Solved I need tips to help working with windows 8 easier! I hate it

November 7, 2013 at 07:13:42
Specs: Windows8
I need some tips for windows 8 ! Hate it . Please help is there any way to stop the windows from moving from one thing to another?

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#1
November 7, 2013 at 08:45:49
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Well if you have not done all the Windows updates I would, apparently they have the kinks out of 8.1 which give you start menu like options back. If you already have it, perhaps this will help.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfepl...

If that is still not enough: You can download a free program called "classic shell", which will allow you to use the computer much like windows 7 and you can revert back as well.

http://www.classicshell.net/

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!


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#2
November 7, 2013 at 12:52:25
"stop the windows from moving from one thing to another"
Can you explain what Windows and where abouts you mean please?

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#3
November 7, 2013 at 17:03:20
I can be in a program such as Photoshop but if I move my mouse to fast toward one of the sides it will take me out of photoshop and put me into something totally different

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#4
November 7, 2013 at 17:29:56
I haven't got PhotoShop but I tried it with a similar program and was unable to reproduce the symptom. Was PhotoShop initiated from the Start Screen or desktop?

I have to admit that I use the desktop mostly (but not always) and have never run into this issue. It would be worth installing Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store because sometimes a big update can just so happen to fix existing problems.

Having set up most things from the desktop I've found Win8 works very well.

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#5
November 8, 2013 at 11:18:31
Meant to add that you can set up a menu that contains most of the old Start Menu items like this:

Right click on the taskbar, under "Toolbars" select "New toolbar..." then paste the path "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" in the Folder Window (with or without quotes). You then have a WinXP-like start menu by single right of left clicking the two arrows. If there's a long list it can take a few seconds to arrive after a reboot.

I don't use it much because I've grouped things conveniently on the desktop in folders (less icons than I had on previous systems) but it can come in handy if I forget where I've put something.

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#6
December 22, 2013 at 23:35:48
if windows is switching you back to the last app/program/setting you were using, you can disable this in system settings like so:
1) windows key + C
2) settings
3) "change pc settings" (at the very bottom of side panel)
4) General Tab
under "App Switching", disable the option labeled:
"when I swipe from the left edge, switch directly to my most recent app"

hope that helps


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#7
December 23, 2013 at 01:08:13
Also, check your mouse/touchpad settings in Control Panel - by default they will be set to do different things when you swipe across etc. and you should be able to disable some of the more annoying ones.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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