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  1. Why was that released before, then? It should not have been released! - you would say. Apple can nearly exclusively focus on the front-end. They don't need to handle the back-end that is being done for them for free. They can have a team of 10 people working for 6 month to ensure that the sliding animation of some panel is perfectly smooth, and looks nice. Microsoft can't do this. In fact they are stuck with legacy stuff. Mainly Shell32 (I'll explain later). What Microsoft is doing is doing porting everything under UWP framework, which allows them to use GPU acceleration for fast and responsive interfaces to be made, and that allows them to have every panel to be updated with a modern framework model used by the industry everywhere (well, almost), which is the separation of the GUI code with the code of the software, and have layouts of panels to be coded via simple XML. This allows people from the outside of the team responsible for something to change things or polish things, like the design team or other people at the company without being knowledgeable of the code base and risking breaking things, if they allow to have this "internal open source" project type of thing. However, you need to get there, and that is what MS is doing. It is an investment for the future, if you will. One thing that is holding back, is Shell32, that is the interface of Windows. Introduced in Windows 95, still used today, that is the graphical interface engine of your login screen, your task bar, desktop, and hence why you have stuff like: right-click menu on your desktop is not matching the one from the Start menu. stuff are hacked up to make it look a match... which I am sure you noticed, but doesn't really match due to the framework limitation, which I am sure Microsoft can fix, but they are putting their resources into the replacement of Shell32... and that is CShell. CShell is far from ready, but you can see a preview of it with the Surface Hub 2 reveal trailer which shows what is planned via concepts. Some of the notable changes Support for any screen rotation angle, not just landscape and portrait (applications can know the screen orientation, and have it's interface adapt if it choose to) Multiple screen support at the login screen No more screen turning black when switching user accounts fully GPU renders Animated wallpaper at login screen Not shown but part of CShell: An interface that adapts to changing form factor. Tablet mode that you have is pretty bad, mostly because it is a hacked up job to Shell32. CShell would allow smooth transmission and remove some of the application glitches that sometimes can occur with Tablet modes when mode switch occurs. I would be glad to hear about them. Keep in mind that Windows can't fix your hardware issues and driver issues. Well Control Panel days are numbered, and I am sure that Microsoft would be very happy pressing the kill switch on it as soon as possible. The Settings panel has support internally at every level. I see a lot of wasted space to me in the Control Panel: It will come.
  2. Did you give it an honest try? I don't see any difference in the old and new control panel in terms of usability. The old Control Panels has no proper search function, slow to navigate with panels taking time to load while instant on the Settings panel, fully high-DPI aware, And nothing is consistent... some panel open in the Control Panel itself, other opens in separate panels, some have the layout from Windows 95, other Windows 2000 and others Windows Vista/7, and the way you interact them has no real consistency. All I can say, is that you probably like the Control Panel more because that is what you are used to. But if you give the new Settings an honest try, and try and learn it, I think you'll discover that you'll quickly end up not using the old panel anymore, or at worst, absolute rarely. They have, it is called Settings panel. You also have more options there then in the Control Panel. Microsoft is very close to have everything in the Settings panel.
  3. 'cause it is sufficiently done, and will be improved later. Consumers push for more frequent OS updates, with new features. The "service" model. A model that Google, Apple, the majority of open source projects (this includes Linux). Microsoft has just adapted with the times, being last to the party. Does it have stability issues? No... Does it work? yes... Does it have bugs that makes the File Explorer non usable? No. Does it look complete for most users? Yes . so then it is ready. If you go in the software world, you'll quickly realize a line of "good enough" is always drawn when releases are made, including known undisclosed bugs. I am talking about all your games, and all you software you use open source or not. The issue with software is that things are never finished, things can always be done better. So a line is drawn, and the feature will be improved in the next version.
  4. Well there you go not supported. Hence my point. And that garbage that overrides system files. Ok, well, sorry can't help you.
  5. I don't know... your video seems to indicate your OPUS files... here is how to confirm.. make a folder with just WAV files, and the other OPUS files, see which one crashes the File Explorer (you need to use Command Prompt to copy files in those test folders, as File Explorer crashes on you when it sees these files) Command prompt commands (in the case you need a reference or for other readers that might fall on this post): cd <path of folder where you want to be> copy <source file name with extention> <destination file name with extention> Ignore the "<>" signs
  6. Windows needs "extensions" to read non-supported files information, like your OPUS files. My guess, is that the "extensions" is what crashes File explorer. Who puts that "extension"? Usually, the software that has support for it.
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    Notification problem in windows 10

    Well, the issue is Chrome. It is the one that is doing all these system calls to Windows to give you these notifications. You can tell Windows to ignore them, simply right-click on "Google Chrome" (on the picture you posted), and pick "Turn off notifications for Google Chrome". Now, Windows will ignore all Chrome notifications until it has been enabled back (Start > Settings > System > Notifications & actions)
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    Disk usage stuck at 100% in task manager

    Superfetch is a feature introduce since Windows Vista, which preloads part of an applications, based on your usage, before you do, so that they startup faster. Looking at the Task Manager, which, by the way, Windows has a screenshot feature. Use it! Disk usage makes perfect sense. Task Manager shows you which process consumes your disk. The first item on the list says: Delivery Optimization. This is the main item that consume most of your Disk I/O. Delivery Optimization is a feature found under: Start > Settings (gear icon) > Update & Security > Delivery Optimization. On that panel it described to you what is Delivery Optimization and how it works. In short, if you have a crappy connection to Windows servers for update, computers on your network will start doing a torrent like setup for sharing updates between systems. If that doesn't help (say the needed update is not found on the network), it will go online. You can configure this on the panel with your preferences, you can also set download/upload speed limits under the Advanced Settings sections, or turn it off, at the cost of download of update speed of Windows updates and Store apps installs and updates. On the second item in Task Manager, the process is "Anti malware Service Executable", this is part of Windows Defender, the Windows Build-in anti-virus and anti-malware security software which us currently doing a scan on the system. "System" is the core of Windows. Usually (but, not always) strange activity is due to a or some driver. Sadly, there is no way of know which driver is causing heavy disk activity or memory leak (if any) from the Task Manager itself. And as for core of Windows, there is no way of knowing which sub component is consuming what and how much beside the overall. That said, in this case, it looks like it because of the 2 items above it (Delivery Optimization and Anti-Malware scan) that it goes up in Disk Usage. Superfetch, at this moment, is probably trying to preload your next program but just your disk is under heavy usage.
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    Strange 1809 behavior

    Most people don't have issues with 1809. That said, Microsoft have fixed the most important issues, which was the data loss issue. It was a critical issue that slip through the cracks. Microsoft has quickly pulled the updated after being released, and delayed the release until it was fixed. Then media goes crazy because for the first time, Microsoft is sharing where it puts update blocks, to explain why some people have the new update and why other don't. Before (including past Windows versions), this information was not shared publicly. So those who really wanted an updated had to wait months before getting it, it made the more tech savvy find ways to force the upgrade, only to complain about issues. You can read on the known bugs and update blocks here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/4464619
  10. This has nothing to do with QA. QA is responsible for testing thing to identify bugs. Microsoft made it clear that Dark theme is still in the works. As for legacy panels like Control Panel, there will be no update to them. They are being moved to the Settings panel, and these old panels will be gone.
  11. Microsoft still has its QA team. They make telemetry data collection system in Windows 10, and they make the internal tools to analysis and draw reports and have a system in taking action such as identifying issues and blocking updates for the affected systems. The model they use has changed, however. Now, the new model is that developers makes unit test and component testing (before, dev where making code, and the software dev in Test used to make all the testing work). The new model reflects the more modern world of soft dev. After those, you have several layers of testing internally, then you have Insider Fast Rings, then Slow Rings, then Release Preview, then, now, you, if you pick "Check for Updates", then wide distribution via automatic update. Keep in mind that if an update causes issue, you can always revert back. Windows has this feature (assuming you didn't disable it), which allows you to bring back your system in time without affecting your personal files. This feature is called System Restore. The issue is that you have developers that have never made unit tests before and component testing, asked to make ones.. they lack the skill and knowledge on how to make good tests. Regardless, while people are more vocal, and people like to call for alarm, there is less problems with updates than previously. That said: I don't fully agree with the Microsoft model, as it is more of "let's take action when problem raises", instead of "let's be pro-active to ensure no problem comes out" (even though problem always still managed to get out). Since the October update fiasco, Microsoft has been hiring contracted company to do pro-active testing. So it looks like that they'll do a hybrid approach, somethings we should start shining with or after the following update version of Windows 10. Azure is the right move. Microsoft is really far back from AWS. This is because under the previous CEO, the company did nothing. You wanted Azure (for some reason), you were stuck with crappy servers, Windows Server only, few data center locations... made 0 sense.. AWS was the best choice). The future is cloud computing. A simple example, is that you are a company (say), and you want to sell your product to a large market like the US or worldwide. There is no way you can get the servers needed to meet such demand, and you'll need them at multiple locations around the world, if you are selling world wide, or say: US/Canada and Europe, you need minimum 3 locations, and you'll have a lot of consumers complain about your website taking ages to load (due to distance or server/connection can't meet demand). It is far cheaper for you to go AWS or Azure. You have the servers, you have support, server side is all managed by them, so you don't need to hire IT staff for such task, and you can deliver a great experience to all your consumers. You just get to focus on building the website, and the back-end. Microsoft focus on Azure is to offer greater flexibility than AWS, on MAY be cheaper, depending on what you do (Microsoft like to push that they are cheaper than AWS by a large amount, but the reality of things is that it really depends on what you do, price always changes for both companies, and you can end up paying more with Azure easily). AWS will offer you a more mature platform, a more solid/reliable connection and larger and more datacenters at your disposal. So far, Azure is going great for the company... despite massive amount of work still needed.
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    Nintendo Switch 2018

    Ah! Battery packs are fine.
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    Nintendo Switch 2018

    The Nyko Power Kit power adapter is not licensed by Nintendo. And there has been reports of it bricking the Switch after using it over time (probably due to the low quality components used, or lack of clean power delivery to the console). I recall Nyko is being to court under a class action lawsuit.
  14. Please note that if you upgrade to the New Logitech Options. Logitech does something similar to Microsoft with force account creation. Click the "X", which suggest closing the program, but really will "skip" the account creation/login phase.