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 91 
 on: August 02, 2017, 14:46:05 PM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by BoogieMonster

Perhaps you missed the part where I said it's not so good anymore.

 92 
 on: August 02, 2017, 14:34:29 PM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by brianvds
Windows 10's picture viewer.



Why can't I just have the old Windows one back?
Maybe this will help you.  If you did a clean install of Win10 (rather than an upgrade from an earlier Win7 or 8 ), it involves a registry hack.  You can export the registry key’s current contents (i.e., before you make any changes) in case things go awry with the hack and you need to revert to those current settings.

'Luthon64

I got Windows 10 with the laptop I'm using. Perhaps I can do the hack, perhaps not. I'm reluctant to try and end up messing it up even further. It just adds to the sheer irksomeness that one has to hack one's own computer to get back a piece of software that worked perfectly fine.

 93 
 on: August 02, 2017, 13:16:21 PM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by Spike
Meh. I can't upload pics at all.  I get "upload folder is full'. Its not cache.

 94 
 on: August 02, 2017, 12:08:11 PM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by Mefiante
Windows 10's picture viewer.



Why can't I just have the old Windows one back?
Maybe this will help you.  If you did a clean install of Win10 (rather than an upgrade from an earlier Win7 or 8 ), it involves a registry hack.  You can export the registry key’s current contents (i.e., before you make any changes) in case things go awry with the hack and you need to revert to those current settings.

'Luthon64

 95 
 on: August 02, 2017, 12:04:44 PM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by Spike
ACDSee

Thanks for that, I agree the windows 'photo viewer' is slow and a pain in the whatsit.  I don't even use the Office suite because I lost my l$g$t$m$t$ pa$d copy product key and when I changed computers I discovered I'd have to pay $10 a month for the rest of my life. Only payable with a credit card, mind you, no Paypal option so they can $$ck my $$$$. I now use Libre Office (donations optional) because I only need basic word processing and the odd spreadsheet.

The Open Text works very well, except for one instance when it allegedly rendered some chemical symbols incorrectly in the final document. This allegedly occurred when I opened and edited a Word doc with Open text and then saved the result back to Word. I haven't been able to duplicate this so I can't report it as a bug. It was probably nonsense.  I'd be happy to hear from others about their experiences with ODT's?

 96 
 on: August 02, 2017, 10:20:21 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by BoogieMonster
One of the irksome problems with software is that there's a view that a working tool should always be getting better and better with time. One part of this is fixing bugs, which is nice. But the other is that one should always be adding features, which is not always nice because it starts to add a lot of bloat. Back in the day I used ACDSee to view images but that has also ballooned into a behemoth. What I use these days is IrfanView, but even that is not always to my liking.

 97 
 on: August 02, 2017, 10:11:18 AM 
Started by Rigil Kent - Last post by brianvds
Windows 10's picture viewer. It sucks beyond all possible description, and is yet another case in a long line of incidents of Micro$oft fixing things that ain't broke. Their existing picture viewer was perfectly nice for doing what a picture viewer should do, namely quickly open and view pictures, no frills, no bells and whistles, and if you want to edit you open a picture editor. It even had a very nice little feature: you could put on a random slide show of your pictures, so I would sometimes put on nice music and watch a slide show.

The new picture viewer can't do that; its slide show is strictly in the order in which the pictures are kept in the folder. It also crops off the top and bottom of pictures. It takes about five minutes to open a picture, at least on my computer. It now requires two clicks instead of one to view the picture at full size. It has all manner of unnecessary editing functions that no one will ever use (because, Mr. Gates, that is why you ALSO have frickin' MS Paint on the computer!).

In short, it sucks so much I'm surprised it hasn't swallowed the whole planet yet. And there seems to be nothing that can really replace it; all the free downloadable picture viewers out there seem to be too complex to my liking. Why can't I just have the old Windows one back?

 98 
 on: July 26, 2017, 17:28:53 PM 
Started by brianvds - Last post by Mefiante
He's probably some sort of closeted pervert himself. Such fanaticism against 'immorality' is never a good sign. :-)
Yup.  And yup again.

'Luthon64

 99 
 on: July 26, 2017, 16:50:44 PM 
Started by brianvds - Last post by brianvds
You can go too far even in the USA.

He's probably some sort of closeted pervert himself. Such fanaticism against 'immorality' is never a good sign. :-)

 100 
 on: July 26, 2017, 16:49:06 PM 
Started by Tweefo - Last post by Spike
Gosh, this thread was started in 2013. It took almost 4 years for the 'boo' to become a more widely and openly expressed sentiment. The party leadership is astonishingly out of touch with what's happening on turtle level.

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