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Murf October 3rd, 2016 12:07 AM

Windows 10 Tricks and Tweaks
 
If you want to see the Calendar without going to the Tiles you can do this:

Start | Run

Type in regedit

Now clicking on the little arrows go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\ImmersiveShell

With ImmersiveShell highlight Right Click and select NEW->DWAORD (32-bit)

Call it UseWin32TrayClockExperience (no spaces)

Close regedit

Now click on the clock lower right hand corner in system tray

Digerati October 3rd, 2016 03:06 PM

I'm confused. What does this Registry hack do? I ask because when I click on the clock, the calendar appears already without having to edit the Registry. And just to be sure, I checked and that DWORD is not already there.

Murf October 3rd, 2016 03:59 PM

Well MY BAD, I could of swore I did not see the calendar when I clicked on the clock after it updated to Anniversary. So I removed the entry in the registry and your right the calendar is still there. so this is a useless tip. Thanks

So will keep the sticky for other tips.

But members THIS IS A USELESS TIP.
:naughty::naughty::naughty:

Digerati October 3rd, 2016 05:30 PM

Hey, I'm full of useless tips too, so no big deal. ;)

IPR512 October 3rd, 2016 07:32 PM

Hey Murf
You need to get off the damn computer, and start playing more golf. :evillaugh:evillaugh:evillaugh

Murf October 3rd, 2016 10:46 PM

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Yes I do. Getting too freaking Bored sitting at this computer, once I get my neck fixed plan to do that.

Honestly I never clicked on the clock after installing Windows 10, had a Gadget calendar, DUH. Too lazy to go to the Tiles so was trying to find a good Calendar Gadget when I ran across that tip. So I did it and clicked on clock and Sazammmm there was the calendar. I was proud of myself, now I am completely deflated, I feel so foolish, :angry::angry:

I know it was a "Senior Moment"

IPR512 October 3rd, 2016 11:06 PM

You can always come down this way. I would be happy to jump on your neck, and really fix it for you. :evillaugh
I haven't got a clue what you're talking about as far as Windows 10, but I believe you Murf. You're still my hero. :naughty:

Digerati October 3rd, 2016 11:07 PM

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I was proud of myself, now I am completely deflated, I feel so foolish,

I know it was a "Senior Moment"
But you should feel good that we've been so entertained! ;)

Not to worry, I suffer from SCF (senior cranial flatulence) too. It just turned past 5PM so it is martini time. Oddly, I never forget that!

IPR512 October 4th, 2016 12:10 AM

Martini time, and Nebraska is so far away, Damn! :angry:

Murf October 4th, 2016 12:27 AM

Hey you got the last storm, we may get this one. Matthew is a nasty one, they just changed the "Cone" and we are in it. Might end up with my buddy "Jim Beam" this weekend or "On the road again"... Oh well need a new roof anyways..:erm:

Murf October 4th, 2016 12:37 AM

OK! Here is one (I know works)..:evillaugh

If "Anniversary Edition" has been updated/installed and you use Microsoft Edge (I don't) maybe try it.

That’s because if you open a site like Target.com or BestBuy.com in Edge, Microsoft’s digital assistant, Cortana, will often appear and offer to use one of several coupons it found automatically. Now that’s helpful. If your into Coupons

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If you are into "DARK Desktop" The Anniversary Update added a "Dark Theme" Settings>Personalization>Colors

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If you’d like to be able to just bark commands at your PC, open Cortana by clicking the search field in the taskbar and select the Notebook icon in the left-side options pane. Select Settings from the list, then simply enable the Let Cortana respond when you say “Hey Cortana” option. You’ll need an active microphone for this to work, of course.

IPR512 October 4th, 2016 01:08 AM

Oh boy I hope it makes a detour, and heads far away from you guys.

Digerati October 4th, 2016 01:50 PM

But is the coupon for something you actually use? That's what bugs me about those rewards cards from grocery stores. I get emails from Hy-Vee reporting deals "selected especially for me" and they will be on items I have never bought and never will.

The Dude September 30th, 2017 07:50 PM

Disabling Windows 10 automatic brightness control

1. Go to 'Power Options'
2. Click on 'Change plan settings'
3. Click on 'Change advanced power settings'
4. Scroll down until ya get to the "Display" section and click on the plus sign to show sub-menus...
5. Click on the plus sign next to 'Dimmed display brightness'
6. Change the settings to 100% (ie: brightness level for when the display is dimmed)
7. Hit OK to save and restart,..


Another supposed "feature" that makes it harder for people I have read so I wanted to share it....

Elenax June 29th, 2018 03:12 PM

These brightness control setting are really helpful also using f.lux for eyes strain

The Dude July 1st, 2018 04:12 AM

Welcome my friend :)

I do hope your enjoying CTH!!

Digerati December 12th, 2018 09:26 PM

more spam :(

smurfy December 13th, 2018 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Digerati (Post 1304065)
more spam :(

Removed :)

st4pappas452 February 7th, 2020 02:49 PM

Ahha!! Thanks

The Dude February 7th, 2020 07:50 PM

Sorry for all the spam,staff tries to keep up with it but sometimes its takes a day or so till one is on...

Welcome to CTH st4pappas452 :)

Jintan February 7th, 2020 09:19 PM

Come on, Donny, It's another Spam bot.

The Dude March 1st, 2020 02:33 AM

Yes its sad isnt it buddy??

adamsmitt October 15th, 2020 11:10 AM

Hi there. I have Windows 10 and it is great to see those tricks. Thanks

The Dude October 21st, 2020 03:21 AM

Welcome to CTH :)

The Dude December 7th, 2020 03:44 AM

Welcome and thank you for sailing ashore :)

renegade600 December 7th, 2020 10:08 PM

Something I discovered not too long ago when setting up a new computer. Microsoft does not allow local accounts when setting up a new computer or installing Windows anymore. Guess it started last year. You are now required to setup a Microsoft account. But - You can bypass it by disconnecting your internet service whether it be wifi or cable and it will let you skip the account setup.

Digerati December 7th, 2020 11:09 PM

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Microsoft does not allow local accounts when setting up a new computer or installing Windows anymore. Guess it started last year. You are now required to setup a Microsoft account. But - You can bypass it by disconnecting your internet service whether it be wifi or cable and it will let you skip the account setup.
But they do allow it. As you noted, just make sure you are not connected to the Internet and the install will continue with a local account. No problem.

renegade600 December 7th, 2020 11:33 PM

if microsoft really allowed it, they would give you a choice like they used to. True, they could have still forced it on you when connected.

Digerati December 8th, 2020 05:35 AM

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if microsoft really allowed it, they would give you a choice like they used to.
No. That makes no sense. They do allow it. You even said it yourself - just don't connect to a network when installing and you can press on with a local account. I do it all the time with new client builds.

If they didn't allow it, the installation would halt until you got Internet access.

Is Microsoft being pushy about using a Microsoft account? Yes. But do they still allow the use of a Local Account. Sure.

renegade600 December 8th, 2020 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Digerati (Post 1309118)
No. That makes no sense. They do allow it. You even said it yourself - just don't connect to a network when installing and you can press on with a local account. I do it all the time with new client builds.

If they didn't allow it, the installation would halt until you got Internet access.

Is Microsoft being pushy about using a Microsoft account? Yes. But do they still allow the use of a Local Account. Sure.

why are you wanting to argue about a tip!!!! It may not make sense to you but it does to me. Until last year, you had the option to skip creating a microsoft account for your computer and go with local accounts without having to disconnect your internet. You don't anymore but you can bypass it by turning off your internet to the computer - which was my tip. For whatever reason you are wanting to argue about it - GET REAL!!!

Digerati December 8th, 2020 03:53 PM

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why are you wanting to argue about a tip!!!!
Because information in your "tip" is wrong!

Why are you getting all worked up a over a minor error, one you even contradicted yourself? That makes no sense.

You claimed, "Microsoft does not allow local accounts when setting up a new computer or installing Windows anymore."

That is wrong. They do. You said so yourself!

Had your tip been'
"If you want to use a Local Account when installing Windows 10, disconnect from the Internet before installing."
...then that would have been a good, factual tip and I would not even be here.

If you wanted to explain why and in further detail, you could have said:
"Microsoft has removed the prompt to choose the Local Account option during Windows installation. The option is still allowed, however. Simply disconnect from the Internet before installing. Do this by disabling the wifi connection or unplugging the Ethernet cable. After that, you will be prompted to set up a Local Account and the installation process will continue."
That would have been a good, factual and truthful tip. Saying "Microsoft does not allow local accounts" is not true.

I say give yourself credit. You did explain how to get around the lack of a prompt. You merely included some incorrect information in the process. A minor error that does NOT need to turned into a mountain.

renegade600 December 8th, 2020 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Digerati (Post 1309121)
Because information in your "tip" is wrong!

Why are you getting all worked up a over a minor error, one you even contradicted yourself? That makes no sense.

You claimed, "Microsoft does not allow local accounts when setting up a new computer or installing Windows anymore."

That is wrong. They do. You said so yourself!

Had your tip been'
"If you want to use a Local Account when installing Windows 10, disconnect from the Internet before installing."
...then that would have been a good, factual tip and I would not even be here.

If you wanted to explain why and in further detail, you could have said:
"Microsoft has removed the prompt to choose the Local Account option during Windows installation. The option is still allowed, however. Simply disconnect from the Internet before installing. Do this by disabling the wifi connection or unplugging the Ethernet cable. After that, you will be prompted to set up a Local Account and the installation process will continue."
That would have been a good, factual and truthful tip. Saying "Microsoft does not allow local accounts" is not true.

I say give yourself credit. You did explain how to get around the lack of a prompt. You merely included some incorrect information in the process. A minor error that does NOT need to turned into a mountain.

It is a tip whether you think so or not, there is no wrong info whether you think so or not. This is my last reply to you since you just want to argue. I will let you have the last word, no matter how wrong it might be.

The Dude December 12th, 2020 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by renegade600
if microsoft really allowed it, they would give you a choice like they used to. True, they could have still forced it on you when connected.

I hope they dont read this and realise they made a mistake and then correct it so it cant be done!! (Its not good telling something ya found often)

Digerati December 12th, 2020 06:13 PM

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I hope they dont read this and realise they made a mistake and then correct it so it cant be done!!
Except it was not a mistake. Contrary to what some are saying and want you to believe, Microsoft allows the use of Local Accounts intentionally because they have no choice. Millions of Windows systems are used in installations and environments that don't have or don't allow Internet access. For example, "closed" networks used by the military, some corporations, hospital and even some retail POS (point of sale) systems.

Other examples would be where one computer is used by several users under the same username. In many cases, it just make no sense to tie a single email address to that installation of Windows.

So while MS would like every Windows 10 computer to be tied to a Microsoft account during log-in, they will still allow the use of a Local Account because they know millions of their customers use them.

Note too it is easier to by-pass using a MS account with W10 Pro, but not a lot. You have to click the "Offline Account" option which takes you to another screen where they try to encourage you use a MS account. But if you then click on the "Limited Experience" button, you can continue using a Local account.

So Microsoft's option labels are still pretty cryptic. :( W10 Home users can install with a Local Account if they disconnect their Ethernet cable (s) and choose "I don't have internet" during the wifi setup. On a laptop, they can choose Airplane mode.

I just don't connect via Ethernet and turn off wifi in my router.

There are certainly some significant advantages to using a Microsoft account. Syncing with other W10 computers, for example, is a big one - for some users. But frankly, I think it is a bit deceiving to suggest not using a MS account will give users a "Limited Experience". I for one, don't want my laptop to sync with my PC, and I don't want my PCs to sync with each other.

What is interesting is how Microsoft allows users to remove their Microsoft account. If you click the Learn More" button during installation, there is a section that says,
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If you’d prefer not to have a Microsoft account associated with your device, you can remove it. Finish going through Windows setup, then select the Start button and go to Settings > Accounts > Your info and select Sign in with a local account instead.
So again, they allow you to use a Local Account, but they want you to create a MS account first, then remove it. :(

This is just another example where Microsoft marketing weenies and ill-conceived executive decisions tarnish the hard work of the development teams.

I used to be one of a small handful of hardware techs in software development company, supporting over 400 programmers/developers. I have seen this picture before. Windows 10, IMO, is by far the best and most secure Windows to date. But I fully believe Windows 10 would be a much better OS still if the developers and programmers were given all the resources they needed and allowed to develop Windows on their terms, AND if the marketing weenies and execs kept their grubby little fingers out of the works.

And if that were the case, I fully believe consumers would be happier and that in turn, would mean more profits for MS in the long run. But marketing weenies and execs don't think strategically - they want it now. So they force big changes on us, then are surprised when we balk. But do they learn their lesson? Nope. :( :mad:

[rant off]

Ned Seagoon December 14th, 2020 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Digerati (Post 1309140)
I fully believe consumers would be happier and that in turn, would mean more profits for MS in the long run. But marketing weenies and execs don't think strategically - they want it now. So they force big changes on us, then are surprised when we balk. But do they learn their lesson? Nope

I fully agree with you, however I'll leave it there to avoid opening up a disastrous discussion from another thread.

But I will add that the latest update from M$ tries to trick users who have opted for a local account, into setting up and switching to using an M$ sign in.

Digerati December 14th, 2020 05:41 PM

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But I will add that the latest update from M$ tries to trick users who have opted for a local account, into setting up and switching to using an M$ sign in.
Oh? I have 5 W10 systems here, all using Local Accounts and all fully updated. And I've seen no updates try to "trick" or "deceive" me into switching to a MS account. I have seen prompts asking if I wanted to change, but always with the readily apparent option to say, "no" and stick with my Local Account.

I note using M$ to describe Microsoft suggest a bias towards them - intended or not. Of course Microsoft is in it for the money. It is not a non-profit charity. In fact, the company has a responsibility to turn a profit for its shareholders.

No doubt back in the day, Microsoft wanted to rule the world. But contrary to what many think, they learned their lesson about corporate greed when Congress and the EU threatened and came very close to splitting Microsoft up into tiny pieces, Ma Bell style, if they didn't change their monopolistic ways.

They are not the greedy beast they used to be. Look at the prices for Windows. Windows 3.0 was released way back in 1990 and cost $149.95. W10 today, 30 years later, costs $139 (cheaper if you shop around). $150 in 1990 would be over $300 today. And note Windows 3.0 required you buy (IIRC, for another $30 - could have been $50) and install DOS first!

I say, bash Microsoft when due - I do as I did in post #29 above when this thread was necroed (again). Certainly there are plenty of legitimate complaints to criticize them for. And certainly, we are all entitled to our own opinions, and the Right to express them. I didn't spend 24+ years of my life in the military defending our Rights only to trample on them.

But we are not entitled to our own set of facts. So let's verify our facts to be sure we are being truthful before posting - so we only bash when due, and so we don't contribute to the spreading of falsehoods. That's all I'm saying.

Ned Seagoon December 15th, 2020 08:09 AM

And Happy Christmas to you too!

Digerati December 15th, 2020 04:08 PM

And the same to you Ned. And hopefully, if enough people use common sense, wear a mask, maintain social distance, wash hands, and get the vaccines, we will have a safe 2021 too.

https://i.imgur.com/MBxRMf9.jpg

The Dude December 16th, 2020 06:31 AM

I hope everyones holidays are going g00d regardless!!!!!!


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