Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jun 2013 12:09 UTC
Windows Microsoft has released a video showing off some of the features coming to Windows 8.1. I must say, the new features all look like great additions (the new search looks awesome), but I'm much more interested in performance - the huge bottleneck for anything related to Metro. In addition, as part of the Windows 8.1 update, Windows RT users will get an ARM version of Outlook. Not that I care, but I'm sure some business users do.
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RE: UAC
by Paulhekje on Wed 5th Jun 2013 12:47 UTC in reply to "UAC"
Paulhekje
Member since:
2007-10-03

don't blame UAC for your lack of knowledge:

"administrator prompt"
cd c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
notepad hosts
<edit>
save and exit.

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RE[2]: UAC
by wojtek on Wed 5th Jun 2013 12:51 in reply to "RE: UAC"
wojtek Member since:
2010-01-24

#facepalm

I'm aware that I can still edit the file and so forth - but imagine situation where I already have opened N++ and simply want to edit yet another file and I have to jump through stupid and pointless hoops just to add one line... no, don't think so...
I DON'T NEED METRO APPS, I could use them if they weren't making me do unconvenient things for the rest of the day... <shrug shoulders>

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RE[3]: UAC
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 5th Jun 2013 15:13 in reply to "RE[2]: UAC"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

UAC isn't pointless.... Its one of the best things Microsoft has ever added to windows.

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RE[3]: UAC
by Nelson on Wed 5th Jun 2013 15:22 in reply to "RE[2]: UAC"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I'm quite computer fluent and UAC simply gets in the way


I often need to edit some system files


UAC is working as intended. Requiring user consent and privilege elevation is expected when you're trying to edit system files.

Normal users seldom have to do such things.

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RE[3]: UAC
by n4cer on Wed 5th Jun 2013 17:22 in reply to "RE[2]: UAC"
n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

Install the "Save as admin" plugin from Notepad++'s plugin manager. If you then try to save a file that requires elevated privileges, you'll simply need to confirm a UAC prompt rather than the operation being blocked.

For NetBeans, you could simply run the IDE as admin if you regularly access files in protected locations.

Edited 2013-06-05 17:25 UTC

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