I recently made the mistake of moving from XP / Office 2003 on an old Pentium Duo to 8.1 / 2013 I7. Hoping for a zippy upgrade that would make me more productive I find myself somewhat disappointed.
I am finding the interface extremely sluggish and slowly working out things like turning animations off.
One thing I have not been able to solve is the following
I do a lot of switching between applications (Alt + Tab) - general performance is slow in terms of this reacting but the most annoying thing is in Office applications if you are slightly too slow on the Tab Office starts drawing the Alt menu on the ribbon bar - little numbers and letters denoting the shortcuts. The problem is that you can literally watch the letters being drawn. It takes several seconds for this process to complete - you can't stop it and no attempt to switch to another application works - you have to wait for it to complete.
Anyone know how to switch this off or make it less sensitive?
I think I have found the problem - seems to be user profile related. When logging onto the same machine with a new user account the problem does not happen.
Going to recreate profile - would be interesting
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