Just changed from chromebook to w10

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  1. Posts : 228
    w10
       #1

    Just changed from chromebook to w10


    Hi There

    For many years, used a laptop, last one being w10, but I then decided for some reason to change to a chromebook Acer14.

    Very pleased in most respects but felt it was lacking in others.

    This week I bought a HP Strean 14 and I am going through the set up process.

    All connected and working, but although a competent pc user, am a bit lost and need some help please.

    1-am used to classic view, but seem to be prevented to convert.
    2-have pressed"full screen" and cannot get it back to normal.
    3- on classic, I did start, r/c , send to, when I wanted a s/c icon, cant see option
    4- prefer not to have tiles.

    Just a few to go on with
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  2. Posts : 43,379
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    1-am used to classic view, but seem to be prevented to convert.
    Not sure what you mean by classic view. Do you mean normal desktop with a taskbar? That's normal for me.
    Perhaps you are in tablet mode...?
    Turn On or Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10

    Screenshots are very helpful...
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of
    (e.g. snip & sketch tool or PrtSc and edit in, say, Paint then use the icon above your post 'Insert Image')

    Turn On or Off Tablet Mode in Windows 10

    2-have pressed"full screen" and cannot get it back to normal.
    What exactly have you pressed? Do you mean a window is maximised? OR something else? What does 'it' refer to?
    3- on classic, I did start, r/c , send to, when I wanted a s/c icon, cant see option
    Please be clearer. Something about Send to - what option exactly do you see now?

    Screenshot please.
    Win key + R, shell:sendto
    opens the Send to folder.

    You can add shortcuts there. Do not mess with the mail recipient. Here's mine for comparison:
    Just changed from chromebook to w10-1.png

    4- prefer not to have tiles.
    You can use an alternative start menu- installing it means you can use either it or the Win 10 start menu. It also is much more configurable, supports drag 'n drop and deeply nested start menus properly (which no Win 10 style start menu does).

    Open Shell (free) - the best of XP's cascading style and Win 7's. Includes configurable search box.
    Download Open-Shell (Classic Shell) 4.4.142
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  3. Posts : 228
    w10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Not sure what you mean by classic view>>>classic shell start menu

    have pressed"full screen" and cannot get it back to normal.>>>c/on a "full screen" option, so no menu bar showing, want to revert back

    on classic, I did start, r/c , send to, when I wanted a s/c icon, cant see option>>on my previous(classic shell) start menu, I could do a r/c on a prog, then option to "send to" appeared and I did "desktop"
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  4. Posts : 43,379
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    Which key have you pressed? What is full screen?

    screenshot please. Or take a photo and upload it.

    What does r/c mean?

    I'm afraid my crystal ball is currently down for scheduled maintenance...
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  5. Posts : 228
    w10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    R/C is well known as right click

    Which key have you pressed? What is full screen?>>it was NOT a key, something on the window and as it is now full screen, there is no menu bar at all so no buttons, no options.

    I have sorted my Classic Shell view/appearance, don't know if it was a coincidence, but once I activated Dropbox, classic start happened.
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  6. Posts : 928
    Win 10
       #6

    frenchman96 said:
    Hi There
    This week I bought a HP Strean 14
    Good luck with future Windows version updates with such a small non-upgradeble 32 gig emmc drive.
    To be totally honest I would return it and get something else to save future headaches.
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  7. Posts : 43,379
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    Some models of the HP Stream 14 run to 64Gb.. which is still very limiting, depending on use..
    Buy HP Stream 14-cm0507sa 14" AMD A4 Laptop - 64 GB eMMC, White | Free Delivery | Currys
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  8. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (19045.4651)
       #8

    Minimize sceen : Alt + - (minus)

    See below for Chromebook shortcuts:
    Chromebook keyboard shortcuts - Chromebook Help

    Sorry, that's for Chromebook, missed the mention about HP.
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  9. Posts : 228
    w10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Porthos said:
    Good luck with future Windows version updates with such a small non-upgradeble 32 gig emmc drive.
    To be totally honest I would return it and get something else to save future headaches.
    You need to explain more and why, BTW, mine is 64gb Ram
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  10. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #10

    See if you can get out of fullscreen by.............. Press FN key and F11 key together to exit out the full screen mode.
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