Krogoth wrote:just brew it! wrote:Krogoth wrote:quote="LocalCitizen" looks like win8 finally did it/quote
Not really, Windows 8's lackluster public response was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.
Umm... isn't that essentially what LocalCitizen said?
He was suggesting that Windows 8 was the single cause of this, when it was really just part of a series of lackluster product launches and failures.
LocalCitizen wrote:it's ok guys. we are all cool.
at work, we are just replacing all Win XP with Win7. But I don't think we'll ever migrate to micky mouse Windows 8 or 8.1.
I hope MS will introduce Windows for Professional Desktops (whatever they want to call it) where multiple (dozen) windows open is expected and not discouraged.
LocalCitizen wrote:But I don't think we'll ever migrate to micky mouse Windows 8 or 8.1.
Ryu Connor wrote:Device convergence is an unstoppable force at this point. So regardless of the pitfalls you either build for it or you go out of business. There is an iterative march that will eventually get more right than wrong, but you can't go back. Even some Linux distributions can see this future.
Forge wrote:cphite wrote:axeman wrote:You mean how Excel opens every file within the same Window, even though I haven't talked to a single user that actually likes it that way, for what, a decade? Sure you can open two instances of Excel to get two separate windows, but then you can only copy and paste values, not formulas, so it's pretty much useless unless you are just reviewing something. I guess they have too many developers working on the next version of Windows Phone that no one will buy to be bothered actually improving Office at this point, because, let's face it, the enterprise customers will buy whatever crap they churn out for the next version of Office.
Yeah, that's an annoyance - but it's relatively easy to work around:
Create a batch file with following content:
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START "" "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\EXCEL.EXE" %1
Replace the folder path as needed if it differs for your machine.
Save the file with a name that makes sense - for example "LaunchExcel.bat" - and then try double clicking the batch file... If you made it correctly, it should open Excel.
Set up Excel documents to be opened with this batch file - right click any Excel document -> Open with -> Choose default program -> find and select "LaunchExcel.bat" wherever you happened to save it.
If you use different file types (.xls, xlsm) you need to do that for each of the types you want to open this way.
Once the files are associated with the batch file, when you open them they should open a new instance of Excel.
If for whatever reason you want to open more than one file in the same window, you can right click and do Open With and choose Excel, and they will open the normal way.
Well, you put "relatively" in there, so I can't bash on the difficulty.... But how am I deploying this to 50+ users?
NovusBogus wrote:Microsoft has gone from "our platform, your rules, together we make it easy and fun" to "we will tell you what you want and you will like it"
morphine wrote:You mean, Microsoft went from being Microsoft to being Apple?
morphine wrote:NovusBogus wrote:Microsoft has gone from "our platform, your rules, together we make it easy and fun" to "we will tell you what you want and you will like it"
You mean, Microsoft went from being Microsoft to being Apple?
JohnC wrote:Windows Mobile
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