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  1. sd173's Avatar
    I just realized that I actually never tried this without a mouse. I'll try it with the type cover trackpad the next time I use my Surface Pro.

    I'd usually want to find out what's happening with the task manager and all, but this update has frustrated me so much. It's like I've been given some bad combination of the W8.1 OS before update and the W8.1/9 OS coming with threshold (shown at build). To keep the days from feeling long waiting for threshold in October, I'm just trying to ignore the features I don't like. And I was looking so forward to this update in Monday too. :'(
    Trackpad still brings up the taskbar slowly on start screen and metro apps. I think I'm just going to try to avoid this feature and try not to count the days until when I'm guessing the threshold update comes out.
    Last edited by sd173; 04-10-2014 at 10:58 AM.
    04-10-2014 10:34 AM
  2. hs k's Avatar
    Does VPN work? because mine doesnt and I'm unable to get my fix of spotify and pandora
    04-10-2014 03:32 PM
  3. savagelizards's Avatar
    Neither of my Update 1 systems (desktop/laptop) exhibit that behavior. I'll plug a mouse into my RT and check it, but did you consider that might be something specific to your machine? Have you looked at processes and CPU usage and such?
    Not that I want a taskbar on my Start Screen of my Surface Pro, but it's only there when I click the windows button on my desktop taskbar and I switch over. As soon as I move the mouse away it is gone. It doesn't seem to appear at all unless I use a mouse to click on the taskbar windows button. If I hit the windows key or if I tap with my finger on either the taskbar windows button or the windows button at the center bottom of my display I don't see the taskbar.

    It seems like a non-feature to me to have a taskbar on the start screen of my tablet, but it's functionality doesn't seem to make much sense either.
    04-10-2014 05:37 PM
  4. savagelizards's Avatar
    I noticed the fastlyness too - it's awesome! I updated my Surface Pro too and I noticed pretty fast battery depletion, are you noticing this?
    I have been working with my Surface Pro in the dock all day, so I can't attest to battery life, but there's a simple way to figure it out by running a battery report. Open a command window (hit windows-x and select command prompt from the menu) and enter:

    powercfg -batteryreport

    A HTML report will be generated and posted in your user folder. This will show you battery drains for the last 3 days, so you can compare before and after update. It will also show you how much of your original battery life remains after a full charge, and how long you could expect to have available on a single charge.

    As for "fastness," do you mean boot speed or processing speed? I hadn't noticed any difference really...
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    04-10-2014 05:44 PM
  5. azcruz's Avatar
    <snip>I hadn't noticed any difference really...
    Agree.


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    04-11-2014 03:08 AM
  6. sd173's Avatar
    I have been working with my Surface Pro in the dock all day, so I can't attest to battery life, but there's a simple way to figure it out by running a battery report. Open a command window (hit windows-x and select command prompt from the menu) and enter:

    powercfg -batteryreport

    A HTML report will be generated and posted in your user folder. This will show you battery drains for the last 3 days, so you can compare before and after update. It will also show you how much of your original battery life remains after a full charge, and how long you could expect to have available on a single charge.

    As for "fastness," do you mean boot speed or processing speed? I hadn't noticed any difference really...
    By speed, I mean processing speed.
    04-11-2014 08:49 AM
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