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Windows The Windows 10 Thread

Discussion in 'Software' started by impar, 30 Sep 2014.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Can Plex or Kodi not do what you want?
     
  2. gosh

    gosh Member

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    already got both on it but this is a project to have a tablet in a picture frame on the wall, showing news/weather/notifications on standby and streaming music from spotify/network to BT soundbar like a pub digital jukebox. got everything sorted but the bloomin' news on lock screen which after further reading seems impossible so unless windows has a big overlay/reskin app i'm androiding it
     
  3. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    HI I have searched for this but couldn't find anything here. I did find that others have had similar problems with update 1709.
    When it first installed on my PC (Win 10 Pro) I noticed that it had created duplicates of some of the entries in the Start Menu and had suffixed some of the shortcuts on the Start Page with an (1).
    Having seen others have this problem it seems as if it is because I have programs sorry apps (pff) installed on different drives.
    Fortunately the fix was to roll back and postpone updates. I accidentally just downloaded it again and it installed whilst I was away from the PC.
    Guess what, it f'd up all my menu and shortcuts again. Another roll back fixed it again, but I am wondering a couple of things.
    1. How long can I keep just rolling back
    2. Is there a fix for this?
    Surely this can't be going unnoticed at M$ house!!!
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I love how people get all sniffy about "app". It's not a modern term, y'know. Has nothing to do with smartphones, either. It was in common use in the early 1980s, and I'm sure you've heard of things being described as a "killer app" - first recorded usage 1988.
     
  5. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Morse Monkey

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    Explained perfectly by stackoverflow.com:

    A computer program is a set of instructions that can be executed on a computer. An application is software that directly helps a user perform tasks. The two intersect, but are not synonymous. A program with a user-interface is an application, but many programs are not applications.
     
  6. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    Yeh, don't you just hate it. :p

    Anyhoo (hoping nobody objects to the use of the term anyhoo),
    Us olduns need something to moan about.
    "I remember what it was all programs around here."

    Thanks stackoverflow.com via Sentinel-R1
     

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