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Still Using Even, w/ Win 8.1

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  • Personally, even w/ the ability to use the Windows button on the Taskbar to go to All Applications

    I, still, prefer to have an Applications window on the Taskbar.  I like having an 'old fashioned' alphabetical listing and, still, like not having to change screens (from Desktop).  I use this approach in Windows 8, always have and I, actually, am going to still use it even in Windows 8.

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com


    • Edited by Drew1903 Monday, July 01, 2013 2:50 AM
    Monday, July 01, 2013 2:46 AM

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  • You're saying you'd like menus from which to choose?  I can't quite tell since you wrote your message in Drewese.  :)

    Assuming yes, fortunately there are plenty of good ways to get menus.

     

    -Noel


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    Monday, July 01, 2013 5:19 AM
  • Yes, but, like this... (not by adding 3rd Party 'start' things)


    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com


    • Edited by Drew1903 Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:47 PM added text
    Monday, July 01, 2013 2:40 PM
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    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:45 PM
  • Even though, in Windows 8.1 one can use a simplistic 4-digit code to get into one's computer; and I rather liked that but...

    I've, still, have gone back to a Picture P/W as I have been using in Windows 8.

    Just cus, I guess :)

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com

    Thursday, July 04, 2013 4:50 AM
  • It's occurred to me to mention a couple of things, might clear things up some.

    I don't have any icons on the desktop.
    In Windows 8, by default, there was/is a 'folder' on the Taskbar called Libraries.
    Someone in another thread said something about Libraries, now, being 'hidden', by default, in Windows 8.1
    However, now, the 'folder' on the Taskbar (there, still, is one, by default) is This PC.  It gives all what's in the Libraries folders and more including, any & all drives; nothing hidden.
    If, as I said earlier, this (folder) is replaced by an (ALL) Applications 'window' AND (this is what I hadn't mentioned) the Desktop Toolbar is enabled, the whole approach works. Desktop Toolbar has Libraries, This PC, Control Panel & more plus, whatever desktop icons you might have (that, remember, are not showing).  Also, from here one can drill down, navigate to any location in the machine.

    Here are some show-you pictures:




    Cheers,
    Drew

    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com


    • Edited by Drew1903 Thursday, July 04, 2013 6:04 AM Type mods
    Thursday, July 04, 2013 5:59 AM
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    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com

    Thursday, July 04, 2013 8:43 PM
  • In other words, even with the tweaks & changes in 8.1, I am not using it any differently than I did Windows 8.

    Cheers,
    Drew
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    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:02 AM