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Old 02-28-2018, 09:35 AM   #31
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It's quite simple to bypass the MS account nonsense ... IF you know the trick. This explains it nicely:

https://windows.gadgethacks.com/how-...count-0163711/

   
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:53 AM   #32
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Thanks. It has been several years of me seeing interfaces with choices being spread all over a screen with some being buttons, some not, some large, some small, etc. But I'm still not used to it.

   
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That's a nice clear writeup...I've saved the url for future spreading...


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Old 02-28-2018, 12:16 PM   #34
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andrew: But I'm still not used to it.
I think the Win10 screen design is hard to read too...


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Old 03-01-2018, 11:27 AM   #35
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In this case, I think it's deliberate on Microsoft's part. They want you to use your MS account. They really REALLY want you to use it. *

* No, I mean it. REALLY REALLY REALLYREALLYREALLYREALLYREALLY want you to.**

** But screw 'em. ;-)

   
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Excellent advice! '-}}



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Funny thing. I have the replacement computer now and during setup Windows 10 didn't prompt for a Microsoft account. Not that I'm complaining.

   
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Ahhhh...Microsoft...always leaving them guessing...'-}}



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My replacement computer seems okay. I did the entire checklist except for HDMI and memory card tests. My plan now is to fiddle around with it for a few days before installing my software and moving my files over.

With a previous Win 10 computer I had (and returned), I used a third party start menu as I set it up. But then I removed it and spent about 15 minutes getting used to the Win 10 one. Main thing I had to understand is the all apps list is easier to navigate than I thought. Even easier in some ways than Win 7. Rather than trying to explain this, I found a link that demonstrates what made the menu usable for me.

Now, as for all those silly tiles over to the right of the program list, I plan to create categories over there and have small tiles for instant access to my most used programs.

Oh, one more thing. The start menu's white text on black background was driving me nuts, and I found no way to make it dark type on a white background. But I found a shade of gray for the background that makes this work for me.

   
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Glad that your replacement system looks to be good and...that you found a way to work with the Win10 Start Menu.

I rarely use the Start Menu because I have shortcuts on my desktop for all the stuff I use--frequently or infrequently--but I still liked Classic Start because it gave me options for tweaking what items display in the Start Menu and how they are displayed. Also of course, I couldn't live without the Classic Start Explorer portion since it fixes that damned bounce in the file list display which drove me absolutely nuts! '-}}



With respect to changing the Start Menu color, I found the following--in no particular order:


1. intowindows.com - how to change the color of the Win 10 Start Menu


2. cnet.com - customizing the Win 10 Start Menu


3. howtogeek.com - 10 ways to customize the Win 10 Start Menu


4. tenforums.com - change the accent color in Win10


5. lifehacker.com - customizing Win10 Start Menu




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