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Windows 8 and 8.1 Reg Tweaks


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I remember this fix to Let "My Computer" icon be first on desktop, has anyone found a reg or tweak for windows 8.1 that could work?.

 

I found this http://www.sevenforu...-desktop-5.html but it dont really say anything about windows 8/8.1 :/

 

I really hate that documents folder being first each time i reboot my machine since the 2nd monitor makes both monitors blink twice when they get into windows and icons have changed back, sooooo annoying.

 

You *could* just hide one or both of them, and make your own shortcuts to do just what you want.  Right-click on the desktop, choose Personalize, then click the Change desktop icons link near the upper-left of the Personalization panel.

 

As far as the desktop icons becoming reorganized, I don't personally see that because I have a desktop in which all the monitors are permanently connected, but here's an idea that comes to mind (if you've not already tried it)...  Arrange the icons the way you want them with both monitors connected, then log off or reboot with them connected.  Then disconnect a monitor, rearrange the icons the way you want them with just the one connected, then log off or reboot with the hardware still in that condition.  I'm thinking Windows should save each arrangement per the desktop size at the time of logoff.

 

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                                              = METRO APPS TO WINDOWS DESKTOP CONTEXT MENU =
 
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- Includes Installer  and Uninstaller to the Systemdrive\Metro.Apps directory.
 
Enjoy, ~DP

Edited by DosProbie, 07 June 2014 - 10:17 AM.


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Maybe OT :w00t:, but JFYI:

http://reboot.pro/to...your-windows-8/

http://thesz.diecru....ent/spencer.php

 

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'Wow! That is awesome! Thank you for sharing :w00t:



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Is this better than Classic Shell in some way?  I'm probably missing something obvious.

 

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Is this better than Classic Shell in some way?  I'm probably missing something obvious.

 

-Noel

I am with you Noel, I run Classic as well and can't see much difference.

 

~DP  :whistle:



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Is this better than Classic Shell in some way?  I'm probably missing something obvious.

 

-Noel

 

 

 

Is this better than Classic Shell in some way?  I'm probably missing something obvious.

 

-Noel

I am with you Noel, I run Classic as well and can't see much difference.

 

~DP  :whistle:

 

 

Its awesome because its portable & needs no injection into explorer, or a running explorer, & no need for taskbar, & works on a non-clickable desktop, & works with MY NEW TEST SETUP (Post #9). ;)

http://www.msfn.org/...p/#entry1079774


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I guess.  Such a tool might be helpful in an IT environment where people are not allowed to install anything they want.  Does it have to have elevated privileges to run?

 

If there was something wrong with installing Classic Shell - some problem that choosing to use it long-term causes - I'd be more concerned about those things.  As it is, it's a problem solved.  Completely.  And you can't beat the price.  ;)

 

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I guess.  Such a tool might be helpful in an IT environment where people are not allowed to install anything they want.  Does it have to have elevated privileges to run?


-Noel

 

No. ;)






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