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ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004

IF I JUST LICK ENOUGH BOOT LEATHER, BIG DADDY TRUMP WILL SURELY LOVE ME

Do we know the technical differences between 10 "mobile" on an intel SoC phone and 10 on a standard laptop?
With an intel x86 based chip, it should be able to run anything (if plugged into a monitor/KB/M), right?

I'm specifically thinking of a surface phone type thing.

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OgNar
Oct 26, 2002

They tapdance not, neither do they fart

Irritated Goat posted:

I have an odd usage question. I'm not even sure if it's possible.

What I want to do is this:

When PC boots up and I log in, start a copy of Chrome on Desktop 2 that contains certain sites. Does this make sense?

Open all of those pages you want started, open Chrome settings, "On Startup" section click on set pages, then current pages. Desktop 2 is beyond me ATM.


I don't understand why Windows 10 couldn't have text suggestion built in and usable by any program.
I should be able to use notepad or even create a new folder and have it know what I am typing.
My Android knows that when I type Los that Angeles is next, why cant Windows?

NonzeroCircle
Apr 12, 2010

El Camino

For some reason W10 won't play mp3s in any media software on my main PC, saying it cant play the file type. My audio interface is working fine (been jamming on Ableton all afternoon, no issues) and my laptop, which I upgraded to 10 a couple weeks ago, has no issues playing mp3s.

Subjunctive
Sep 12, 2006

careful now


Factor Mystic posted:

Why didn't you tell it to not auto reboot.

Doesn't the "notify" setting still just start a countdown if you're not at the machine to respond?

Marinmo
Jan 23, 2005

Prisoner #95H522 Augustus Hill

Subjunctive posted:

Doesn't the "notify" setting still just start a countdown if you're not at the machine to respond?
Yeah usually it'll set it the next night. For example, I just checked and I'm having updates in the queue now and it has automatically scheduled a restart at 02:30 tonight.

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


The legacy Internet Explorer worked like, once on my work laptop and is now unable to go to any website and acts like I don't have an internet connection. Edge and Chrome are fine.

Any ideas?

Factor Mystic
Mar 19, 2006

Baby's First Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

I mean if you're not at your computer for a week I guess that could be a problem but it's not like it's going to auto reboot while youre working on stuff.

Subjunctive
Sep 12, 2006

careful now


Factor Mystic posted:

I mean if you're not at your computer for a week I guess that could be a problem but it's not like it's going to auto reboot while youre working on stuff.

The specific case you replied to was about leaving apps open overnight, though?

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

Factor Mystic posted:

I mean if you're not at your computer for a week I guess that could be a problem but it's not like it's going to auto reboot while youre working on stuff.
Yah, but imagine that you're in the middle of the night, working on a bigger project and figure you'll just leave the computer running to pick up where you left the day after, because the organic chaos on the desktop started to made sense. And then bam, mystery update you forgot about.

--edit: I would just suspend the box, but one out of four times, it gets stuck while suspending, requiring me to reset. And then, if it actually suspended, once a while there's a mystery wake trigger (which powercfg.exe doesn't even list) pulling the box out of suspend, leaving it vulnerable for an update reboot.

Combat Pretzel fucked around with this message at 21:02 on Aug 22, 2015

Factor Mystic
Mar 19, 2006

Baby's First Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Yeah, that's why I tell it to not reboot until next Tuesday. I mean I guess it would be nice to have an infinite delay but in practice it's just not that big of a deal.

Ambaire
Sep 3, 2009


Oven Wrangler

As a gamer and programmer, is Windows 10 worth the (free) upgrade? I've been using Windows 7 Pro 64bit ever since it came out, I'm getting a brand new computer system soon, and I intend to just keep using the same OS since I don't see a reason to upgrade. As a power user, the previews I've seen of the 10 start screen thing don't look very user friendly.

Edit: VVVVVV Thanks. Think I'll stick with 7 until the end of this year at least.

Ambaire fucked around with this message at 22:50 on Aug 22, 2015

Marinmo
Jan 23, 2005

Prisoner #95H522 Augustus Hill

Ambaire posted:

As a gamer and programmer, is Windows 10 worth the (free) upgrade? I've been using Windows 7 Pro 64bit ever since it came out, I'm getting a brand new computer system soon, and I intend to just keep using the same OS since I don't see a reason to upgrade. As a power user, the previews I've seen of the 10 start screen thing don't look very user friendly.
Reasons to upgrade to 10:
1. It's going to be great. It isn't right now, but it will be.
2. When #1 happens, it won't be like the Win7 you know and love (things having been moved around, some new stuff, some changes ... The usual).
3. You like to have the latest and "greatest".

Reasons not to:
1. Things might not work due to missing drivers.
2. The graphics drivers situation is at best "it kinda works, it says the graphics drivers are crashing now and then but I don't really notice it much" at one end of the scale and nigh unusable at the other.
3. Things are fragmented. The new control panel is, as it stands today, just terrible. Half of the things you expect to find there are there, the others are in the old control panel (same as win7).

I've upgraded and having a decent experience, others not so much. I don't mind the problems, but unless you're willing to be frustrated, just stick with 7 for another 6 months. You can always upgrade by then.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



I say if you rely on the machine in order to make a living, I would hold off until Windows 10 is really completely out of beta and a few patches come through. You aren't missing out on anything big, unless you consider being a Microsoft Honorary QA Team Member a big deal.

Segmentation Fault
Jun 7, 2012


You have until the end of July, 2016. Give it time.

NonzeroCircle
Apr 12, 2010

El Camino

This has been an absolute godsend with both 8.1 and 10 for me, access to all settings in one place:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2881...dmode-tool.html

Repo Man
Nov 19, 2005


The default photo viewer in 10 annoyed me, so I changed it back to Windows Photo Viewer. But I've run into an annoyance - when I plugged my camera in to my computer, all seemed normal. But when I opened a photo to view it, I no longer have the option to scroll through the photos on my camera. You have to open one, then close it, then open another, having to return to the thumbnails each time. Has anyone else run into this? It works normally with any photos in a folder on my hard drive(s).

Repo Man fucked around with this message at 23:53 on Aug 22, 2015

ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004

IF I JUST LICK ENOUGH BOOT LEATHER, BIG DADDY TRUMP WILL SURELY LOVE ME

Repo Man posted:

The default photo viewer in 10 annoyed me, so I changed it back to Windows Photo Viewer. But I've run into an annoyance - when I plugged my camera in to my computer, all seemed normal. But when I opened a photo to view it, I no longer have the option to scroll through the photos on my camera. You have to open one, then close it, then open another, having to return to the thumbnails each time. Has anyone else run into this? It works normally with any photos in a folder on my had drive(s).
Welcome to MS software engineering. How they managed to gently caress up enough to replace the win7 picture viewer with the pictures app is a complete mystery to me.

Geemer
Nov 4, 2010




This is the point where you should see if IrfanView plays nice with Windows 10 instead of struggling with MS' amazing decisions.

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


Factor Mystic posted:

Why not just find out for sure instead of guessing

Was really late already and I had work over the weekend so I didn't have time to troubleshoot it. Checked the event viewer, something was causing my CPU to register at 5.8Ghz instead of the 4.4ghz that its been at for the 3+ years I've own it. I'm guessing that whenever the processor hit the throttle it would lead to a freeze.

My bios still had the CPU multiplier at 44 and blk of 100.5. Something within the OS was causing that speed increase and as far as I know I dont have anything like that installed.

wretchx
Dec 4, 2002

by Nyc_Tattoo


Was watching Gladiator before I started the upgrade from Win 7. After upgrading, I played it again and the audio is a lot crisper than before with this basic 2.1 setup, no setting changes. Improved downmixing? Whatever, I approve!

Repo Man
Nov 19, 2005


I installed Irfanview (I haven't needed that in years, takes me back to installing ACDSee on Win98 and 2000) but you can only scroll through a couple of photos before this happens:



This is from viewing the thumbnails on the camera's memory card, double clicking on one to open it with Irfanview, then clicking the arrow in either direction to view the other images on the memory card.

If I try to open the camera's folder with Irfanview, it doesn't exist.

Just Andi Now
Nov 8, 2009

You looking for aggressive fist-to-face sparkles?!



Repo Man posted:

I installed Irfanview (I haven't needed that in years, takes me back to installing ACDSee on Win98 and 2000) but you can only scroll through a couple of photos before this happens:



This is from viewing the thumbnails on the camera's memory card, double clicking on one to open it with Irfanview, then clicking the arrow in either direction to view the other images on the memory card.


It looks like when you try to open it, it's caching the photo in IE's temporary internet files folder, which will also contain random files like that .swf file it's trying to load.

EDIT: I don't have any solution, just diagnosing the problem.

Factor Mystic
Mar 19, 2006

Baby's First Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Repo Man posted:

The default photo viewer in 10 annoyed me, so I changed it back to Windows Photo Viewer. But I've run into an annoyance - when I plugged my camera in to my computer, all seemed normal. But when I opened a photo to view it, I no longer have the option to scroll through the photos on my camera. You have to open one, then close it, then open another, having to return to the thumbnails each time. Has anyone else run into this? It works normally with any photos in a folder on my hard drive(s).

What happens when you hit left/right arrow in the app or on your keyboard or use your mouse's scroll wheel?

ilkhan posted:

Welcome to MS software engineering. How they managed to gently caress up enough to replace the win7 picture viewer with the pictures app is a complete mystery to me.

It does play animated gifs now tho

Paracelsus
Apr 5, 2009

bless this post ~kya


Is there a way to get the file explorer icon on the taskbar to bring up recent folders rather than recent files and frequently used folders when I right-click it, the way it worked for me in Win 7? The settings don't seem to allow for it.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

People use recent folders? I turn all my recent stuff off in windows so my porn doesn't show up in explorer or VLC.

Segmentation Fault
Jun 7, 2012


Cojawfee posted:

People use recent folders? I turn all my recent stuff off in windows so my porn doesn't show up in explorer or VLC.

lmao if you dont use a separate boot for watching porn

Paracelsus
Apr 5, 2009

bless this post ~kya


Cojawfee posted:

People use recent folders? I turn all my recent stuff off in windows so my porn doesn't show up in explorer or VLC.
It's useful for my work stuff, if I want to quickly jump to a folder I was using before I closed things down instead of leaving stuff open.

Repo Man
Nov 19, 2005


Factor Mystic posted:

What happens when you hit left/right arrow in the app or on your keyboard or use your mouse's scroll wheel?

The exact same thing.

Repo Man
Nov 19, 2005


I thought my difficulties might have something to with it being an upgrade install from Windows 7, rather than a clean one. I have another computer just to my left that is running the latest Insider Preview of Windows 10, so I tried my camera on it. First off, the default Photos app isn't acceptable to me because it will not allow me to click through the photos the way I want to (there is no left/right arrow). So I installed Irfanview, and went to the thumbnails. Click on the first photo, and it opens it, but neither the left or right arrow does anything (they are greyed out). Open another photo, and now you have two photos that you can go back and forth on. Apparently you can only view the photos that are in the temp folder, you cannot view the photos that are on the camera's memory card directly.

If I go to Irfanview thumbnails, my Canon camera (plugged in to the USB port and turned on, plainly visible in File Explorer) is not visible to Irfanview.

This is annoying, and I hope it is fixed soon.

Shlomo Palestein
Apr 16, 2003






I checked back a few pages and didn't find anything, and a google search reveals a bunch of other people having the same problem (though I haven't found a solution yet): despite my power settings (never inactivate hard drives, never go to sleep, shut down monitors after 10 minutes of inactivity), my PC will shut down after it's been on for a few hours. Windows 7 never did this, and I'm running the same stuff on 10 as I was there, so it's not like I'm suddenly overloading things at idle and shutting down from heat. It's also possible that it's hibernating; it's hard to tell. Keyboard commands don't wake anything up, but the lights are on in a manner I would not expect if the computer was actually off.

Is there some hidden power setting I'm missing? Is it tied to the monitor shut-down time?

(Also, reading the Optimus woes makes me glad I haven't updated my laptop yet. Whoever said it's been a shitshow from the start was dead on; even in 7, you find games that need special attention they would not need if it was just using one GPU).

EDIT: just disabled hibernation via regedit. Let's see if this works.

Shlomo Palestein fucked around with this message at 13:52 on Aug 23, 2015

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



7+ Taskbar Tweaker is now out of beta for Win10, for all those who like narrow vertical taskbars. He also has some utility out that changes how Win10 calculates colours, to give you brighter colours on the taskbar etc. though I have not tried it.

hooah
Feb 6, 2006
WTF?

A few weeks ago, my dad updated his old-ish laptop from 7 to 10, and now in the last couple of days he says his start button isn't working with a left click; right click's fine. I've done a little searching and told him to run a sfc /scannow while I find anything more specific. I did see a post here which mentions opening up Powershell, but while it does mention that the release version of 10 has the issue as well as preview builds, the page doesn't seem to say whether the solution is still recommended for the release build. Any ideas or suggestions before I have him do a refresh?

ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004

IF I JUST LICK ENOUGH BOOT LEATHER, BIG DADDY TRUMP WILL SURELY LOVE ME

hooah posted:

A few weeks ago, my dad updated his old-ish laptop from 7 to 10, and now in the last couple of days he says his start button isn't working with a left click; right click's fine. I've done a little searching and told him to run a sfc /scannow while I find anything more specific. I did see a post here which mentions opening up Powershell, but while it does mention that the release version of 10 has the issue as well as preview builds, the page doesn't seem to say whether the solution is still recommended for the release build. Any ideas or suggestions before I have him do a refresh?
My start button occasionally decides it doesn't want to open immediately from a left click. Click again a couple times and it figures it out.

d0s
Jun 28, 2004



I asked before but I think it got buried, is there any way to prevent Windows 10 (pro) from rebooting? I have it set to "notify to schedule restart" but if an update comes while I'm not there it just goes ahead and reboots itself for some reason. Have woken up to all the poo poo I had open gone twice now because I leave my computer on all the time. This can't really be normal right? Don't people run servers on Win 10?

less than three
Aug 9, 2007




Fallen Rib

d0s posted:

Don't people run servers on Win 10?

That would be Server 2016, not Windows 10. S2k16 probably doesn't do that.

d0s
Jun 28, 2004



less than three posted:

That would be Server 2016, not Windows 10. S2k16 probably doesn't do that.

I'm starting to feel like MS set it up this way so people would have to shell out for Server to have a machine that doesn't reboot itself all the time. This poo poo is bananas

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006


if you have any sort of choice you shouldnt be running Windows 10 on a machine you actually need to rely on

hitze
Aug 28, 2007
Give me a dollar. No, the twenty. This is gonna blow your mind...



I haven't had Win 10 restart by itself yet

dissss
Nov 10, 2007

I'm a terrible forums poster with terrible opinions.

Here's a cat fucking a squid.

No issue with Optimus on either of my systems on any version of Windows.

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socialsecurity
Aug 30, 2003


d0s posted:

I'm starting to feel like MS set it up this way so people would have to shell out for Server to have a machine that doesn't reboot itself all the time. This poo poo is bananas

Don't assume grand conspiracy, where simple incompetence makes more sense.

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