Continued from previous post.
I eventually got to the start menu, and it was a mess. Although it's nice to know the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P indices, and the temperature in Paris, it really isn't essential. These, and many other frivolous things, are scattered across the start screen I should call it, with nary a drop-down menu in sight.
After clicking several wrong icons, and struggling through numerous incorrect screens, I finally, I don't know how, got to the ease of access panel. That got me to the actual desktop with only a few icons, containing the recycling bin, Windows media player, Internet Explorer, and the rest. I blew the screen up, without using dynamite, only the magnifier, to the size I wanted, and then I proceeded to install Microsoft Office, McAfee, etc.
One thing I do like about this computer is that the monitor port is at a convenient height, since I usually have a lot of trouble with the complicated plug design.
I've seen a couple monitors with only USB-powered hookups, but I'd like an attached power cord. I'm not so eager to obtain an easier monitor plug that I would crash my computer because my monitor drew too much power from it.
I'm glad I got wireless headphones because it's much easier to plug in one USB receiver than guessing which plug goes in which jack. I like the wireless mouse and keyboard for the same reason, and it's two less cords. I may get a wireless printer for the same reason, but my first one died of old age, and I can't see slighting the second.
The only thing I wish I knew on the outside of the computer is, which ports are the USB 3.0 and 2.0? I think I know, but I obviously can't be sure. They don't have any identifying marks, and I never got a message saying this device can run faster. I don't know if that means my guess is correct, or Windows 8 doesn't show those alerts anymore.
I'll finish the rest of my Windows 8 adventure later, I have another thing to say.
I recently finished a short story, and I should be putting it on the Amazon Kindle in next two days or so.
A legally blind 13-year-old takes the bus to the genealogy center to earn volunteer hours, and takes a bridge to a whole new world where he can play a vital role.