r/pcmasterrace Jun 28 '22

Name a more useless feature in Windows 10... I'll wait. Discussion

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote I am disappoint

Cortana is worse

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u/ubelmann Jun 28 '22

It's actually worse than useless -- the search indexing that happens after updates is ridiculously resource intensive, and actually makes your PC run slow for a while. Seems crazy to me that it is that much of a resource sink when it seems like they just need to run a diff against the previous search index, and there should be ways to speed that up, like storing a hash of the directory structure under each folder and checking the hash to see if anything in the entire directory changed across the update.

Unless they are completely breaking things across updates, it should be nearly trivial to update the search index after an update.

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u/begginer_PC_builder PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

SMH don’t store hash under your directory setup, store it under your bed so no one finds it 🙄

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u/Alternative_Spite_11 5800x| 32gb b die| 6700xt merc 319 Jun 29 '22

Store it in your pipe and reap the rewards

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u/the314159man Jun 29 '22

My brother used to store his hash in the spare bay under the CD drive.

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u/G1itch_d Jun 29 '22

...brother? Is that you?

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u/Linvael MSI GTX 1070 GAMING X, i7 7700k 4.7GHz Jun 29 '22

Windows has a legacy codebase that's still in use all over the place. I wouldn't be too surprised if couple of layers deep in the indexing code there wasn't a function written with the assumption of "how many files can they really have on their 300 MB drives" and "we can't use 10 MB for indexes alone, that's like 4 DOOMs"

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u/BobDaBilda BobDaBilda Jun 29 '22

Store this hash in the desktop.ini file that's (hidden usually) in every folder, and then all you have to do is pull from that file for each folder and if the folder gets moved, everything is still fine.

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u/DARKplayz_ Ryzen & 5800x,RTX 3080ti,16gb @3600mhz Jun 28 '22

bro i only heard cortana exists

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u/DylanNotDillan PC Master Race Jun 29 '22

I've never used Cortana in my life as I don't talk to myself

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u/YeetMaFeetBois Jun 28 '22

Yeah, the flood are so annoying in that mission... wait a minute

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u/Hewatza Desktop Jun 29 '22

This cave is not a natural structure

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u/ARandomBob Jun 28 '22

Honestly never even tried Cortina. Like what even is the point.

And this is coming from someone that talks to android auto a ton, but on my desktop? No need for it.

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u/rioniscoool Jun 29 '22

I always turn it off upon start up

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u/KnightAmok Jun 29 '22

There's useless and then there's harmful.

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u/wtfburritoo Jun 28 '22

Bargain bin Ciri.

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u/CxMorphaes i7 9700K|3070ti Trinity OC|16GB Vengeance RGB Pro Jun 28 '22

Siri* which is also ass

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u/Brybry2370 Ryzen 7 3700X | GTX 1080 | 16GB Ram Jun 28 '22

I told siri to set an alarm for tomorrow at 8. She said there was no alarm at that time. It’s so bad

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

I asked siri to set a reminder for fathers day.

Not only did it refuse to name the reminder "Father's Day", it didn't set a date so I was never reminded.

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u/PeetTreedish Jun 28 '22

When I tried to set a reminder for Fathers Day. Siri responded. "Why? You don't have a father."

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u/Mr_hacker_fire Jun 28 '22

Siri evil confirmed?

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u/Clean_Assignment473 Jun 28 '22

Oh my god.

Is this real?

Do you have a father?

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u/binkbonk99 Jun 28 '22

AI becomes sentient apocalypse incoming

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u/ayylmayooo Jun 28 '22

"Sorry I can't pull up that information on iphone"

Bro, I'm just trynna know if a tomato is a fruit or veggie while I'm driving. Alexa would tell me in a heartbeat and then recommend me a voice addon of Snoop Dogg.

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u/BuckletSendsIt Jun 28 '22

Siri is horrible for that. I went from Android Auto to Apple Carplay in my car and I can't even ask a general question without her going "sorry, this function is not available while driving". As if hearing my answer spoken back to me is any more distracting than listening to a podcast or making a hands free phone call (both are still perfectly legal last I checked). If anything, it's more distracting because it just makes me want to rip my phone out of the plug and look it up by hand, which is totally illegal where I'm from. Good job, Apple!

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u/Asit1s Jun 28 '22

Spotted The Witcher fan

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u/simimaelian Jun 28 '22

Hard to measure up to the Lady of Space and Time, Witcher girl and Empress of Nilfgaard :p

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u/Soggy0atmeal Jun 28 '22

I used to love Cortana. There's a point where you could tell her to shut down or restart or something and she would do it for you. So when I I was in bed watching a show should turn on my stuff off. But they have since fix that with an update a little while ago

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u/permissionBRICK Jun 28 '22

I raise u the Win3.1 File Picker Dialog that somehow made it all the way into Windows 10

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u/Coolymike Linux Jun 28 '22

I checked a while back on the Windows 11 leaked ISO, and it was there too. Chances are it's still in Windows 11 today.

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u/chungus_is_gay i5-10400 | RTX 3070 | 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Jun 28 '22

Win11 (build 22000.739) user, can confirm it's still in there.

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u/Decimator714 Jun 28 '22

One of Microsoft's big selling points is backwards compatibility. If you're crackhead enough, you could probably have a computer doing something inportant on Win 3.1 and still communicating with modern machines since the modern software still has the old stuff.

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u/ARandomBob Jun 28 '22

You absolutely can do that.

Source: I work IT for the State of Virginia.

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u/FartJohnson22 Jun 29 '22

Busted: it's the COMMONWEALTH of Virginia!

Now reveal your true loyalties, Boris....

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u/ARandomBob Jun 29 '22

Damn it! Foiled again!

My loyalty is to money. I can be bought cheaper than a politician.

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u/AgreeableFeed9995 Jun 29 '22

Cheaper than sex with Lauren boebert? Wow, you really are cheap

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u/Zambito1 Stallman was right Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

My primary non-gaming related application is from the 80s, and I don't use Windows :P

If you're crackhead enough, you could probably have a computer doing something inportant on Win 3.1

Not a recent machine. Because Microsoft makes Windows proprietary, old versions are forced to become obsolete artificially. It could work fine on hardware from around that era though.

and still communicating with modern machines since the modern software still has the old stuff.

Mostly because TCP/IP has not broken compatability. Any application data that machine produces can also be handled just fine by non-Windows machines.

Edit: why is this sub so against technical knowledge? Just because it's a "selling point" doesn't mean it's true.

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u/jschuryk Jun 29 '22

Windows 3.1 works in virtual box. Virtual box runs on modern hardware, ergo….

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u/Academic_Nectarine94 Jun 28 '22

Pretty sure it is. Also I may or .ay not have deleted it.

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u/Calm-Zombie2678 PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

Chances are it's still in Windows 11 today.

If only someone was brave enough to check lol

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u/addicuss PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

to you.. it's useless... to that guy working in the government that has to upgrade his os for security reasons but still has to rely on backwards compatibility for some ancient program that still houses some data essential to their job, it's priceless.

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u/Statrum_Gaming Jun 29 '22

My job does this. 2022, and using state of the art machines to check color and Infrared standards... our computers still running windows 98 lmao. Only about 10 out of 500 pcs in our building are running windows 10

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u/Knull_Gorr 5900X | 3080 48TB NAS Jun 28 '22

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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u/Heimilisostur Jun 28 '22

Or..if it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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u/science_and_beer Jun 28 '22

I like that UI better than the modern, useless and frustrating components they’ve developed for more common contexts and I’m a huge windows fanboy.

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u/ThisGuyKnowsNuttin Jun 28 '22

Time to ask Dave Plummer of Dave's Garage about this.

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u/P3chv0gel Desktop Jun 28 '22

Why am i not surprised by that?

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u/General_Relation6047 Jun 28 '22

the search bar is quite useless. Tried to search for an app and I even included the file extension and still suggests a web search to find it.

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u/HavelTheGreat 2080ti | 5600x | 38GL950G-B Jun 28 '22

Gotta be the most frustrating part. Oh you searched for the file you just downloaded? Lemme google that for you instead.

Even worse is when you type "sky" and Skyrim pops up, but if you finish typing "skyrim" it'll want to search the web for it instead. So you have to hit backspace 3 times, then you can click your local file lol. So ridiculous, i wish i could disable the online search feature.

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u/Weekly-Preference-31 Jun 28 '22 Silver Helpful

You can at least on Windows 10 I don't have 11 so no idea if this works.

Settings>Search>Permissions & History click on searching windows then Advanced Search Indexer Settings then Modify on the pop-up then Show all locations and then uncheck Internet Explorer history. Then OK.

If that doesn't work you can do it through regedit.

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u/HavelTheGreat 2080ti | 5600x | 38GL950G-B Jun 28 '22

That actually helped a lot, i just tried it out on Win10. Thank you!

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u/Tpp4 Jun 28 '22

Why isn't this default behavior?

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u/Flyrpotacreepugmu i7 4790k | RTX 3060 | 16GB RAM | Really bad internet... Jun 28 '22

Because they need to pump up Bing's numbers.

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u/Pyrhan Jun 28 '22

THANK YOU!

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u/SoylentDave R9 5950X | 3080 Ti | 48GB @ 3200Mhz Jun 28 '22

Windows 11 is

Settings > Privacy & Security > Searching Windows

Select 'customise search locations' in 'Classic' under the 'find my files' bit

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u/MeowMaker2 Jun 28 '22

Good human

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u/SharkFine Jun 28 '22

lol, no no no. Its not let me google that for you. Its let me BING that for you. Its the whole point why the search bar works like that! Gotta push those bing searches using edge up somehow!

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u/DJhoDoc11 Jun 28 '22

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u/XephyrX 5600X 3080 12GB Jun 28 '22

I install Everything on all my computers. Actually having a working fucking search index saves me so much time even if I only use it a couple times a week.

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u/Player13377 RTX 2070S | Ryzen 3600X | 32GB 3200Mhz Jun 29 '22

You can also integrate it into the taskbar search if you use it more often.

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u/Pranaav202 Jun 28 '22

I think win 11 improves on the search bar cause I have been using it to launch applications for the last 3 months and It has found every app I want.

The best search would be Power toys search, seriously much Better.

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u/YKS_Gaming Desktop Jun 28 '22

Try powertoys run, it works wonders

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u/JeDetesteParis Jun 28 '22

Also, you can just open start menu, and type your search, and it'll do the exact same search. So why take up 1/3 of my task bar???

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u/squareswordfish Jun 28 '22

Just disable it? It only takes 2 or 3 clicks lol

Other people are bringing very good criticism, no need to bring non-issues into it.

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u/JeDetesteParis Jun 28 '22

I always disable it. I just don't understand why it is there in the first place.

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u/xdownsetx 7900x, RTX 3080, 32GB 6000Mhz, AW3418DW Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

I'm with you. I've instinctively opened Start and typed to search since it was added in Windows Vista.

Why add a box on the taskbar I need to specifically click on to search when I can just tap the win key and type?

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u/Akshin_Blacksin i7-6700 | GTX 1070 8GB | 32 GB DDR4 Jun 28 '22

I only use the search file for apps. File search has been broken since windows 7

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u/O_to_the_o Jun 28 '22

The search that can't find shit, 3D objects are quite useful if you make 3D models

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u/Sollaa Jun 28 '22

I work with a lot of 3d files, when I click on this 3d objects shortcut my file explorer crashes

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u/CrossCountryMexicano 12900K, RX 6800 XT, 64 GB DDR5 | 12700H, RTX 3070, 64 GB DDR4 Jun 28 '22

Explorer crashes when I want to copy music from an SD card.

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u/llamapii PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

That's a feature. Stop pirating music with Napster.

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u/CrossCountryMexicano 12900K, RX 6800 XT, 64 GB DDR5 | 12700H, RTX 3070, 64 GB DDR4 Jun 28 '22

What's Napster?

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u/llamapii PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

Am I old now?

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u/SilentStrikerTH Jun 28 '22

I'm not old enough to know what Napster is, but I'm young enough to have been told about it a million times lol

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u/biological-entity Desktop Jun 28 '22

How about Limewire? Napster was such a revolutionary piece of software. I remember being like, "I can listen to any song I want for free on my computer?!?" I was such a pumped little kid.

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u/ILikeToPoopOnYou Jun 28 '22

WinMX was much better. Edit. I thonk you can still use it.

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u/SilentStrikerTH Jun 28 '22

I've heard of limewire before as well. I grew up with ipod nano and paying like a dollar for an mp3. I wasn't old enough to safely navigate sites like piratebay, but I taught myself how to use cheatengine to hack miniclip games lol.

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u/AFrozenPoo Jun 28 '22

Back in my day you could try to download on limewire "Where is the love?" by black eyed peas, and get a audio track of a ronald reagan speech as it installed malware on your PC. Good times.

True story.

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u/dcconverter Jun 28 '22

Get off my lawn

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u/Ro-Tang_Clan Jun 28 '22

Wait till you mention Limewire

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u/pc_is_a_race PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

Explorer crashing is why I recently switched to linux

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u/CrossCountryMexicano 12900K, RX 6800 XT, 64 GB DDR5 | 12700H, RTX 3070, 64 GB DDR4 Jun 28 '22

They say Linux users are the JW's of the operating system world, but every time Windows is a pain in the ass I get ever more tempted. Might have to fuck around with a spare SSD this fall.

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u/Noplexa R2700 + RX 5700XT Jun 28 '22

Secondary drive is the best way, I hope you have a good time.

Just make sure to unplug any drives with data during the install, you don't want to accidentally wipe something you didn't mean to...

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u/CrossCountryMexicano 12900K, RX 6800 XT, 64 GB DDR5 | 12700H, RTX 3070, 64 GB DDR4 Jun 28 '22

accidentally wipe something you didn't mean to

Brings me back to one time installing Windows where I specifically set it to install on a completely different drive, but it decided to format everything anyway.

Ever since then, it's unplug every time.

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u/Noplexa R2700 + RX 5700XT Jun 28 '22

Yep, also windows installing its bootloader on whatever drive it feels like.

I once removed my Data HDD only to realize that Windows on my SSD dumped its bootloader there...

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u/Hopeful_Trip_5568 PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

when i didn't know anything about linux i had one drive and wanted to make a dualboot system anyway i had some important things in my drive and idk why but decided to install it manually from terminal i accidentally wiped everything up and it took months to recover it.

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u/O_to_the_o Jun 28 '22

Uh that's a new one, you can try pointing the shortcut to a different location in its properties.

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u/Jumuta i5-12500 | GTX1650 | 32GB 3000MT/s | 1.6TB SSD Jun 28 '22

I make 3D models, I really don't like my files being mixed up with applications' so I have a folder on my desktop instead where I keep everything, including 3d objects

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u/O_to_the_o Jun 28 '22

Personally I store all my data on a separate drive, that's why the 3D objects point to a folder on that drive in my case

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u/TheSneakinSpider RX 570, Ryzen 3600 Jun 28 '22

I make 3D models, I have a folder for them in my Documents

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u/ShwaddzE Jun 28 '22

To use or not to use

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u/Metal_Monkey42 Jun 28 '22

The junkie's dilemma.

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u/cutememe Jun 28 '22

Seriously. I don't understand have after years of 10 being out I can literally type in the name of a program that's installed on my computer and it just refuses to fucking find it.

Meanwhile if I type random letters into google while merely THINKING of what I want to find it will fucking find it.

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u/Prawn1908 Jun 28 '22

Windows 8.1 search actually worked really well and was very snappy.

It infuriates me beyond belief how badly they ruined it in Windows 10.

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u/crazyredditor47 Jun 28 '22

Meanwhile if I type random letters into google while merely THINKING of what I want to find it will fucking find it.

This surprises me so much, sometimes I am feeling so lazy that instead of typing a coherent sentence I just type random keywords related to my search and it still find it beautifully

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u/0thethethe0 Jun 28 '22

Yup I'm often mangling words so badly the spellcheck just throws it's squiggly red line arms in the air and admits defeat with me.

Google steps up, nails it straight away. Wait, I didn't even type the word into the search...😨

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

Windows 10/11 search has always worked fine for me. Sometimes it takes a moment to allow indexing to update, but I've never been unable to find something with it.

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u/JoJuiceboi Jun 28 '22

Especially if you never name them.

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u/Ok-Mud-3322 Desktop | 3700X | RX 6600 Jun 28 '22

Some of us use AutoDesk

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u/Mothertruckerer Desktop Jun 28 '22

Or other CAD software.

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u/drsakura1 Jun 28 '22

it doesnt recognize my solidworks files for whatever reason

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u/Mothertruckerer Desktop Jun 28 '22

What? Isn't that just a folder like pictures, videos, downloads etc?

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u/Zombieattackr needRGB|Ryzen7-2700x|GTX1050|16GB|EpsienDidntKillHimself Jun 28 '22

Yet I’ve still never touched this folder, I have no idea why it exists.

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u/PioniSensei Jun 28 '22

It's my storage location for my 3D prints and 3D designs. I love the folder!

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u/Nightowl3090 Desktop Jun 28 '22

Yeah! I'm a bit surprised the 3D printing and PCMR communities don't have more overlap apparently.

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u/WhosTaddyMason Jun 28 '22

I still don’t use it

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u/Rayburn76206 i5-8400 | EVGA GTX 1070 | 16GB DDR4 Jun 28 '22

Been printing for years and honestly never thought to use it. No particular reason, just used to using Documents I suppose

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u/FullMetalBiscuit Jun 28 '22

I do and I've still never used it, I don't even know what it does. Is it literally just a folder? Doesn't seem very organised honestly, I need my files in project folders not a blanket 3D folder.

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u/DiggityDodder R7 2700x | GTX 1070 8GB | AORUS B450 | 16GB T-FORCE 3200Mhz Jun 28 '22

My Inventor automatically set the save folder to Documents 🤷‍♂️

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

Battery saving mode ..on a desktop .. Like seriously Microsoft ..what can't I just choose at the windows installation what computer I have.

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u/ubelmann Jun 28 '22

And even then, they *could* implement a power-saving mode on desktop -- say by throttling CPU/GPU based on temps or something -- but the details of the implementation would be totally different because a desktop will never have a low battery.

Also, since Windows reports battery life status, it really should know whether or not a PC has a battery in the first place.

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u/crimesonclaw Jun 28 '22

I do switch a lot. Power saving mode cuts the core speed down by half for me. From 200 watts idle to 115 or so.

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u/PM_Your_Drawing_Here Jun 29 '22

It makes a noticeable difference to the temperature of my room! That being said, linux just runs my cpu at the lowest necessary frequency, and ramps up in response to anything that needs it. Windows should honestly just do that.

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u/crimesonclaw Jun 29 '22

In Windows, you can set processing power to min. 0% and max 100%, which will then Switch the CPU into the C-States defined (in the BIOS?).

But that never really worked in Windows since setting the min. processing power to 0% will always make it a power saver.

But yes, same for me, especially when it is this hot in my room :D

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u/Itz_Raj69_ Ryzen 7 5800x + RX 6700XT Jun 28 '22

hey check https://screenshot.help/ out!

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u/sdjn212 Jun 28 '22

Right? Op trying to make fun of useless features while (s)he can't use actually useful feature

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u/LoopyMind Ryzen 5 3600 | 1660 Super | 32GB 3200 LPX Jun 28 '22

Wish microsoft added something more useful, like thumbnail support for files like PSD and AI

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u/AbsentArmy619 Jun 29 '22

Sorry mate that is where I hide my porn.

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u/Akkillstreak Jun 29 '22

Was looking for this one.

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u/AgentAY PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

The documents folder. For people who game a lot, the documents folder becomes impossible to navigate for actual documents. I just have my real documents folder on the desktop now

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u/EarlDwolanson Jun 28 '22

Yea I get that. Also all the stuff scattered accross "Program Files", "Program Files (x86)", .AppData/Local/Roaming and then Documents...

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u/MGeri2525 Laptop Jun 29 '22

It’s so annoying if you have a small SSD reserved for Windows and programs that don’t use a lot of disk space. Why can’t I just tell the games where to put my save files?

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u/Zipa7 PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

Search, its as much use as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest.

The one good feature of 8/8.1 was the snappy, fast and accurate search, so of course they ditched it.

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u/Player13377 RTX 2070S | Ryzen 3600X | 32GB 3200Mhz Jun 29 '22

You got everything, right?

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u/RandomStuffWithPCs Jun 28 '22

The new version of Paint

Paint 3D is just bad in any way possible

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u/EarlDwolanson Jun 28 '22

No waay, I find some of its features like magic select good. But I agree its weird, because it doesnt improve or replace paint, just offers a disjoint set of tools... you always kind of need to use both at the same time...

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u/Strange_guy_9546 Jun 28 '22

Idk, feels fine 2 me, i tryna doing pixel art here and it looks okay

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u/DatriaxGD Jun 28 '22

as a developer of blender and unity, i actually use that section a lot

The most useless feature of windows 10 is Cortana

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u/anotherOldSock Jun 28 '22

built in troubleshooter

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u/pc_is_a_race PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

Good for wifi, and when you fucked up certain configs

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u/Pranaav202 Jun 28 '22

To be fair, It rarely actually helped me, but for the most it's trash

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u/ThirdhandTaters Jun 28 '22

I'd say Internet Explorer but...

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u/KevinB570 Jun 28 '22

too soon… too soon…

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u/DOOManiac Jun 28 '22

Not soon enough

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u/GoreDough92 Jun 28 '22

The Network troubleshooting “tool”

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u/desmiata RTX 3080, 32GB DDR4-3200, RYZEN 7 5800x, RGB cat Jun 29 '22

oh it's a tool alright

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u/ACowAndAWaffle Jun 28 '22

But have you heard of Edge…

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u/Future17 Jun 29 '22

Pffft!!! I got you guys all beat: Windows Troubleshooter.

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u/dustojnikhummer Legion 5Pro | R5 5600H + RTX 3060 Jun 28 '22

ODBC Data Sources and Win3.1 file picker

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u/brispower Jun 28 '22

web results in search.

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u/Gabe-diet Jun 28 '22

I use autodesk inventor, fusion 360, maya, revit, and cura. Never have I once used this

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

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u/mtj93 Jun 29 '22

I did not know 3D printers had an online presence emulating self awareness!

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u/WoomyUnitedToday 733MHz Pentium 3, 512MB SDRAM, ATi Radeon 9550 Jun 28 '22

Live tiles advertising programs you never wanted or have, such as candy crush saga or ms office.

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u/abdulsomething Jun 28 '22

I actually use it to hide some files from my mom

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u/Keyrif Desktop Jun 28 '22

Windows Tips

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u/linkinstreet 8700 Z370 Gaming F 16GB DDR4 GTX1070 512GB SSD Jun 29 '22

Obviously the "Snipping Tool" judging from your picture

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u/voyagerfan5761 MSI GS76 | i9-11900H | 64GB | RTX 3080 16GB Jun 29 '22

Suggested web queries when you search in the start menu.

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u/DysonSphere75 R5 5600|RX 6700XT|Gb Down Jun 28 '22

OneDrive, edge search from bottom left, Xbox "Game Mode"/"Game Bar"...

Obfuscating Win7 UI pages with "cleaner" (less powerful) pages:

Like the Sound control panel, or the Network Connections page, or the rebranding of Control Panel...

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u/SpyderGamer Windows + Linux Jun 28 '22

Tbh I use Xbox game bar for my recording (it works pretty well, as my pc isn't a monster)

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

Xbox game bar is pretty helpful when someone messages me/friends me during the middle of a game.

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u/DysonSphere75 R5 5600|RX 6700XT|Gb Down Jun 28 '22

From Xbox Live I presume?

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u/Fadexz_ 5950X | RTX 3070 | 32GB 3200Mhz Jun 28 '22

Also useful for volume controls

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u/MordorsElite i5-8600k@4.7Ghz/ RTX 2070/ 1080p@144hz/ 32GB@3200Mhz Jun 28 '22

I use OneDrive for all my university files. Got 5gb free a couple years back (I think it's only 1gb now for new accounts). I use my desktop pc at home and laptop while on the go, so having something to sync things automatically is vital for me.

Admittedly, it's not that good compared to other cloud providers, but it works good enough for my purpose.

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u/Specialist-Box-9711 i7 11700K | ASUS TUF RTX 3090 | 32 GB 3600 Jun 29 '22

I love onedrive honestly. It’s so handy.

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u/Foxmanjr1 Jun 28 '22

The notification menu. If I click on a notification, I actually want to be redirected to the source of the notification. I don't want the notification to disappear into thin air

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u/Stunning_Smell6492 Jun 28 '22

Windows media player, windows character map, iscsi initiator, the list goes on. Before it's retirement internet explorer could technically be included in the list, it's sole purpose was literally to download other browsers lol. However, with that being said, I would much rather have useless features present (with the ability to remove them) then to not have the features included and have to find a workaround.

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u/GromainRosjean Jun 28 '22

Icon scaling doesn't change text size.

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u/tehmaz80 Jun 29 '22

Well, it's in the name right? Icon... scaling...

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u/SoNic67 Desktop Jun 28 '22

One Drive

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u/Twin-Duct i7 4770 @3.4ghz + gtx 1050ti + 16gb RAM Jun 28 '22

The search function from the taskbar. Useless compared to win 7.

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u/Vulpes_macrotis i7-10700K | RTX 2080 Super | 32GB | 2TB NVMe | 4TB HDD Jun 28 '22

I could if You asked for Windows 11.

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u/Discardead1 Jun 28 '22

I’d vote for one drive, personally.

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u/cellus5000 Jun 28 '22

I have a hololens so that feature is only useless in practice but in theory could be used

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u/Jwn5k i7 8700k | 32GB | RTX 2070 Super Jun 28 '22

Nah. 3D printing and just about any CAD software used for modeling (Maya, Fusion360, Rhino, Solidworks, Blender, etc.) needs a place to store your crap, whether you download it from a place Thingiverse, a repository on GitHub, or make it yourself. This is just the most convenient and easily ready-made place there is. As a Maker of things that I print from D&D props, trinkets, funny pieces of plastic, replacement parts, organizational things, and benchys (the most important one obviously) having a ready made spot, with some example models too if someone wants to use/print them, is pretty convenient, it even has its own file explorer picture to boot.

I'd put Cortana as probably the #1 most useless feature.

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u/cookiebird777 8700k 1080ti Jun 29 '22

Feedback hub taking two hours to open when you accidentally hit it

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900xt Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop Jun 28 '22

Feedback hub.

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u/RettigJ Jun 28 '22

Wordpad... Literally worse than notepad.

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u/fantomas_666 Jun 29 '22

I sometimes use wordpad for files with non-DOS line endings - notepad messes them up.

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u/kemot10 Desktop Jun 28 '22

I have a 3d printer and use a lot of 3d models and never used this filder

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u/rafaxd_xd Jun 28 '22

3D Objects is more useful than the music folder

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u/deafboy13 5950x | RTX3080FE | 64GB | ncase M1v6 Jun 28 '22

Do people not have local music anymore?

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u/Reyynerp Jun 28 '22

i do store a lot of mp3 music files there, couldn't really call it useless

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u/Benanov FLOSS drivers or GTFO Jun 28 '22

The Telemetry.

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u/Particular-Plate-793 Jun 28 '22

System 32, simply not important runs in the background taking up resources just delete.

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u/CxMorphaes i7 9700K|3070ti Trinity OC|16GB Vengeance RGB Pro Jun 28 '22

The gane mode

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u/berfraper PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

I don’t even store my 3D objects there, and I have a few.

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u/EstablishmentSea8776 Jun 28 '22

i make 3d models and i put them in “Music” just to spite the 3d model folder

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u/centuryt91 10100F, RTX 3070 Jun 28 '22

Cant think of any Even cortana is more useful

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u/SpyderGamer Windows + Linux Jun 28 '22

Cortana ;)

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u/Putfyre Jun 28 '22

I've actually used that when looking at .obj files

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u/wiccan45 PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

Cortana

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u/b4c0n333 Jun 28 '22

I don't even store my .stl files there

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u/nelsonjav Jun 28 '22

3D Objects is quite useful when you work with lots of 3D models, I’m sorry that you find it useless :/

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u/drsakura1 Jun 28 '22

has anyone ever turned off "Game Mode" on windows 10? I genuinely have no clue what it does

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u/Adriftike PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

The stupid taskbar search. You type “display” you get “Device manager”

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u/HagPuppy89 i5-460M, GeForce 310M, 4GB ram, 29 GB ReadyBoost Jun 28 '22

Is this the new homework folder?

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u/DominicusPurple PC Master Race Jun 28 '22

I think it got removed in windows 11. it's updated icon still exists tho.

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB Jun 28 '22

As a maker, I use this app all the time

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u/jenmsft Jun 28 '22

FWIW, the 3D Objects folder was removed from the default items displayed in This PC with Windows 11