I've got this problem with my new laptop, where if I do something with the touchpad (I'm not sure what the exact movement is, but it keeps happening when I'm trying to select things), Windows 8 will jump into the new interface screen.
Is there any way to turn this function off? I've got a button on the keyboard to switch to the interface, so I don't need this particular touchpad function, and it's more of a hindrance than a support.
How do I find this "feature" in windows 8.1 so I can turn the darn thing off: Prevent Windows From Being Automatically Arranged When Moved To The Edge Of The Screen Total frustrating not being able to have windows on my screen without them all automatically maximizing! I searched under mouse, and Aero, , but its just not visible to me.
For reasons I can't explain, the time on my computer keeps randomly jumping forward, usually several times a day, in 10-30 minute increments. I go in and re-sync it to the internet time servers each time I notice, but it just changes randomly again a little bit later. The time.windows.com server usually returns the message "An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.windows.com. This operation returned because the timeout period expired.", the other servers sometimes the same, sometimes no problem. The other computers on my network don't seem to have any problems.
is there a way to turn off the voluntary cursor jumping. I am typing, my cursor is 2 sentences above where I actually want to type. It takes me forever to type anything because I always have to be cautious of where my cursor is resting, so it doesn't move me and have me typing in random places in a document or email. Quite often I have to double click on my touchpad to certify my cursor has not jumped to another place in my document.
I have a Dell E5530 laptop using Win 8. I use Open Office for document writing.
I'm a Windows 8. I'm trying to RDP from my new Windows 8 laptop to an XP desktop, both of which are on my home network. When I try, I get the below error...
Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1) Remote access to the server is not enabled 2) The remote computer is turned off 3) The remote computer is not available on the network
As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...
- On the XP machine, in System settings / Remote, "Allow users to connect to this system" is Checked. I have successfully RDP'd to this machine in the past, but this is the first time I've tried from the Windows 8 machine.
- From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.
- Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.
Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.
My previous machines where XP and Win7. Win 8 was forced upon me buying my current Rig. It's Metro Interfacelooks like a Giant Mobile Phone! I installed Classic Start Menu. It however gets flooded over by a giant Metro Screen, (when it decides It needs something), and there is no official way out, apart from closing down the Application via Task manager. Writing a program with no way out was in my days classed as anti social program behaviour. Why does MS elevate this to desired behaviour in Win8? I would like to see this crap interface purged from my machine. If that's not possible, I'll install Win7. What, after all, was wrong with the Interface that served us well from NT via Win95/98 via Win XP,Vista, tru Win7. Metro is frankly a Pile of rotten Horse Shit! It requires re-training of all staff who were previously accomplished for up to Win7.
I have a Acer Aspire 7250-3821 laptop windows 8 when I turn on my laptop I go through 4-steps to get to my desktop. I would love to raise the top on my laptop and go straight to my desktop I have tried to reset what my laptop does but nothing I do gives me the start up I would like to have. how to accomplish the startup I need when raising the top of my Acer Aspire laptop.
I have a new Dell laptop w/Windows 8 - 64 bit system. I installed my old printer (Dellv313w Inkjet) with updated drivers last week. It worked fine for a couple of days. Now I'm getting the message "nothing can be sent from the desktop" in devices. I cannot grasp the jargon of computers.
My Windows 8 became laggy ever since I restarted my PC yesterday, March 28, around 5pm it was the first time I restarted my PC since Sunday, March 23. I have been looking for some solutions on Google and tried them but it didn't solved my problem.
I also haven't installed anything since March 24 and it was just Hearthstone (a game). The solutions I tried were scanning my PC using Windows Defender and ComboFix, both AV have not found issues. I also tried killing processes like sqlservr.exe, googledrivesync.exe and ReportingServicesService.exe but it didn't solve my problem also. Also, I did a System Restore which I thought would solve my problem, but didn't.
I also noticed earlier that whenever I boot in to the desktop of the OS, the UI will not lag but after a couple of minutes it will start to. It is very noticeable because the animations are slow like the animation of the sidebar when you put the cursor on the top-right or bottom-right of the screen, the animation on the Start menu and the animation of popping up of windows.
I've installed StartMenuReviver which I find an excellent program. I've noticed that when I use the standard power off feature of the Metro interface that power is still present on (my) USB ports as witnessed by USB speakers still on and USB mouse still glowing (multi-coloured lighting inbuilt)
IF I use the power off feature of the StartmenuReviver app then I truly power off; speaker on light goes off as does the lighting feature of the mouse.
Obviously a complete shutdown is preferable so I turn off using the StartMenuReviver app. Is their a reason the Metro app doesn't fully shut down PC ??
Windows 8 shutdown process and user interface is stupid. It looks like it was designed by someone that belongs in a mental facility in a padded room. I have to logoff first then click on the screen and then click turn off computer. Start button is hidden and have a stupid different screen to bring me to. The only good thing I see with Windows 8 is it boots faster than previous Windows releases. Is there a way to make it work like previous Windows releases without spending more money?
I have a strange problem: connecting a Canon Powershot G10 digital camera via USB 2.0 to my Win 8.1 laptop presents no problem (info pops up).
But: Using the same cable connected to my desktop PC, there is no reaction whatsoever. No device manager listing, no error message. The USB ports are all working perfectly with other devices (sticks, external hard drive, wireless mouse & keyboard). Moreover, until some weeks ago, the Canon camera was recognized normally.
I have a Windows 8 HP laptop and the screen is just flashing. I have looked through other users posts and tried a few things but nothing is fixing the issue. I can't get past the flashing screen to enter Control panel, Safe boot or anything as the flashing is preventing me getting anywhere!! Lots of photos not backed up so don't want to lose them!
I'm planning on moving an SSD system drive from a laptop that is starting to experience difficulties to a desktop PC.
I'm retired now and my laptop never moves off my desk, so this has offered an opportunity to upgrade at little expense. My laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61, dual core Pentium 4 T4300 2.1GHz with 2 x 120GB SSD drives installed.
The desktop I want to upgrade with the SSD drives is an HP DX6120 Pentium 4 HTT 3.2GHz unit that I've picked up very cheap.
I know a clean install of either Windows 7 or Windows 8 would be best practice, but is there a way I could just transfer the disk to the PC ?
I was trying to use Windows Explorer to wirelessly browse my Android folders with the ES File Explorer app. The app issued me the local ftp IP and port to connect. I also setup a username and password for the connection.
When I entered those credentials on Vista, Win Explorer displayed folders as usual and allowed the usual drag and drop and cut/paste features. However, with Win 8.1 the interface looks like an HTML web page where all my Android folders display as links, and files and folders can only be downloaded. Is there some configuration setting I'm missing to make it look the old way?
I have three monitors connected up, sometimes when i open the metro screen via the windows key, it just freezes, i'm unable to close it or do anything with it, pressing the windows button does nothing either. I can still work on the other two screens however.S earching then clicking on files ALWAYS freezes it, to fix it i have to log out then back in or restart explorer.exe, why is this happening?
I installed Windows 8 in another partition just to learn it and do the move later. I got no big issues but...The next day I noticed I have no mouse pointer in the "metro" interface. If I am in the desktop the pointer shows OK.
I looked carefully at boot/turn off stages and at the beginning the mouse pointer is there but suddenly disappears. The same is when power off. Suddenly appears just before the final stages of the turn off procedure.
I can see the visual signals (mouse over) and click in apps but no pointer at all.
when I connect my USB 3g to windows 8, google chrome, ie, idm ..... all applications running but the metro interface does not work, it shows me a message that I'm offline and I need to connect to the internet for my email sync, for example the problem is that it works for all the other software but not metro interface
knowing that I have the final version of Windows 8 pro
I have an Asus N550JV touchscreen laptop that I use primarily as a desktop replacement with my external monitors. I have set everything up to use the desktop interface and desktop versions of all apps where possible. Today I decided to take the laptop out and am now using the touchscreen. I am looking for a way to have the interface automatically switch to a Metro interface for everything once it recognizes that I am using the touchscreen for a bit. Is there any way to set up this behavior?
I have a Laptop, plus a Desktop, both running Win 8.1 - 64-bit
I posted my question here Windows 8.1 Aug Update Released (KB2975719)
But was told I should rather post it in this section for more responses, so here goes ...
I have 1 x Laptop, plus 1 x Desktop that I need to update with the latest MS update releases.
That means I will need to download & update on each machine. Both are Windows 8.1 64-bit units, and they have both had all previous updates installed.
Given that my Internet connection is very slow, and "out of bundle" data usage is VERY expensive here in South Africa, is there a way I can download the update once, save it to a USB drive, and use that to update both machines?
Once the update file is on the USB drive, how to install the update file on each machine? e.g. can I just copy the file to each machine, and then run/execute the files?
I am using Windows 8.1 on a laptop. When Windows was first installed, it would boot up to the tile view. Since I would switch over to the traditional desktop, at some point Windows started booting up to the traditional desktop.
How do I return to the tile view from the traditional desktop view?
I have this problem here since ~2months ago, i try to open IE10 on Metro interface, and nothing happens! i already tried to put all defalut settings for IE, and still won't open. the IE10 on classic interface opens and works with no problems.
I think I'm fighting a network permissions problem, but I'm stuck.
I have reliable connections to my DSL modem and to the internet. I would like to enable/disable my network interface, in this case the ethernet connection to my DSL modem, (not the DSL modem connection to the phone line).
After cruising through the Control Panel/Network and Sharing/Change Adapter Settings/ menus, I made a desktop shortcut to my Ethernet device. Right clicking on the shortcut shows a context menu with "Disable". This option works fine and cancels the connection to the modem. After that, the shortcut context menu remains the same: no option for "Enable" is shown.
However, if I follow "Open file location" to the control panel's Network screen, the context menu for the target icon DOES contain "enable". More strange: after clicking on main Network context menu, now the desktop shortcut displays "Enable". Sometimes nothing "enables" until I run the "Diagnose" option several times with administrative priv. (I am the administrator).
Basically the taskbar just freezes, however when you click on the buttons they still work, it spreads until the whole interface no longer works, things like windows media center and games lock up and forced to reboot. Nothing using up the cpu in task manager etc and I can't see anything in event viewer (although not 100% sure where i'd look)
It happens completely randomly, cant seem to replicate it and im doing different things each times it happens!