Current Status of Windows 10 October 2018 Update version 1809

  1. jacatdilly's Avatar
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10
       #430

    cereberus,
    for my setup, I have a large monitor.
    I have them as small size two columns. I might go back to medium size.
    Oh, by the way, I found an option that can be turned off "Show more tiles on Start" to reduce width a little more.

    I can kind of see why they didn't reduce width even more.
    All the different sizes fit together mathematically.
    Shrinking further would mean they would need to add a tiny horizontal scrollbar.

    I also found a way to eliminate all the tiles:

    How to Resize Windows 10 Start Menu

    I think menu looks more balanced with tiles though.

    42
    I'll have to watch that movie again, been awhile.
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  2. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,472
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #431

    jacatdilly said:
    cereberus,
    for my setup, I have a large monitor.
    I have them as small size two columns. I might go back to medium size.
    Oh, by the way, I found an option that can be turned off "Show more tiles on Start" to reduce width a little more.

    I can kind of see why they didn't reduce width even more.
    All the different sizes fit together mathematically.
    Shrinking further would mean they would need to add a tiny horizontal scrollbar.

    I also found a way to eliminate all the tiles:

    How to Resize Windows 10 Start Menu

    I think menu looks more balanced with tiles though.

    42
    I'll have to watch that movie again, been awhile.
    Hi there
    why not variable sized tiles -- it's not a mobile phone screen and mathematical algorithm to fit numbers of tiles properly into a specific space is easily enough calculated so computer wouldn;t have any problems. You could have sets of different sizes so it wasn't higgledy piggeldy all over the place.

    The windows developers don't have to have a Phd. in Maths -- they just need to call the function. They could even make it a class if they like OO programming.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,012
    Windows10
       #432

    jacatdilly said:
    cereberus,
    for my setup, I have a large monitor.
    I have them as small size two columns. I might go back to medium size.
    Oh, by the way, I found an option that can be turned off "Show more tiles on Start" to reduce width a little more.

    I can kind of see why they didn't reduce width even more.
    All the different sizes fit together mathematically.
    Shrinking further would mean they would need to add a tiny horizontal scrollbar.

    I also found a way to eliminate all the tiles:

    How to Resize Windows 10 Start Menu

    I think menu looks more balanced with tiles though.

    42
    I'll have to watch that movie again, been awhile.
    Hint: do HHGTTG 6x9 in a different base to base 10.

    PS - film was crap. Get the radio series and listen in a darkened room and let your imagination flow.
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  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 14,072
    Windows 10 IoT
       #433

    1809 updated September 2018 ISO's are now back up on My Visual Studio. Just a FYI for those with Subscriptions.

    EDIT: Windows Server 2019 and Enterprise 2019 LTSC IOS's are back up too.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 20 Nov 2018 at 08:25.
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  5. sgage's Avatar
    Posts : 1,155
    Windows 10 Pro (Build 18362.418)
       #434

    Josey Wales said:
    Classic Shell work on 19H1 as well.
    My favorite is StartIsBack - paid $3 for it back in Windows 8 days, and it's been kept updated all along. Works with Insiders builds (so far). Has some nice options for customizing the taskbar look, is very fast, and I've never had a problem with it.
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  6. Comp Cmndo's Avatar
    Posts : 376
    Windows 10-Pro 64bit
       #435

    larc919 said:
    I'm sticking with CS or Open Shell as well. But I don't like the Windows 10 start menu even a tiny bit. It's ugly IMO and requires too many clicks to navigate through folders and subfolders to reach what I want. My Open Shell start menu is highly customized and the Windows menu is too limited to handle that setup well.
    Current MS programmers grew up with touch screens & don't understand the 2-button mouse & usability of cascading menus. Same goes for 10 finger typing when all they know is 2 thumbs. Tiled menus allows for both touch & mouse but I still hate it.
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  7. Josey Wales's Avatar
    Posts : 24,703
    Win 10 Pro 19043.906
       #436

    sgage said:
    My favorite is StartIsBack - paid $3 for it back in Windows 8 days, and it's been kept updated all along. Works with Insiders builds (so far). Has some nice options for customizing the taskbar look, is very fast, and I've never had a problem with it.
    I never used it, started using CS the day I updated Win 7 to 10.
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  8. Clintlgm's Avatar
    Posts : 1,081
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       #437

    Comp Cmndo said:
    Current MS programmers grew up with touch screens & don't understand the 2-button mouse & usability of cascading menus. Same goes for 10 finger typing when all they know is 2 thumbs. Tiled menus allows for both touch & mouse but I still hate it.
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  9. jacatdilly's Avatar
    Posts : 28
    Windows 10
       #438

    [Comp Cmndo-Tiled menu]

    The way I see the tile area, apart from the active tiles and inside folder thingy,
    is just a launching place, no different than the taskbar, desktop. Just fancier.
    If MS kills off icons on the taskbar, I would use the tiles more.



    [Compumind-Start10]

    I only tried that Start10 as a trial along with a trial of Windowblinds.
    They were fun times back in XP days.
    I think skinning, in general, is slowly dying out.



    [cereberus-HHGTTG]

    I tend to like the tv show version better.
    Funnier like Red Dwarf.



    [Josey Wales-Startisback]

    If I had downloaded the mainstream Startisback,
    I would probably be using that instead of Classic Shell.
    My timing was off for I tried an earlier version of Startisback on Windows 8.
    It had to borrow the correct matching 32/64 bit explorer files from a Windows 7 disk,
    assemble it all together so it could work on Windows 8.
    Did not work too well at that time.
    The newer versions can do an awful lot, even Microsoft style skinning.
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  10. Josey Wales's Avatar
    Posts : 24,703
    Win 10 Pro 19043.906
       #439

    jacatdilly said:
    [Comp Cmndo-Tiled menu]

    The way I see the tile area, apart from the active tiles and inside folder thingy,
    is just a launching place, no different than the taskbar, desktop. Just fancier.
    If MS kills off icons on the taskbar, I would use the tiles more.



    [Compumind-Start10]

    I only tried that Start10 as a trial along with a trial of Windowblinds.
    They were fun times back in XP days.
    I think skinning, in general, is slowly dying out.



    [cereberus-HHGTTG]

    I tend to like the tv show version better.
    Funnier like Red Dwarf.



    [Josey Wales-Startisback]

    If I had downloaded the mainstream Startisback,
    I would probably be using that instead of Classic Shell.
    My timing was off for I tried an earlier version of Startisback on Windows 8.
    It had to borrow the correct matching 32/64 bit explorer files from a Windows 7 disk,
    assemble it all together so it could work on Windows 8.
    Did not work too well at that time.
    The newer versions can do an awful lot, even Microsoft style skinning.
    I will never use an products from Stardock . I would use Windows 10 as is before using their product.
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