Technical Discussion
  >> Windows Issues


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Dec-17 17:16:00
Print Post

Win 10 MINUS


[link to this post]
 
With each new major Update of Win 10 we lose more of our personalisation settings, things we set once to suit ourselves & then forget.

With Creators Update (1703) we lost text sizing but there are Registry tweaks to overcome this.

With Fall Creators Update (1709) we have lost the ability to set up or change file associations.

In the Default Programs CP both:
  • Set up Default Programs
  • Associate a File or Protocol With a Program
go to a Settings app window instead of the old Windows one. These can be re-invoked by issuing the following commands:
  1. To invoke the old "Set your default programs" interface in 1709:
    • control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageDefaultProgram
  2. To invoke the old "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" interface in 1709:
    • control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc
These can even be made into shortcuts on a menu.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 19-Dec-17 17:53:29
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: XRaySpeX] [link to this post]
 
Don't worry. Microshaft will create paid-for apps to restore this functionality.

Here's my opinion piece from 2015.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Iain M. Banks -- Feersum Endjinn

Edited by micksharpe (Tue 19-Dec-17 17:59:14)

Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Dec-17 18:40:11
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: micksharpe] [link to this post]
 
Why do you guys use Windows if you hate Microsoft so much?

It seems rather perverse.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 19-Dec-17 19:13:24
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: TinyMongomery] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by TinyMongomery:
Why do you guys use Windows if you hate Microsoft so much?

It seems rather perverse.
Legacy apps + I can't afford to switch to Apple + I don't like Linux very much.

Microsoft are good at supporting old apps. I'll give them that. If only hardware manufacturers would give us 64-bit drivers for their older hardware.

I would be willing to pay a reasonable subscription price to revert to and stay on Windows 7.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Iain M. Banks -- Feersum Endjinn

Edited by micksharpe (Tue 19-Dec-17 19:19:18)

Standard User TinyMongomery
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Dec-17 19:22:16
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: micksharpe] [link to this post]
 
So, basically, Windows is better than anything else.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Tue 19-Dec-17 19:30:57
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: TinyMongomery] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by TinyMongomery:
Why do you guys use Windows if you hate Microsoft so much?

It seems rather perverse.


lack of viable alternatives?

I use windows 8.1 for my main rig, which at least lets me escape most of the weird design decisions microsoft are putting into win10.

If every game moved to vulkan tomorrow, and all my apps worked on linux i would ditch windows in a heartbeat.

Sky Fibre Pro BQM - IPv4 BQM - IPv6
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Tue 19-Dec-17 19:32:26
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: TinyMongomery] [link to this post]
 
I would rather say it has the most support from third parties. That doesnt mean its better.

Sky Fibre Pro BQM - IPv4 BQM - IPv6
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 19-Dec-17 19:33:37
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: TinyMongomery] [link to this post]
 
Windows 7 was lovely. Windows 10, not as good, but it's bearable. It's the direction in which Microsoft is taking it that I don't like. It's beginning to smack of Apple's (apparent) indifference to what their existing user base actually want (and like). Microsoft's position was always "the customer knows best." Now, it's changing to "we know best."

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Iain M. Banks -- Feersum Endjinn
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Dec-17 20:02:09
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: micksharpe] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by micksharpe:
Don't worry. Microshaft will create paid-for apps to restore this functionality.

In most cases these functions are not being removed, just being moved from Control Panel to Settings.

One thing they really messed up with is File History. You cannot connect an old File History backup to a new PC with the Settings app, it has to be done with the Control Panel. I'm unsure if this is a (ridiculous) design decision or a bug.

Oliver.
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 19-Dec-17 20:11:08
Print Post

Re: Win 10 MINUS


[re: Oliver341] [link to this post]
 
One thing that they have never done (and I think that it's lamentable) is to allow you to place the /Users directory on a separate partition. Having it on the system partition is an abomination.

'Sir, please,' she said ... 'Will you not share your wisdom with us?'
'I have no wisdom,' he told her.
'Your experiences, then?'
'They have been trivial, uninteresting, and full of error.'
Iain M. Banks -- Feersum Endjinn
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to