Windows 10: Windows 10 Build 10240 for PC is now available


  1. Posts : 25,663
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       09 Aug 2015 #2141

    Kari said: View Post
    You need to press up or down arrow in Start Menu to get the keyboard controls but then one press of right arrow takes you to the right pane, the Start and you can use arrow keys to select items. How difficult that really is?
    Again, not as quick with navigating. IMO they have 8.1 dead on. Not saying that 10 is awful. Just not as quick.

    Edit:

    And to add 10 is a whole lot better than 7 and it's Start menu.
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  2. Posts : 1,590
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       09 Aug 2015 #2142

    <Winkey> Notepad <enter> works for me in 10. Maybe my Pentium 4 is just faster'n yours!
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  3. Posts : 25,663
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       09 Aug 2015 #2143

    Perhaps John should create a forum section for 10 Insiders only. Personally didn't upgrade anything to get 10. I feel I ought to be able post my opinions and views as a critique via testing, not as a true blue user.

    One of the reasons I won't upgrade my 8.1 is lack of quicker navigation in 10. So far anyway. If they add more shortcut keys then perhaps I will.
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  4.    09 Aug 2015 #2144

    Kari said: View Post
    Really David? Windows 10 is not as good as Windows 8.1 because in Windows 8.1 you only need to press the Win key and type Notepad, whereas in Windows 10 you need to press Win + R and type Notepad? That extra key press, R with Win key to be able to type in to Run dialog is too much?
    That's not quite the same thing - Notepad is perhaps a bad example because the application name and the name of the executable file are the same. Winkey on its own searches the application name, but WinKey+R needs an executable file.

    "<Winkey>Internet Explorer" is perhaps a better example. (And in that case it's not even in All Apps, even though it's installed. The word 'All' there isn't quite understood by Microsoft on that one.

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    WinKey/S then start typing works quick.
    Still slow on my old machine. If I hobble Cortana by stopping her accessing the web then she speeds up a bit, but obviously then she can't do any of the fancy stuff.
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  5.    09 Aug 2015 #2145

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Nope, much prefer the Windows 8.1 Start Screen/All Apps Screen to the Windows 10 hybrid Start Screen/Start Menu. I don't see them backtracking now though. Still if it was a selectable option like tablet mode, I'd be happy.
    I like it, though admittedly I'd gotten so use to the Windows 8 Start Menu, that the 10 Start Menu has thrown me for a loop at times. It just takes some time going back to the Windows 7 style but I do like it. I hope it stays.
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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       09 Aug 2015 #2146

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    <Winkey> Notepad <enter> works for me in 10. Maybe my Pentium 4 is just faster'n yours!
    Thanks, Fafhrd. Never realized that would work and it indeed does.
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  7.    09 Aug 2015 #2147

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    <Winkey> Notepad <enter> works for me in 10. Maybe my Pentium 4 is just faster'n yours!
    Pentium Dual Core (maybe about 2006/2007) in this case. But not a very fast web link which won't help. Plus maybe I'm more impatient... I mean it does work... just not as instantly as I'd like compared to the same machine running Windows 8.
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       09 Aug 2015 #2148

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Perhaps John should create a forum section for 10 Insiders only. Personally didn't upgrade anything to get 10. I feel I ought to be able post my opinions and views as a critique via testing, not as a true blue user.
    Asking this as sincere and polite as I can: Do you mean that opposing opinions should not be told? Do you mean that if you criticize about a lacking feature like not being able to use Start with keyboard, it should not be replied by another member telling that it is possible? That an opinion or critic should never be counter argued?
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  9. Posts : 25,663
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       09 Aug 2015 #2149

    DavidY said: View Post
    That's not quite the same thing - Notepad is perhaps a bad example because the application name and the name of the executable file are the same. Winkey on its own searches the application name, but WinKey+R needs an executable file.

    "<Winkey>Internet Explorer" is perhaps a better example. (And in that case it's not even in All Apps, even though it's installed. The word 'All' there isn't quite understood by Microsoft on that one.

    Still slow on my old machine. If I hobble Cortana by stopping her accessing the web then she speeds up a bit, but obviously then she can't do any of the fancy stuff.
    IE is buried in Accessories folder. By typing it straightway as Fafhrd just explained does indeed find it although it's via Cortana or similar. not really sure.

    I've noticed Cortana is a mem hog. I wonder if she's chubby?
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  10. Posts : 1,590
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       09 Aug 2015 #2150

    I would second that call for an Insider's Forum - I could start several threads there myself, but If I post in any forum here, the number of posts just sends everything onto page 2 in a matter of hours...

    I can say "<Winkey>No<enter>" works too! either that or the full "notepad" gives me no delay whatsoever - as long as I don't look at the screen.
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