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Post  Mk3rob on Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:12 pm


Just had to buy a new laptop due to the last one drinking about a 1/3rd of a mug of coffee.
The other 2/3rd went in my crutch after waking up with a start after a 11 hour day shift

Bugger Evil or Very Mad

Just bought a Toshiba on offer from PC World
Windows 8 ......................bloody 'orrible
Wish i'd paid extra and got a Win 7 one which is what I had before
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Post  OSR on Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:24 pm

Having had a play with a friend's new laptop I have to agree with you about Win8. I'm sure it's great on a touch screen tablet but completely pants on a laptop. BTW there are a number of 3rd party programs you can get for a few pounds that will get it to look nearly like Win7 including returning the Start button.

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Post  lin and tony on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:05 pm

Mk3rob wrote:
Just had to buy a new laptop due to the last one drinking about a 1/3rd of a mug of coffee.
The other 2/3rd went in my crutch after waking up with a start after a 11 hour day shift

Bugger Evil or Very Mad

Just bought a Toshiba on offer from PC World
Windows 8 ......................bloody 'orrible
Wish i'd paid extra and got a Win 7 one which is what I had before

Welcome to the Club! Twisted Evil It has taken me four weeks and some very gentle easing to get used to it. (My old laptop is still working but the cogs whirl rather slowly!) I am just about getting there now. Put everything onto the 'old style' desktop and just use the windows 8 menu page as your start menu. I still find the mouse annoying cos it changes the page when I don't want it to but have been given the magic hold ALT and cllick TAB to return to the last page you were on. I am finally feeling that I know how to handle this now. Give it time. You will get there.

I agree - the system was def designed for touch screen!
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:47 am

Alt+Tab is extremely useful for switching between progs on a laptop where you've only got one of those nasty little touchpads.

Somewhere in Windows Help you should be able to find a complete list of keyboard shortcuts (having done so once, I printed it off to save meself the bother), or see this page.
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:41 pm

On the "Windows 8" thing, I "upgraded" my Nokia N8 mobile phone for one on the new Nokia's, they now work off a Windows Platform similar to Windows 8, the phone went back in less than a week because I couldn't get on with it and changed it for a Sony Experia and it's bloody briliant.
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Post  lin and tony on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:41 pm

Chris - I think you and Tony must have been separated at birth! He also got his new phone on windows 8 and sent it back within a week - in his case, not just because of the operating system, but because he would have needed to carry a rucksac around to carry the damn thing! (Do you remember when they started to make phone smaller - pocket size?) He was going to get the Experia - but found out it was even bigger than the one he sent back - so now has bought himself a new N8 - which still seems to have the best camera on any phone! Dawn has benefitted from the 'upgrade'!

Like most of these new systems, I suppose it will all be self-evident eventually. As I say, I am getting there now after a lot of trial, error and bad language! Shocked
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:55 pm

Windows8 pah - the word is there is allready Windows9 in the pipeline - I hate Windows8 when it says Welcome back would you like to return to where you left off? or in Outlook - it would appear that you have not attached the attachment? - sod off your a bloody machine !!!!!

PS get a plastic cover for your keyboard if you are going to have your tea off of it!
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Post  Mk3rob on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:07 pm


Got a quote of just under £100 to have a new keyboard fitted to my Win 7 Dell.

Then I will sell on this heap of wotsit for about £250, a loss of 100ish.
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