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

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  1. Posts : 98
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       09 Oct 2014 #21

    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.
    Even if you use OneDrive, it stays on your machine unless you specifically tell it to not sync files already stored on OneDrive to your computer, then delete the local copy. Personally, I sync everything on my OneDrive to my computer, and I keep all my documents, pictures, videos, etc. saved to my OneDrive folder, so I have access to literally all my files anywhere, at anytime. If I have my computer, but no internet, I have the local copy. If I have internet but not my personal computer, I have OneDrive. Its very useful.
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  2. Posts : 25,721
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       09 Oct 2014 #22

    Petey7 said: View Post
    Even if you use OneDrive, it stays on your machine unless you specifically tell it to not sync files already stored on OneDrive to your computer, then delete the local copy. Personally, I sync everything on my OneDrive to my computer, and I keep all my documents, pictures, videos, etc. saved to my OneDrive folder, so I have access to literally all my files anywhere, at anytime. If I have my computer, but no internet, I have the local copy. If I have internet but not my personal computer, I have OneDrive. Its very useful.
    Perhaps you overlooked my correction in post 18.

    It doesn't leave a hard copy on a drive unless one configures it to do so, of which I just learned.

    I've been using OneDrive since I bought my Lumia WP8.1 back after the first of the year, so I know how useful it is. In fact I'm speaking into the phone writing this post in a Word file via OneDrive on my Lumia to copy/paste into the forums text box while enjoying the afternoon sun on my patio deck.

    More info:

    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...account-2.html
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 09 Oct 2014 at 17:17.
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  3.    10 Oct 2014 #23

    unifex said: View Post
    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.
    If you consider "4" to be a "long list", I suppose. You can remove them from the menu via group policy. Everyone is so quick to start hacking the OS to do things when the OS itself already gives you the tools to do what you want in many cases.
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  4.    10 Oct 2014 #24

    Take a look at the screenshots. I'm talking about the long list of apps on the left of the Start Menu. I'm not trying to hack anything, but it's not at all obvious how to remove them from there. Both screenshots are from the same Start Menu, you have to scroll down to get to something useful.

    The background color is also rather ugly. So far I only found a way to choose out of a dozen solid colors like that.
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  5.    10 Oct 2014 #25

    unifex said: View Post
    Take a look at the screenshots. I'm talking about the long list of apps on the left of the Start Menu. I'm not trying to hack anything, but it's not at all obvious how to remove them from there. Both screenshots are from the same Start Menu, you have to scroll down to get to something useful.
    Yes, all of those apps can be uninstalled, except for 4 of them. Those 4 can be hidden.
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  6.    13 Oct 2014 #26

    Mystere said: View Post
    Yes, all of those apps can be uninstalled, except for 4 of them. Those 4 can be hidden.
    Aren't those from "All Apps" and right ones from Start Screen ?
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  7.    13 Oct 2014 #27

    Windows 10 really needs to sort out Control Panel and PC Settings. Perhaps Control Panel is no longer so relevant? I could do without it, if PC Settings really provided the same functionality.
    I'd like more of the feeling I have with 8.1 that the Modern UI parts of Windows are the 'workings' of the OS, behind the scenes of the Desktop and applications.

    I'm surprised that better personalisation isn't on that list, though.
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  8.    13 Oct 2014 #28

    Control panel is more of a hardware oriented than PC Settings, I would be lost without it even with "God Mode" nearby.
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  9. Posts : 11,254
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       13 Oct 2014 #29

    I think the role of PC Settings might change, it to take over some if not all Control Panel functions.

    (To support this assumption I have nothing else than the Tech Preview feedback jumping in already a few times asking me which one do I prefer (PC Settings or CP) and why I chose Control Panel instead of PC Settings.)
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  10.    13 Oct 2014 #30

    Kari said: View Post
    I think the role of PC Settings might change, it to take over some if not all Control Panel functions.

    (To support this assumption I have nothing else than the Tech Preview feedback jumping in already a few times asking me which one do I prefer (PC Settings or CP) and why I chose Control Panel instead of PC Settings.)
    Same here, it's just that I'm afraid of loosing HW control because PC settings are poor in that department and some programs and drivers put their link in CP.
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