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    Cool Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    Sorry! I didn't know where else to put this. I've been griping for a while that when I install Flash, my Firefox 10.0 slows down to a crawl. So I just DE-Installed FF 10 and re-installed FF 3.6.23 and it's running like a scalded dog.

    I did have to install Flash though, to get the use of my ENTER key back.
    Now, to see if FF has slowed down again.
    TM

    EDIT: Sure enough! FF 3.6.23 is still running FAST, even after installing the latest version of FLASH. Success at last!
    I wanted to watch a sporting event last night, and every site I went to said that they required FLASH, to view their content. (Streaming Video)
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 04-16-2012 at 10:03 AM. Reason: More late breaking info.
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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    I just got tired of all the futzing around and not knowing exactly where I am.
    So I'm operating now on a brand new, clean install of Win-8/CP/64.
    Once again, I can't use my Enter Key in the forum.
    I'm using I.E. and I have Installed Flash and then uninstalled it, since I read that I.E.10 does not need Flash at all.

    I must have had a brain freeze.....because I forgot hot to fix the "Enter Key Doesn't work" problem.

    The fix, is to change the type of text editor that I use, it's in the control panel under Settings. I just went from choice #1 to choice #3 and VIOLA, the Enter key works again.

    TM
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 04-16-2012 at 12:37 PM.
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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    WOW! It's been a busy day!
    I fixed my electric can opener, a stand fan, my monitor (that's a long story) and now I have FF (3.6.23) running just fine with Flash installed and my Hamster is playing happily (again) in his little exercise wheel.

    I even found a quick and simple way to make a new System Restore Point:
    Start in the Control panel, go to System, then to 'System Protection' and then in the resulting window "Create" a new restore point. This is quicker and easier than some other methods I've tried.

    As I install new programs or make changes to windows, I'll be making new restore points as I go along. Then at the end of each day, I'll be making a new Ghost Backup.

    Cheers Mates!
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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    VOILA!
    I finally found out what screws up the ability of W8 to save the location of the Desktop icons, on reboot.

    It all goes haywire when I DE-Select "Transparency" for the desktop. So now I just leave Transparency ON and I have no more problems with W8 remembering where I put my desktop icons. Turning Transparency back on after it's been turned OFF, does not fix the problem, , , only doing a System Restore to before the act occurred, will fix it.

    Cheers mates,
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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    Finally! I just installed the new Classic Shell and I've seen NO bad effects, yet.
    Attachment 425

    All systems GO!

    A perfect install, with no problems.

    Cheers!
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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    Hey Doc, You can use the Full WYSIWYG Editor if you change to IE 10 Compatibility Mode. Go to Gear, F12 Developer Tools and choose Browser Mode: IE 10 Comp Mode. Then turn the full editor back on and the Enter key still works. That's how I'm using it

    right now! See!

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    I had the same problem with this forum software on another forum and I went into the text editor setup in my control panel and took option #3, and that solved the problem. Option #1 is the default setting.

    Works fine for me!

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    TM, have you considered upgrading Firefox to 11.0? That may help to solve you FF speed issues. Plus, it'll run on your client's computers just fine. I have it installed on Windows 2000, it's faster on there than XP!

    BTW, that's a great idea that you have. It may be attractive to those who wants to maintain the classic look. As for me, I want to wait & see Windows 8 RC before I do any modding. But I've bookmarked this thread for reference.

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    I believe you will find that he was already using FF v11 (see post #8) for quite some time. This is the version he was having the problems with. Each setup is unique, so what works in one setup may not work in another setup.

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    In total disgust, I dumped FF (whatever) and reinstalled FF 3.6.23 and Flash 11 and they are working great together.
    Go Figure!

    That's why they call this "TESTING" ! Although, some folks just don't get it, and try to run W8 as their main OS, seemingly Oblivious to the FACT, that Win-8/CP is destined to DIE one of these days, not too far away. I have a crying towel ready for that day, because experience tells me that 'The Tears Will Flow'. And there ain't a dang thing I can do about it.

    Ted and I, (both) since joining this forum, have TOLD THEM, and TOLD THEM, and TOLD THEM, and they still don't get it. Keep Win-8 separate from your main OS, because the is no such thing as "Upgrading" to Win-8. We're TESTING it, not making it our Main OS.

    In the spirit of TESTING, I started off a few days back with a totally CLEAN install of Win-8/CP/64 (on my spare hard drive) and immediately made a new Restore Point and a Ghost Backup. Then before installing anything new, I make another Restore Point.
    So far, I've used System Restore about five times and Ghost Restore at least twice. (I don't keep an actual count)

    Just for those who don't know (yet) how to make a new Restore Point......
    Go to Control panel, > System > System Protection, and in the lower right part of the window that opens, click the button that says "Create". And just follow the prompts to name and create a new restore point. I sped up the process for myself by putting a shortcut to "System" on my desktop.

    Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?
    TechnoMage
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 04-18-2012 at 06:29 AM.
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