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Windows 7: Do people actually like to double click?

25 Sep 2009   #61

Win7 Build 7600 x86

Like I said I use double click, but what I didn't mention is that I use key commands extensively.
More than 50%.

I forced myself to learn all the commands after I had RSI in 2001.
Worked with AutoCad 12 hrs a day in those days.


PS: A tip: anyone aware of win key + number launches the apps on the taskbar in the order you have pinned them?
When already open, it maximizes, minimizes the app.
(only works for the first 9 pinned apps.)
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25 Sep 2009   #62
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
As best I can follow, the point was that W7 is not XP and therefore is no good. (Not that I agree with that.)

NO that was NOT the point....
We (115 users I suppport) use a combination of XP (Home and PRO) and Vista Ult 64bit and Vista 32bit Prem, all of which have the option to revert to the Classsic interface which all users prefer.
I have 2 systems (2 months moving around) with Win7 and Office 7 for clients to use to get some feedback.
All have responded to NO to WIN7 and as for the Ribbon in Office 2007 the have also stated NO WAY.
These have NOT been 5 minute trails but have been in place for 1 week, with 2 different operaters, some professional secereties and just users.
If MS dont want to "listen" and im not alone read the forums and bloggs around 60% I would estimate.
Also how many VISTA seats were reverted to XP, this is another subject MS will NOT give out the numbers.
If I was an MS CEO I would start listening or WIN7 could end up like VISTA, and Microsoft?????......
Lets try to keep the fighting off the thread, if you have something to prove either make your own thread or take it to PM.
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25 Sep 2009   #63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

I don't think it's accurate to state "all users" prefer the classic interface. Perhaps all your users do, although I frankly find that a bit odd and unlikely, but in any case, if I was an administrator or whatever, I wouldn't be basing my OS choices on what secretaries are telling me.

The Office 2007 ribbon is a different topic and beyond the scope of this thread, imo.
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25 Sep 2009   #64

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
On my machines, I always set my folder options to single click for opening items and whenever I encounter a computer that is not set up this way, I find it quite annoying. Do many people actually use and like the double click option? If so, why?
Single click here also.
That's first thing I set up after I install Windows.
I hate using other computers and have to double click to open folders.
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25 Sep 2009   #65

Vista Ult64, Win7600

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25 Sep 2009   #66

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
He was in a hurry to ask her again.
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25 Sep 2009   #67

Win7 Build 7600 x86

Forgive me if I generalize this a bit to much, but..

I believe in corporate situations you have to tube feed new technology to the users, because corporate users are the last to except even the simplest of changes.

Also seems a bit useless to poll users about an OS that they haven't seen yet.
You can just guess what the outcome will be.

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25 Sep 2009   #68

Vista Ult64, Win7600

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He was in a hurry to ask her again.
+10 for noticing.
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25 Sep 2009   #69

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

It's interesting to see people use Microsoft's Web Office. In usability testing, the majority of people double clicked when only on click was necessary. This was b/c they were in a browser. When the browser becomes more integral with the OS, I can see greater confusion. Maybe then there will be agreement and consensus on one/two clicks.
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26 Sep 2009   #70

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
Sorry Im a double click, and has nothing to do with the "Classic" mode of operation.
I have just spend 5 days (Mon to Fri 4 hours daily using) on a WIN7 system And Im about to the following.... (this wont fix the WIN interface or layout (Librarys) who ever though that up wants shooting)to find a Classsic UI plugin.
If that dont work I will be moving 115 users to another O/S and Office Suite.
Multiplty me around the world and MS stand to loose alot of Money.

As for the XP compatiability sorry you still need to learn Win7 NOT good.
I hope you administer better than you write.

Libraries is the best thing they ever came up with.
But my grand father didn't like the change from DOS to Windows either.

I have to agree. If you are going to b**ch about an OS, do so intelligently please. Otherwise its just trolling.
And please, type correctly....
Your a system admin FFS.

Anyways, interesting thread. I like hearing about all these differing opinions.

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