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Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

i always have a weather widget on whatever os i'm using due to the fact that i walk to/from work when i can and the wather here can be unpredictable. i was a little taken aback by the windows 10 taskbar widget thing they shoved in there after an update but i've gotten used to it too. don't mind it much

my aging pc doesnt support windows 11 and i'm glad of it since it won't nag me

thanks for listening and have a good friday!

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Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Chris Knight posted:

goddamn loving SharePoint loving Microsoft loving bullshit goddamn gently caress

I agree with this post

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

dioxazine posted:

i'm still convinced that skype was intentionally bought and deprecated in favour of teams

lol skype was bought by MS in 2011. teams released in what.. 2017? no way they were thinking that far ahead.

slack and discord came out somewhere in between and ms has been trying to catch up to them ever since

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Cybernetic Vermin posted:

"trying" is kind of a weird word to use, the thing about teams is that i don't think anyone likes it nearly as much as slack, but kind of obviously it gets way more use as people are basically forced onto it by orgs. even within yospos i'm pretty sure more people are on teams than slack for work etc. by now.

hard to compare numbers, but even in 2020 the active user claims had teams with like 3x the users.

to clarify, i meant "trying to be as good" since you're right, people have been moving over to teams because microsoft has a stranglehold on company/education directory and people management, but teams does generally suck and has that feeling that a lot of microsoft products like outlook have where there's too much poo poo jammed into it and it's slow.

i mean i just opened our Teams channel (that is a ghost town because no one wants to use it) and I got a spinny icon for ~1 min before it gave up:

https://i.imgur.com/03702qu.mp4



its garbage

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

they moved the start button to the middle lol

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

what's figma

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

teams loving sucks Iíve posted about it itt before but sometimes it literally just sits there and loads and fails. I hate it

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

it is?

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Silver Alicorn posted:

I still canít upgrade because I donít have tpm 2.0 :smug:

same and i don't give a poo poo.

although didnt ms accidentally let older machines auto update to win 11 on accident or some poo poo lol? bet that was fun for some

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

outlook calendarwidget looking good on ios:


Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

its a miracle that my work landed on using zoom instead of all the other microsoft poo poo they usually like. zoom seems to work pretty well most of the time

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004


pathetic lol

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

saw someone sharing their screen with win 11 today. i still can't believe they moved the start button to the "middle" and i'm not sure if it was the default, but the loving weather was in the bottom left corner. pathetic.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

doesnít electron include an entire instance of chromrium into the app? like itís own separate version of chrome that can fall out of date and stuff

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

I think you can still set the camera to save as jpg in settings as well, although it would only apply to photos taken after you changed the setting.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

yammer still exists??

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

yeah installing bad software "ironically" on a main device doesn't seem like a great decision. i will wait until they iron out win 11 a bit more.

its actually kind of nice that they left win 10 behind because there's less of a chance MS will mess up its interface via an update now that their eyes are on win 11.

Last Chance fucked around with this message at 14:46 on Oct 22, 2022

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

distortion park posted:

I installed windows 11 from a french only installation media, then downloaded and tried to change the system language to english. the result was a bizarre mix of french and english. sometimes the heading is in one language and the subtitle in another


e: Personalisation -> Taskbar crashes the settings app. nice stuff.


bÍta testť ŗ l'avenir

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Yep, it's totally fine to keep ignoring the updates. In fact, it's preferable. Thankfully my aging windows box doesnt support it and so i don't get nagged to update

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

carry on then posted:

there's zero functional difference between them

11 is still in the beta/testing phase and 10 finally just left it

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

edge is spyware

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

wow you donít want bing bux? loving rude

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

does ms use the "live" branding anymore besides xbox live?

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Pile Of Garbage posted:

nope. not even xbox live p sure that's just xbox now. or rather it's game pass pc and game pass xbox. or something

oh wow, missed that they rebranded it from live

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Minecraftosoft

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

xbox xxx

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

akadajet posted:

you know win 10 is outdated and there's a win 11 now, right?

Windows 11 is still being tested by Microsoftís QA team.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

wait why do people want to use bing now? i feel like i'm being tricked

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

I use Firefox again now after a decade of not using it. gently caress it

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

edge does lovely desperate things like that injection ad and bing tie ins. I prefer to browse without that sort of loser stink following me around :smug:

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Cold on a Cob posted:

not trying to whattabout but has chrome ever done that sort of thing?

not sure? but Microsoft has more opportunities to do so b/c it makes windows, so you get edge shoved in your face more if you use windows

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Sagebrush posted:

Microsoft is actually the least consumer-hostile of all the major tech companies. They make all their money ripping off large corporations (a mitzvah), so they don't have to make money by stealing your data (Google et al) or abusing a million poor people (Amazon) or ripping off average folks (Apple).

yeah really their only hostility towards their customers is just irritating them with terrible products and user experience, which compared to selling private info and other stuff isnít really that evil.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

there were some fun windows xp logo mockups shared on twitter a while back that i found interesting

https://twitter.com/wowstartsnow/status/1449405899685105667

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

the best windows logo was the one apple did when they made bootcamp and redid the windows logo lol

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

i'd miss the icon dock-like taskbar that they ripped off from apple if they suddenly reverted back to windows 2k ui

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

akadajet posted:

I tried to get on Microsoft's payroll but they did a hiring freeze right before sending me the offer. :mad:

same with me and apple. verbal offer and everything :(

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

I have a new windows 11 machine at home and it sucks. canít believe I had to use a registry command to get the old context menu back. that new one is awful.

also if I have a folder with videos In it, windows explorer has to like index it each time I load it. the file names all disappear and then slowly reappear one by one. terrible.

hmm letís see, what elseÖ oh yeah the start menu and itís recommendations is probably the worst iteration of the windows start menu Iíve seen.

at least the Lock Screen with the photo background now has text that reads ďlike the image you see?Ē instead of just ďlike what you see?Ē which sounded sleazy and gross. still think it could probably be shortened to ďlike this photo?Ē like a normal person might ask.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ovsKnljcIk

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

I dislike that I had to tie my MS account to win 11 but I really dislike that it automatically named my user folder a truncated version of my Microsoft username/email which is 7 characters, but they truncated it to 5 and it looks stupid.

they try to hide it by showing my real name in windows explorer but itís still visible in some cases (pinned to quick access, etc.).

like why wouldnít it name the folder after my first name or my entire 7 character long handle.. why is 5 the cutoff?

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Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004

Sagebrush posted:

That drove me nuts too lol. I spent an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to rename it.

is there a way to do it reasonably without stuff breaking?

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