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    Win 8.x questions

    Hi, after years of Win XP and Win 7 my new laptop came with 8.0
    i already upgrade to 8.1, now:

    1) how do i remove the fxxxxxx start screen with all the fxxxxx squares/tiles whatever ?
    I want to remove that, but, be able to bring it back if necessary. Something like a "disable"

    2) Is not that i can't live with start screen, but i hate to see so many shxxx on screen, news, travel, bla bla bla, i didn't ask for that #$%!#% !!!
    If you go to desktop and you have the familiar icons style, is the start screen still in memory?

    3) what a fxxxx is that sleep screen, or whatever is called in English, that thing that blocks screen when you don't do anything for 10 minutes. Man, i just want get control back with a mouse movement, not to put a password to unblock it. this is not a tablet...

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    Install the utility Start8. I use it with Windows 8. It restores the start menu and gives you complete control over how it works. You can give full Windows 7 style control back. It also lets you boot directly to the desktop and only access the metro tiles when you want them.

    http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

    Well worth the small price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiago View Post
    3) what a fxxxx is that sleep screen, or whatever is called in English, that thing that blocks screen when you don't do anything for 10 minutes. Man, i just want get control back with a mouse movement, not to put a password to unblock it. this is not a tablet...

    thanks
    That's a 'Screensaver'. I'd have thought there would be an option to disable the password-unlock. I haven't actually used windows 8 though, so I couldn't tell you any more.

    Harrison will probably tell you to buy a Mac next.

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    You think JT? Not any time soon!!!

    Actually, I don't use Windows 8 at all my self (other than in a virtual machine for testing) but my wife has it on her laptop so I've had to fight it a few times to get it to do what I've wanted.

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    I've not used Windows 8.x myself, but I read this page the other day and it might be worth bearing in mind: http://toastytech.com/guis/win8sp1.html

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    Thanks i will read the info.
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    When 8.1 gets to desktop, move & hold mouse over bottom left corner of screen & left-click once. - Or, once @ tiled desktop, left-click the Desktop tile to go to original Desktop look. To make this default, right click desktop taskbar, select Navigation Tab & check the boxes saying:

    "When I sign in or close all applications on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start"
    "Show my desktop background on Start"

    Job done.
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    Did you know that even 8.0 had this start menu/button? It was just deactivated and all it needed was a flag changed in the registry. However isn't the 8.1 start menu still the cut down more basic menu, and not the fully featured one of 7? That's why I like using the Start8 utility because it restores all functionality of 7's, including the search/quick command box.

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    Gah. I remember those Star-Cock programs back in the Win98SE dayz.

    Never again.

    Classic Shelll works ok for me.
    Getting 0ld0r is mandatory - Growing up is just an option.

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    Their products did used to be evil system hogging piles of junk, but their current utilities are surprisingly good. I really wouldn't use Windows 8 without Start8. It isn't a system hog, launches and configured quickly, and is out of site and just works seamlessly in the background once installed.

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