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Re: Windows 10
« Reply #450 on: April 20, 2017, 09:53:59 AM »
Cheaper Than Dirt


Hey, thanks. I've never heard of that before.

(I'm simply not invited to those kinds of parties.) Bookmarked.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #451 on: May 08, 2017, 12:08:23 AM »
anyone know...why certain programs are still listened but sort of..grayed out in the start menu

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #452 on: May 08, 2017, 12:15:14 AM »
anyone know...why certain programs are still listened but sort of..grayed out in the start menu

Do you have a screenshot? If it is what I am imagining,  It usually means that they are being updated throught the Store and haven't finished.


Re: Windows 10
« Reply #453 on: May 08, 2017, 12:26:58 AM »
Do you have a screenshot? If it is what I am imagining,  It usually means that they are being updated throught the Store and haven't finished.

If it persists, open up a cmd window and run wsreset.exe

You can google that if you want to see how it works and what it does. It doesn't hurt anything from my experience.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #454 on: May 08, 2017, 01:05:35 AM »
Do you have a screenshot? If it is what I am imagining,  It usually means that they are being updated throught the Store and haven't finished.

yeah..


Re: Windows 10
« Reply #455 on: May 08, 2017, 01:08:03 AM »
yeah..

I would try running wsreset.exe and see if that works or you can wait and see if MV chimes in.


Re: Windows 10
« Reply #456 on: May 08, 2017, 01:12:14 AM »
I would try running wsreset.exe and see if that works or you can wait and see if MV chimes in.

thanks...i mean the programs still launch and all..was just wondering why some are like that

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #457 on: May 08, 2017, 06:09:25 AM »
yeah..

All the icons are equally bright, so I am thinking maybe it is something in your personalization or theme settings for text.  Look in settings/Personalization/

Theres a Start selection there and themes, background colors.  look at the selections under colors as well.  Sometimes it fixes everything to turn transparencies off.  It looks like you have transparency on.  Some computers can handle transparencies better than other. It could just be that.


Re: Windows 10
« Reply #458 on: May 08, 2017, 07:26:23 AM »
Microsoft has rebranded I.E. as Edge.  Is it as full of vulnerabilities as I.E. was?

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #459 on: May 08, 2017, 07:33:23 AM »
Microsoft has rebranded I.E. as Edge.  Is it as full of vulnerabilities as I.E. was?

Here is the definitive source. You can be the judge.

https://www.cvedetails.com/product/32367/Microsoft-Edge.html?vendor_id=26I'm

https://www.cvedetails.com/product/124/Microsoft-IE.html?vendor_id=26

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #460 on: May 08, 2017, 07:49:25 AM »
Here is the definitive source. You can be the judge.
3 years with 199 vulnerabilities found - that seems worse than IE. Breakdown of categories even makes it sound worse.


Re: Windows 10
« Reply #461 on: May 08, 2017, 07:55:58 AM »
3 years with 199 vulnerabilities found - that seems worse than IE. Breakdown of categories even makes it sound worse.

Yep. You would think M$ would have learned their lesson with I.E. And with a browser having less functionality and less customization than I.E., could have put out a relatively bullet proof product.

But who knows how many vulnerabilities are intentional based on 3 letter agency desirements.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #462 on: May 08, 2017, 11:11:05 AM »
Microsoft has rebranded I.E. as Edge.  Is it as full of vulnerabilities as I.E. was?

Actually, Edge is an entirely separate and new browser. If you search for it, you'll find Win10 also includes IE.

In addition to being separate and new, Edge is also a pile of shit. MS should just stop making browsers. It's been the source of the company's problems for 20 years and there are inarguably Superior options out there.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #463 on: May 08, 2017, 11:27:59 AM »
MS should just stop making browsers. It's been the source of the company's problems for 20 years and there are inarguably Superior options out there.

Fixed it.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #464 on: May 08, 2017, 11:41:04 AM »

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #465 on: May 08, 2017, 12:20:03 PM »
Actually, Edge is an entirely separate and new browser. If you search for it, you'll find Win10 also includes IE.

In addition to being separate and new, Edge is also a pile of shit. MS should just stop making browsers. It's been the source of the company's problems for 20 years and there are inarguably Superior options out there.
Mircosoft should just install Firefox as a default browser. Generally speaking, open source programs like firefox is better because more people can fine tune the program.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #466 on: May 08, 2017, 12:39:25 PM »
Mircosoft should just install Firefox as a default browser. Generally speaking, open source programs like firefox is better because more people can fine tune the program.

Or Netscape. Full circle.

Kidding aside, I agree. Or at least present the user​ with a prompt that lets them select FF or Chrome.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #467 on: May 08, 2017, 03:12:42 PM »
Or at least present the user​ with a prompt that lets them select FF or Chrome.
I think there was a court ruling by the EU to that effect.

edit: found it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Corp_v_Commission#Related_investigations

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #468 on: May 08, 2017, 03:16:11 PM »

Amazing how much faster chrome is when you ungoogle it.

https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #469 on: May 08, 2017, 04:15:51 PM »
I think there was a court ruling by the EU to that effect.

edit: found it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Corp_v_Commission#Related_investigations

ah, yep... you're right.  i'd forgotten about that.  that's a good system.  i wonder if edge is included in the EU version of win10 regardless of which browser users choose.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #470 on: May 08, 2017, 04:16:59 PM »
Amazing how much faster chrome is when you ungoogle it.

https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium

i would use that, for sure, but it's just so nice having all of my browser stuff synced between machines at home/work/mobile.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #471 on: May 08, 2017, 04:34:41 PM »
i would use that, for sure, but it's just so nice having all of my browser stuff synced between machines at home/work/mobile.

I run Nextcloud on a vps, lets me sync passwords and bookmarks across devices with some extensions. It's not ideal yet, but close, and I like having an alternative to Drive/Dropbox that isn't run by blue haired tech commies.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #472 on: May 08, 2017, 06:35:54 PM »
All the icons are equally bright, so I am thinking maybe it is something in your personalization or theme settings for text.  Look in settings/Personalization/

Theres a Start selection there and themes, background colors.  look at the selections under colors as well.  Sometimes it fixes everything to turn transparencies off.  It looks like you have transparency on.  Some computers can handle transparencies better than other. It could just be that.

i checked..didn;t seem like there was anything causing it so i am at a loss lol

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #473 on: May 08, 2017, 06:59:23 PM »
i checked..didn;t seem like there was anything causing it so i am at a loss lol

Is your rig nvidia based for graphics?

Following up Grav's wsreset tip:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_store/apps-greyed-out-and-underlined-in-windows-10-start/6de03fee-ae4f-44b6-90f3-acf1e60eb0a8

There seems to be a second suggestion involving the nvidia driver.  I would doubt that's your issue but if the driver is down level you might want to update it anyways.  Some guy named Donny says that helped after the first, rather ugly, solution of wsreset and re-installing dodgy Apps

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #474 on: May 08, 2017, 08:29:29 PM »
Actually, Edge is an entirely separate and new browser. If you search for it, you'll find Win10 also includes IE.

In addition to being separate and new, Edge is also a pile of shit. MS should just stop making browsers. It's been the source of the company's problems for 20 years and there are inarguably Superior options out there.

Internet Explorer: The number one browser for downloading another browser.


Re: Windows 10
« Reply #475 on: May 08, 2017, 08:52:13 PM »
Is your rig nvidia based for graphics?

Following up Grav's wsreset tip:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_store/apps-greyed-out-and-underlined-in-windows-10-start/6de03fee-ae4f-44b6-90f3-acf1e60eb0a8

There seems to be a second suggestion involving the nvidia driver.  I would doubt that's your issue but if the driver is down level you might want to update it anyways.  Some guy named Donny says that helped after the first, rather ugly, solution of wsreset and re-installing dodgy Apps

thanks for that..IT didn't fix it..but another link in that discussion did lol

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #476 on: May 08, 2017, 08:53:38 PM »
thanks for that..IT didn't fix it..but another link in that discussion did lol

Bitchin'    8)

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #477 on: May 08, 2017, 10:15:01 PM »
thanks for that..IT didn't fix it..but another link in that discussion did lol

Ain't bellgab grand?  :)

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #478 on: May 08, 2017, 10:36:37 PM »
Internet Explorer: The number one browser for downloading another browser.

for sure.

Re: Windows 10
« Reply #479 on: May 10, 2017, 09:37:31 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GhostBSD

best OS to use for security and safety online. system engineer approved.