Problem With Windows 8

Is it just me....again?

By on March 23, 2013 11:28:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedneckDude

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Guys, I have blank tiles on my Modern UI start screen. Any ideas as to why?

 

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March 23, 2013 11:50:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You're supposed to color those in with Crayons.  (Fingerpaint will do for a touchscreen though.)

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March 23, 2013 11:57:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Wizard1956,
You're supposed to color those in with Crayons. (Fingerpaint will do for a touchscreen though.)

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March 23, 2013 1:28:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You accidentally installed Windows 9. The colored panels stand for an app, so you don't need to learn to read anymore. Progress.

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March 23, 2013 2:00:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I know it's the weekend and not many folks around, atleast not anyone who has Windows 8 installed apparently. 

I can say of the Windows 8 screenshots that I have seen I haven't seen this problem.

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March 23, 2013 2:04:28 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Cause Win 8 sux?

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March 23, 2013 2:24:07 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

@RedneckDude

 

I've been running Windows 8 for a long time and have not encountered that issue, but I do have a suggestion for you.

 

When on the 'start screen' go to SETTINGS > TILES and hit 'clear personal information from tiles'.   Does that change anything for you?

 

 

 

 

EDIT:

After a quick web-search.....

Apparently if you have the UAC disabled you may run into this issue (as according to MS support the 'tiles' like the UAC to be on).  Some users with certain third-party AV/Firewall software are also running into your issue.

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March 23, 2013 3:29:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I do have UselessAnnoyingCrap disabled. I'll check the other stuff.

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March 23, 2013 3:38:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

OK, enabling UAC didn't fix it. Clearing personal info didn't either.

Yes, I rebooted.

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March 23, 2013 3:53:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

when i had 8 on my pc... i right clicked a tile and a list (or text) came up to remove it from that page....can you do that to remove it?

im a bit rusty, but i hope you know what i mean Jim....

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March 23, 2013 3:59:18 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

Well since I haven't personally experienced the issue the only real suggestion I had was the 'clearing of personal info' from the tiles because I know that helped a client of mine with some tile info not updating.  Since that didn't work, all I've got left are things I've picked up from doing some topical web-searching (I'm the curious type).

 

I've read some forum posts elsewhere regarding a program called "Sage Thumbs" being the culprit and another guy had issues with a shell integrated codec called "FastPicture Viewer".  In both cases an uninstall of the offending program/codec solved the issue.

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March 23, 2013 4:47:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Vampothika,

when i had 8 on my pc... i right clicked a tile and a list (or text) came up to remove it from that page....can you do that to remove it?

im a bit rusty, but i hope you know what i mean Jim....

 

 

Yeah, I can "unpin" it from start, but I would rather fix it. They work for the apps they're for, but they come up blank.  

 

Hey, maybe if I unpin, then repin.....hmmmmm....   

 

 

Quoting the_Monk,

 

Well since I haven't personally experienced the issue the only real suggestion I had was the 'clearing of personal info' from the tiles because I know that helped a client of mine with some tile info not updating.  Since that didn't work, all I've got left are things I've picked up from doing some topical web-searching (I'm the curious type).

 

I've read some forum posts elsewhere regarding a program called "Sage Thumbs" being the culprit and another guy had issues with a shell integrated codec called "FastPicture Viewer".  In both cases an uninstall of the offending program/codec solved the issue.

 

I do have Sage Thumbs installed. Thanks monk, I'll look into it.

 

 

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March 25, 2013 10:49:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting the_Monk,
I've read some forum posts elsewhere regarding a program called "Sage Thumbs" being the culprit

 

That was it!  All fixed now, thanks, Monk! 

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March 26, 2013 1:46:09 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh, so we won't see you on you tube finger painting on your touchscreen, then?

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March 26, 2013 1:50:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nope. No touchscreen. Just regular old screen. 

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March 26, 2013 2:56:18 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

As long as its a regular 'old' screen finger paints won't hurt too too much. Good practice though for when you get the touchy one.

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March 26, 2013 11:35:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,

As long as its a regular 'old' screen finger paints won't hurt too too much. Good practice though for when you get the touchy one.

 

Had a touchscreen Dell AIO but I let it go back.

 

I couldn't afford that expense for an OS that would be a toy/learning tool.

 

Windows 7 is still my main OS and likely will be for a good while yet.

 

8 is better with resources, That's about the only benefit I see in it over 7.

 

I have plenty of resources, so I'll be fine on 7.

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March 26, 2013 12:54:43 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

Quoting the_Monk, reply 10I've read some forum posts elsewhere regarding a program called "Sage Thumbs" being the culprit

 

That was it!  All fixed now, thanks, Monk! 

 

 

You're welcome........glad to help. 

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