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What are your biggest Windows 10 bugbears?

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+warwagon    13,302
4 hours ago, MorganX said:

I actually prefer right-clicking the Start icon on the taskbar for not only control panel, but most common control applets. Probably easier to learn for those who don't know how to search.

Oh ya, you're right. That's not so bad.

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MorganX    1,044
7 hours ago, warwagon said:

Oh ya, you're right. That's not so bad.

MS should probably add some AI to its tool tips. If they see someone constantly searching for control panel or other things on the power menu, "then" a tool-tip pops up and says did you know ... power menu ... Of course with the option to "do not show this tip again."

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joep1984    34

Sometimes the Start Menu and Notification Center don't respond to clicks, forcing me to restart Windows Explorer.  Cortana does this frequently as well.

 

Sometimes Modern apps crash immediately, forcing me to relaunch them.

 

Lately, taskbar thumbnails have been sticking open, forcing me to open something and then hover over another taskbar icon to get the thumbnail to go away, but now I have 2 taskbar icons highlighted: the open one, and the one I was hovering over.

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Defcon    394

A lot of the OS still lacks the rock solid responsiveness, stability and reliability of Win 7 and even 8, and the culprit has got to be Metro integration. Start menu/Cortana/Settings all can become unresponsive in weird ways. So many features are split between Settings/Control Panel and its just confusing for a lot of people.

 

Very few customization options. Basic stuff like changing the screen saver is so hard - open settings, type screen and there's no option to do this, and its not in the Display panel. Little annoying things like this. And the big things like missing dark scheme, no way to change colors etc. OneDrive still takes way too long compared to any other sync program.

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+Red King    2,466

You can't mouse to the very top and drag to reposition edge - you will instead pull a tab.

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neo1911    793
On 30 December 2015 at 8:40 PM, warwagon said:

1) Have "This PC" shown by default when clicking the explorer icon on the bottom. I'm aware the default be behavior can be changed but in my opinion it was a stupid change.

 

2) Turn on "Display delete confirmation dialog" by default. This one is ranks high on the "Stupid change" meter. If a user were to select 1 or 100 files and accidentally press delete, with the default configuration of Windows 8 and 10 the files would be INSTANTLY moved to the trash. The User would not be asked "Are you sure you want to delete 100" files? I'm aware you can move them back out of the trash but it's stupid none the less, still can't wrap my head around that change.

 

3)  Put an icon for the control panel in the start menu. Yes, you can search for it. I'm aware of that. But you would be surprised how many people are not aware of that. Yes there is a giant "search box" in the bottom left, but some people wouldn't think for searching for it. Until the control panel is retired and all control panel options are moved to settings, keep an icon around for it.

 

4) "Get updates from Microsoft, and get updates and send updates to." .. Some people like my parents have limited Bandwidth. It's 100 Gigs per month, but it's still a limit. Between Netflix and other stuff, they come up right next to their limit every month. I think if Microsoft wants to enable "PC's on my local network, and PC"s on the Internet" they need to first ask the user if they have unlimited bandwidth and not just assume.

 

5) I'm still really annoyed that they disabled the F8 key in 8 and 10. They said it's because you can't press F8 Fast enough, which is a load of bull ######. Because when you enable Legacy boot, I was able to Trigger the Safe mode menu Each and every time I tried.

 

I had a customer call me last night, regarding his Windows 8 laptop computer. It would bluescreen and then try to preform automatic repair and then automatically restart automatically and blue screen again. It did this over and over. I would have liked to get him to the recovery menu were he could do a system restore, or maybe try safe mode.

 

If this was a Windows 7 laptop, I would have had him press F8 ... select Safe mode first to see if that would boot. If it doesn't I would then do F8 and this time Select "Repair this computer" which would have taken him right into the recovery, where he could try to do a system restore" .. In my personal opinion 8 and 10 is a step backward.

 

Everyone always says ...we don't need an F8, if Windows doesn't start correctly 3 times it automatically takes you to that menu. We Obviously this time it didn't and because it there was nothing I could do over the phone to help him. Microsoft If you are listening (yes I've submitted Feed back) ... bring Back F8. Windows can still do all it's automatic repairs, but give us the option to also use F8 .

 

6) Allow Cortona to be used without a Microsoft Account. Obviously Cortona would be unable to respond to calender and other questions. At that point it would asks you to sign into a Microsoft. But for all other questions you really don't need one.

 

 

Very well written post. The first thing I do is make my Explorer show This PC screen instead of whatever vomit Microsoft forces us to see. 

Unnecessary change 

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