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Does anyone here remember Windows XP?
It was a great Windows OS. I think Microsoft should make a Windows 10 theme based off of it, even with the classic Windows XP-esque start menu merged with the Windows 10 start menu. How does that sound?

04/23/2019

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New Computer
I've just got a new computer with Windows 10. It doesn't have an instructional manual and there are a lot of features I have not seen before. Any suggestions on anything I need might need to watch out for?

04/23/2019

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How can Microsoft help you
We should all know by now how we can help now let's start with some helpful ideas. Brainstorm people

04/23/2019

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What do you think of Microsoft's UI Design?
Since Windows 8, Microsoft's taken the lead in pioneering modern UI design standards. The goal seems to be to make a cohesive touch-friendly UI across Windows, with an emphasis on flat, sharp elements and icons as well as tiles that have defined a lot of Microsoft's design language. With the inclusion of fluent design, subtle references to skeuomorphism, like lighting, highlights, and texture have been added back to Windows, without compromising any other modern design guidelines. These efforts are commendable, and demonstrates Microsoft's progressive design standards. However, the focus on mobile-friendly and touch-friendly interfaces has become concerning, especially since new designs have changed from a mobile-first to a mobile-only style. Large fonts and buttons, excessive padding, and limited customizability might be fine on mobile apps because mobile devices are limited, and more difficult to work with, but these same design elements are hostile and inefficient to mouse-and-keyboard users. If you compare Windows 10 apps to their Windows 7 counterparts, you can see that the newer apps take up more screen space while doing more or less the same function. This is a problem. A focus on Mobile-friendly design should not ever mean mouse-and-keyboard unfriendly, especially since this is the primary method of input on desktop computers. I was once especially fond of the Microsoft Office interface as an example of crisp, modern design that does not compromise mouse and keyboard usability. Most importantly, Office came with a "touch mode" and "mouse mode" option, creating the most optimal interface for each input method. However, the latest redesign of the Office ribbon seems to move further and further from these sensible design guidelines. The new simplified ribbon has no changes for mouse and touch mode, along with a host of other issues. I'm concerned over the direction of Microsoft's UI design, and I'd like to bring up these issues for consideration.

04/23/2019

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17195

See what's on the Start menu. Content provided by Microsoft. Applies to: Windows 10. Select Product Version. Apps, settings, files—they can all be found on the Start menu. Just select the Start button on the taskbar. Next, make it yours by pinning apps and programs, or moving and regrouping tiles.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/windows-10...

Learn how to customize and export Start layout. Taskbar options. Starting in Windows 10, version 1607, you can pin additional apps to the taskbar and remove default pinned apps from the taskbar.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/surface-hub/surface-hub-start-menu

Configure Surface Hub Start menu. 01/17/2018; 2 minutes to read; Contributors. In this article. The January 17, 2018 update to Windows 10 (build 15063.877) enables customized Start menus on Surface Hub devices. You apply the customized Start menu layout using mobile device management (MDM).

https://docs.microsoft.com/.../changes-to-start-policies-in-windows-10

This removes the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands from the Start Menu, Start Menu power button, CTRL+ALT+DEL screen, and Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows menu. ... Deprecated Group Policy settings for Start. The Start policy settings listed below do not work on Windows 10. Most of them were deprecated in Windows 8 however a few more ...

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028294

To open the Start menu—which contains all your apps, settings, and files—do either of the following: On the left end of the taskbar, select the Start icon. Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard.