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Post by RedSharpEye » Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:56 am

Hi

I wasn't quite sure which forum to post this in, I think this is a close match, apologies if it isn't.

I have a windows 10s device which apparrently means I can only install apps (whats wrong with calling them programs?) from Microsoft Store.

I have used PDF-Xchange editor and viewer for donkeys years, however I cannot seem to find it on MS Store.

I wouldn't mind if it was just the Viewer, is it on there somewhere?

I went to a meeting and had to use Edge as a reader, it was like cutting off my right arm - it doesn't even have the facility to show bookmarks.

If pdf-xchange is not on MS Store then I suppose my other option would be to take the device out of S mode which cannot be undone, but I am worried that performance would suffer as a result.

The device is a Lenovo Flex3i with an intel processor.

Looking forward to your replies.

Red

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:49 pm

Hello RedSharpEye,

The Microsoft store will only show APPs but you can still download and install stand alone software, including our own:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/downloads
Unless there are e.g. some restrictions on this machine that prevent you from installing normal software?

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by RedSharpEye » Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:47 pm

Hi Stefan

The machine is running Windows 10 S which only allows installs from Microsoft Store. :(

If you are not on MS Store then I can't download your software which is a shame as I love PDF X-Change.

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:19 pm

Hello Red,

A colleague of mine says that there are ways you can turn off the S Mode:
https://www.hellotech.com/blog/what-is- ... urn-it-off

And yes - we are not yet published in the Windows App store.

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by RedSharpEye » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:33 pm

Hi Stefan

Looks scary to turn off S mode, the article you pointed to says...
Why You Should Keep Windows 10 S Mode

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 S Mode “delivers predictable performance and quality.” Windows 10 S Mode offers several benefits, including faster boot times, improved performance, better security, and more.

Consistent performance: With Windows 10 S Mode, you don’t need to use as much memory or processing power. This means that your computer will run like new for longer.
Faster boot times: A computer running Windows 10 S should start up in under 15 seconds. According to tests, Windows 10 S computers booted 80% faster than computers running Windows 10 Pro.
Longer battery life: Since it’s a stripped-down version of Windows, S Mode consumes 15% less power, which will prolong your laptop’s battery life. According to Microsoft, a Surface laptop with S Mode enabled will last up to 14.5 hours on a single charge.
And turning off S mode is a one way street, you can't go back to S if the unfettered Windows makes your machine tooooo slow.

I am only using the little machine occasionaly, so I guess i will have to try an alternative viewer on the MS Store that can also handle bookmarks.

Don't worry, I will still be using pdf-xhange on the "normal" machines.

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:38 pm

Hello RedSharpEye,

I've never actually seen an Windows 10 S - so do not have first hand experience, but can you still run portable software?
Maybe you won't have an installed copy of the Editor, but would the portable one work on this Windows?

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by RedSharpEye » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:56 pm

Hi Stefan

I don't know if I can run portable software, I have a nagging doubt.

Do you do a portable version of PDF X-Change? I would be happy to try it for you and report my findings.

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:03 pm

Hello RedSharpEye,

We have portable versions of the Editor:
https://www.tracker-software.com/produc ... fileid=693
Not the whole Pro bundle package though - as e.g. the Printing Drivers have to be installed.

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by RedSharpEye » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:40 pm

Nice try Stefan, but it won't allow me to run the exe file and points me back to MS Store. So close yet so far.

Oh well. Have you considered putting the viewer on MS Store? It might bring more trade your way?

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Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:53 pm

Hello RedSharpEye,

I am sure it has been considered, but I am not aware of any specifics on adding our products to the Windows Store - so I will ask some of my colleagues for additional info!

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by Ivan - Tracker Software » Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:50 am

The Editor is submitted to the Microsoft Store and should be available there shortly.
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When attaching files to any message - please ensure they are archived and posted as a .ZIP, .RAR or .7z format - or they will not be posted - thanks.

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by RedSharpEye » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:27 am

Thanks for the update Ivan

Super excited, the other apps on there are not a patch on Editor.

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Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:51 am

:)

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by RedSharpEye » Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:38 pm

I noticed today, whilst browsing, that PDF-Xchange Editor is on Microsoft store. Yay! :D :D

Rushed to my Windows S machine (Lenovo ideapad flex 3) and loaded store----but my searches couldn't find PDF-Xchange. :shock: It had all sorts of lessor PDF readers/editors :( :( but not the one I lust after. :twisted:

After a bit of sleuthing it seems my machine doesn't meet the minium criteria on two counts (your minimums in brackets)

It has an Intel Celeron N4020 CPU @ 1.1Ghz (1.5GHz)
Running windows 10 19042 (19043.1348 or higher)

I have sorted out the OS version (now 19044) but the processor speed has me beat.

:idea: Would it be possible to drop the minimum processor speed to 1.1GHz? Pretty please? :wink:

Fingers crossed

Red

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Re: Microsoft Store

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:22 pm

Hello, RedSharpEye

Thanks for letting us know, I have passed this along to the dev team to take a look at. I'm not personally certain how much control we have over this or if it may be some arbitrary automated test done on Microsoft side, but we will see what we can do.

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