I observe Windows 8 use different font now and I can't find the old fashioned dialog for detailed customizing all desktop elements like it was used up to Windows 7. The display control panel only offers change size on couple of basic elements. Also, any hint turning off smooth scrolling of list and combo boxes, it's annoying slow.
Out of the blue today when I opened PSE 11 and then tried to use it to open a file on my Desktop, it went to sleep. Task Manager showed it "not-responding". Rebooting the computer did not work. After a couple of tries, I waited for 2-3 minutes and it then displayed files on the desktop. I switched the location it was searching, which was Desktop to my photo folder, and everything started working normally. Closed and restarted, and it was fine opening files from my Pictures folder. But, when I switched it to Desktop it went to sleep again for 2-3 minutes. At one point it got a message, which I forget exactly, but basically saying it could not find the file it was searching for??
It seems unique to the Desktop location. The Desktop is part of the operating system (Windows 8.1), and on a SSD. The Pictures folder is on my HDDs. I don't recall making any changes to the setup.
Summary of the symptoms:
1. Only is slow with File, Open, or File, Open As, when the location is the Desktop 2. Operating system (8.1) is on a SSD. Normal file folder is on HDD. 3. Same actions when location is Pictures on HDD is normal. 4. Process Explorer does not seem to detect any activity going on during the "sleeping" mode
I was able to right-click a shortcut to a file on my desktop, click properties then change the icon. Its not working like that now. The icon won't change. Also, I use to have an Icon changer and manager program years ago. Any new program today that will change and manage my icons?
The other day my son stepped on my laptop and messed up the screen. Now when it starts up I get red lines going across the screen, but can still see the bios info and the windows logo and spinning dots when Windows loads just fine, however when Windows starts I just have a blank screen. Obviously the screen was damaged, but it seems to display the lower resolution okay. I just can't lower the resolution in Windows since I can't see what I'm doing. Plugging in an external monitor doesn't work, there's no output there. Is there way to change the resolution settings if I take it the hdd and plug it into another computer as an external drive? The laptop is an Intel cpu and my other machine is an AMD cpu, so I don't think just trying to boot the laptop hard drive in the desktop would work.
My DPI is currently on 250% and I like it this way. The problem is that the elements of my windows seem too big now and take up too much space.
If you open "My PC", the bar with "Name", "Type", "Available Space", etc is too thick. Is there no way to decrease the size of this bar and perhaps strip the entire layout like in good old XP? I don't need Groups/Categories twirl down menu, my current directory address/location, back&forth buttons, etc. I just need it simple and compact.
Few tips or tools on manual customization of windows layout? I tried googling but I only found out how to manually resize scroll bars Scrollbar - Change Width Size in Windows 8 ...
Ok I had windows 8 on my laptop at one time and i remember having a problem but forget what solved it. I just installed windows 8.1 and got light room installed, photomatix and a few other apps..
but adobe photoshop elements just wont go. my error lead me to a site that said to install adobe application manager . I downloaded ApplicationManager7.0_all.exe and it will not install.. just says installer failed to initialize
How would I set up Windows 8 so that I can edit the `path` environment variable in a fixed pitch font such as `Console` or `Lucida Console`? I don't want to change the font for other parts of Windows - only where paths are displayed. It seems I've been doing this in a terribly inappropriate font for many years and semicolons aren't great.
I have some old software that still runs fine on Windows 8 but with one exception in the way *some* Fonts are being handled.
The old software uses "MS Sans Serif" which is not a TrueType font. Up until win7 this was fine as the font displayed well. In Windows 8, it is skinny stick characters and n some cases, barely readable.
What I would like to do is to make a copy of the "Microsoft Sans Serif" which is a TT Font and copy it to the "MS Sans Serif," over-writing it so that both Fonts will have different file-names but the same contents. Then when the old app runs next time, I will again be able to see stuff.
Problem is when I tried to copy the Font in the Font Folder I got a message "Only a trusted installer can do this."
I'm disabling some fonts via font manager (NexusFont) because there's way to many fonts I don't use and it's really annoying to scroll through every single font in PhotoShop and Illustrator. So which fonts should I not disabled? Like what are the fonts that Windows 8.1 and programs usually use?
I installed my collection of fonts last night and since then the images (or maybe they're a kind of font?) in the menu bar in the start menu have gone missing and have been replaced by rectangles (which leads me to believe its a font problem). These weird rectangles have also replaced the arrows on scrollbars, the search button in the start menu... pretty much any kind of button in the Metro interface. I did not remove, rename, overwrite, or delete any existing fonts to my knowledge. take a look at my attached pic.
Is there any way to fix this or am I going to have to do *another* refresh?
I have Windows 8 Pro (64bit) and I have 1,904 fonts installed... It was working fine until one day some of the Windows fonts have been changed to different ones. Is there any way to reset the fonts installed? Since this is getting very annoying
Here is a screenshot taken from Office 2013 Professional Plus
Last night I downloaded the font Roboto (used by Google for their Android UI) and all of the weights installed properly, except for the Regular and Regular Italic weights. Trying to re-install the weights prompts a query if I want to replace them. Under the Control Panel's Fonts area, there are two ghost-like icons that would indicate the presence of the missing weights, and when I check for the fonts using "localhostc$WindowsFonts" I see them there (all copies). Furthermore, despite being the Administrator of my computer, I can't seem to delete them from this area. All my hidden files are turned on, so I'm not sure what else to do.
I downloaded a font from dafont.com, put the file in the downloads folder.....I installed the font and want to delete it out of my downloads folder. However, I can't. It says the file is open in the System.
I tried changing the name of the file, and I tried restarting the system....both no success.
Edit - Actually found out there there are more files doing this, and not just the font file.
Never got the chance yet to download windows 8.1 preview but I'm interested to know if it introduced any thing new to the font smoothing technology which is bad looking and not as sharp when compared to e.g. to OS X. I tested the original windows 8 in a virtual machine and I didn't endure how fonts look on it overall whether I'm using the OS itself or using applications like Office 2013.
I am using windows 8.1 x64, not activated (could be related??) and I was having issues for the last 2 weeks.
I couldn't get windows started until I restore my system to the last restore point. Then I had to reinstall few of the programs I had installed the day before to get back to normal again.
But there was a point, something I did that it broke windows again, and i had to restore my system again!! like this 5 times :S
Then i finally realized that there was a thing that i was doing always and i was doing it always before windows stopped working.
I am working with a prototyping tool for Android and i have to install the Android official font (Roboto), which i downloaded from here: developer.android.com/design/style/typography.html, and I copy paste it in c:windowsFonts.
Last time Windows wouldn't start I run a Linux live DVD and i deleted from Linux the Roboto fonts from c:windowsFonts. I tried to start Windows and it worked! so I am pretty sure all the trouble was with this fonts. But I need to work with this fonts!
I don't know what to call the system feedback I'm getting in an unreadable font. It's what comes up in the lower left of the screen when you hover over one of the format-change buttons here on the message edit box.
I want to change this font to something I can read.
my Skyrim just suddenly froze, and in a panic, I started to press alt F4 a lot, then I gave up, so I just signed out, but then when I signed back in, the text was white and there's no more fade in and out for metro and applications when I minimize/maximize them.
(1) How to increase the font size of Windows Explorer? (2) Is it possible to put in folder, file name in the TaskBar? I can pin applications like Ms Word, Power point but not any specific file or folder which I am using. (3) The time in the task bar is showing as 23:34.How can I make it to 11:34? (4) Like Windows XP is it possible to bring in a kind of a "Show Desktop" in the task bar so that I can quickly move into the Desktop from a current window.
I have increased my DPI to 250% to be able to read stuff in Windows without getting headache. Is there a way of increasing font size of start menu items as well?
And what about text size of items when alt tabbing, text size of charms bar (win+C) and text size of settings (win+i).
It seems to me that instead of improving the good old features of the older versions, Microsoft suddenly decided to replace them with lots of crap instead, not taking into account that there are people out there who don't have the eagle eye vision.
Any way to customise windows explorer columns to show folder size as well as file size and also change font colour dependent upon a category.
For example in my music folder I have 2 artists that contain adult mp3's so just to remind myself I would like their names to be say red. Also I have some empty folders as I have not yet obtained the albums and those would be say blue.
Example of what I am after :
Artist Album Size Auto Date Time Kevin Wilson 371.61MB 08.05.2014 19:46:45 5PP 54.85 MB 08.05.2014 19:47:10 Barefoot Man 637.87 MB 08.05.2014 19:47:28 Barron Knights 64.80 MB 08.05.2014 19:47:29 Benny Hill 324.99 MB 08.05.2014 19:47:41 Dick Jonas 746.45 MB 08.05.2014 19:48:16
If it can not be done in Explorer how do I replace Explorer with a replacement file manager.
Can I change hardware and improve font rendering in Windows 8?
Text on Windows 8 looks pretty awful on my hardware. I'm using an Nvidia 550ti card and a Dell U2410 monitor. Text, in browsers and in the Windows GUI, is spindly, pixellated, and headache-inducing. Evidence? Look at msn.com in IE10 and then look at it on a Mac, or boot a live Ubuntu DVD and take a look.
So... I see frequent assertions that my 24-inch 1920x1200 monitor lacks the DPI to render fonts correctly in Windows (it's 96 DPI). I also see frequent assertions that I need to use a different video card.
I'd buy new hardware in a flash if I knew it would solve this problem.
Would a new monitor and/or a new video card improve the looks of text in Windows 8?
Should I maybe look for a 15-inch FHD laptop that crams a lot of pixels into a small space?