Originally Posted by MIGhunter
Speaking of browsers, anyone use chrome? My chrome keeps loading as a black screen. Then I restart it and is fine. I tried disabling gpu rendering but that didn't work.
I get that sometimes. Also, when returning from sleep, similar issues. Black or white screen, or Chrome/Chromium has crashed. Start screen doesn't always load and a reboot is the only fix. Touch experience is just plain horrible compared to 8.1 -- there are some good new things like the task view and action center, but the rest like the start screen and tablet mode "improvements" are just horrible IMHO. I use this as a tablet a lot, so here's 10 points for Windows 10...
1. Why the start screen's left side has 2 different, tiny menu buttons? Why can't the menu be shown all the time like on the first Continuum screenshots? There's plenty of space. Why only 3 columns of tiles per group, groups are small and in the middle, there's a LOT of plain wasted white space.. sure a little bit of white space is good, but so much..?
2. Why in the start screen the profile can't be visible anymore, only in start menu mode it is?
3. Why the app commands can't be triggered by a swipe anymore, why does it have to be a tiny button somewhere?
4. I see they're slowly going away from the app bar/command bar and charms functions, but why not let them be there while new features are being worked on? Why did they have to be removed and why were we left with bad alternate ways or no ways at all to do the same things?
5. Many built-in apps don't utilize the screens, really. They're using way too many icons when they could use icon AND text to make it more usable and understandable -- all of these "small" things contribute, and together they make a bad user experience that'll hurt the whole OS for a long time
6. Why, in tablet mode, is the TOUCH KEYBOARD ICON removed from the taskbar by default but it's shown by default in DESKTOP mode?! It should be the other way around. Just wow.
7. In 8.1 when you swiped from the right to bring charms bar in, it also showed a really cool clock with some extras on the bottom left. I used that a lot to check the time and other details it had. Now that's also removed, and there's nothing like it in action center. Also, because Cortana will probably never come to Finland, I can't get the weather etc. info from her icon or keyboard shortcut easily anymore. Instead, I gotta open a few apps to check what I earlier could check with just one swipe. Sure, the time and date is visible in the taskbar, but what if I'm in fullscreen mode and too tired to squint at the tiny letters? Not always less is more. Not always.
8. Search is worse than in 8.1, it doesn't for example find all apps and files and so on like it did in 8.1. To open a specific app I used to press the Windows button, write a part of the name, press enter. Done. Now, I press the Windows button, write a part of the name, press enter and wait. Nothing. Some apps have gotten there after a week or so, but not all. Settings aren't found, and I need to try to find my way through the (somewhat illogical) settings app to find that setting, and even that app's search doesn't find them. Here's an example:
- I search for writing settings
- the only setting found is from the old control panel, and that setting is to define which hand I'm using when I write with touch...what the..?
- To get where I want, I need to open the Settings app and go to Devices -> Writing
9. Then there are the occasional random crashes, things aren't always loading, some flickering sometimes, etc.
10. In many ways it's a huge step back for me on the Surface Pro 3 and Lenovo Miix 2 8" (on which I put 8.1 back for the foreseeable future -- with 10 not even touch worked in RTM, GWX route, hi usb peripherals). I'm also using 8.1 on my desktop PC too.
I'm on 10240, clean install RTM, with the latest automatic updates, Surface Pro 3. Promising, eh, their own device having this kinda problems with Windows 10? Even the latest public Windows 10 Mobile build works better on an old Lumia 820 than the PC RTM with latest updates on the Surface. Also, when doing that clean install, it didn't get all drivers from Windows update. I thought it would, this being a Microsoft device and all, but in the end I had to resort to installing the Surface Platform Installer package from their site after googling around.
I bet the Insider builds are more stable and better than the RTM
but I'm not interested in the gigantic amount of telemetry those have and the fact that it might send for example open Excel sheets to Microsoft for troubleshooting when and if Excel crashes. Sure, there might be something in the file that does it, but I don't want my company stuff to go to some random engineers' hands in the other side of the world. Yes, some are in OneDrive, but that in the end is different!
Otherwise it works well and seems like a good start. However, this month's update should've been the RTM from what we've heard and seen about it. Build 10600 maybe? If it's good and fixes these issues I hope I'll finally be a happy user of the new Windows!
Also, I bet the digits will in a few years or sooner drop from the name and it'll be called just Windows. That's what it's seemed to go towards since 2012 or so!