Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2012 23:16 UTC
Windows Okay, so this one actually bothers me quite a deal in the Windows 8 consumer preview: the fonts in Metro look fuzzy - they look like fonts on Mac OS X. Because of the Mac OS X resemblance, I had assumed that Metro switched to a shape-accurate rendering method, like Mac OS X uses, but as it turns out, it's a little less exotic than that.
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RE[2]: Control Panel?
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 13th Mar 2012 10:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Control Panel?"
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

by harder, I think you mean "different" and options are missing..however, it is a preview OS.

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RE[3]: Control Panel?
by laffer1 on Tue 13th Mar 2012 13:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Control Panel?"
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2007-11-09

I gave them a pass on a lot of things. However, when I first install windows, one of the first things I do is check device manager to make sure all of my hardware detected correctly. This was particularly important this time as it was a preview version and I had to install it on a beater I had in the basement. It took me three tries to get it to install and didn't run under VMWare Fusion 3 on OS X. (HAL errors)

I don't think hiding the control panel (or whatever it's equivalent will be) in a consumer preview is a great idea. By this point, I assume they're fixing bugs and the big issues have been sorted out. It's not an internal beta after all. It's not even a developer preview. I expect hardware support gotchas and even bugs with their web services listed on the start screen, but i think they should have the OS layout effectively done by now.

I have to admit I didn't spend a lot of time looking and found a workaround to get to it from the desktop view. I loaded the display properties and then went up to the main category list and then got to the device list. It had detected everything except a proprietary smbus and the sound card correctly on my Intel DP65LT motherboard.

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RE[4]: Control Panel?
by tanzam75 on Tue 13th Mar 2012 14:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Control Panel?"
tanzam75 Member since:
2011-05-19

Use search on the Start menu/screen. I've been typing "Device Manager" since Vista. (Or actually, "Dev" is enough.)

Ever since Device Manager and a lot of the other cpanel applets got buried one level down from the main UI, I've found it more efficient to search for them by typing, than to actually go around looking for them. Now that it's buried three levels down in Windows 8, this habit has paid off.

The same is true of Network Adapters, and all sorts of other cpanel applets that keep getting moved around.

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RE[4]: Control Panel?
by l3v1 on Tue 13th Mar 2012 15:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Control Panel?"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

hiding the control panel


Just switch to the desktop and use win+r to run the control panel manually.

Yes, we are in 2012.

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RE[4]: Control Panel?
by DrillSgt on Tue 13th Mar 2012 16:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Control Panel?"
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2005-12-02

I don't think hiding the control panel (or whatever it's equivalent will be) in a consumer preview is a great idea. By this point, I assume they're fixing bugs and the big issues have been sorted out. It's not an internal beta after all. It's not even a developer preview. I expect hardware support gotchas and even bugs with their web services listed on the start screen, but i think they should have the OS layout effectively done by now.

I have to admit I didn't spend a lot of time looking and found a workaround to get to it from the desktop view. I loaded the display properties and then went up to the main category list and then got to the device list. It had detected everything except a proprietary smbus and the sound card correctly on my Intel DP65LT motherboard.


They didn't hide it very well. Place the mouse cursor to the right side of the screen, the Bar shows itself, and click on the gear for settings, then select Control Panel. A different way to get to it, but not hidden by any means.

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