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Yes, it searches the entire computer. Works for files, apps, and system stuff like control panel and whatnot.

 

What I said at the very top of my first post... guess it got missed, lol!

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What are all of the things that you don't like about Windows 8.1?

 

Basically any of the user interfaces that are different than Win 7... (lack of start button functionality, tile screen, program lists, power buttons, lower right screen hidden menu, etc). Probably the same things you dislike!

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Basically any of the user interfaces that are different than Win 7... (lack of start button functionality, tile screen, program lists, power buttons, lower right screen hidden menu, etc). Probably the same things you dislike!

 

I don't even know what I would dislike about it. I am just now deciding for some reason to begin getting to know it.

 

What do you mean by "program lists" and "power buttons"?

 

Anyway, you did not say that Yes, I can just press the Windows Key and begin typing. You copy/pasted something that makes it sound like Windows Key + F and + S and +W are required. It says nothing about simply pressing the Windows Key and then typing like the way Windows 7 is. I like that about Windows 7, and I'm glad to see that Microsoft didn't take that away in Windows 8 (or 8.1 perhaps).

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post #14 of 38
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I don't even know what I would dislike about it. I am just now deciding for some reason to begin getting to know it.

What do you mean by "program lists" and "power buttons"?

Anyway, you did not say that Yes, I can just press the Windows Key and begin typing. You copy/pasted something that makes it sound like Windows Key + F and + S and +W are required. It says nothing about simply pressing the Windows Key and then typing like the way Windows 7 is. I like that about Windows 7, and I'm glad to see that Microsoft didn't take that away in Windows 8 (or 8.1 perhaps).

My gf was willing to get to know it but just prefered 7. she got a new laptop with 8 on it so i installed start is back. $3 program that works flawlessly. can try it for 30 days if you like.
find the program here
and the video that showed me the program here
hope this helps in some way TC.
post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

Basically any of the user interfaces that are different than Win 7... (lack of start button functionality, tile screen, program lists, power buttons, lower right screen hidden menu, etc). Probably the same things you dislike!

I hope you know it looks like this natively now:
Power options are easily accessible.

I use Windows 8 almost exactly like 7, I don't have to use the charms bar for anything, so mousing into corners is a non-issue for me. Just disable the hot-corners.

Windows key + typing works the same, just interface is different. I personally find the metro switch jarring, so I use windows button + q to search. I know its an extra key press, but once you get used to it, it just feels normal.

You don't even have to boot to metro, you can essentially never have to see it:

Edited by .:hybrid:. - 4/1/14 at 8:23am
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My gf was willing to get to know it but just prefered 7. she got a new laptop with 8 on it so i installed start is back. $3 program that works flawlessly. can try it for 30 days if you like.
find the program here
and the video that showed me the program here
hope this helps in some way TC.

 

I know about all of those programs, but it sounds to me like 8.1 removes the need for any of them. However, I'm still having trouble getting off my lazy butt and actually doing more research than just having a silly thread on the internet working for me. :) I guess I'm just not sure yet if it's worth my time. So, I guess my 2 Windows 8.1 threads here will help me figure that out. With Windows 7, it was different... I dunno. I just dove right into it. Windows 8.1 is like, "Umm...... I dunno... I'd better ask my friends on OCN".

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.:hybrid:. that brings up another question!

 

In Windows 7, when I want to Restart or Shut Down, or even Log Off, I can do it all with the keyboard. Right now, I have the Start Menu power button set as Restart because with Restart as the default power button, I can do this:

 

Restart Windows: press Windows Key, Right Arrow, Enter.

 

Shut Down: press Windows Key, Right Arrow, Right Arrow, Enter.

 

Log Off: press Windows Key, Right Arrow, Right Arrow, 'L'

 

I love that. What's it like in Windows 8.1?

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I know about all of those programs, but it sounds to me like 8.1 removes the need for any of them. However, I'm still having trouble getting off my lazy butt and actually doing more research than just having a silly thread on the internet working for me. smile.gif I guess I'm just not sure yet if it's worth my time. So, I guess my 2 Windows 8.1 threads here will help me figure that out. With Windows 7, it was different... I dunno. I just dove right into it. Windows 8.1 is like, "Umm...... I dunno... I'd better ask my friends on OCN".
i didnt wanna take the time. 3 minutes to install program and bam! it is almost like windows 7.
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i didnt wanna take the time. 3 minutes to install program and bam! it is almost like windows 7.

 

Yeah, but do you have Windows 8.1?

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post #20 of 38
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.:hybrid:. that brings up another question!

In Windows 7, when I want to Restart or Shut Down, or even Log Off, I can do it all with the keyboard. Right now, I have the Start Menu power button set as Restart because with Restart as the default power button, I can do this:

Restart Windows: press Windows Key, Right Arrow, Enter.

Shut Down: press Windows Key, Right Arrow, Right Arrow, Enter.

Log Off: press Windows Key, Right Arrow, Right Arrow, 'L'

I love that. What's it like in Windows 8.1?

with windows 7 or 8 you can press windows key, then alt+F4 then alt+f4 again and it brings up the shutdown menu. works for me smile.gif
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