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More about Windows 10 [Aug. 8th, 2015|03:02 pm]
Additional to my last post, here is a warning about the free upgrade to W10. It is free, but some bits and pieces will only be available at a cost. Strange things, like a DVD player, when there are numerous free third-party programs, and Solitaire (I'm looking at you, Pam!). Also, while it is free to upgrade from an older version of Windows, it won't be free if you're doing a clean install, if say you're reinstalling after a HDD failure or Windows corrupted or you're installing on a new PC. Here's a good article on the various ins-and-outs: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/08/05/windows-10-charging/

[User Picture]From: musingaloud
2015-08-08 11:18 pm (UTC)
I am so SHOCKED!!!!, SHOCKED!, I say, that you went with Win10! What???? ;-D Solitaire is part of w10 on my upgrade.... but I upgraded from 8, so it is a full, complete upgrade, free for a year, from what I understand. Where did you find the Recent files? Mine has a "most used" section which is total crap and isn't showing at all what I most use. I do like the solitaire collection being part of the system now and it opens in a WINDOW and not over in the stupid metro part. I'm still not sold on the start menu, the tiles take up too much room, but if you make the tiles "small" then you can hardly read them.
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[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2015-08-09 12:09 am (UTC)
I think the recent files thing was showing when I clicked on File Explorer (the folder icon in the middle of the taskbar). There was a collapsible list of recent files above wher eit shows what drives are on the computer. I might be misremembering, though. I know getting rid of it was a priority, as was moving my important folders so I didn't have to make half a dozen clicks to reach them.

Those 'most used' entries you mention, are they in what's called the Quick Access pane, on the left of open folders? You can stop those appearing and customise what appears in the Quick Access pane by right-clicking on any folder or file and selecting 'Pin to Quick Access'.

The start menu is customisable too. You can disable/remove all those tiles and then use the mouse pointer to resize the start menu itself. Doing that, you can get rid of the right side of the menu entirely.
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