1. Post #1001
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    August 2006
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    Would it be possible to have, for instance, the iTunes tile display the current song?
    Only if iTunes makes an app. Desktop programs only show the name and icon.
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  2. Post #1002
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
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    Aww, that's lame.
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  3. Post #1003
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    August 2009
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    Is there any other way to access the PC settings app besides changing your account picture from the start screen? I found the app in "Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel" but when I pin to start it doesn't do anything when I launch.
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  4. Post #1004
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    November 2009
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    I saw metro working on ARM devices yet they can't give us low resolution metro support.
    I don't think Microsoft minds netbooks that more - the fact that there's supposedly no "Starter edition" supports that somewhat. Netbooks are probably going to be a smaller market now, and they'll probably slowly get switched out with cheap ultrabooks. And I think they figured that the metro start menu wouldn't be much use at that resolution.
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  5. Post #1005

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    I don't think Microsoft minds netbooks that more - the fact that there's supposedly no "Starter edition" supports that somewhat. Netbooks are probably going to be a smaller market now, and they'll probably slowly get switched out with cheap ultrabooks. And I think they figured that the metro start menu wouldn't be much use at that resolution.
    Its actually very useful, but I can't use it. I can have apps display weather etc which is great for a netbook.
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  6. Post #1006
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    Is there any other way to access the PC settings app besides changing your account picture from the start screen? I found the app in "Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel" but when I pin to start it doesn't do anything when I launch.
    Search Settings I guess. I don't know of any direct way.

    Actually it only shows up the various options rather than the app itself so nevermind.
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  7. Post #1007
    Dennab
    February 2012
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    Only if iTunes makes an app. Desktop programs only show the name and icon.
    Even if Apple do make a metro app it will still look like OSX because they are fucking assholes.
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  8. Post #1008

    March 2012
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    Why are they branding the metro UI as more productive, it takes more time to search for a program then it does in Windows 7.
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  9. Post #1009
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    Why are they branding the metro UI as more productive, it takes more time to search for a program then it does in Windows 7.
    How?
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  10. Post #1010
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    So does anyone know why most themes of bluepoison are grayed out?
    64-bit thing, I think, I can't find any features to enable as well.

    Anyway, the old LH magic's back. I feel so free~

    (also works with Apple laptop touchpads out of the box, which is p. cool.)
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  11. Post #1011

    March 2012
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    Windows 8
    You have to open metro, move mouse all the way to the side then wait for the flaky side bar to fade in, move up and click on the flashlight.
    Windows 7
    You have to slam mouse into corner then start typing.
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  12. Post #1012
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    Windows 8
    You have to open metro, move mouse all the way to the side then wait for the flaky side bar to fade in, move up and click on the flashlight.
    Windows 7
    You have to slam mouse into corner then start typing.
    Windows Vista
    Strike the Windows key, start typing

    Windows 7
    Press the Windows key, start typing

    Windows 8
    Hit the Windows key, start typing

    Edited:

    That's a magnifying glass.
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  13. Post #1013
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
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    64-bit thing, I think, I can't find any features to enable as well.

    Anyway, the old LH magic's back. I feel so free~

    (also works with Apple laptop touchpads out of the box, which is p. cool.)
    LH?
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  14. Post #1014
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    Search Settings I guess. I don't know of any direct way.

    Actually it only shows up the various options rather than the app itself so nevermind.
    I found this, I guess it just doesn't work yet.

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  15. Post #1015
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  16. Post #1016
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    August 2006
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    Why are they branding the metro UI as more productive, it takes more time to search for a program then it does in Windows 7.
    I am agreeing with PandaX on this, if you disagree, you are blatantly being ignorant.

    If you press the windows key, and start typing on screen at the start menu, (no mouse interaction at all), it will automatically throw up a search panel. If you absolutely refuse to try it yourself, don't go around disagreeing with a cold hard fact of how the operating system works.

    Only if you are using a tablet (or device with no keyboard), will searching be any different.

    Edit:
    Some people simply cannot be helped. If ignorance is bliss, then gasatakav cornered the market.
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  17. Post #1017
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    May 2011
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    After a day of testing windows 8, my laptop won't boot up anymore. :/
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  18. Post #1018
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    Just installed it on a tablet pc (in the old stylus sense) with a multi-touch screen that seems to have been tossed in for a gimmick. Works just as advertised, although it's a bit bulky - best to prop it up on a cushion and use it lying down - and IE9's onscreen keyboard logic seems to hate the post editor.

    Thank god that expensive boondoggle finally has a purpose now. And Microsoft's finally got some flair as well. The world is better when it's slightly more stylish.


    Oh god rendering issues
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  19. Post #1019
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    November 2011
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    I might triple-boot Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Ubuntu or Arch for the hell of it. I need a bigger flash drive though, I can't be bothered with DVDs, they're slow
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  20. Post #1020
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    August 2006
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    I might triple-boot Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Ubuntu or Arch for the hell of it. I need a bigger flash drive though, I can't be bothered with DVDs, they're slow
    Toss in OSx86 while you're at it

    Edited:

    I found this, I guess it just doesn't work yet.

    Found it, it's in the settings bar.

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  21. Post #1021
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    January 2005
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    Windows 8
    Hit the Windows key, start typing.
    Wait, why doesn't this work for me?
    Nothing happens when I type anything.
    Nor does searching while having "All Apps" up, nothing happens when I press enter.
    Is my installation broken or am I doing it wrong?

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  22. Post #1022
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    Wait, why doesn't this work for me?
    Nothing happens when I type anything.
    Nor does searching while having "All Apps" up, nothing happens when I press enter.
    Is my installation broken or am I doing it wrong?

    From the looks of it your search is broken. It should look like

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  23. Post #1023
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    Yeah, I didn't have Apps/Settings/Files in it but I had the rest, weird.
    I guess this is what happens when you upgrade to a "incomplete" preview from a win7 installation
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  24. Post #1024
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    Yeah, I didn't have Apps/Settings/Files in it but I had the rest, weird.
    I guess this is what happens when you upgrade to a "incomplete" preview from a win7 installation
    Upgrading from 7 isn't recommended and just causes problems. So that's probably why it's messed up.
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  25. Post #1025
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    July 2007
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    I just got invited into the windows feedback program

    Got it on my 7 install and now I need to get it on my 8 install

    Edited:

    im going to get microsoft office 2010 after 4 months (because 2007 pisses me off so god damn much)
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  26. Post #1026
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    3 questions:

    Where is my goddamn minesweeper? :c

    Can I get all those developer preview apps on consumer preview? I couldn't install developer preview but I could install consumer preview for some reason

    And can I make the icons in the tiles from shortcuts bigger? It looks very dull like this
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  27. Post #1027
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    July 2007
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    WHAT THEY REMOVED MINESWEEPER?!

    WORST OS EVER!
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  28. Post #1028
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    November 2011
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    I might triple-boot Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Ubuntu or Arch for the hell of it. I need a bigger flash drive though, I can't be bothered with DVDs, they're slow
    Just bought a new 16GB Kingston flash drive from Amazon.co.uk! Should come some-time next week. Then I'll be able to play with Hexxeh's Chromium builds as well! (I only have a 2GB USB).
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  29. Post #1029
    WHAT THEY REMOVED MINESWEEPER?!

    WORST OS EVER!
    I'm actually amazed at how they didn't include anything to try out the music or video apps.
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  30. Post #1030
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    July 2007
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    The last time MS tried* to overhaul the Windows UX significantly. But now's not a bad time either - they've got Metro, and they can run with it as much as they like for all I care.

    *if the flash demos mean anything, of course
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  31. Post #1031
    Guys
    I just realized what this OS is absolutely perfect for
    these things

    Use laptop normally, use full-on windows OS
    Turn it into a tablet, enable metro, have easy to use touch-friendly enviroment
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  32. Post #1032
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    Guys
    I just realized what this OS is absolutely perfect for
    these things

    Use laptop normally, use full-on windows OS
    Turn it into a tablet, enable metro, have easy to use touch-friendly enviroment
    Yeah, have one of those (an EliteBook 2760p). The experience is fine (it holds up rather well on the toilet, the bulk isn't *too* bad), but right now it doesn't do much apart from gimmickry - there just isn't any good reason to stay in Metro for long.
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  33. Post #1033
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    January 2008
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    has anybody got AMD gpu drivers to work properly at all?

    edit

    alright I've had enough of this shit, nothing fucking works. i'm rolling back to windows 7
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  34. Post #1034
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    The last time MS tried* to overhaul the Windows UX significantly. But now's not a bad time either - they've got Metro, and they can run with it as much as they like for all I care.

    *if the flash demos mean anything, of course
    tell me more
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  35. Post #1035
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    Just booted a grody old W7 installation over - IE10 doesn't seem to be recognized as a Metro app, and the other Metro apps seem to freeze on the splash screen. Joy of all joys.
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  36. Post #1036
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    The last time MS tried* to overhaul the Windows UX significantly. But now's not a bad time either - they've got Metro, and they can run with it as much as they like for all I care.

    *if the flash demos mean anything, of course
    LH still had the traditional desktop with consistency (to a certain degree) from which good idea came. This is in a different direction.
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  37. Post #1037
    I Love Gaylo 4
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    April 2006
    10,365 Posts



    Got my first Blue Screen.
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  38. Post #1038
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
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    April 2009
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    I still have no idea what you're talking about. Longhorn?
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  39. Post #1039
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    LH still had the traditional desktop with consistency (to a certain degree) from which good idea came. This is in a different direction.
    That's true, although if my memory's anything to go by they looked like they were going to shove (if ever) just as much innovation into the Explorer and the sidebar - none of it remotely close to being made real, though, if the publicly available builds mean anything.
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  40. Post #1040
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
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    Got my first Blue Screen.
    :(
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