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Old 19. Apr 2017, 07:34 PM   #41 (permalink)
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All that is good, and I am fine with the options in Settings. But, my point is, as you say, if it's still a work in progress.. until it finishes, they should keep a link to Control Panel. It's just a small thing to keep the link to Control Panel.
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Old 19. Apr 2017, 08:33 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Forgot to mention one thing. With this release, the icon for Windows Defender is always visible in system tray, although there is Avast already installed on my system. Same for you all too? Anyway to remove it from there?
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Old 19. Apr 2017, 08:47 PM   #43 (permalink)
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OK, I got it. I disabled it via the Startup tool of CCleaner.

Also, I uninstalled DesktopLighter and reinstalled it, and the brightness does not change to 100% on boot, so that's great.

Anyone else noticed this "bug" in Windows? It has existed since Windows 7 I think.

When you try to find the size of a first folder or first file in a folder, by hovering the mouse over it, it just won't show. You have to hover the mouse over any other folder or file in that particular folder, and then, when you hover the mouse over the first folder or file again, the size and details will be shown.

If there is only a single file or folder in a directory, it won't work, and you have to see it by right-clicking, and then choosing Properties.
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Old 20. Apr 2017, 03:03 AM   #44 (permalink)
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When you try to find the size of a first folder or first file in a folder, by hovering the mouse over it, it just won't show. You have to hover the mouse over any other folder or file in that particular folder, and then, when you hover the mouse over the first folder or file again, the size and details will be shown.

If there is only a single file or folder in a directory, it won't work, and you have to see it by right-clicking, and then choosing Properties.
A good find. Looks like it behaves that way.
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More users are reporting having this Chrome issue about "Popup dialog boxes are not displaying" with the Creators Update at the Chromium Bugs - Issue 710560.
This Chrome issue on Creator's Update has now been assigned to members of the Chromium Project and merged with the issue 712196 titled "Translucent popups are invisible with Direct3D 9 renderer in Win 10 Creator Update"
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Old 05. May 2017, 05:50 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Due to a recent hardware failure I purchased a very nice all-in-one LG with an i5 and full-HD 23.8 display that is considerably better than my current stand alone BenQ monitor of the same size and resolution.

There was no choice of OS as they all come with Windows 10 Home. Never mind thought I, at least I'll be 'up to date'.

As soon as it arrived I dual booted it with Linux Mint 17.3 KDE so I had a familiar system to work with, intending to go back to the Windows partition later. To save time I had already downloaded a folder full of the Windows programs I would need that come already included with most Linux distributions including Mint. It took me less than an hour to install Mint, update it, customize the look and add the few programs I prefer to the defaults.

The first thing I did with Windows was to install Classic Shell and the only commercial Windows program I've ever used to at least make it look better than the flat, boring default interface. By then, I thought, it would be prompting me for updates but not so. I then tried this manually and was presented with a list of stuff that stuck on downloading at 99%. Looking via Google told me this was a regular occurrence and it could take many hours to reach the 100% and install. This is great of course if I didn't want to use the other half of the machine to work from. Still, I left it alone and fired up the laptop instead. 24 hours later and it was still on 99%. It appeared to be the Windows Defender update that was blocking everything and trying to do this individually returned an error. I downloaded and ran the Windows Updater fixing program which fizzed around for a while and then told me the 'problem' could not be fixed.

Be keen to know if anyone in the life of Windows has ever got any real “help” from the help or fixed anything with a fixer.
More Googling suggested a combination of registry hacks and the removal of contents from System folders, the latter my machine refused to do.

After a reboot my LG assistant popped up with a 'serious error' notice and suggested a return to factory settings.

I can't believe folks actually pay for this system but they do and I was one of them.

Enough is enough though so I wiped the whole thing and reinstalled Mint.

No more Windows 10 experiments for me. I'll stick with the 7 version on the laptop for the few times I need it.
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Be keen to know if anyone in the life of Windows has ever got any real “help” from the help or fixed anything with a fixer.

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I can't believe folks actually pay for this system but they do and I was one of them.
Agree about paying for defective systems. Aaaargh, , this problem should not exist for so many users. It is especially pathetic that it, and a whole range of problems like it, have not yet been resolved.

Thankfully, the solution is usually a restart after a soft (shutdown) or hard stop.

As to the fixer and troubleshooters, they often work but inexplicably fail to fix some of the basic issues that I'd expect that they should.
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Thankfully, the solution is usually a restart after a soft (shutdown) or hard stop.
I did try this but it had no effect. Truth be told I wasn't too disappointed. I appreciate a working system needs to be functional above all else but it's little wonder the commercial look changing apps for Windows have enjoyed mega sales since Windows 7.
Same for Linux. How the hell is KDE Plasma 5 any sort of 'upgrade' from KDE4? Just like the 'new' Windows, flat, minimalistic and boring, plus half the stuff you enjoyed using before either doesn't work or it will if you spend hours trolling the internet to find out how then add a repo from Tajikistan to download the code.

We even have Dedoimedo publishing his 'enjoyment' of Gnome 3. Sad loss to humanity - the guy's obviously lost it.

Not since the days of the Trabant have folks been forced to buy a car that looked like a bag of bolts and drove in a similar fashion. Maybe we should congratulate Microsoft for reviving this kind of nostalgia?
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Enough is enough though so I wiped the whole thing and reinstalled Mint.

No more Windows 10 experiments for me. I'll stick with the 7 version on the laptop for the few times I need it.
A different experience here. I just retrieved an old desktop with "Windows 7 Starter" preinstalled which doesn't even have an option to personalize your wallpaper. Despite after the deadline, I upgraded "Windows 7 Starter" directly to "Windows 10 Home Creators Update" via backdoor, which is made available by Microsoft for customers who [presumably] use assistive technologies.

Although the Windows 10 Update Assistance Tool failed to download and paused several times at 30% or so, I managed to get it through after repeating the Tool to resume the download.

The desktop came with AMD Athlon II dual-core processor with 2GB ram, which is a cheap and slow machine. After adding another 4GB DDR3 ram left over from another device, this slow desktop seems to run better. I'll dual-boot it with other Linux distros of my choice when I get some free time.

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Here!
Mind you, I'm still on 7, I've made the conscious decision not to go to 10. But, I have used different troubleshooters in the past and sometimes they actually have helped. Two that come to mind right now are the audio troubleshooter and the network troubleshooter - the last one has fixed quite a few problems in the past.
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