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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    TM, I added a bunch more to my sticky in the Installation Forum on Backup and Imaging. Any feedback from anyone would be helpful and appreciated. It's too bad we can't somehow require people to Backup Before Install with new OS's. That will be the new acronym BBI.

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    I guess we could just say, "BBI or you'll be SOL". Eh?

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    Sounds Good!

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    Well, I just made another System Restore Point and then Installed Firefox 12b, along with the latest version of Flash. So far, so good.

    Yes Sir! I did a BBI so I wouldn't be SOL. Eh?

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    I guess we could just say, "BBI or you'll be SOL". Eh?

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    That's a good one, TM!

    Sorry, I didn't notice that you were already using Firefox 11. It was the software that was the main content of this thread, I overlooked that FF 11 was already installed. Usually, when these things happens (FF slowdowns), it's due to too many add-ons. Note that I stated "usually". This has happened to me & countless others.

    Therefore, my only add-ons are: Adblock Plus, Better Privacy (deletes LSO cookies), Down Them All, WOT (also available for IE) & NoScript (the best add-on there is for any browser). NoScript is a security add-on, scripts cannot run w/o the user's consent.

    There are other possible reasons for FF slowdowns, including their own internal ones. It could have been possible that all FF users were having the same issue at the same time (FF gives me slowdowns also, so did Chrome, so did IE). The main thing is that it's doing well now.

    I've got this thread bookmarked for future reference (the Classic Shell software).

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    BBI to you too. Glad you're not SOL!

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    Just for grins and giggles, I downloaded FF 12b last night and installed it on Win-8. (and XP)
    It works! It wasn't too much of a stretch for me, as I've used many Beta FF's over the years with NO problems other than Add-On's not working. Unlike MS, FF betas have always worked, error free, for me anyway.

    It looks like I'll be doing a serious "Back it up" on Win-8, as I still have not found a way to just FIX my desktop to save the location of my icons. The ones that were in place BEFORE the accident, stay in place, but any new ones that I want to put in a certain location will jump to the left side of the screen on a RE-Boot. Disconcerting, to say the least.

    I may be doing a Ghost Restore before the day is out. But, my new widescreen monitor is due here today, so I may just wait till I've connected that before futzing with Win-8. (I'm on XP right now)

    Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?

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    Let us know how the monitor is when it's set up TM.

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    Default Re: Revised: Classic Shell for Win-8

    The new monitor (Acer S201HL LCD Monitor) is doing fine. It came with an HDMI cable which plugged right into my old Winfast video card.
    I'd forgotten how 'Not so high' a 20" monitor can be. It sets so low, that I'm going to put some books under it to get it up to where I can read it properly. I still wish the actual screen was taller.

    Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary works pretty good.

    I'm still doing System Restores to determine what is causing the desktop to loose the ability to remember where the icons are put. I've pretty well narrowed it down to installing a new Theme, or turning off the "Transparency" option.

    FF 12b which I installed earlier was messing up, lagging and going real slow, so I reinstalled FF 3.6.23, which is working now.

    It's pretty obvious to this old Tech, that Win-8/CP is not ready for Prime Time, yet. There's still a few bugs that MS needs to iron out. It's such a complicated OS, that I'll bet there will be tons of updates after it's released in October. I'm glad I'm under no pressure to adopt it as my main OS. (probably never will)

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    My 19 incher has a nice feature in that it moves up and down on a sliding arm. I wonder if your does as well.

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