When I click on the Notifications bell at the top of the site, I see the drop-down and the throbber.
It keeps going and going, last time for over 1 hour, without producing any results. Is this a known problem? Is there an ETA for a fix?
Firefox, Chrome, Chromium and Opera all Linux: when I open the top-level www.thurrott.com site, see notifications by the top-most bell, then use the bell's drop-down to select where to go, I can't use the browser's back button or [Alt]+[Left] or [Backspace] to return to www.thurrott.com. The browser remains at the article even though the address bar shows www.thurrott.com.
I tried to renew my premium membership today, but I came across this above. Shipping? What exactly would y'all be shipping me? Is this an error? If so, would shipping be refunded? Or is there an ETA for removing the shipping charge?
The image above shows that what appears in the notifications drop-down list under the bell in the upper-right isn't want appears in the My Notifications page. Shouldn't they be the same or closely related?
I had to reinstall my Insider Preview VM from scratch this past week. I have it on an external drive, and that drive failed, and my last backup of the VDI file was older than the latest build ISO, so I decided to experience the new Windows smell again.
The first thing was Cortana during the install process. The speaker button in the bottom-right corner didn't work, but I was installing into a VM, so I could mute the host OS (or, had I thought of it, not given the VM a virtual sound system).
Next, and this goes way back, though not as far back as Windows NT 4, the first account Windows creates has Administrator privileges. Not unreasonable, but there's no warning that the account created has Administrator privileges. I'd love to see MSFT's telemetry on how many Windows PCs are running logged in accounts with Administrator privileges. I figure it's way too high. [In contrast, NT4 activates the old built-in Administrator account, prompts the user/owner to enter a password, then suggests the user/owner create another account for actual use. Why was that sensible approach deprecated?]
Then there's the lock screen and login screen. There's no way to set a specific image for the login screen. It's only possible to set a specific image for the lock screen, then choose to use the same image for the login screen. However, if you use the registry tweak to disable the lock screen, you can't change the lock screen image in Settings > Personalization. MSFT REALLY wants Windows 10 users to use the lock screen so users can see lock screen ads?
Minor: the latest build doesn't seem to respect the setting to disable app suggestions in the Start menu. If you go into Settings, enable then disable it, suggestions won't appear in the Start menu for the rest of the session, but log out and log in and suggestions reappear. Yes, I've submitted this as feedback.
Of all of these, first account with Administrator privilege without suggesting the user/owner create another account for typical use is not good at all. That approach may explain why Windows UAC has to be so much more intrusive than sudo under Linux.
I've used Windows since version 1 (the original tiled window UI). Since Windows 3, the thing I've liked best about Windows is the ability MSFT provided to replace much of the Windows UI.
I hated Program Manager (pre-Windows 95), so I used Norton Desktop. I used Windows 95 briefly, much more Windows NT4, and I got into LiteStep and its themes, which lasted me to the end of Windows XP's days. (I still use a very minimal LiteStep theme in my XP VM.) LiteStep stopped working adequately in Windows 7 (I skipped Vista), so I switched to the even more minimal Emerge Desktop. Since Windows 8, I've been using Classic Shell.
I have to give MSFT credit for letting me replace most of the Windows UI, replacing it with what I preferred. If Windows 10 S means the end of customizing Windows, I'm going to avoid it if possible. I value the flexibility MSFT has given me heretofore. I don't want to see it end. Sadly, that seems to be the path MSFT intends to take.
Firefox 54.0.1 both 32-bit and 64-bit both Windows and Linux
Hover the mouse over the topmost notifications bell, and the black box with the Notifications caption in white letters completely covers the bell. NBD if one could click anywhere on the caption to open the Notifications drop-down, but that’s not the case. Still need to click where the bell is even though it’s completely hidden.
Same caption placement with Edge, though clicking anywhere in the caption in Edge does display the Notifications drop-down.
Going out of your way to make this site unusable with Firefox.
Saw this on reddit.
Several comments I’ve read in the last few hours aren’t word wrapping correctly. Hopefully, if I keep making this sentence as long as possible this would also show up in a Forum post.
Annoying, to say the least.
The comment system only provides a toolbar item for italic text. However, as illustrated here, it can reproduce bold and bold italics as well. Why isn’t there a toobar item for boldface?
It's taken me a while, but I finally tried opening 2 Settings sessions at once: Update was running already, and I tried opening Display Settings too. All that did was switch the one Settings window to Display Settings, with no back arrow in the top-left corner.
Looks like Settings is truly a UWP-style app, and it can only handle one instance. If so, for PCs it's a definite step backwards from Control Panel.
I wonder how long it'll take MSFT to permit multiple simultaneous instances of Settings sections.
The article https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/118291/mozilla-delivers-best-firefox-ever shows 50 comments, but only 6 premium and 16 standard comments appearing. A couple of my own comments aren't appearing though they show up in the Activity tab in https://www.thurrott.com/users/hrlngrv/#1.