this just in - i was too hard on everything
i fixed a video problem - and spent a normal 2 hours setting it up - and all is cool
i like it now. the old machine is great
MAN - do i over react !
so..... WHERE IS IT??????
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3 hours - an honest post - no way to tell views
no wonder this site is a relic - and treated as one
(i wouldnt treat it like that - and i would show who views what - the most important thing that was removed. yet i still come here to say - ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THIS????
that's a fan
* if you say: it is not possible to control the look of all icons in other apps
id say - you bought every periferal when win95 came out and XP
this is the same thing - but its not hardware..
you litterally have to - go to BEST BUY ICON STORE - and look up every apps icons - if it is 3d - you need to make your OWN version of it that is flat - and replace the default icons after that app is installed
To regain control over their icons - companies would have to submit an approved FLAT icon
on my main machine...and coming from me - who loads everything - should you be worried? Am i wrong?
Let's look at a couple of things
UX - UI - ICONS
- please tell me these are not the finished icons / UX. It is - again - a mishmash of old and new.
You cant have it both ways. On the taskbar the first few icons are tablet like - line drawings - ripped off from iOS. Then next to them is a blue edge logo. You cant DO that. You cannot have a solid - next to outlines - and colors next to white
perhaps you think this differentiates OS icons - from APP icons - then you need to add a thin line line AFTER the outline white icons. As if to say - these end here - now here comes your dogs breakfast of old and new and flat and 3d and coloured and non-colored icons
- on my computer (the one you gave me ive been using as a test ) all the above outline white icons look bitty. Like 8 bit.
- text in old apps - like in Spybot - looks blurry
- All the new windows 10 icons.
Im sure you have heard this before - in many posts and forums - they are ugly. They try to look like the past - and sort of be flat - but they are not flat. Most importantly - almost everyone of them - the perspective looks totally wrong. Lets look at what i see (above) when i open ... um... Explorer?
the first 6 icons look like bad win95 / win3/1 icons. They should all be traffic signs flat - outlines. OR STOP USING THEM. Just dont use both.
also the first 3 are - sort of flat - and the next 3 are - sort of - 3d
The colours are horrendous
Open settings icon - blue square with gear.... delete - remove huh?
Then there is spacing
The new min / max/ close - i see they are wider apart to accommodate fingers - but they are too thin to share that wide width - it looks wrong. Go half the distance on these... or make them bolder
Recycle bin - half 3d half flat half out of perspective top to bottom - YEESH
the area under the main explorer icons - the fonts mess with the above fonts - even tho they are light grey
The start menu. i will take the time to customize this and let you no later - but first thoughts are - half flat half 3d - no real "all programs" that goes to real folders with properties - not invisible metro style "crAPPS" with no properties.
I turned off all the MS new photos etc options screen - you havent earned trust yet - i want photo viewer (for now) prove newer is bet...FASTER
top right time date - looks too big for area around it
in general what ever the font is - looks bigger and more retarded than before - sort of too narrow and skinny to pull itself off
these menus seem to change and look different - depending where you are
for example - in edge all of wordpresses custom stuff no longer works - actually most all of wordpress doesnt work well in edge - it is either sluggish and buggy or just sort of draws weird
Over all - on the first touch screen HP all in one - that was 3000 dollars - 7 years ago - that you gave me - every version of windows has made it faster and better - BUT win 10 (tech preview)
i loaded the final release candidate (or what they say is) today - and had no speed improvements - and if any thing the network / internet speed has dropped lower than before -
everything is herky jerky and dragging windows around is sluggish
i ran hijack / spybot / adaware / etc just to make sure it wasnt me
THEN i wiped half the hard drive of photos, videos, etc to see if "more room" might help it go faster
So ya - i know this is an old machine - but it is a GREAT old machine - that win10 has brought to its knees
do i load win10 on my main machine next 2 weeks? Win8.1 is rocking on my current machine. Im fine with the half flat / half 3d - as we all no by now it was a mistake
what im not fine with - is re-loading my machine to a new version that DOESNT FIX THIS, seems slower, more buggy, and doesnt let me control when updates can be loaded
i think im staying with win8.1
That wouldn't be too worrisome - if it wasnt coming from one of your biggest fans
I predict a HUGE HUGE backlash if you auto update every one for free with this thing
* ...if you thought a free U2 album was a backlash.. just WAIT
so i was all excited about channel9.club and 20 people signed up - then i went to florida - and it stopped
oh well. better luck next crime ;) MS - if you would like channel9.club - you can have it let me know.
* re-affirm your commitment / offer free sites to members / make a facebook of msdn users - do it! :)
* disclaimer: there is none - its free - who do i transfer it too?
ok the same code above - does not work in my Channel9.Club thread
what am i doing wrong?
i tried to post an image -
haha wait a sec - it worked here (one sec)
how about this for forum sections:
The AleHouse - General Discussion
The AleHouse - Microsoft needs too...
The AleHouse - Design
The AleHouse - Code
The AleHouse - Apps
The AleHouse - Web
The AleHouse - Video
The AleHouse - Music
The AleHouse - Art
The AleHouse - Forum Suggestions
ok i added those - and put in one post
so i guess - forum open! (post stuff specific to you - except in "Microsoft needs too... where you can rant about ms ;)
gerard added dr herbie added
scoble wrote us a nice quote (on homepage)
ale house im going to fix / make look less silly - and post some stuff
but charles you can login with normal login now. (there was no charles use - but it said there was - hey i didnt code it!! :P
edit - so i was wrong above - we dont need a feed of the coffeehouse - thats still great for the pilot stuff
the passengers -stuff - you, me, us - will be at channel9.club
code projects, graphic ideas, themes for the club, widgets, blogs, fb pages, online resumes etc
im going to set up forum cats# to see how it might work