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  1. txaggie2016's Avatar
    Well I feel like I've gotten the hang of Windows 10 since installing it on my Surface Pro 2 yesterday afternoon. Call it a less than popular opinion but I actually enjoyed Windows 8 and the way things were set up; for that reason, it took me a little work to get used to the new (old / "familiar") layout of some Windows 10 features.

    Anyway, I was just curious to see how people are personalizing their machines with Windows 10. Below are a few of the things I've done since hitting the ground running!

    • Enlarged the Start menu (resize tool, just dragged it out; screenshot of my Start menu below)
    • Auto hide the taskbar (these first two bullets are things I did to emulate Windows 8's layout)
    • Start screen tile "groups": Life at a glance, News, Work and Education, Social Media, Blogs, Entertainment, Tools and Utilities, Office 2013
    • Backgrounds / colors sync with my Windows Phone (Lumia Icon) and my other laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R)

    Anyway, that's just a little information. I was just curious like I said above and wanted to see if anyone else was doing anything crazy different that might be a good thing for me to implement!

    Last edited by txaggie2016; 07-30-2015 at 01:19 PM. Reason: Added a little detail
    07-30-2015 01:18 PM
  2. Romulo_Ferreira's Avatar
    I'm using the taskbar with auto-hide in the left, like I always did since Windows 7.
    The accent color changes with the background images, which are configured as a slideshow.
    Edge theme is dark, although I've been using Firefox (no Adblock, no way...waiting for it!).
    I see your point here, but my opinion is that are not so many different ways to configure it, which is actually not a problem, because it's great the way it is! Easy to use and customizeable enough to do things quick and the way I like. For me, it works! :)
    07-30-2015 02:54 PM
  3. cgk's Avatar
    Lets see - I am running one laptop "as is" - that is I am not making any changes at all to stock options and then on my desktop (self-build) with dual monitors:

    * Disable Cortana
    * Unistall apps I'll never use such as Xbox, TV and Film, Groove Music etc - so like belowuntitled.jpg
    * Install start8
    07-30-2015 03:01 PM

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