September 13, 2016
I woke this morning to find my torrent machine turned off. Which means Windows UPDATE installed something that required a reboot, and it timed out and auto-shutdown afterwards.
So... power on, log in, start uTorrent again, and then switch over to my main machine and manually invoke the same update.
Man, it was huge. Between downloading and installing it took about 4 hours! They must have replaced most of the OS.
It pinned Edge on my task bar, so I gave it a try. It doesn't interest me, if for no other reason than because it doesn't run flash. I visited Chizumatic and the top rotation was blank. It also doesn't like the way my LAN is set up; it works, but when it starts it complains that it isn't working, even though it does work. It also used Times New Roman (which I despise) as the default display font. Probably there are ways to fix those things, but frankly I can't see any reason to bother trying to find them. I did try to figure out where the font was controlled and spent about 5 minutes before giving up. I don't need the hassle.
So it got unpinned, as well as a couple of other cruft icons which automagically appeared.
My biggest problem right now on the main computer is that the clock at the bottom of the task bar is displaying in black on a black background, making it pretty useless. Strangely, it's white-on-black on the other computer.
I really don't like having the taskbar being black, anyway, but I can't find anywhere that allows me to control that color. Anyone know where it is? And it would be nice if I could make the clock be white again instead of black.
I just noticed something else: windows used to be blue on the top line and gray all the rest of the way; now they're blue all around. (When selected.) Which is an improvement, but I would like to find the place where that's controlled and do some adjusting.
I do hope I'm not going to regret installing this update. I always feel a bit of fear when I install something like this. I don't think it's going to be a problem, however. The torrent machine, which installed it first, seemed to be working fine afterwards before I did the update to my main computer.
Posted by: RickC at September 13, 2016 12:27 PM (ECH2/)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 13, 2016 12:50 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 13, 2016 12:51 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 13, 2016 12:52 PM (+rSRq)
A lot of people online are complaining about this. It turns out you can fix it by picking a theme, and then the clock is visible. However, when I did that it also gave me drop-shadows on the text labels of all the icons on my desktop, and I hate how that looks.
There must be a way to do fine-tuning on themes, but for the moment I don't know what it is.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 13, 2016 02:20 PM (+rSRq)
Unfortunately, the theme I chose also overrides the "accent" choice, so now my windows all use a pure white bezel instead of the blue that was there after the update.
I have a feeling that Microsoft will be issuing a patch about this; a lot of people are going to bitch about it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 13, 2016 02:22 PM (+rSRq)
BTW, I just checked my son's computer and you CAN set the taskbar color and window caption color--but they're the same as your accent color.
Posted by: RickC at September 13, 2016 03:15 PM (Ir5TZ)
Posted by: Boviate at September 13, 2016 03:52 PM (XRvFv)
Posted by: RickC at September 13, 2016 04:08 PM (Ir5TZ)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 13, 2016 05:42 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: RickC at September 13, 2016 07:00 PM (Ir5TZ)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
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Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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