Every fucking time, without fail...
05-23-2018, 12:30 AM,
Post: #126
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Are they paying you enough to put up with that bullshit?
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05-23-2018, 12:39 AM,
Post: #127
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
(05-22-2018, 04:29 PM)Alien Wrote: Now I get a popup at startup, claiming that I have no default email program set up. So I go into Outlook's settings and lo and behold: it claims to be the default email program. But hey, can't hurt to double check, I suppose? So I click the button labeled "Default Programs..." and am treated to a dialog box. "To change your default apps, go to Settings > Apps > Default apps." Awesome.
although unfortunate, the logic is pretty simple. Viruses and shovelware will hijack your default apps and pretend to be what you were expecting, so Windoes now forbids any app from changing the defaults without user intervention.
05-23-2018, 02:12 AM,
Post: #128
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
So there needs to be a button there to convey that information. That makes sense, I guess.
(05-23-2018, 12:30 AM)agedgruel Wrote: Are they paying you enough to put up with that bullshit?
Fuck no.
05-23-2018, 03:38 PM,
Post: #129
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Computer is appreciably slower than with Win7, too, BTW. Not quite what I would expect from "literally like from Cheetah to Puma to Jaguar to Panther to Tiger to Lion". Even my screensaver (Pixelcity) went from smooth to choppy. This is with a clean install, mind you.
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05-23-2018, 08:25 PM,
Post: #130
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Edge browser sucks too, by the way.
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05-23-2018, 08:51 PM,
Post: #131
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
I call PEBCAK. Perhaps the problem is that you are not following the established simple logic.

If you've been paying attention, you'll know that viruses and shovelware will hijack your default apps and pretend to be what you were expecting, so Windoes intervenes automagically on your behalf.

It's perfectly simple, you see:

Quote:Windoes is so great -- and it's really great, and I've seen a lot of software, and I know great, believe me -- perhaps due to its semi-annual updates that completely -- and humbly -- refresh all of the software, that it is unfairly victimized with viruses and shovelware. Sad. It's natural that the OS disable features of other Microsoft software without notice or indication that it has done so. OK?


That's why you might think Edge sucks.
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05-29-2018, 04:00 PM,
Post: #132
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
(05-20-2018, 05:12 AM)FuturDreamz Wrote: Is it running the Fall Creators update […]?
Probably, because one of the "features" of this update appears to be slowing a perfectly workable machine down to a crawling mess.
05-30-2018, 11:41 AM,
Post: #133
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
You mean the same way Spotlight slowed down computers updated to Tiger until it finished indexing?
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06-22-2018, 11:57 PM,
Post: #134
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
So, in addition to trackpads still working like shit on Windows after god knows how many years, my trackpad settings now revert to their defaults (most annoyingly, wiping out two-finger right-click) whenever my Thinkpad has been plugged into its docking station.

Congratulations, Microsoft. I don’t see how you could fuck that one up, but you did.
12-05-2018, 06:55 PM,
Post: #135
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Microsoft Edge is currently using 75% CPU (quad core i7) and 3.5GB RAM because I am reading my newspaper and have opened about twenty articles in tabs. Awesome. Clearly Apple can learn a thing or two from Microsoft when it comes to software development!
12-06-2018, 06:51 AM,
Post: #136
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Isn’t Microsoft working on a Chromium based browser to replace Edge?
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12-06-2018, 09:50 PM,
Post: #137
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
I believe that they are, but I don't have any reason to believe that that will mean that it consumes fewer resources.
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12-06-2018, 11:45 PM,
Post: #138
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Also: Opera is cool again, I hear.
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12-07-2018, 07:03 AM,
Post: #139
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Cool in the sense that no one is using it?
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12-07-2018, 08:53 AM,
Post: #140
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Pretty much.
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01-16-2019, 06:06 PM,
Post: #141
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Microsoft’s potardedness is not limited to Edge, I see. Having the grand total of five (FIVE!) Windows Explorer windows open, eats up 2GB RAM and about 50% of my quad core i7’s processing power.

Microsoft’s vastly superior software development methods have also resulted in the gem that is OneDrive, which is currently synchronising a 30GB SharePoint share. This “background task”, of course, slows the machine to a crawl and has resulted in me staring at the login screen for a quarter of an hour, waiting for the password prompt to appear. Awesome. Priorities right in order, there, guys!
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01-16-2019, 11:53 PM,
Post: #142
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
Normally use Firefox on any PC I use, but had to use Edge on my Win10 Sony notebook. Fans immediately went haywire and the already pooched battery saw its capacity tick-tick-tick down almost like a stopwatch.

Still better than giving all my data to Google, though.
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03-04-2019, 10:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-04-2019, 10:29 PM by Alien.)
Post: #143
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
The ongoing adventures of a person, used to his computers just working and, you know, doing what he tells them to and not something else, being forced to deal with Windows 10 on a daily basis.

Today, upon arriving at the office, I docked my notebook and switched it on, only to be greeted by a cacophony of noises. Turns out Microsoft decided to change my sound settings without my consent. Still, I have to grant them that this is only the second time they've done this in a year or so, so compared to the frequency with which they change my trackpad settings, this is fairly benign. (Oh my god, am I suffering from Stockholm Seattle Syndrom?)

I opened the volume mixer and muted all devices, again, but there's still bleeps coming from... somewhere. It's doing a ton of forced updates, I guess Microsoft knows best and they are probably right that a computer should go "DONG!!!" at full volume whenever a minor update has been downloaded and installed, rather than abide by the user's settings.

Speaking of minor updates, trackpads and changing users' settings behind their backs, I notice one of the updates was the trackpad driver, so I'm already assuming those settings will be borked when I undock the thing again on Friday. Make a mental note of that.

Did anyone else using Windows 10 notice that Microsoft seem to have taken a sort of "pot luck" approach to human-machine interfaces? For instance, you know how you can depress the Windows key to call up the Start Menu (is it still called that?), then start typing the name of the program or document you want to open and it'll search for it, only sometimes it won't and you'll be typing into a void because the system isn't having any of it? Sorta kinda the same way they did away with the good old Ctrl-Alt-Delete to log on, except you can still do that and it is way more reliable than pressing the any key at the wake-up screen because sometimes it'll consider that part of your password so you'll be greeted with a "Wrong password" error and sometimes it will be fine. Or how this is a both a mouse/keyboard interface but also touch so you can flip your scroll wheel to call up the password prompt because that is sorta like swiping but sometimes you scroll and it doesn't call up the password prompt? Awesome, isn't it?

I heard someone who is clearly an expert on these things declare that Microsoft works with a superior (as compared to other OS developers) development method whereby they push weekly updates to your machine. That means that, in my case, some eighty updates have been delivered and none of them have addressed these issues. The superiority is indeed astounding.

Anyway, the thing seems to have finished installing updates, so I better wrap this up, because the "fuck you we're shutting down your machine whether you saved your work or not" counter is ticking.
03-05-2019, 12:25 AM,
Post: #144
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
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03-05-2019, 11:57 AM,
Post: #145
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
The other day, I fired up my Windows 10 VM. I was getting SSL errors, and sure enough, my clock was set to 1pm on December 17. Clicking the clock brings up an interface that has no way to actually change the date or time. Obviously, one needs to right-click to do something like adjust with the clock.

I decided to find the clock settings from the Windows menu. Eventually, I got to the clock settings, and I check the option to update the time from the internet. It says that my system's time is too far off from current time, and therefore it cannot update settings from the internet.

Let that sink in.
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03-05-2019, 02:27 PM,
Post: #146
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
tbh that sounds pretty reasonable. If the server I'm polling for time gets glitched or misconfigured I don't want to have to deal with the fallout of the entire network losing it's shit thinking it's Y2K all over again. having a computer demand manual correction if the network time changes too much is a reasonable failsafe and one i suspect even linux has.
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03-05-2019, 08:17 PM,
Post: #147
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
(03-05-2019, 02:27 PM)FuturDreamz Wrote: that sounds pretty reasonable.
No, it really doesn't.
03-05-2019, 08:20 PM,
Post: #148
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
(03-05-2019, 11:57 AM)roo Wrote: I decided to find the clock settings from the Windows menu.
Was it in the Settings app or... in that other Settings app?
Quote:Eventually, I got to the clock settings, […]
Your perseverance is admirable.

Was it one of those greyed-out options that aren't actually disabled as any sane person would think, but rather active things you can click on to call up a third Settings app?

The superiority is so ripe, I can smell it from here.
03-05-2019, 10:10 PM,
Post: #149
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
I'm not sure which settings app it was in. But there was a button that opens a new window that contains one checkbox. That seems an odd choice, but it is Windows. I suppose they saw an opportunity to make a window, and figured it'd be the on-brand solution.
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03-05-2019, 10:11 PM,
Post: #150
RE: Every fucking time, without fail...
(03-05-2019, 02:27 PM)FuturDreamz Wrote: tbh that sounds pretty reasonable. If the server I'm polling for time gets glitched or misconfigured I don't want to have to deal with the fallout of the entire network losing it's shit thinking it's Y2K all over again. having a computer demand manual correction if the network time changes too much is a reasonable failsafe and one i suspect even linux has.

I shudder to think how your network behaves if changing your clock to 12 weeks ago will make it lose its shit.


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