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2022-05-19 1:58:21 PM  
I'd rather have a better search engine than more search boxes on Windows

But MS just can't seem to pull it off. They've been unable to do it.
 
2022-05-19 3:43:19 PM  

Thoreny: I'd rather have a better search engine than more search boxes on Windows

But MS just can't seem to pull it off. They've been unable to do it.


I wonder who you could look to for a better search option...
 
2022-05-19 3:47:50 PM  
Fix the bugs and weaknesses, and release Win11. Quit trying to engineer software ideas: your boys can't think of anything clever or new, so either quit trying, or hire a group who can.
Or, just release Win11.
 
2022-05-19 3:49:59 PM  
so its a search bar you can't move
that always opens results in a browser i dont want

i'm sure glad they spent dev time on that
 
2022-05-19 3:57:58 PM  

oopsboom: so its a search bar you can't move
that always opens results in a browser i dont want

i'm sure glad they spent dev time on that


At least you will be able to disable it, which should be the default setting.
 
2022-05-19 4:01:04 PM  

Thoreny: I'd rather have a better search engine than more search boxes on Windows

But MS just can't seem to pull it off. They've been unable to do it.


They fail because Microsoft desktop extension's primary goal has always been to push ads to you, not for you to find things.

This is just version six of trying 'nobody wants that crap.'
 
2022-05-19 4:07:39 PM  
Oh, look, another thing that generates a pop up that says "it looks like you're trying to be productive - do you want me to annoy you for no reason whatsoever?"
 
2022-05-19 4:08:51 PM  
More and more it's looking like Windows 11 is going to be one of the awful editions everyone skips. Windows 12 will be fairly solid.
 
2022-05-19 4:19:37 PM  

DRTFA: oopsboom: so its a search bar you can't move
that always opens results in a browser i dont want

i'm sure glad they spent dev time on that

At least you will be able to disable it, which should be the default setting.


Will it be disabled with an option or with a series of secret registry keys like the current search bar?
 
2022-05-19 4:50:06 PM  
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2022-05-19 5:36:52 PM  

thrasherrr: Thoreny: I'd rather have a better search engine than more search boxes on Windows

But MS just can't seem to pull it off. They've been unable to do it.

They fail because Microsoft desktop extension's primary goal has always been to push ads to you, not for you to find things.

This is just version six of trying 'nobody wants that crap.'


It's beginning to look like Linux sucks less than Windows...
 
2022-05-19 6:40:30 PM  
Why does it need to be a part of the OS?
 
2022-05-19 7:12:53 PM  
I went into my Windows11 Edge settings to figure out homepage and there was an abundance of privacy stuff to shut down that I'd never seen before. Stuff that wasn't in the normal "unf*ck your windows settings" articles.
 
2022-05-19 8:39:41 PM  
"it appears that Microsoft hasn't given up on the idea. Hence the arrival of the test of "lightweight interactive content on the Windows desktop."

"Lightweight content" from the company that needs 4500MB RAM to execute a google search.
 
2022-05-19 8:46:24 PM  
Fries are done.
 
2022-05-19 9:38:40 PM  

Flowery Twats: thrasherrr: Thoreny: I'd rather have a better search engine than more search boxes on Windows

But MS just can't seem to pull it off. They've been unable to do it.

They fail because Microsoft desktop extension's primary goal has always been to push ads to you, not for you to find things.

This is just version six of trying 'nobody wants that crap.'


It's beginning to look like Linux sucks less than Windows...


Linus is great for lots of things.   Running services, web browsing, true content creation, and watching media immediately come to mind.

Linux just isn't great at playing the 30,000 existing Windows games and interoperating with the fine details of Microsoft Office documents.
 
2022-05-19 10:31:36 PM  

thrasherrr: Flowery Twats: thrasherrr: Thoreny: I'd rather have a better search engine than more search boxes on Windows

But MS just can't seem to pull it off. They've been unable to do it.

They fail because Microsoft desktop extension's primary goal has always been to push ads to you, not for you to find things.

This is just version six of trying 'nobody wants that crap.'


It's beginning to look like Linux sucks less than Windows...

Linus is great for lots of things.   Running services, web browsing, true content creation, and watching media immediately come to mind.

Linux just isn't great at playing the 30,000 existing Windows games and interoperating with the fine details of Microsoft Office documents.


That is VERY quickly changing.
 
2022-05-20 12:33:26 AM  

the_rhino: Linux just isn't great at playing the 30,000 existing Windows games and interoperating with the fine details of Microsoft Office documents.

That is VERY quickly changing.


I have to disagree.  Windows emulation is making good inroads but some fundamentals hold  it back from being as good as the native Windows.

Current Linux is running on either low function closed source graphics drivers, or higher function chase-the-new-chip open source ones. That builds in a compatibility and performance limits for newer hardware.  It won't get better unless AMD and Nvidia abandon all the IP they hold against each other.

Microsoft keeps altering document stuff so that their own apps can't keep up without monthly updates.  Even fully updated MS Office Online is only about 90% compatible.  That policy is not ending any time soon either. Anybody chasing the compatibility dragon is never going to catch it. And well, Microsoft deliberately uses enough internal APIs to make Office itself not great in emulated Windows.
 
2022-05-20 2:16:37 AM  
They triedactive desktop in win95b/c.

Didn't work then, won't work now.
 
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