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Unblock from utorrent.exe's Properties.

The need to change this, common people don't know about this security feature.

I think this a a different problem Andreas, the one of "It seems like uTorrent is running, but not responding".

But without some useful info we are just guessing.

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I have no problem with it.

Are you using a mouse or a touchpad?

It is easier to use with a decent sized 'multtouch' pad than it is with a mouse. Test drove the RC with a mouse and my 6x4 Logitech pad and it was somewhat easier to handle with the pad than it was with a mouse, and with a trackball it was just impossible without using both hands for the ball and buttons.

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I was most referring to µTorrent specifically, but same with Windows 8 in general.

Using a mouse, Logitech G400.

One side-button to open an Exposé-like view with Dexpot.

The other one to open Task Manager.

I like to multitask, can't stand the fullscreen-minded work environment, so I've kind of disabled Modern UI with UAC/LUA.

It might work good for tablets but not regular computers.

I only use regular desktop:


Many people do not see what's changed when almost everything looks the same, but there is a lot that has happened behind the surface.

There is a bit more that is improved in Windows 8.

If you want support for the latest, it's time to upgrade.

Newer versions of e.g. DirectX will be exclusive to Windows 8.

Before you get the idea that the only thing new is the Modern UI and nothing else, and believes that Windows 7 is the best and that Windows 8 is rubbish: you couldn't be more wrong. :)

Then it may be a good idea to read what else is new.

Full list can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/ [building Windows 8]

Here is a selection that could be interesting to read more about:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/09/redesigning-chkdsk-and-the-new-ntfs-health-model.aspx [ Redesigning chkdsk and the new NTFS health model ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/30/acting-on-file-management-feedback.aspx [ Acting on file management feedback ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/13/the-windows-8-task-manager.aspx [ The Windows 8 Task Manager ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/07/reducing-runtime-memory-in-windows-8.aspx [ Reducing runtime memory in Windows 8 ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/10/03/evolving-the-start-menu.aspx [ Evolving the Start menu ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/20/reengineering-the-windows-boot-experience.aspx [ Reengineering the Windows boot experience ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/15/protecting-you-from-malware.aspx [ Protecting you from malware ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/08/delivering-fast-boot-times-in-windows-8.aspx [ Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/29/improvements-in-windows-explorer.aspx [ Improvements in Windows Explorer ]

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/23/improving-our-file-management-basics-copy-move-rename-and-delete.aspx [ Improving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete ]

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so I've kind of disabled Modern UI with UAC/LUA.

Ah right so you have got rid of the 'Metro' front end which is what makes it poor with "conventional" methods.

Even M$ have figured out that the "Lego brick" look and feel is somewhat 'less than popular' with users.

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It is inconsequential now; I reset the computer to factor specs and stopped using Windows 8

Just put Windows 7 back on and you're good to go.

And by the way, people who say to get the latest if you want support for the latest, i.e. DirectX, are just grasping at straws for reasons why Windows 8 is good. Who makes DirectX, Microsoft. Of course they're trying to kill the previous OSs by obsolescence. But read this about no foreseeable DirectX 12. Really, what can 8 do that 7 can't that people need to have the capability to do it. Besides fitting in a tablet and being built to swish left and right.

So now they're shoveling tablet interfaces down everybody's throats. WTF, they think everybody needs to have a tablet? They think the wave of the future in computing and graphics is in tablets?

Aero Glass for Windows 7 gives it a modern and sleek UI look. A good UI contender to OS X. But no more Glass for 8. 8 now looks like Windows 95 UI. Back to basics.

The "Metro UI" is now "Retro UI". ©

Windows 8! Where Metro is now Retro! ©

Windows 8 Retro. ©

Windows 8. Retro is the new Metro. ©

But I digress and OT.

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My Windows 8 got glass, as you can see. :)

It's the best of both worlds right now, for me.

Windows 7's look with Windows 8's power.

But each to their own.

Well of course you can mod any OS to do anything you want. Like Windows to look like OS X. But what I'm talking about is vanilla OS. The OS Microsoft is configuring stock and the OS 99.999% of the people out there will be running, Retro Glassless. Maybe some day I'll be running 8, but they'll have to pry 7 out of my cold dead hands.

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