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  1. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #770

    Cliff S said:
    This is how it's done my friends:

    No icons on desktop showing.
    No. This is how it's done. No taskbar either.


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    Use the desktop toolbar, and put the shortcuts in folders

    Push the Windows key and use the Start screen. :)


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  2. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #771

    Kari said:
    I've never had a powered off computer to turn itself on without any apparent reason. Any tips where to start looking what caused this?
    Look for wake events in the event log perhaps?
    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...iewer-log.html

    I used a W10 computer which was upgraded from W7, which kept waking to update something for Media Centre. Even though Media Centre itself is no longer there in W10, the scheduled task was left behind and still waking the computer.
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  3. Posts : 14,619
    Windows10
       #772

    HippsieGypsie said:
    No. This is how it's done. No taskbar either.


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    Push the Windows key and use the Start screen. :)


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    No - this is how to do it in total darkness - LOL


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    As an interesting aside, there is a really cool restaurant chain I want to try where you eat in total darkness - the idea being that you concentrate on conversation rather than visual context, and also to get an appreciation of how people cope with blindness. I believe that (some of?) the waiters are blind as well.

    The Restaurant | Dans le noir ? London
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  4. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #773

    cereberus said:
    No - this is how to do it in total darkness - LOL
    LOL! That's more like the way I do things. But then I've been known to do some of my best work in the dark.


    As an interesting aside, there is a really cool restaurant chain I want to try where you eat in total darkness - the idea being that you concentrate on conversation rather than visual context, and also to get an appreciation of how people cope with blindness. I believe that (some of?) the waiters are blind as well.

    The Restaurant | Dans le noir ? London
    Very interesting. I suppose one could learn to feel one's way around with a fork and knife in hand. Better be eating over your plate there, eh?
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  5. Posts : 19,460
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #774

    Kari said:
    My laptop just did something it has never done before.

    At about half past midnight my time, an hour ago I decided it's enough for the day. I closed all open applications and shut down Windows as always. I mean powered off, not sleep or hibernate. As always, I waited until I saw the power and other lights to go off.

    Went to bed, was reading a book when I heard at 01:10 (1:10 AM), about 40 minutes later the Windows start-up sound coming from study. Got up, went to see what's happening, was greeted with Windows Welcome screen. Signed in, after a minute or so got Feedback hub notification and a few minutes later Security Centre asking me to turn service on:

    Attachment 148270

    Both notifications are weird. First, I powered off the laptop, it didn't "shut down unexpectedly". Second, all security services are on and running.

    I've never had a powered off computer to turn itself on without any apparent reason. Any tips where to start looking what caused this?
    So that's what true geek does when sleep walking ? Gets up and checks for updates ?
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  6. Posts : 4,666
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1 Build 19043.1151 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #775

    It's great that we can customize how our Desktop, Start, Tiles and app shortcuts in Start are displayed.

    I want to keep the taskbar visible as I want to see the clock, available notifications and active applications. Notifications I have set to quiet hours so it keeps silent and does not bombard me with popups every few minutes.

    In Start I have hidden the Application menu/tree and only live tiles are shown for my most important UWP apps. If I want to launch something I just press WIN-key and type what I need. Windows learns pretty fast what I am looking for after using this feature a few times. Usually I only need to type the first or two first letters of my app and it's selected by default. Way faster than navigating a bunch of menus and sub-menus, especially if having hundreds of apps and tools installed. If I forgot the name of the app or Windows does not find what I searched for, then I navigate the menu. :)
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  7. 24c
    Posts : 979
    Win 10 Prox64 - latest "final"
       #776

    Clean desktop - semi-cluttered taskbar

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  8. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #777

    slicendice said:
    It's great that we can customize how our Desktop, Start, Tiles and app shortcuts in Start are displayed.

    I want to keep the taskbar visible as I want to see the clock, available notifications and active applications. Notifications I have set to quiet hours so it keeps silent and does not bombard me with popups every few minutes.

    In Start I have hidden the Application menu/tree and only live tiles are shown for my most important UWP apps. If I want to launch something I just press WIN-key and type what I need. Windows learns pretty fast what I am looking for after using this feature a few times. Usually I only need to type the first or two first letters of my app and it's selected by default. Way faster than navigating a bunch of menus and sub-menus, especially if having hundreds of apps and tools installed. If I forgot the name of the app or Windows does not find what I searched for, then I navigate the menu. :)
    I'm amazed at how much customization and system configuration we can do nowadays in 10.

    If you notice on my Start screen I have a UWP "World Time Clock" app I obtained when using W8/8.1 that I have small tiles set to different world cities. One can perform that with the Alarms & Clock app as well, which has gotten to be quite advanced. So a tap on the Windows key to see the time or WinKey/T for time on the Taskbar.

    I used to type or scroll as well, but I find it quicker now to hit the WinKey with my left hand and mouse click a tile with my right. I sometimes use a right click on a tile for its context menu as well.
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  9. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #778

    24c said:
    Clean desktop - semi-cluttered taskbar

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    Very nice there, 24c. Is that wallpaper for seeing which OS you boot to? Sometimes I forget which OS I'm in.

    I hide my Taskbar at the left with few items which I use shortcut keys to open at times. WinKey/1, 2, etc. I also use the tray a lot too with WinKey/B.


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  10. Posts : 3,954
    64-bit Win10 Pro Insider Build 19569
       #779

    Kari said:
    My laptop just did something it has never done before.

    At about half past midnight my time, an hour ago I decided it's enough for the day. I closed all open applications and shut down Windows as always. I mean powered off, not sleep or hibernate. As always, I waited until I saw the power and other lights to go off.

    Went to bed, was reading a book when I heard at 01:10 (1:10 AM), about 40 minutes later the Windows start-up sound coming from study. Got up, went to see what's happening, was greeted with Windows Welcome screen. Signed in, after a minute or so got Feedback hub notification and a few minutes later Security Centre asking me to turn service on:

    Attachment 148270

    Both notifications are weird. First, I powered off the laptop, it didn't "shut down unexpectedly". Second, all security services are on and running.

    I've never had a powered off computer to turn itself on without any apparent reason. Any tips where to start looking what caused this?
    - there must have been a background service running at the time of shut down..
    - something must have prompted the action - but to self-start from the "off-state"..?
    - that is really odd..
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