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Re: Windows 10

Postby EviL Ras » 05 Aug 2015, 10:06

Its the gestures that are borked. Moving the mouse seems fine. its just the 2 finger scrolling!

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Replicant » 05 Aug 2015, 10:30

I haven't encountered any issues on the SP3 yet. Thankfully neither have the g/f or my mum on their HP laptops.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 07 Aug 2015, 17:56

Most things seem borked in using W10 for a tablet. Super jerky and unresponsive on my stream 7 - I know it's a budget machine but w8 worked fine on it. I'm not too sure on the changes re scrolling, lack of gestures, no ability to go from desktop to start screen and back etc yet but at the moment I'm wanting to go back to w8.

A winbeta video with the guy preferring the w10 way to w8 way.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Johnmcl7 » 07 Aug 2015, 20:11

That's exactly what the Venue 8 Pro was like Robbo, I think they're similar hardware although the Venue 8 pro has 2GB of ram. I was meaning to look into driver updates but it seemed to sort itself after a few reboots, it behaves more like it did on Windows 8.1.

I am finding the touch side of Windows 10 be a disappointment, I was expecting a big improvement from Windows 8.1 but not so far. The switching between tablet and desktop mode is strangely clumsy compared to 8 where you could switch through a tile on the start screen then simply swipe across the left of the screen. The removal of all the gestures in Edge is really annoying plus the fact that while it's in the touch interface, it's lost all the touch optimisations so rather than have the swipe up thumbnails showing tabs it's back to small tabs that aren't so good for touch. It seems similar for other applications that seem to be the same as the desktop ones but with the touch taskbar at the bottom instead.

What's also irritating is that they haven't improved the desktop mode either, there's still stupid stuff like the keyboard still needs to be manually pulled up and down even though Windows can clearly detect text boxes.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 07 Aug 2015, 22:40

That text box/keyboard thing is a little frustrating for me too.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 09 Aug 2015, 16:46

So, had enough of w10 being slow on my browsing machine so have just reset my Stream 7 tab back to 8.1. And now it wants to upgrade me to w10 again. Argh!!

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Re: Windows 10

Postby Johnmcl7 » 10 Aug 2015, 01:14

I watched that video hoping I'd missed something but aside from the author being generally irritating and also unable to differentiate fact from his own personal opinion, I don't agree with most of his comments. There's several features he claims don't exist in Windows 8 that are in 10 hence an improvement but they do exist in 8 plus he ignores almost all the common complaints against Windows 10 for touch.

Which means the video is much more convincing for going back to Win 8.1.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 10 Aug 2015, 08:19

I'll most probably go back to w10 in the future on the tab but for now w8.1 works fine on it. Have you gone back or are you sticking with w10?

On the desktop at work I'm starting to see the benefits of the hybrid start menu. I've a few apps pinned there that I wouldn't want pinned to the taskbar as I only use them occasionally but nice to have them there to be opened in two mouse clicks.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby EviL Ras » 10 Aug 2015, 08:43

Well, MSI are starting to work on windows 10 drivers. so hopefully i'll get a decent ELAN mouse driver soon! this week its decided to invert the mouse buttons!
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Tappy » 10 Aug 2015, 09:29

Eeeek, Windows 10 doesn't sound great for touch. I don't have anything to try it on with touch, my only Windowsish tablet device is the Surface, and that's RT.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Johnmcl7 » 11 Aug 2015, 00:19

robbo wrote:I'll most probably go back to w10 in the future on the tab but for now w8.1 works fine on it. Have you gone back or are you sticking with w10?

On the desktop at work I'm starting to see the benefits of the hybrid start menu. I've a few apps pinned there that I wouldn't want pinned to the taskbar as I only use them occasionally but nice to have them there to be opened in two mouse clicks.


I haven't reverted it back yet as I try to avoid knee jerk reactions to new operating systems as there's usually change and it's a case of getting used to it and taking advantage of the new benefits however I don't use the tablet much as it is and I'm not feeling very inclined to at the moment. I may put it back to Windows 8 and change my laptop to Windows 10 instead.

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Re: Windows 10

Postby steffcip » 11 Aug 2015, 09:37

I'm neutral on win10 so will keep it on one of the pcs. I had few errors so had to force shutdown but again this pc is just for media so not a big issue
At work and the other pc on 8.1 are fine as they are :)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby robbo » 12 Aug 2015, 12:23

I don't normally have a knee jerk reaction but on a machine that's not that speedy at best it wasn't working too well with w10 and I didn't want to rearrange the start screen again. Happy with w10 on desktop and laptop PCs though.
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Windows 10

Postby robbo » 19 Aug 2015, 16:28

Parallels 11 now supports w10 for those mac people http://www.windowscentral.com/parallels ... ortana-mac

John, does this help with your displaying the touch keyboard settings in w10? http://www.windowscentral.com/auto-disp ... sktop-mode
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Windows 10

Postby steffcip » 19 Aug 2015, 16:30

robbo wrote:
John, does this help with your displaying the touch keyboard settings in w10? http://www.windowscentral.com/auto-disp ... sktop-mode

interesting if it works...

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