06:29:14 PM
here it's GMT+1 (also called CET, Central Europe Time)

I have been trying all sorts of useless tricks to get Win 10 trying to install again. In vain. Maybe my machine will try again at the same time tomorrow; around four o'clock in the afternoon.

100  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Perfect Effects 9.5 free on: July 28, 2015, 04:47:38 PM
The full Perfect Photo Suite is not a normal editor, but a collection of addons ("Work as standalone apps or as plug-ins for Adobe® Lightroom®, Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements."). Layers is just one of these addons ("Blending photos and making selections has never been easier.")


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The full suite is on offer at $79.95 instead of $150. 64-bits only, so I will not be purchasing.
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