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Geralt The Riv
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Today, 10:31 AMIf you right click the Start button it does not bring up the metro screen..,......it brings up a menu very similar to the w7 menu. Not as in depth, but that is where the Desktop icon in your task bar comes into play once you enable it via the instructions I gave in m,y earlier post. I never see the metro screen unless I choose to. I also can find anything you can in windows 7 that a typical user would use just as fast or faster without ever using/seeing metro... I promise.......windows 8.1 fixed all the issues with windows 8.
Everybody I have shown the way I do things on w8.1 have scratched their heads and said "damn I didn't know you could do that" even a a programmer buddy who switched after I showed him how to properly navigate w8.1. Basically all MS did was move some menu options you just have to enable the desktop icon in your task bar between it and right clicking the start menu icon You can get to all the same stuff as before. Also it is more stream lined easier in fact to navigate. I think I will make a video and post it this Sunday as it is clear to me that nobody really knows how to do what I am suggesting.
Today, 01:43 AM
Zanderat said:You guys know about Classic Shell or Startisback? Once installed you never have to deal with the Metro ui again and get back a functional start button. ›››
The start button is functional in 8.1 you right click it and it magically pulls up stuff
Today, 01:42 AM
SystemShock7 said:I find it kind of amusing people are discussing GUIs and their usage as a means to sort of rate or criticize the OS. Then again, I guess the discussion revolves around the consumer market, so carry on. ›››
I find it amusing you find it amusing.....so keep on keepin on....
Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Guy N said:Well, I am not technically backward, and a UI that forces me to shift gears continually makes me angry. No, I do not want to slew my pointer into some unlabeled corner of the screen to still be two clicks away from the control panel. No, I do not want a start menu that was written by an idiot who thinks he is entitled to take over my entire desktop. No, I do not want to remember the vendor's trade name for an application so I can shift to the keyboard to type it and then get the damn start menu splashed all over my work. All those things are not a "new UI" that normal users should be required to learn. They are an egregious blunder and an abuse of my time, energy, and productivity.
Objections aside, Windows 8.1 really does make a big difference in raw performance. It just screams on some low-cost setups like AMD APUs and "dual graphics". ›››
Guy for somebody as gifted/smart/technical genius I would have to say you did not take the time to learn how to use windows 8.1 . You can be to the `control panel faster than windows 7. You right click the windows icon in the left hand corner and "bam" left click on control panel. The fact is 8.1 is better. Windows 8 left much to be desired as far as "getting to stuff" but 8.1 fixed that if you know how to navigate through it. You can also right click the task bar, click on tool bars, then click desk top, apply, then you will have access from your task bar for all desk icons and also control panel, network etc..... It is so easy it is ridicules.
You can get rid of the tiles by choosing boot to desk top as well......Windows 8.1 really is better than 7. I can't stand using w7 now....it took me about 2 weeks to get fully acclimated to windows 8.1 but I am glad I did.....
09.12.2013 @ 10:28
Guy N said:
1000 to 1200 watt power supplies introduce their own compatibility issues. If you can live with 850 watts, it would be much less hassle short-term and long-term.
Could you go a little more in depth on why this is so?
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