Windows 10: Well, after playing around for about 20 minutes...

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  1.    01 Oct 2014 #1

    Well, after playing around for about 20 minutes...


    I like it... I like it a lot.

    I really like the new Virtual Desktops... I haven't found how to change them via keyboard yet, but that's my only complaint so far with them.

    The new start menu is.. meh... I can take it or leave it. I like the the start screen, so either way.

    I like some of the new transitions and fade effects... the new CMD shell experimental features are very nice (built-in transparency, and automatic resizing of the console when you maximize.. yeah!)

    I like the fact that windows now have no borders... that was one thing I really disliked about Windows 8.. the big clunky boarders..

    All in all, a good solid set of improvements. It's obviously only a subset of what's coming, and I can't wait to see what else they have in store. (still IE11, for instance)
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       01 Oct 2014 #2

    Mystere said: View Post
    I really like the new Virtual Desktops... I haven't found how to change them via keyboard yet, but that's my only complaint so far with them.
    Win + Tab brings the virtual desktops up... then press tab again and then use the left and right arrow keys to move between them

    option 3/4 desktops and give it a try.

    Regards,
    Jamie
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Oct 2014 #3

    It does switch to a desktop that doesn't have apps open?

    Win + Tab opens the app switching but then if you hit tab again you can use the left/right arrows to switch between desktops regardless of whether it as an app open or not, just hit Enter on the desktop you want.

    I find it works great for me


    EDIT:
    It would appear you deleted your previous post?

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    Have you got it working?
    Last edited by JDobbsy1987; 01 Oct 2014 at 13:59.
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  4.    01 Oct 2014 #4

    Can you put different wallpapers on each desktop?
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       01 Oct 2014 #5

    JoeShades said: View Post
    Can you put different wallpapers on each desktop?
    Doesn't look like it
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  6.    01 Oct 2014 #6

    JDobbsy1987 said: View Post
    EDIT:
    It would appear you deleted your previous post?

    Have you got it working?
    Yes, the post was only there for a minute... I realized I was being stupid. I was alt-tabbing, not Win-tabbing.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Oct 2014 #7

    Good to hear its working
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  8.    01 Oct 2014 #8

    I also played with it.

    1. I was forced to login to a Live/Outlook/Hotmail account. I did NOT like that.

    2. Adobe Audition 1.5 still works. WOOHOO!

    3. Virtual desktops are... hit and miss for me so far. I don't like the fact that you can't open more than 1 instance of a software. I explain. I installed Firefox. I ran it over on the first desktop. I switched to the second and I clicked the icon and it... just switched me back to Desktop 1... Good idea. Badly executed so far.

    4.1 Start menu is BACK! The only inconvenience that I find in the tiles is that you can't really move them as you wish. I have been able to pin This PC, Settings and Audition. I made them small but I was forced to have two of them side by side no matter what when I wanted to have one column, not two. I might be missing something though.

    4.2 All Apps menu in the Start menu is a mess.

    4.3 Can't pin the actual Control Panel. Will need a work-around

    5. While logging in, OBVIOUSLY, I need to log in to my Live account... This is such a pain in the arse!

    6. Quad-pin works very well.

    Very hit and miss so far.
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  9. Posts : 1,424
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       01 Oct 2014 #9

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    I was forced to login to a Live/Outlook/Hotmail account. I did NOT like that.
    You can create a local account - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

    See step 19

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  10.    01 Oct 2014 #10

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    1. I was forced to login to a Live/Outlook/Hotmail account. I did NOT like that.
    This works the same as it did in Windows 8/8.1, you can create a local account. You just put in a bogus email, and when it fails it allows you to create a local account.


    Lebon14 said: View Post
    3. Virtual desktops are... hit and miss for me so far. I don't like the fact that you can't open more than 1 instance of a software. I explain. I installed Firefox. I ran it over on the first desktop. I switched to the second and I clicked the icon and it... just switched me back to Desktop 1... Good idea. Badly executed so far.
    Again, this works just like Windows 8 (and Windows 7 actually). To start a second instance, you have to right click on the jump list, then click on the application name (typically at the top of the bottom grouping) or right click on the application name and choose open or start as administrator.

    Lebon14 said: View Post
    I just hope that W10 won't be another disaster. Well, it doesn't look like it so far.
    Well, it would help if you didn't make a lot of assumptions, like you've just done... particularly about stuff that is working EXACTLY the same way as it does in Windows 8, or Windows 7.
    Last edited by Mystere; 01 Oct 2014 at 17:08.
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