New Changes in Windows 8.1 that I don't Like (help to change them back appreciated)

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by dlhak, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. dlhak

    dlhak MDL Novice

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    Hi, Windows 8.1 is great but there are some new changes that I don't really like.

    - IE11 Synced Tabs, as it shows all your tabs on your previous installations of Windows 8.1

    -Opening links in "Metro" apps opens up half a screen IE11, and not in full screen like in Windows 8

    -Apps don't close ! they keep running in background, if you want to close them you have to pick them up from the top and lower your mouse down for some seconds and then the app tile will flip, at that moment you can drag it further down and it will close.

    - And typing this on My Digital Life Forums using IE11 ... keeps lagging ! a Pain !!

    If any one knows how to change things back to "Normal" it would be appreciated.
     
  2. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    Simple solution to all IE11 related problems....don't use it :trollface:

    download Google Chrome & browse websites smoothly :D
     
  3. Krkan

    Krkan MDL Junior Member

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    You mean Firefox, right? :p
     
  4. phazedelta1

    phazedelta1 MDL Junior Member

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    No. I'm pretty sure he meant Opera :roll1:
     
  5. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    #5 Windows user, Sep 3, 2013
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    Opera/Google Chrome..does it really matter?...they both use the same engine now :D
     
  6. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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  7. Windows user

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    #7 Windows user, Sep 3, 2013
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    nope,I meant this browser Internet-troll-face-explorer.png ..... trollface_uniform_jacket_patch_by_kanine1134-d4agv42.png

    it works like a Troll....err...I mean...it works like a charm :D
     
  8. Supern00b

    Supern00b MDL Senior Member

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    Not at all. Instead of that spyware ridden Chrome, that hyped FireFox or that buggy Opera, I'm positive he meant Chromium.

    Cheers.
     
  9. dlhak

    dlhak MDL Novice

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    and yet no reply above has answered my issues ... hint: I want to keep using IE.
     
  10. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    The metro apps don't close permanently because when you close they suspended.
     
  11. Windows user

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  12. pra_viilon

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    Or you can close them in the metro app switcher, by right-clicking and selecting "Close"
     
  13. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    Not in Win 8.1 at the moment so can't test... Alt-F4 doesn't close them?
     
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  14. pra_viilon

    pra_viilon MDL Novice

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    #14 pra_viilon, Sep 3, 2013
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    Wow, I just tested closing metro apps.

    Alt-F4 closes them, but there is some delay, and even when the app is closed, it still may continue to appear in the Task Manager. Sometimes restarting the task manager helps.

    Choosing "Close' from Metro App Switcher, also has same behavior.

    And.. It seems you cannot close metro apps by just dragging them to the bottom. They get suspended, but disappear from Metro App Switcher. But if you hold it there at the bottom, it is closed. But you may need to restart the task manager to make it disappear.


    Off-topic: And I encountered a VERY weird bug while testing this. I am using desktop IE11, and while tying this message, by keyboard keeps skipping letters. WTF
     
  15. dlhak

    dlhak MDL Novice

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    Exactly ! That was my fourth point, it only happens when replying or creating a thread. even the touch screen keyboard start flickering, I have not encountered that on other websites.
     
  16. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    There are two ways how to solve this problems:

    1. Ignore this problems and use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
    2. Wait October 18 for fixed ISOs.
     
  17. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    It seems more than a few are now coming around to that way of thinking!
     
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  18. Airbus

    Airbus MDL Member

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    You believe the ISOs will be changed?
     
  19. yahyoh

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    #19 yahyoh, Sep 3, 2013
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  20. geobot

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    ALT-F4 works for me..:biggrin: