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mxnerd

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Yeah, the context menu is a bit annoying, a lot of time you need to click more options to get the complete menu.

Here is how to ring back the task manager

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WelshBloke

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Yeah, the context menu is a bit annoying, a lot of time you need to click more options to get the complete menu.

Here is how to ring back the task manager

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You can still right click the start icon to get to the task manager as well. Its not a big issue at all, its just that there are loads of annoying little issues.

It kinda feels like Microsoft need to have an option in settings to have an "advanced" setting for the UI and a "pretty" setting. That way if you want all the old options easily available you can choose that and Microsoft still get to ship Windows looking pretty but dumb.
 

DrMrLordX

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I'm okay-ish with it. Haven't noticed any major crashing problems or performance issues. Somehow it managed to update without hosing my GPU driver install (Radeon VII) which is really nice. Have to see if MorePowerTool still works in Win11 . . .

Huh! Looks like it does.

edit: I have noticed a bug where right-clicking on a taskbar item and then veering away from the context menu leaves the context menu floating around for a bit. Hard to get rid of it actually, if you don't click something on the menu.
 

mxnerd

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OK. Found the reason why MS is changing the behavior of Context Menu. Don't really know if anyone can find a way to change it back.

 

Magic Carpet

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OK. Found the reason why MS is changing the behavior of Context Menu. Don't really know if anyone can find a way to change it back.

Okay, fair enough. It is better for average Joe but not for power users. I choose what context menu options I want, not MS. So I hope there will be a workaround to force the full menu instead.

And they need to get rid of all the touch/tablet enchantments on a desktop. If you can't do it properly, don't do it at all. If I want a touch oriented UI, I'll get an iPad. K, thanx.

Windows 8 UI = Epic Fail
Windows 10 UI = Semi Fail
Windows 11 UI = Kinda Fail
Windows Vista/7 = Win.
 
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is the wifi networks window still some tiny postage stamp hidden to the bottom right? i have a ginormous screen, hiding stuff in little windows in the corners is annoying.
 
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DrMrLordX

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is the wifi networks window still some tiny postage stamp hidden to the bottom right? i have a ginormous screen, hiding stuff in little windows in the corners is annoying.
Yes. Basically. It's actually a button with your sound and network settings. It's . . . different.
 

DrMrLordX

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WARM features JIT translation which is at maybe 50-70% performance. You'd have to ask some of the people running 8cx/SQ1 laptops for more info.
 
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Magic Carpet

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NT4 dude :) Who remembers what task management in Win9x looked like?

lol, I do. I have a Windows Me machine next to me. That's about the only Task Manager you get in Win9x. Often times you get a blue screen of death after messing with it. I prefer the restart button, saves a lot of time too.
 

Magic Carpet

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OK, some info regarding Win11 for ARM and Office for ARM

We had Surface RT with Windows 8 ARM version, I actually liked it. This is more of the same. We need Apple silicon for Windows ARM version to really take off! I absolutely hate those 45 watts+++ CPUs they've been putting in laptops (this was cool in 2011 but not in 2021). 24h+++ battery life is a must.
 
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mikeymikec

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Dear lord, I hadn't noticed the little underlines beneath currently running apps a la OSX until now. That's aside from the KDE Start menu...
 

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