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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:15 pm 
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Bregalad wrote:
I never used Windows 8, but I heard that of course there is a fallback mode where you can get a normal taskbar and start menu, making it alike Windows 7. I however don't know if you can get the "Windows Classic" (aka Windows 95) UI, even without themes.


Are you talking about this?

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If you are, then you don't know that the start menu is actually just a picture. (Ridiculous, I know.) You can still press the button on your keyboard, but It brings you to this.

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Poor Japanese hostage!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:33 pm 
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This is a tangent. If it extends, please split...
To "fix" windows 8, you can
- Install Classic Shell to get a real start menu back
- Deliberately break Aero to get Windows Classic back.
- It's straightforward to switch between Aero and AeroLite, but needlessly complicated.
(Export a theme. Unpack it (it's a zip). Edit the enclosed .theme file and change "Aero.msstyles" to "AeroLite.msstyles" or vice versa. Then load this file you just modified)
- Find a copy of the Windows 7 (and older) control panel "desk.cpl", and copy it over. It'll let you change a bunch of settings that are otherwise only changeable via registry editing. Yay Microsoft.
- Use the high-contrast themes to get something more like the old UI if you're not willing to break DWM (a few programs don't like that)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:37 am 
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I bet $1,000,000,000 that no one here lives even an hour away from me.

If only Texas weren't so damn big. He's the closest I know. Same state, at least.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:53 pm 
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I live and work in Phoenix, Arizona. The only other person that I can remember living here was this guy.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:06 pm 
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It's kind of weird seeing people like that who have either been on the website for one year and then quit but still did a bunch of posts, but what is even more strange to me is seeing accounts from 2006, that don't even have a single post... (I really don't get it.) I wonder, are those accounts ever going to be deleted, or are they just going to stay their forever? I think its safe to say no one is going to use them. Also, just for the heck of it, here's a map of Texas, with the top red shape being where I live and the bottom red shape being the person closest to me.

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