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  • Windows 10 UI

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to All on Wed Apr 5 09:58:28 2017
    For those using Windows 10, I'm curious what you think of its user interface? IMO I think it's a bit ugly - I think it looks too flat and 2-dimensional, and many of its color schemes are rather monotone. Non-Microsoft apps make better use of color though, but overall it still looks very flat. I think Windows 7 looked better - Even if you disabled Aero (to get the more classic Windows appearance), I think that looked better than Windows 10. It seems the major OS makers (Microsoft, Apple, and Google (Android) ) have all moved toward this flat monotone appearance, which I don't really understand. I thought both Windows and OS X looked better in older versions. I thought OS X Tiger and Leopard had a really nice appearance, even the icons, but everything was made more flat and monotone eventually.

    I've been using Windows 10 on my main PC and laptop at home, and I'm using Stardock's Object Desktop (mainly WindowBlinds and IconPackager) to make it look better.

    Nightfox

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to Nightfox on Wed Apr 5 15:16:44 2017
    For those using Windows 10, I'm curious what you think of its user interface? IMO I think it's a bit ugly - I think it looks too flat and 2-dimensional, and many of its color schemes are rather monotone. Non-Microsoft apps make better use of color though, but overall it still looks very flat. I think Windows 7 looked better - Even if you disabled Aero (to get the more classic Windows appearance), I think that looked better than Windows 10. It seems the major OS makers (Microsoft, Apple, and Google (Android) ) have all moved toward this flat monotone appearance, which I don't really understand. I thought both Windows and OS X looked better in older versions. I thought OS X Tiger and Leopard had a really nice appearance, even the icons, but everything was made more flat and monotone eventually.

    I've been using Windows 10 on my main PC and laptop at home, and I'm using Stardock's Object Desktop (mainly WindowBlinds and IconPackager) to make it look better.

    Nightfox

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    I like it. Infact I think it has a less distracting theme.

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  • From jagossel@VERT/KK4QBN to Nightfox on Wed Apr 5 16:31:36 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Nightfox to All on Wed Apr 05 2017 09:58 am

    For those using Windows 10, I'm curious what you think of its user interface
    ?

    I'm fine with it; and the Anniversy release improved a bit on the colors. When I saw Microsot first introduce the flat theme in Windows 8, I thought they were taking a step backwards and looking too close to Window 3.1.

    I suspect that there had been a lot of positive feedback on it; otherwise, Google nor Apple wouldn't have followed the same trend. I'm guessing that the flatness and monochromeness is a lot less busy looking and less overwhelming than the Areo or Luna themes.

    I miss the Areo theme myself, but Microsoft removed those themes; it is what it is, I suppose.

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to jagossel on Wed Apr 5 16:46:25 2017
    It is less busy looking. I think it's perfect.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Deavmi on Wed Apr 5 13:51:46 2017
    I like it. Infact I think it has a less distracting theme.

    I find myself somewhat distracted by the fact that it's ugly (and I'm being serious).

    Nightfox

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Thu Apr 6 07:32:00 2017
    Nightfox wrote to All <=-

    For those using Windows 10, I'm curious what you think of its user interface? IMO I think it's a bit ugly - I think it looks too flat and 2-dimensional, and many of its color schemes are rather monotone.

    I haven't used Windows 10 much, but when I do, I don't mind its UI, but then again, I'm not bothered much by asthetic issues, as long as I can find what I want in an efficient manner, I'm happy. :)


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to jagossel on Wed Apr 5 15:41:12 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: jagossel to Nightfox on Wed Apr 05 2017 04:31 pm

    I'm fine with it; and the Anniversy release improved a bit on the colors. When I saw Microsot first introduce the flat theme in Windows 8, I thought they were taking a step backwards and looking too close to Window 3.1.

    I suspect that there had been a lot of positive feedback on it; otherwise, Google nor Apple wouldn't have followed the same trend. I'm guessing that the flatness and monochromeness is a lot less busy looking and less overwhelming than the Areo or Luna themes.

    I agree it's like a step backwards. Even Windows 3.1 had more color though (at least, it seems that way). Admittedly I wasn't a huge fan of Aero or Luna, but I didn't mind them. I thought the classic Windows look (such as in Windows 2000 and earlier) looked fairly good - I would even prefer that look over Windows 10. I don't think it looks too busy to have some more color in the UI. I feel almost like the Windows 8 & 10 UI is like going from a color to a black & white television.

    Nightfox

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  • From Tiny@VERT/PHARCYDE to Nightfox on Thu Apr 6 09:00:00 2017
    Quoting Nightfox to All <=-

    For those using Windows 10, I'm curious what you think of its user interface? IMO I think it's a bit ugly - I think it looks too flat and

    I ran it since it's release (Still do on the "main" computer). I find
    it distracting and ugly and filled with ads.

    I switched this laptop back to windows 7, but all it really does it
    offline mail, hidden object games, and DVD player as it spends 5 months
    of the year in the woods.

    I actually prefered windows 8 interface to 10's, which is strange since
    no one liked that one. ;)

    Shawn



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  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to Tiny on Thu Apr 6 06:13:50 2017
    I ran it since it's release (Still do on the "main" computer). I find
    it distracting and ugly and filled with ads.

    I switched this laptop back to windows 7, but all it really does it
    offline mail, hidden object games, and DVD player as it spends 5 months
    of the year in the woods.

    I actually prefered windows 8 interface to 10's, which is strange since
    no one liked that one. ;)

    Shawn

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    I still use Windows 8.1.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Tiny on Thu Apr 6 08:17:47 2017
    I ran it since it's release (Still do on the "main" computer). I find
    it distracting and ugly and filled with ads.

    Where have you seen ads in Windows 10? I haven't seen any.

    I actually prefered windows 8 interface to 10's, which is strange since
    no one liked that one. ;)

    I don't really see much difference besides a few tweaks here and there.

    Nightfox

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to Nightfox on Thu Apr 6 12:56:06 2017
    Where have you seen ads in Windows 10? I haven't seen any.

    I don't really see much difference besides a few tweaks here and there.

    Nightfox

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    Onedrive ads. It is a thing. I've seen it myself.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Deavmi on Thu Apr 6 10:31:09 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Deavmi to Nightfox on Thu Apr 06 2017 12:56 pm

    Where have you seen ads in Windows 10? I haven't seen any.

    Onedrive ads. It is a thing. I've seen it myself.

    OK, but I was curious where you've seen those ads, since I haven't seen any ads in Win10. Is it showing pop-ups for you?

    Nightfox

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/KK4QBN to Nightfox on Thu Apr 6 17:17:23 2017
    Like drop down boxes in explorer. These drop down banners.

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  • From Bigbangnet@VERT/MTLGEEK to Nightfox on Thu Apr 6 17:46:41 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Nightfox to All on Wed Apr 05 2017 09:58:28

    For those using Windows 10, I'm curious what you think of its user interface IMO I think it's a bit ugly - I think it looks too flat and 2-dimensional, a many of its color schemes are rather monotone. Non-Microsoft apps make bett use of color though, but overall it still looks very flat. I think Windows looked better - Even if you disabled Aero (to get the more classic Windows appearance), I think that looked better than Windows 10. It seems the major makers (Microsoft, Apple, and Google (Android) ) have all moved toward this flat monotone appearance, which I don't really understand. I thought both Windows and OS X looked better in older versions. I thought OS X Tiger and Leopard had a really nice appearance, even the icons, but everything was mad more flat and monotone eventually.

    I've been using Windows 10 on my main PC and laptop at home, and I'm using Stardock's Object Desktop (mainly WindowBlinds and IconPackager) to make it look better.

    Nightfox

    I like the appearance. Its simple and does the job. Between 7 and 10, I rather have 7 because of the details around the UI. But thats just me. This simple interface makes me think of the tablet which I don't really like.

    On the functionality side, GO FUCK YOURSELF MICROSOFT. OMFG, I've never understood how Microsoft could keep hiring idiots. I mean, try to update windows with the old control panel (right click on the logo and control panel)...ya I doesn't exist ? WHY ? Yes I'm pissed about that. I can't count on my fingers how many times the UI, the start menu would just stop functionning and all you needed was a small update and problem solved. But no, the old interface doesn't have the update feature for whatever reason. instead, you have to fiddle and find some other way to fix that problem (which I did ofc) but still very very annoying.

    Many other things i've been wondering as in why isn't there a favorite bookmark features inside the control panel so instead of clicking too many times and destroying your mouse button (performance UI in windows is hidden so freak'n deep) that would easily fix it.

    But on theme UI side, you can visit linustechtips for help on how to get your windows 10 UI that looks like the original windows 7...just search on his youtube channel, its there I think its called "windows 9".

    besides that, I like windows 10, its very solid and gives a big performance especially for my games.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Deavmi on Thu Apr 6 16:31:02 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Deavmi to Nightfox on Thu Apr 06 2017 05:17 pm

    Like drop down boxes in explorer. These drop down banners.

    Was this referring to where you've seen ads? (would be good if you could quote the part of the message you're referencing.) Interesting, as I haven't seen any ads in Explorer. Makes me wonder if they're targeting only some systems, and why they'd put ads in the OS in the first place, assuming the customer or OEM has legally purchased the OS..

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Bigbangnet on Thu Apr 6 16:34:58 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Bigbangnet to Nightfox on Thu Apr 06 2017 05:46 pm

    I like the appearance. Its simple and does the job. Between 7 and 10, I rather have 7 because of the details around the UI. But thats just me. This simple interface makes me think of the tablet which I don't really like.

    That seems to be contradictory - You say you like Windows 10's appearance but it reminds you of a tablet, which you don't like, and you'd rather have 7's appearance?

    On the functionality side, GO FUCK YOURSELF MICROSOFT. OMFG, I've never

    Yeah, it seems like they keep changing and re-arranging things, which I don't really like either..

    But on theme UI side, you can visit linustechtips for help on how to get your windows 10 UI that looks like the original windows 7...just search on his youtube channel, its there I think its called "windows 9".

    Thanks, I might check them out.

    besides that, I like windows 10, its very solid and gives a big performance especially for my games.

    Yeah, it does seem to perform fairly well. Aside from the UI, I think Windows 10 works fairly well.

    Nightfox

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Deavmi on Thu Apr 6 18:47:00 2017
    Onedrive ads. It is a thing. I've seen it myself.

    Sure is. I spent a couple of hours helping a friend get rid of those on
    their Win 10 machine. iCloud ads, too, although I cannot blame those on Windows.



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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Nightfox on Fri Apr 7 11:12:07 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Nightfox to Tiny on Thu Apr 06 2017 08:17 am

    I ran it since it's release (Still do on the "main" computer). I find
    it distracting and ugly and filled with ads.

    Where have you seen ads in Windows 10? I haven't seen any.

    Cant say I have either, if anything they have simplified the display and "taken away" from the UI, which I really enjoy. I like 10 over any of the versions now. at the beginning though there were some bugs on both my dell and toshiba laptops that would bake it unusable, they fixed that quickly though.

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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Nightfox on Fri Apr 7 11:17:01 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Nightfox to Deavmi on Thu Apr 06 2017 04:31 pm

    Like drop down boxes in explorer. These drop down banners.

    Was this referring to where you've seen ads? (would be good if you could quote the part of the message you're referencing.) Interesting, as I haven't seen any ads in Explorer. Makes me wonder if they're targeting only some systems, and why they'd put ads in the OS in the first place, assuming the customer or OEM has legally purchased the OS..

    I don't know if he is refrencing Iexplorer, Windows explorer, or Edge, but I never have used either of the browsers, and I cannot say that I have ever seen anything in windows explorer for onedrive.. there was an option for it in the left navigation pane of explorer at one time, but I deleted it, I don't know if thats what they are referring to or not.

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  • From KU2S@VERT/TLCBBS to Nightfox on Fri Apr 7 10:42:38 2017
    For those using Windows 10, I'm curious what you think of its user interface? IMO I think it's a bit ugly - I think it looks too flat and 2-dimensional, and many of its color schemes are rather monotone. Non-Microsoft apps make better use of color though, but overall it still looks very flat. I think Windows 7 looked better - Even if you disabled Aero (to get the more classic Windows appearance), I think that looked better than Windows 10. It seems the major OS makers (Microsoft, Apple,
    and
    Google (Android) ) have all moved toward this flat monotone appearance, which I don't really understand. I thought both Windows and OS X looked better in older versions. I thought OS X Tiger and Leopard had a really nice appearance, even the icons, but everything was made more flat and monotone eventually.

    I've been using Windows 10 on my main PC and laptop at home, and I'm using Stardock's Object Desktop (mainly WindowBlinds and IconPackager) to make it look better.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT to KU2S on Fri Apr 7 12:07:58 2017
    To me an operating system's purpose is to provide applications access to the system resources, provide user I/O and ensure that the hardware does what it's supposed to. I really don't care what it looks like as long as it does that.

    True enough.. I suppose DOS would be enough for that though, but since a GUI OS
    is typical these days, I'd want the GUI to look at least halfway decent so it can
    present information in a way that is nice to read/see.

    Nightfox

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  • From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to NIGHTFOX on Fri Apr 7 10:14:00 2017
    On 4/6/2017 8:17 AM, NIGHTFOX wrote to TINY:

    I ran it since it's release (Still do on the "main" computer). I find
    it distracting and ugly and filled with ads.

    Where have you seen ads in Windows 10? I haven't seen any.
    It does make suggestions for applications in the start menu.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Matthew Munson on Sat Apr 8 11:02:00 2017
    I ran it since it's release (Still do on the "main" computer). I find
    it distracting and ugly and filled with ads.

    Where have you seen ads in Windows 10? I haven't seen any.
    It does make suggestions for applications in the start menu.

    This is more than that. IMHO, it happens to people who were unfortunate
    enough to have apps like M$ Onedrive or iCloud pre-installed on their
    systems. They are pop up windows that come up (not in the internet browser, but on the desktop) shortly after the user logs on. They really, really slow down the machine.

    Mike


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  • From KK4QBN@VERT/KK4QBN to Dumas Walker on Sat Apr 8 23:45:13 2017
    Re: Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Dumas Walker to Matthew Munson on Sat Apr 08 2017 11:02 am

    It does make suggestions for applications in the start menu.

    This is more than that. IMHO, it happens to people who were unfortunate enough to have apps like M$ Onedrive or iCloud pre-installed on their systems. They are pop up windows that come up (not in the internet browser, but on the desktop) shortly after the user logs on. They really, really slow down the machine.

    Damn, that sucks.. I'd really be pissed if I actually paid for it!

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  • From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to DUMAS WALKER on Sat Apr 8 02:54:00 2017
    This is more than that. IMHO, it happens to people who were unfortunate enough to have apps like M$ Onedrive or iCloud pre-installed on their systems. They are pop up windows that come up (not in the internet browser, but on the desktop) shortly after the user logs on. They really, really slow
    down the machine.
    Like begging you to become a Microsoft Office subscription customer?

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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Matthew Munson on Sun Apr 9 08:23:37 2017
    Re: Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Matthew Munson to DUMAS WALKER on Sat Apr 08 2017 02:54:00

    This is more than that. IMHO, it happens to people who were unfortunate enough to have apps like M$ Onedrive or iCloud pre-installed on their systems. They are pop up windows that come up (not in the internet brows but on the desktop) shortly after the user logs on. They really, really down the machine.
    Like begging you to become a Microsoft Office subscription customer?


    So, I stepped back on this subject to observe this for myself. Turns out that Deavmi was right, in a way. I have noticed that it is, really, the apps that advertise themselves and the services that they offer.

    I hold three different licneses to use Windows 10 (two of them for work, and one of them for my personal laptop):
    - Windows 10 Home on my person Lenovo laptop
    - Windows 10 Enterprise on my work laptop
    - Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversery on one of my VMs for work (via MSDN)

    I do use Office 365 and OneDrive, so I do not see ads for them; however, I do see it come up often in a fresh install. In the case with my personal computer, I still see ads from Lenovo as well and I am not happy about that.

    On my work latop, I get notifications from Cortana on the VM and it did drive me to the point of disabling Cortana (thankfully, through Group Policies). I already uninstalled OneDrive in the VM itself because I never saw the point of having it there, and I think I uninstalled it for the same reason as I disabled Cortana: got tired of being pestered to use something that I don't want.

    So, yes, there are ads there; but apparently, it is possible to get rid of the app in question (except for OneDrive or Cortana which requires some sort of tweaking/trick to do it).

    On a side note, how is that any different than our Android phones with some of the apps that we use in our daily lives? I get notifications from Pandora and WhiteNoise Market place telling me to try out different things. I never had bothered with disabling their notifications... Might as well do that now while I have the free time. :)

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Matthew Munson on Sun Apr 9 10:51:00 2017
    This is more than that. IMHO, it happens to people who were unfortunate enough to have apps like M$ Onedrive or iCloud pre-installed on their systems. They are pop up windows that come up (not in the internet browser, but on the desktop) shortly after the user logs on. They really, really slow down the machine.

    Like begging you to become a Microsoft Office subscription customer?

    Probably similar, yes. :) I think these are more to pest... er, remind you
    to use the service. A problem if you have no reason to use the service in question.



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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Jagossel on Sun Apr 9 11:08:00 2017
    On a side note, how is that any different than our Android phones with some of the apps that we use in our daily lives? I get notifications
    from Pandora and WhiteNoise Market place telling me to try out
    different things. I never had bothered with disabling their notifications... Might as well do that now while I have the free time.
    :)

    Maybe I am not using the apps that do otherwise, but the apps I use that advertise only do it if I open the app, not just randomly when I am trying to use the phone to do something else.

    Well, OK, sometimes Messenger does, if it is fussing about how I am near a wireless hotspot but am not logged onto it.


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  • From KU2S@VERT/TLCBBS to Nightfox on Sun Apr 9 19:34:00 2017
    N │ > To me an operating system's purpose is to provide applications access to
    N │ > system resources, provide user I/O and ensure that the hardware does wha
    N │ > it's supposed to. I really don't care what it looks like as long as it
    N │ > that.
    N │
    N │ True enough.. I suppose DOS would be enough for that though, but since a G
    N │ OS
    N │ is typical these days, I'd want the GUI to look at least halfway decent so
    N │ can
    N │ present information in a way that is nice to read/see.
    N │
    N │ Nightfox
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    That's what the application software is supposed to take care of...

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to KU2S on Mon Apr 10 10:01:16 2017
    Re: Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: KU2S to Nightfox on Sun Apr 09 2017 07:34 pm

    N │ is typical these days, I'd want the GUI to look at least halfway decent so N │ can
    N │ present information in a way that is nice to read/see.

    That's what the application software is supposed to take care of...

    The application software does to a large extent, and IMO much non-Microsoft software is okay. However, as far as what's included with Windows, and Windows itself, IMO Windows 10 doesn't look that great. Also I think things in a GUI like window borders, buttons, lists, etc. are usually controlled more by the OS than application software, unless an application has implemented its own custom GUI rendering.

    Nightfox

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  • From Bigbangnet@VERT/MTLGEEK to KK4QBN on Tue Apr 11 19:13:52 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: KK4QBN to Nightfox on Fri Apr 07 2017 11:12:07

    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Nightfox to Tiny on Thu Apr 06 2017 08:17 am

    I ran it since it's release (Still do on the "main" computer). I find
    it distracting and ugly and filled with ads.

    Where have you seen ads in Windows 10? I haven't seen any.

    Cant say I have either, if anything they have simplified the display and "ta away" from the UI, which I really enjoy. I like 10 over any of the versions now. at the beginning though there were some bugs on both my dell and toshib laptops that would bake it unusable, they fixed that quickly though.

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    I think he means the metro icons which are acting like ads. Personally, I don't care since I can turn them off or remove them but its more of the privacy settings and all the stuff running in the background thats sending to MS... that is so evil. Even if you turn it off you need to fiddle around, mess around and go from 1 web page to another to find out about every regedit tweak that is known to man to make sure every thing about privacy settings is turned off.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Bigbangnet on Wed Apr 12 13:07:20 2017
    Re: Windows 10 UI
    By: Bigbangnet to KK4QBN on Tue Apr 11 2017 07:13 pm

    I think he means the metro icons which are acting like ads. Personally, I don't care since I can turn them off or remove them but its more of the privacy settings and all the stuff running in the background thats sending

    I tend to turn that kind of stuff off too. I don't even use the metro interface in Windows 10, so I haven't noticed ads there. I don't have a tablet PC, so I tend to only use the desktop interface as I don't see much point in the metro interface on a desktop/laptop.

    Nightfox

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