Windows 10: Paul Thurrott: Here are the Top User Requests for Windows

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  1. Posts : 25,596
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       08 Oct 2014 #11

    Indianatone said: View Post
    You end up at the log on screen like you did in every previous version of Windows that had networking
    Not sure if you or others understand the Lock Screen. It was introduced in 8. It does what its name says. It locks the screen. It doesn't log a user out. It a time saver in case one walks away from their PC with items open. It doesn't have to load up the account again upon return. Simply tap a key or right click, then enter password. One is at right where they left off.

    I also do not like the Microsoft account. My data stays on my hard drives thank you very much.
    Your data does stay on your machine, unless you use OneDrive. The only other data stored there is settings, favorites, app info, and Start Screen arrangement so in case one needs to reinstall it auto loads via synch.

    I am lucky to have a fast connection but I do know what it is like when the network goes down. Happened to me at my old job, we were totally web based and when it crashed one day we had to revert to paper and pen. If I had not printed my work out I would have been screwed.
    It is wise to back up everything on an exterior drive. One may not have a current copy of a file, but at least one can keep working.
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  2. Posts : 487
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       08 Oct 2014 #12

    jimbo 45 post #2 at this time is my first desire. Options and abilities of a system are useless if you can't see them with
    out eye strain.

    The other issue a lot of people have and I'm surprised it's not mentioned is PLEASE CAN WE INCREASE TEXT SIZE OF THE START MENU !!!.
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  3. Posts : 5,011
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       08 Oct 2014 #13

    gregrocker said: View Post
    Why a lock screen on desktops? I've disabled mine in registry but don't understand why any desktop power user or consumer needs the pretty picture.

    If you want to give us pretty pictures, give us a bigger collection of the spectacular backgrounds for Desktop slideshow - which has a good start with 20 of them by default. But there are 120 of those pics available now. 120 Original Windows 7 High Resolution Scenery Regional Wallpapers Free Download My Digital Life
    Greg, I get Page not found when I click on the link you provied.

    Edit: This link works for me: 120 Original Windows 7 High Resolution Scenery Regional Wallpapers Free Download My Digital Life

    Edit#2: depositfiles.com really sucks. Is there anyplace else to download from?
    Last edited by Ztruker; 08 Oct 2014 at 19:24.
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  4.    08 Oct 2014 #14

    Sorry Ken, that MDL link keeps changing.

    Try this: Microsoft services
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  5. Posts : 1,468
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       08 Oct 2014 #15

    What about changing the font face (without Registry hacks)?

    Does W10TP support "long path names" by default?

    A twin pane, multi-tab File Explorer would be nice.

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Not sure if you or others understand the Lock Screen. It was introduced in 8. It does what its name says. It locks the screen. It doesn't log a user out. It a time saver in case one walks away from their PC with items open. It doesn't have to load up the account again upon return. Simply tap a key or right click, then enter password. One is at right where they left off.
    Windows has had the "Lock Screen" feature since at least XP (that is exactly what "Window key + L" does in W7 and XP).

    W8 added a pretty picture and the ability to see some icons and the clock.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 08 Oct 2014 at 21:55. Reason: Additional
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  6. Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       09 Oct 2014 #16

    ARC1020 said: View Post
    Or, how about just leaving the Control Panel alone for desktop users and leave the 'PC Settings' mess for tablet users?
    Well put, I have accidentally deleted PC Settings along with metro apps, so I can not access it now.
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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       09 Oct 2014 #17

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Windows has had the "Lock Screen" feature since at least XP (that is exactly what "Window key + L" does in W7 and XP).

    W8 added a pretty picture and the ability to see some icons and the clock.
    Thanks for that. Jumped from 98SE to Vista, then to 7 asap. Never knew it was a feature in any of those.

    I guess 8 brought it to my attention since it boots to it. Any which way, it's quicker than logging out. I see in 10 that it exposes one's email address, which is not very safe!
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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       09 Oct 2014 #18

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Your data does stay on your machine, unless you use OneDrive. The only other data stored there is settings, favorites, app info, and Start Screen arrangement so in case one needs to reinstall it auto loads via synch.
    Correction on this. Just learned today that indeed one can configure OneDrive to leave a hard copy of files within it's folder in 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to make your OneDrive files and folders available offline or available online-only to browse in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
    OneDrive - Available Offline or Online in Windows 8.1
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  9.    09 Oct 2014 #19

    I find it weird that there is a long list of apps in the Start Menu that I cannot remove from there. These are the "metro" apps and they are not shown in the usual location (C:\Users\.......\Start Menu\Programs). The list is useless to me and I want them removed. In general, the personalization options for the Start Menu are rather poor, but perhaps this is just in the technical preview. Changing colors is weirdly hard, the choice is poor and the icons are horrible. But perhaps this eye candy will come later.

    I also don't get doubling of some features (I'm on Desktop; could not care less about tablets). I don't need PC Settings app when I have the control panel.
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  10.    09 Oct 2014 #20

    But the top 10 list I find childish ...
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