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#241 Dashel

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 18:43

The scaling of all three sizes even on WP8 is still off to me. Additonally, I really loath their auto-sort and would prefer a simple grid system like WP has as well.


#242 *RedBull*

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:59

http://www.wentutu.com/successful.html

Don't know if it's been posted but thought I'd share. For those who want a start button/menu this is a great app. It allows you to have both and works well. FREE

#243 PoohGQ

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:52

Below is the feedback I submitted to Skype/MS regarding Skype version 6.0.0.126. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

"So, I'm running Skype Desktop on Windows 8 but I also have the Skype app install for Windows Design Language (or the new Start Screen or Metro - phew! Confusing!). My issue is that incoming calls ring in both programs and if I answer the Skype app the desktop keeps on ringing. Please straighten this is or a lot of customers will be very mad."

#244 Dashel

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 17:25

I'm not enthused with the self-management of the apps either PoohGQ. You really have to only have one side or the other active at any time (same issues with Messenger too - they don't talk)

#245 Dot Matrix

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 17:28

Below is the feedback I submitted to Skype/MS regarding Skype version 6.0.0.126. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

"So, I'm running Skype Desktop on Windows 8 but I also have the Skype app install for Windows Design Language (or the new Start Screen or Metro - phew! Confusing!). My issue is that incoming calls ring in both programs and if I answer the Skype app the desktop keeps on ringing. Please straighten this is or a lot of customers will be very mad."


Why are you running both at the same time?

#246 Zlain

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 22:24

BTW guys, Skype has a new version, 6.1.0.129 for the desktop app.

#247 Jips

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 22:14

Windows 8 People App


You may notice that in the new people app in windows 8, some of your friends updates are missing. The reason for this is your friend is not being very social, and have set one of their settings up so other apps that aggregate social feeds cannot read them.
It is dead easy to fix, but they have to do it. What they need to do is open up facebook, and click the cog icon in the top right, and then choose privacy settings.


Then choose apps on the left, and then click edit to the right of ‘Apps others use’


The following screen shows what you send to other apps, including the new people app in Windows 8. Obvious ones that should be ticked are ‘If I’m Online’,’ My Status Updates’,’My Photos’,’My Videos’. These are the basic ones, but others can be ticked too.



I have a doc with pictures here if you need further help : http://sdrv.ms/X2OhMw

#248 +techbeck

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 18:30

I cam upon this site. I found it usefull...

http://www.techradar...ts-1028220#null

#249 Valeteck Doon

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:40

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#250 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:49

Play around with Windows Key + I (eye) in different modern apps as it bring up different settings for each app. I have found this to be rather useful as several apps i could not find the settings or options for and then when I figured out that key combo it helped me out a lot.

#251 Crimson Rain

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 13:18

Below is the feedback I submitted to Skype/MS regarding Skype version 6.0.0.126. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

"So, I'm running Skype Desktop on Windows 8 but I also have the Skype app install for Windows Design Language (or the new Start Screen or Metro - phew! Confusing!). My issue is that incoming calls ring in both programs and if I answer the Skype app the desktop keeps on ringing. Please straighten this is or a lot of customers will be very mad."

And the Skype app in Windows Phone keeps ringing too!!
(often time 2mins after I receive the call on desktop).

#252 Valeteck Doon

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:03

Yes I am able to do this are able to provide me your contact information through which I contact you.

#253 AOXOMOXOA

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 19:08

The best thing you can do for windows 8 is install

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#254 Faizaan Khan

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:02

Refresh your PC- Try using this feature will refresh Windows 8 without losing any app.

#255 dtourond

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 20:04

One thing I did for one of my clients who has Windows 8, is put all of this favorites on the Start Screen by making website shortcuts and putting them in the Start Menu folder.

He uses Google Chrome, so he couldn't pin the website to the Start Screen.

http://myitforum.com...hortcuts-tiles/