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Old 01-31-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default Microsoft Expression Web 4 (Free Version)

This is web development software that I know nothing about. But if you know about it, you might be interested to find that there is a free version: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/

   
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It is the (better) successor to FrontPage, and broadly equivalent to Dreamweaver:HTML editor, site manager etc. Thanks for the link - I am about to upgrade my desktop to Windows 7 if I can get a copy.

I have 8 on a laptop and it is just rubbish without a touch screen IMO, so I was looking for something that would run on newer versions of Windows without continual "bong - do you want this program to make unauthorised changes to your system" messages all the time.

And I have no intention of paying Adobe my life savings to upgrade the still serviceable MX 2004 on the desktop!
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Lois, I don't know if this will apply to you, but I had a touch screen Win 8 laptop for awhile. Once I learned the mouse equivalent for touch motions, I found the touching less attractive than the mouse. I was even zipping around the map gizmo without touching.

   
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Unfortunately not - the combination of 8 and a mouse is truly bizarre and irritating!
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lois: so I was looking for something that would run on newer versions of Windows without continual "bong - do you want this program to make unauthorised changes to your system" messages all the time.
You mean the UAC prompt? You can turn that off for Admin users if you'd like--this is vs. turning off UAC all together.

Works in Win7 (and might work in Vista), not sure about Win8:

Contol Panel > Admin Tools > Local Security Policies > Local Polices > Security Options > User Account Control: change “Run all admins in admin approval mode” to “Disabled” (from “enabled”) via right-click > Properties, reboot

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PS...ordered Atkinson's "Behind the Scenes at the Museum"--needed a little something to kick me over $25 at amazon for free shipping and I had a gift certificate so I ordered it. Will order the other 2 you mentioned from Better World Books sometime in the next few weeks...'-}}
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Thanks Terrie - that will do the job nicely! I obviously didn't Google the right terms, as I thought it had to be on or off (UAC)_
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You're welcome! I'm so glad it was what you needed...I can't remember where I found it but I think it was in David Karp's Windows 7 Annoyances book...'-}}

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Oh and BTW: hope you enjoy the books!
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Thanks! It arrived today however, I'm in the middle of Jasper Fforde's "Lost in a Good Book"--so much fun!!!! '-}

Will report back on Atkinson when I get a chance to read it--will be a bit between Fforde, my sister's new laptop which arrived today and needs setting up along with doing my annual federal taxes (software also arrived today)...'-}}

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I don't find using Windows 8 on a normal screen any different to Windows 7 when I'm in the desktop and for me the Start Screen that is designed for tablet type users to find familiar it's really nothing more than a graphic display of shortcuts ... just like my desktop is covered with shortcut icons to websites, programs, files ......

Yes some things are difficult to find but then adapting to Windows 7 was not easy either.

This list of WINKEY + shortcuts is invaluable and worth printing out until you remember the ones most useful to you.

http://www.winbeta.org/guides/compre...oard-shortcuts

   
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