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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 10:11:10 (permalink)
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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 10:14:48 (permalink)
Oh and W10 sucks IMO. 
 
I'm really not looking forward to the day when I am forced down that road.
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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 10:41:09 (permalink)
I was just using edge but recently it was garbling up the characters in my important documents so I changed PDFs to always open with Adobe, and nope, it doesnt stick and keeps going back to edge.
 
Only reason I got two copies of Windows 10 is because they were both free upgrades for my Win 7 and 8 keys. Overall I dont mind it though.

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 10:46:56 (permalink)
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Oh and W10 sucks IMO. 
 
I'm really not looking forward to the day when I am forced down that road.


 
It's not so bad really. Then again, I never used 7 or 8, went straight from XP.

 
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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 11:27:54 (permalink)
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Oh and W10 sucks IMO. 
 
I'm really not looking forward to the day when I am forced down that road.


 
It's not so bad really. Then again, I never used 7 or 8, went straight from XP.




I concur. However, the more one can get W10 to look and 'feel' like XP or W7 the better in my opinion 

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 11:37:32 (permalink)
 
 
The feature I miss most of all in W10 is a 'proper' Start screen.
 
I've done away with the ridiculous phone/tablet-style Start menu and customised what's left as best I can, but it still seems a bit of a mess compared to the simple functionality of older versions.
 
If anyone knows how to get that back in W10 I'd appreciate the advice 
 
This is the best I've come up with so far using a combination of Taskbar and Start menus to open most-used programs:
 

 
 
Mind you, don't get me started on OneDrive and the confusion that's caused poor old Straummy 

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 12:00:38 (permalink)
I installed Classic Shell ( http://www.classicshell.net/ ) on my Win 8.1 box and used it for years.  Worx great.
 
My new box is 10 Pro.  I decided to build the Start screen from scratch to see if I could live with it.  Between task bar and start menu I've reached a point of usability I can live with.  For now.
 
 

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 15:43:43 (permalink)
Only because it's becoming obvious that we're all going to be stuck with W10 for the foreseeable future (and even W7 updates are being throttled to push people to migrate), I'm learning to live with it.  I've forcibly uninstalled their photo and Groove Music apps (and even did this to Edge though a future update replaced it - VERY difficult to remove!).
 
I work primarily from the taskbar and even have a copy of File Explorer down there so I can just keep clicking on the second icon to create new windows.  I've cleaned up my start window, but nothing is quite as easy as it should be.  Like everything else in life recently, the powers that be (please put on your tinfoil hat now) want everyone to be distracted by news (ha!), entertainment (a.k.a., gossip & sports) and shiny objects, so you have to remove layers of BS to make a usable system.

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 19:54:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby BobF 2017/06/18 23:44:37
 
paulo
Oh and W10 sucks IMO. 
 
I'm really not looking forward to the day when I am forced down that road.


 
jamesg1213
It's not so bad really. Then again, I never used 7 or 8, went straight from XP.


 

SteveStrummerUK
 
 
I concur. However, the more one can get W10 to look and 'feel' like XP or W7 the better in my opinion 





I actually prefer 8.1 over all of them.
 
IMO 7 was just taking Vista back to being more like XP because they knew that they cocked it up and 10 is a hybrid of 7 & 8 that's trying to keep everyone happy, but just looks a complete mess IMO. Don't get me started on every update (that you can't turn off) screwing up the ability to print anything.
 
It looks like it was designed by committee, which is never a good thing.
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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 20:13:17 (permalink)
I never get what the big deal is really. 3.1, NT, Vista, XP..It's just another OS. The updates happen, stuff still works, I can print things...mostly I just ignore it..then again, I'm a gardener...

 
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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 20:50:23 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby craigb 2017/06/18 20:51:50
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The updates happen, stuff still works, I can print things...mostly I just ignore it..then again, I'm a gardener...




 
Lucky you. Almost every win10 update has proved to have exactly the opposite effect here. Perhaps I should contact MS and ask if we can have the gardeners edition ?

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 21:00:17 (permalink)
I'm actually a programmer, but having to do networking and computer/server maintenance duties (because I'm apparently too old to find a programming job any more!).
 
To put Windows 10 into gardening terms, one day you're out there mowing on a sit-down tractor then, the next (after an "update"), you're tractor is now a red-wagon with a dull scyth.  Your heavy-duty leather work gloves are now pink plastic with flowers and your radio is no longer tuned to get the footy updates, but talks 24/7 about worthless people like the Kardashians.  Your wheelbarrow, however, is now about twice the size with extra large tires (tyres for you Neanderthal types).  Of course, even once you have everything sorted out, you'll be busy working and your shoes will spontaneously vanish requiring you to... (wait for it...) reboot! 

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 23:44:57 (permalink)
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Oh and W10 sucks IMO. 
 
I'm really not looking forward to the day when I am forced down that road.


 
jamesg1213
It's not so bad really. Then again, I never used 7 or 8, went straight from XP.


 

SteveStrummerUK
 
 
I concur. However, the more one can get W10 to look and 'feel' like XP or W7 the better in my opinion 





I actually prefer 8.1 over all of them.
 
IMO 7 was just taking Vista back to being more like XP because they knew that they cocked it up and 10 is a hybrid of 7 & 8 that's trying to keep everyone happy, but just looks a complete mess IMO. Don't get me started on every update (that you can't turn off) screwing up the ability to print anything.
 
It looks like it was designed by committee, which is never a good thing.




I was perfectly happy with 8.1 ...

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/18 23:49:59 (permalink)
Ive been happy with them all. Windows 7 pro was £70 which was my first legal OS, Win 8 pro upgrade £30, both upgraded to Win 10 for free.
 
 

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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/19 06:28:06 (permalink)
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The updates happen, stuff still works, I can print things...mostly I just ignore it..then again, I'm a gardener...




 
Lucky you. Almost every win10 update has proved to have exactly the opposite effect here. Perhaps I should contact MS and ask if we can have the gardeners edition ?



 
I know people have problems with W10 Paulo. I was being self-effacing with the gardener comment, meaning that I don't depend on a computer for my business, and I'm hardly a 'power-user'.
 

 
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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/19 07:33:29 (permalink)
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 Your wheelbarrow, however, is now about twice the size with extra large tires 




That would be quite handy actually. Is there a shortcut?
 
(yes, through the herbaceous border)

 
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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/19 21:40:08 (permalink)
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jamesg1213
 
The updates happen, stuff still works, I can print things...mostly I just ignore it..then again, I'm a gardener...




 
Lucky you. Almost every win10 update has proved to have exactly the opposite effect here. Perhaps I should contact MS and ask if we can have the gardeners edition ?



 
I know people have problems with W10 Paulo. I was being self-effacing with the gardener comment, meaning that I don't depend on a computer for my business, and I'm hardly a 'power-user'.
 




Yeah I know you were, I'm not a power user either - it's not even my pc that has w10 -  I'm just the shmuck who gets lumbered with trying to make the bloody thing work again every time it happens and what worked last time doesn't necessarily work the next time, so it doesn't take long to get old. 
 
 
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Re: What's the most appropriate app to open .PDF files? 2017/06/20 21:55:25 (permalink)
As misogynistic as it may sound, I blame the gal that MS put in charge of creating the UI. She was clearly more interested in colors and texture and arrangements and decorations than being loyal to any legacy UI or one that was more functional and productive.
 
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