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Comment: Re:9.1 (Score 1) 1009

by javajeff (#45997217) Attached to: Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

I uninstalled all of the Metro apps. Therefore my Start screen is only used as a launchpad for my icons. I have boot to desktop enabled, so I never see the Start screen unless I need to launch an app that is not on my desktop. Windows 8 can be customized to work how you like it. I chose to make mine just like Windows 7 with all the performance improvements.

Comment: Run Windows 8.1 like Windows 7 (Score 1) 564

by javajeff (#45922567) Attached to: PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History

Windows 8.1 can be customized to work just like Windows 7. 1) enable boot to desktop. 2) uninstall all Windows 8 apps 3) change file associations to desktop applications like Windows photo viewer 4) place shortcuts to frequently used programs on metro start screen that has NO tiles

ALL DONE!

+ - iGoogle is gone :(->

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javajeff (73413) writes "It is an unhappy day for millions of people that found their favorite start page missing. I have tried many of the other free start pages, and they are either slow or have some other form of advertisement or aggravation. I have decided to change my habits and use the Firefox default start page with the search box set to Bing. That will teach them! I used all the Google services including search through that page, and now my goal is to rely less on Google services. What do you now use as your start page?"
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Comment: Yahoo bar = deleted yahoo account (Score 1) 172

by javajeff (#44691175) Attached to: Yahoo! Sports Redesign Sparks Controversy, Disdain From Users

I deleted my Yahoo account because of the static search bar and buttons that stays on every page and takes away from your viewable area of important things. Everyone on My Yahoo is complaining about the same bar as it really affects small screen devices and laptops. I completely gave up on Yahoo.

Comment: Windows 8 Workstation (Score 1) 633

by javajeff (#44662887) Attached to: Ballmer To Retire

Why would they need a Windows 8 Workstation? Companies can standardize on free Start Menu programs like classic shell. From what I hear, major Computer vendors are installing Pokki for Windows 8 Start Menu since they can customize it.

Windows 8.1 brings back the start button. While it only takes you to the start screen, you can have it go to the all apps screen instead. The start screen is a full screen start menu. I removed all live tiles on mine, and pinned all programs that I launch on it.

Comment: Uninstalled it in 2 days (Score 2) 543

by javajeff (#44158075) Attached to: Microsoft Reacts To Feedback But Did They Get Windows 8.1 Right?

It took me forever to get it installed on my clean system due to likely high download demand. I thought it ran slower than Windows 8.0, and iTunes hung like crazy when opening. Other programs will likely need updates when this upgrade goes final. They added shutdown to the right click start button menu. I cannot understand why they NEVER thought about making a SHUTDOWN TILE in the first group of tiles. that would have saved them a bunch of early adopter complaints.

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