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windows + r > "control printers" > enter has worked since XP

windows + x > p is the new one. Less typing. Or windows + i > Control Panel > Devices and printers. Or windows + c > Configuration > Control Panel > Devices and printers.


And yes, power users should familiarize with system shorcuts IMO.
 
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i own it. my brother owns it. many of my friends own it (the $15 upgrade)


none of us use it, because the UI is asshat backwards. i got paid to fix a win 8 users printer problems, and windows kept taking me to the metro 'devices' app where printers have NO OPTIONS AT ALL. i had to load the printer settings through fracking IE!


the OS is decent, but metro totally fecks it over.
I've installed a few printers using windows 8. I have no idea even what you are talking about honestly. Sounds like pilot error to me.

Also the UI is different. Not backwards. Take some time to learn it. I use it everyday in a production setting. Works AWESOME once you realize how to work it.
 

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so you're saying to use the OS, all new users must memorise keyboard shortcuts to reach them, and the menu labelled 'devices and printers' is what, just to troll people?
But we're not talking about "all new users," we're talking about PC enthusiasts like you and me. "All new users" can stick to Windows XP.
 

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ms stockholders should be really really worried now, or they could keep trolling potential customers on the interwebz, hoping that they will see the "error of their way" and proceed to install the fisher price OS on their pc. :rolleyes:
 

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"All new users" can stick to Windows XP.
How about no?

And shouldn't we have a Windows 8 vs the World Club by now so we don't have to contaminate the rest of the forums with that discussion?
 

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ms stockholders should be really really worried now, or they could keep trolling potential customers on the interwebz, hoping that they will see the "error of their way" and proceed to install the fisher price OS on their pc. :rolleyes:
I bet you said exactly the same thing when Windows XP came out. And Vista. And Windows 95, and 3.whatever.
 

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so you're saying to use the OS, all new users must memorise keyboard shortcuts to reach them, and the menu labelled 'devices and printers' is what, just to troll people?
Start/Metro Screen -> Control Panel -> Devices and Printers

Was that so hard?
 

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I've installed a few printers using windows 8. I have no idea even what you are talking about honestly. Sounds like pilot error to me.

Also the UI is different. Not backwards. Take some time to learn it. I use it everyday in a production setting. Works AWESOME once you realize how to work it.
use the doodad on the right of the screen to find 'devices', and try right clicking on the printer to get to even a single setting. there isnt any. you can get to it through any program thats printing, or control panel - but the stock 'devices' menu is where new users go (and some win 7 users, since its devices and printers menu actually worked)
 
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The devices screen is for adding or deleting devices, not configure them.
 

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The devices screen is for adding or deleting devices, not configure them.
and that is not written or mentioned anywhere. this end user (a 45 year old woman) found it via the metro interface, it says devices, it has her printer listed... and yet it cant do anything.


why the hell would adding a device and setting it up be split into two different areas? please explain that one, fanboys.


this whole dick swinging argument of 'well *I* made it work so i'm just smarter than you' is so fucking immature, and really just helps MS cover up the fact that they slapped a shitty unintuitive UI over the top of an existing one, and its fragmented in stupid ways.
 
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this whole dick swinging argument of 'well *I* made it work so i'm just smarter than you' is so fucking immature, and really just helps MS cover up the fact that they slapped a shitty unintuitive UI over the top of an existing one, and its fragmented in stupid ways.
LOL, it's funny because it's true :laugh: studies have shown that immature people like windows 8 more
 

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What I truly don't understand is why people don't use windows 8, and then if they hate the UI so much, use Start8 or Classic Shell? That way you get all the performance enhancements, while staying with your beloved Windows 7 UI. :laugh:
Why would I buy an OS if I'm just going to turn it into the OS that I already have? Especially when the only thing I really do with it anymore is play Stronghold Kingdoms?
 
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I've installed a few printers using windows 8. I have no idea even what you are talking about honestly. Sounds like pilot error to me.

Also the UI is different. Not backwards. Take some time to learn it. I use it everyday in a production setting. Works AWESOME once you realize how to work it.
oh YEAH its really great.

not. It sucks alot and i know how to work it. I even type the program that I want into it and it finds it... and you know what? Its STILL A SHITTY INTERFACE.

Don't lie to us... you hate it.. you just like trolling the forum a bit here and there... and I bet when you do it on your laptop it's a bit like "trolololo * BAM WEATHER APP COMBO BREAKER* and then you go **damn windows 8**... 'bessst OS evarrrr... Trolrolrolllolrolol"
 
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Maybe they are not noticeable to you, but Windows 8 Pro on my file server with significantly weaker hardware then my main rig is noticeable faster and more responsive then my main gaming rig with 7 on it.
I also have it on my 6 years old laptop, and is faster, I agree, but damn is fugly like hell and useless without the 3rd party programs installed.
 

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I'm starting to think Microsofts goal is to make humanity dumber, and meaner. If so, they are succeding. It's nice to see that I'm not the one getting upset though.
 
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and that is not written or mentioned anywhere. this end user (a 45 year old woman) found it via the metro interface, it says devices, it has her printer listed... and yet it cant do anything.


why the hell would adding a device and setting it up be split into two different areas? please explain that one, fanboys.


this whole dick swinging argument of 'well *I* made it work so i'm just smarter than you' is so fucking immature, and really just helps MS cover up the fact that they slapped a shitty unintuitive UI over the top of an existing one, and its fragmented in stupid ways.
My old man is 67 years old and he figured it out and he's no Bill Gates.
 

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windows + r > "control printers" > enter has worked since XP

windows + x > p is the new one. Less typing. Or windows + i > Control Panel > Devices and printers. Or windows + c > Configuration > Control Panel > Devices and printers.


And yes, power users should familiarize with system shorcuts IMO.
But you had the option to or not , it's some of these options we the people enjoyed using.

My old man is 67 years old and he figured it out and he's no Bill Gates.
Not everyone's the same.. My next door neighbor hates every thing after XP as that much has been changed.

Some people don't want or feel the need that they have to relearn how to use a OS and even more so it would not of hurt of having both options.. The new way and the old way.
 
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My old man is 67 years old and he figured it out and he's no Bill Gates.
Can you ask your old man if he's figured out what keeps breaking the ui and apps because the third time they broke for me (requireing a day 1 refresh ) I pulled that shit off and put 7 back on trololalolaloolalay right back at ya :p
 
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Can you ask your old man if he's figured out what keeps breaking the ui and apps because the third time they broke for me (requireing a day 1 refresh ) I pulled that shit off and put 7 back on trololalolaloolalay right back at ya :p
Been using it since day one. Never had that happen and I dunno why you keep calling me a troll. I'm just stating facts. As a matter of fact MS stock has been on the rise since Windows 8 has come out. Apparently (as I said before) the people on TPU are a dying market. All of your crying and complaining isn't going to stop the inevitable change of the PC market. Embrace Windows 8, learn it because the GUI isn't going anywhere.

and that is not written or mentioned anywhere. this end user (a 45 year old woman) found it via the metro interface, it says devices, it has her printer listed... and yet it cant do anything.


why the hell would adding a device and setting it up be split into two different areas? please explain that one, fanboys.


this whole dick swinging argument of 'well *I* made it work so i'm just smarter than you' is so fucking immature, and really just helps MS cover up the fact that they slapped a shitty unintuitive UI over the top of an existing one, and its fragmented in stupid ways.
If all else fails just read the directions.
 

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If you can use windows 7 then you can use windows 8. I have mine setup to show desktop always and I have start8 (but there are free ones). The only time I ever interface with metro is by mistake but its a simple click on the desktop pane to get me back. I did have issues with wireless drivers when I first bought WIN8 but now I have upgraded my whole WLAN and it works as it should.
 

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Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB

brandonwh64

Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
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System Name The StarCrunch Defender! | X58 Cruncher!
Processor I7 6700K @ STOCK | Intel I7-920
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 | Alienware MS-7543 X58
Cooling Corsair A70 Push/Pull | Corsair H50
Memory Crucial Ballistix DDR4 2400 MHz | Pereema 3x2GB DDR3
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Gaming G1 GTX 1070 | Gigabyte 7970 3GB
Storage 2x Samsung Pro 256GB M.2 SSD's in Raid 0 | 4TB Western Digital SATA drive
Display(s) ViewSonic VG2227wm 1080P | OLD viewsonics
Case NZXT Tempest 410 Elite | NZXT Source 210
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 750TX | Enermax Liberty 500W
Mouse MX518 | MX502
Keyboard TESORO Mechanical | ANZO Mechanical
Software Windows 10 Pro on both
now i know you're trolling. a man reading directions?
I have to agree with this statement! If a man cannot fix something with the directions tossed aside and a beer then they need to put on a dress and get a manicure.