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#1 Tirnaog

Tirnaog

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-October 02

Posted 28 January 2013 - 16:58

Morning,

Got new laptop and am trying to make win8 work for me.
First try with win8 on my old laptop last 4 days. Just didn't like the overall flow of the UI.

So trying again. Finally got the desktop nice and clean with the wallpapers I want cycling thru.
Setup the Win Explorer witht he settings I like. Liking the ribbon, just getting used to where they moved stuff.

Now to my questions.
1] Welcome Screen:
When the welcome screen comes up on first boot up. I managed to figure out where the setting was to change the background. Is there any way to get that to cycle thru images in a folder?

2] Login Screen:
After you click on the welcome screen the login user screen comes up.
Any way to change the background to an image of list of images?

3] The Store: is there any good or recummended apps for free on there?
Had a hell of a time getting Netflix app to work. till I noticed the Upgrades(9) text link.
Thought I was going nuts not seeing a install btn for the app. :)

Thanks

Deasun.


#2 OP Tirnaog

Tirnaog

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-October 02

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:02

Another ?
I used to use Windows media player a lot on win7.
Grab all my music/videos on the network folder and set it to random play.
Did the job great. only crashed once in a while.

I downloaded the media player for win8 from MS site. { nuts that I had to download it!}
But the bloody thing plays about 5/6 songs/videos and then hangs!
If you kill it and try again it then says the service is having issues and dosent work.
Have to reboot to get it to work again. Talk about making a system worse then the old system!

So is there a good windows8 free media player ye recummend?

Thanks
Deasun.

#3 Guth

Guth

    Alba Gu Bráth

  • Joined: 30-December 05
  • Location: Scotland
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro
  • Phone: iPhone 5

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:08

Morning,

Got new laptop and am trying to make win8 work for me.
First try with win8 on my old laptop last 4 days. Just didn't like the overall flow of the UI.

So trying again. Finally got the desktop nice and clean with the wallpapers I want cycling thru.
Setup the Win Explorer witht he settings I like. Liking the ribbon, just getting used to where they moved stuff.

Now to my questions.
1] Welcome Screen:
When the welcome screen comes up on first boot up. I managed to figure out where the setting was to change the background. Is there any way to get that to cycle thru images in a folder?

2] Login Screen:
After you click on the welcome screen the login user screen comes up.
Any way to change the background to an image of list of images?

3] The Store: is there any good or recummended apps for free on there?
Had a hell of a time getting Netflix app to work. till I noticed the Upgrades(9) text link.
Thought I was going nuts not seeing a install btn for the app. :)

Thanks

Deasun.


no and no. You can set custom items, but only 1 at a time. atleast not without hacks. (I dont like OS hacks so maybe someone else can help there)
there is a big thread on neowin with recommendations -
http://www.neowin.ne...ecommendations/

Another ?
I used to use Windows media player a lot on win7.
Grab all my music/videos on the network folder and set it to random play.
Did the job great. only crashed once in a while.

I downloaded the media player for win8 from MS site. { nuts that I had to download it!}
But the bloody thing plays about 5/6 songs/videos and then hangs!
If you kill it and try again it then says the service is having issues and dosent work.
Have to reboot to get it to work again. Talk about making a system worse then the old system!

So is there a good windows8 free media player ye recummend?

Thanks
Deasun.

winamp?
MPC-HC

that's what I use
WMP has always been rubbish


#4 OP Tirnaog

Tirnaog

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-October 02

Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:35

Thanks for the replies

#5 OP Tirnaog

Tirnaog

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 04-October 02

Posted 30 January 2013 - 14:19

Wallpaper stuff: Went with Decor8 from stardock and/or found the settings within win8.
Video: went with VLC, seems to play the music and videos without hanging.
Replacement for Media Center: XBMC, seems like a very nice app this one.



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