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# 1356743 1-Aug-2015 18:39
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Brumfondl:
ubernoob: I assume it will work in w10?  Still a noob


The sfc stuff will work fine. The easiest way to get to the command prompt in W10 is to right-click on the Windows logo and select Command Prompt (Admin)


Awesome. Thanks Brumfondl. It worked a treat. All systems go as they say if you're at the Auckland IRL 21 August I'll buy you a beer


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  # 1356788 1-Aug-2015 20:14
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I've partially solved the problem with the onscreen keyboard popping up. But now I can't login when in tablet mode without my type cover handy.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1356818 1-Aug-2015 20:59
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Having a try out of Cortana, with the region and language set to US,  but how do you get it to recognize Hey Cortana instead of clicking the mic icon all the time? There isn't a settings menu in the Cortana hamburger menu?

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  # 1356826 1-Aug-2015 21:28
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How can I make the icons in the taskbar bigger?







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  # 1356856 1-Aug-2015 22:13
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solaybro: How can I make the icons in the taskbar bigger?


That one is pretty easy, but it affect other things as well.

Settings, System, Display and Change the size of text, apps and other items.

Can't find a way to just change the icon size though.

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  # 1356857 1-Aug-2015 22:14
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Apparently having classic shell installed confuses windows 10. Of course. 




Tap That - Great cheap tablets and tablet accessories. Windows and Android, NZ based

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  # 1356858 1-Aug-2015 22:14
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solaybro: How can I make the icons in the taskbar bigger?


Customize the size of the icons in the task bar of Windows 8.1 and 10

Check that "Use small taskbar buttons" is NOT selected.




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  # 1357007 2-Aug-2015 10:43
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benokobi: Why does the virtual keyboard only appear automatically when I click on a text box some of the time?


what is

settings
devices
typing
touch keyboard
automatically show the touch keyboard in windowed apps when there's no keyboard attached to your device

set to?

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  # 1357026 2-Aug-2015 11:14
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1. How do I get the favourites bar to show in Edge ?

2. How do I get the MS blue multiple boot screen so that my Ubuntu shows at startup ?



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  # 1357027 2-Aug-2015 11:14
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Tinshed: 
These features and associated concerns (see also http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/31/windows-10-microsoft-faces-criticism-over-privacy-default-settings and an excellent post on Reddit on how to disable data logging - https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3f38ed/guide_how_to_disable_data_logging_in_w10/) have tipped me over the edge and I have now turned off my Windows HTPC and will see how we go without it.  I have over time moved most of the various media functions it "served" to my iMac and the only one I haven't yet moved is Kodi, but that has largely been replaced by iTunes/ATV combination.

I understand that nowadays it is all about the value-exchange and how much of your privacy you are willing to give up in order to get value in return.  I am more than happy with that exchange in say Facebook, Twitter or Instagram but I do think Windows is offering less and less in return for a higher exchange of privacy.  Some of the default privacy-related settings in Windows 10 are pretty aggressive in sending data to Microsoft.  I imagine 80% of consumer users won't even know how to change these or even know about them.  

Time to see if I can completely live without Windows!




Tinshed...or Tinfoil (as in HAT)??

Joking aside, it sounds like you're just looking for an excuse to ditch Windows, and these, often factually incorrect and almost always misleading, internet "reports" have given you that. These are default settings, wheich are just the latest iteration of long-standing equivalents from earlier versions of Windows, and only mirror what other companies and software do also. You talk about moving your HTPC to an iMac as though Apple are any better... seriously, they're all as bad as each other in this regard (and in fact Facebook, Twitter, etc are actually even WORSE than the likes of MS, Apple, Google yet you're happy to use them???) 

Only the most naive user would set up ANY software these days without at least checking the privacy settings first, and those who actually truly care about privacy are not even going to argue that point.

So in summary - MS are no worse than anyone else in this respect, and better than many. Complete your move to Apple, by all means, but don't try to pretend that it's because you think they care more about your privacy than Microsoft do. 

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  # 1357029 2-Aug-2015 11:16
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ajw: 

Happy kubuntu Linux user for the last three years. 


...and you came to a "Post your WINDOWS 10 questions here" thread to tell us that because...?

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  # 1357033 2-Aug-2015 11:21
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one tiny new issue I have just found is, I now have my rear and front audio ports joined so my 2.1 system and headphones both work together and plugging and unplugging doesn't override one from the other as before.

Any suggestions? 

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  # 1357035 2-Aug-2015 11:22
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Uninstall relevant drivers and install relevant ones from your manufacturer




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1357039 2-Aug-2015 11:26
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joker97: Uninstall relevant drivers and install relevant ones from your manufacturer


Thanks, thought that might be the next step...can you point me to where I'd find the relevant info please...Task Manager??

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  # 1357056 2-Aug-2015 11:44
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Sideface: ... Check that "Use small taskbar buttons" is NOT selected. ...

This [Unchecked] also has the advantage of showing more detail for the date/time display on the Notification bar.

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