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mel the bell

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Windows 8 tips
« on: 20:21:49, 11/08/14 »
Dont like the tiles? or the lack of a start menu? or lack of a taskbar?

download and install Classic Shell here
http://www.classicshell.net/

makes it look and act more like classic windows
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #1 on: 23:15:20, 11/08/14 »
I was about to say I use a damp cloth with a splash of white vinegar to clean the panes and then kitchen paper to buff to a shine.....  :D
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #2 on: 08:23:29, 12/08/14 »
Hahaha Cups, in some places they are on the roof, how are you up ladders ??
Thanks Mel for helping, Ijust plugged in my mouse because pad was driving me [censored]
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #3 on: 13:28:05, 12/08/14 »
I was about to say I use a damp cloth with a splash of white vinegar to clean the panes and then kitchen paper to buff to a shine.....  :D
windows EIGHT not eight windows tut, blimey its like that old 2 ronnies sketch fork handles
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #4 on: 13:31:22, 12/08/14 »
Hahaha Cups, in some places they are on the roof, how are you up ladders ??
Thanks Mel for helping, Ijust plugged in my mouse because pad was driving me [censored]
tbh I don't really know windows 8 that well, mines 7, I'm thinking about getting mi old pc out and dual booting it with windows 8 and a latest version of zorin linux is instead of vista that's already on it to find more tips
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #5 on: 14:44:22, 12/08/14 »
oh to be a whizz kid  :-[ 8)
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #6 on: 16:16:19, 12/08/14 »
windows EIGHT not eight windows tut, blimey its like that old 2 ronnies sketch fork handles

I just put in a comma, as in Windows, 8 tips and though it was 8 tips for cleaning windows.  As opposed to the correct interpretation -  Tips for dealing with Windows 8.  I did think it was a slightly odd topic for you to open, but "slightly odd" is pretty much the norm round here most days!   ;D 
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #7 on: 17:51:16, 12/08/14 »
odd is good :P
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #8 on: 08:59:41, 13/08/14 »
After reading a book[posted] about the net, I thought about the fast pace PCs are moving and this gave me the kick up the bum to bin the old.
This one broke off this morning with 17 updates, only had it a few day's and I think it's only been on sale since May. Which was one of the reasons to buy.
One update let me choose a browser, so now Ihave the old layout and the new, job done Mell.
Spent a day finding out why the printer didn't work[long story] less than 2 yrs old. Found the disc issued for Windowa 7/xp.    Solution, download the WIZARD.
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #9 on: 12:22:59, 13/08/14 »
odd is good :P

I've always thought so - but then, I am it....
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #10 on: 11:49:49, 18/08/14 »
Re Jim 44 cursor, mine went with a freeze, cure, hold down switch off button for 12 seconds, then reswitch on power button.
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #11 on: 21:37:08, 19/08/14 »
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Re Jim 44 cursor, mine went with a freeze, cure, hold down switch off button for 12 seconds, then reswitch on power button.

Cheers Loz, I'll try that if it disapears again. O0

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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #12 on: 22:30:48, 19/08/14 »
My PC has two USB slots on the front of the tower. If my cursor freezes, I can fix it by swapping the mouse cable from one USB slot to the other.  No use for a wireless mouse though!  ;D
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #13 on: 07:09:53, 20/08/14 »
Iwould like a pop up type warning 10 seconds before timing out , fed up with typing twice over, so again,

My old tower switch off button wouldn't work when frozen, so I always unplugged it [oh no everyone cries] but it was still working when I dumped it.
New , froze again with cursor on and tip worked again.      Thanks techy man.
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Re: Windows 8 tips
« Reply #14 on: 12:56:13, 20/08/14 »
When you log in, change the time to 360 minutes instead of 60.  Six hours covers everyone bar the ranters who can't type.  ;)
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