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    Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    And the 'Sun Valley' UI update adds a floating Start Menu and rounded corners everywhere.
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    Re: Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    Didn't we first have rounded corners in XP?

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    Re: Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Didn't we first have rounded corners in XP?
    It's a cycle.

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    Re: Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    Funny, till I read this, I didn't even notice the edges weren't rounded, probably because I use Fences on my desktop which has rounded corners!

    Also, I play games windowed... I kinda got used to moving the game window to the top right edge of my screen. Guess soon there'll be a few pixels that won't get covered up. That's going to annoy me.

    I've also just noticed that half the Icons on my desktop has rounded corners and half have square.
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    Re: Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    How about instead of floating menus (that just seem dumb to me) we have some simple UI improvements like being able to change the size of the system clock and not being forced to show the date in a teeny tiny font. Restoring the old behaviour of automatically setting the start in entry when creating a shortcut to a folder so the navigation pane reflects what folder has been opened. Being able to clear Windows security protection history. And the really radical idea of being allowed to delete/remove/hide icons in the start menu.

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    Re: Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    Remember... for every detail they change, there will be people that like them, complain about them, hate them or proclaim that it's the worst thing ever. You cannot win and MS NEVER will.

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    Re: Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    What? Are we not allowed to have opinions anymore?


    I just hope the update doesn't do anything drastic like brick my system!
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    Re: Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    What I'd like in the battery department on Windows 10 is for when you plug in the laptop, and hover over the battery indicator, for it to show the percent charge (e.g. 40%) rather than the time to full charge (e.g. 1 hours, 45 minutes). What I want to know is whether I have enough juice to go offline, and the percentage tells me that.

    This was the default in a bunch of versions of Windows, including XP, so maybe they'll switch back to it now that they're looking at rounded corners again.

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    Just reminded me, need to turn on the flaptop and update it.
    The damn things just sit idle and are a waste of my money,,,,,, at least until i get my act together and start transplanting my desktop hardware.

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    Re: Windows is getting better battery settings and usage stats

    "sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows"

    And, thanks to Windows 8, there is a phrase that will forever make me shudder.

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