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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 19:30 
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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 15:25 
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Since I upgraded the battery life on my laptop has been awful ~15 minutes awful. Is there anyway to check if this is s/w misreading the power signals or actually the battery?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 15:52 
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Since I upgraded the battery life on my laptop has been awful ~15 minutes awful. Is there anyway to check if this is s/w misreading the power signals or actually the battery?

Leave it running until it goes flat, and time it?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 15:56 
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I can't leave it running, it shuts down.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 16:08 
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There's sometimes some kind of battery recalibration software included with the laptop. Aside from that, no idea (that's all I've ever used)


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 16:28 
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Bobbyaro wrote:
I can't leave it running, it shuts down.

Oh I see, so it's actually shutting down rather than just reporting 'you only have 15 minutes remaining'.

This link looks interesting, and mentions at the end having to have a few power cycles for a new os installation. worth a read though.
http://www.windowscentral.com/generate- ... windows-10

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 19:18 
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All sorts of fun going on with work Windows 10.

Surprisingly somebody made the decision to let Office 365 deal with Office 2016 updates, so that fucked Outlook for 200 or so good and true pilot users. There were some really helpful suggestions to fix this from the technical team such as just have your computer re built!

This Mondays grip was a 20 minute wait whilst updates installed.

Best bit is the process for updating, they will send an email out to everyone inviting them to go to some online system which will tell them if they are ready for Windows 10 application wise.

Then they have to answer some questions most of them won't understand about who they want to move their documents to OneDrive (IT or them) depending on that answer they may have to run some sort of copy tool.

Reckon 20% max of people will read the email and 50% of them do anything.

Still its the belief of my so called management that 100% of the users have a boner over Windows 10 and will be fighting to book upgrade appointments with the team from our new super IT service delivery partner who doesn't appear to have any idea what they should do next and is emailing me asking for guidance!

Have a plan to sort it all out when it goes wrong, but I've been told to follow the process, so doing just that and waiting :)


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 21:36 
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I've just loaded up Chrome in Windows 10 and looked what happened.... I got a little pop up from Edge telling me how great it is!

Also, quite clever in that I pressed "print screen" and Windows automatically saved the image to my Onedrive folder.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 22:12 
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I had that appear this morning too. Plus something about the Store too. I'm hoping Windows doesn't make a habit of plugging stuff.

Looking at your screenshot, that 'Ask Me Anything' bar was the first thing I turned off when I upgraded to 10. I'd rather have that space for more launch icons :)

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 22:20 
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Yeah, that's the Cortana bar and I use it quite a lot. It's my new search bar so rather than click the start menu to find a program, I just search for the name of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 22:36 
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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 23:15 
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TheVision wrote:
Also, quite clever in that I pressed "print screen" and Windows automatically saved the image to my Onedrive folder.

Dropbox has done that for ages, fam.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 23:48 
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TheVision wrote:
Also, quite clever in that I pressed "print screen" and Windows automatically saved the image to my Onedrive folder.

Dropbox has done that for ages, fam.


Not for me it hasn't.. How odd? Do I have to enable it? Not that I will. Onedrive has my back, fam.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 0:10 
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Click the Dropbox icon in your menu bar.
Click the gear icon and select Preferences… from the menu.
Click the Import tab.
Check or uncheck Share screenshots using Dropbox.


CTRL + PrintScr gets the screenshot, puts it in your Dropbox and copies the public link to it to your clipboard. Can you do that with Onedrive, bred?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:58 
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Grim... wrote:
CTRL + PrintScr gets the screenshot, puts it in your Dropbox and copies the public link to it to your clipboard. Can you do that with Onedrive, bred?

I didn't know this. Amazeballs.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:59 
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OneDrive doesn't do all that Grim... You win this time but I'm sure the good people at Microsoft will be back very soon with some more features that no one asked for.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 18:58 
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So Windows 10 now serves up adverts in File Explorer!

Mrs Hearthly has been on Windows 10 for quite some time and she's got used to it popping up messages along the lines of informing her that Microsoft Edge is much better and safer than Chrome, in exactly the same location and manner it flags up stuff that's, y'know, actually important and/or relevant.

She's also got used to it adding new tiles to the Start Menu and all that sort of shit, and she understands the deal overall with Windows 10 being 'free' so it's clearly not 'free' because you become the product.

However, even I was quite taken aback to see Microsoft start plugging One Drive in the main File Explorer window, as to me this changes something that's been fundamentally consistent in Windows pretty much forever, in that File Explorer is a solid, basic way to interact with the drives, folders and files on your PC. (She flagged it up to me as it concerned her, in case it was some sort of malware or virus, like a browser hijack sort of deal, (which it has to be said, she was fucking dreadful for in the pre-XP days), as she's been using Windows since Windows 95 and she's never seen File Explorer pull shit like that.)

It looked like this, but a UK version. You can turn it off with a folder view option 'disable sync provider notifications' but there's currently no consensus on whether or not that would then also turn off such notifications that you might actually want to see.

(If you just dismiss it using 'Not now' it'll also come back again whenever it feels like, apparently.)

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 19:37 
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I've used Directory Opus for Windows since basically forever. Not only is it a far, far better file manager than Explorer could ever hope to be, there's never any danger of this sort of bollocks.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 19:49 
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£30 tho?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 22:58 
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I've never had that pop up but I don't know if that's because I've disabled OneDrive or because i have my Explorer windows set to the old school bare minimum setup. It's still shitty either way mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 0:16 
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£30 tho?

In terms of hours of productivity I've gained through using it over Explorer, it's worth far, far more than that.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 0:17 
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What does it do?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:22 
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Had some pop ups asking me what I think about features (when on my desktop)

I have OneDrive so maybe that's why I've not been bugged

Some info here on how to get rid of them

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3039827/ ... -them.html


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:28 
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An advert for the service popped up after I'd finished saving a spreadsheet in Excel the other day, irritating me no end.*


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:20 
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What does it do?

The things I use most:

- Batch renaming (with regex if you want) built-in.
- Built in FTP client that's decent (only criticism is that it's not multi-threaded for upload/download)
- Dual pane, which I use with the above for uploading files to servers - supports "navigation lock" so it keeps the folder in view synchronised between left/right panes.
- Synchronisation features for the above
- Ludicrously powerful scripting available to make a toolbar button do pretty much everything you'd never need it to do

And I use probably 10% of what it's capable of, if that.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
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Hmm. I don't really use FTP (because version control), but the batch renaming might be useful one day.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 15:21 
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There's a bit on the Guardian about this today, including a link to show you where you need to go to disable them.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ve-adverts


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:52 
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Can you set up shortcuts the same the quick access in Windows 10?

Had a play but couldn't see how to do this?

Like the 3 windows, you get with this, I'm in the process of moving music from 2 folders into a 3rd one which is my new library, have far too much music that I don't like as its other peoples collections etc. Was really easy to do with Opus.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 10
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:11 
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Can you set up shortcuts the same the quick access in Windows 10?

Not sure I follow - what are the quick access shortcuts in Windows 10?

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