Windows 10: Features removed or Deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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  1. Posts : 4,230
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       25 Jul 2017 #61

    Regarding the changes in Windows as time goes by I'd like to say that my first computer had MS-DOS 5.0 with Windows 3.1 running on top of DOS. A big change touted back then ['91-'92] was the inclusion of better Font management that was lacking in Windows 3.0 which needed something third-party like Adobe Font Manager. Even today Windows still has write.exe from 'back then' which is more or less just a shortcut to WordPad.
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  2.    26 Jul 2017 #62

    bobjoe said: View Post
    Can someone please explain to me the rationale behind killing Paint or screensavers? I genuinely don't understand.

    Even if just a few Windows 10 users worldwide use those programs/features, what sense is there in removing them? They're not vulnerable to attacks or malware like Windows Sidebar/Gadgets.

    I use Paint nearly every day to do simple cropping and cutting. Paint.net or the default "Photos" app are not nearly as fast as Paint in opening or saving files. And don't get me started on that rubbish "Paint 3D" crap.

    As for screensavers, I also use a screensaver. I think it looks cool and adds an extra layer of protection (I have mine set to start after 5 minutes of inactivity, and after starting, any movement on the mouse or keyboard triggers the lock screen).

    So in summary, can someone please enlighten me as to why these features are being removed?
    so screensavers are over? I don't really understand how to interpret the wording. I think they look good too. I like the fact that after a period of ten minutes that the screen launches into a photo slideshow screensaver. Are we able to use 3rd party screensavers going forward? I'm a windows fan over mac but screensavers is streets ahead on my iMac, does all sorts of cool things such as a much better photo slideshow, mosaic of music covers, dictionary definitions etc etc. It just looks really good.
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  3. Posts : 234
    Windows 10, 8.1, 7, and Vista
       26 Jul 2017 #63

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    so screensavers are over? I don't really understand how to interpret the wording. I think they look good too. I like the fact that after a period of ten minutes that the screen launches into a photo slideshow screensaver. Are we able to use 3rd party screensavers going forward? I'm a windows fan over mac but screensavers is streets ahead on my iMac, does all sorts of cool things such as a much better photo slideshow, mosaic of music covers, dictionary definitions etc etc. It just looks really good.

    I jumped the gun... Screensavers are not going anywhere. Sorry about the scare!

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  4.    26 Jul 2017 #64

    bobjoe said: View Post
    I jumped the gun... Screensavers are not going anywhere. Sorry about the scare!

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    phew, thanks for clarifying
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  5. Posts : 4,230
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       26 Jul 2017 #65

    Realistically, screen savers have not been necessary since the non-interlaced CRT monitors came out 25 years or more ago. Yes, they were necessary on the earlier interlaced monitors to prevent the characteristic burn-in of the phosphorous coating on the inside of the CRT.
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  6.    26 Jul 2017 #66

    Berton said: View Post
    Realistically, screen savers have not been necessary since the non-interlaced CRT monitors came out 25 years or more ago. Yes, they were necessary on the earlier interlaced monitors to prevent the characteristic burn-in of the phosphorous coating on the inside of the CRT.
    Understood. I just think they look good. Nice to see a photo slideshow screensaver if machine is left unattended for a while
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       26 Jul 2017 #67

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Nice to see a photo slideshow screensaver if machine is left unattended for a while
    You could always set the lock screen to be a slideshow.
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  8. Posts : 1,921
    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.192 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       27 Jul 2017 #68

    Many still use CRT monitors. For some purposes they are much better than most LCD. They do however consume a lot of power.
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  9.    27 Jul 2017 #69

    I've not used screensavers in years. IMHO its better to make the monitor turn off after a period of inactivity.
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    Windows 10 Pro IP Build 16299.192 (Branch: RS3 Release)
       27 Jul 2017 #70

    swarfega said: View Post
    I've not used screensavers in years. IMHO its better to make the monitor turn off after a period of inactivity.
    Agree! But IF you are on a CRT monitor, then turning it off will make you waste time. After turning it back on, it can take up to 30 minutes before the screen is exactly as it was calibrated. Thus a screensaver can be really handy. On LCDs we don't have this problem.
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