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Windows 7: What do you want in the RTM?


28 Jun 2009   #1
Cam

 
What do you want in the RTM?

MS will most likely pump out some last-minute tweaks and features in the RTM of Windows 7. What do you think they could be?


1. Centering of the Taskbar icons, similar to Mac OS X's dock.
2. The ability to remove the blur effect from Aero windows, and make them truly transparent.
3. "Gaming Mode", which kills every unnecessary process when a game is launched.



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28 Jun 2009   #2

Win7 x64 NL
 
 

Uhm... I am not completely sure that you get this whole process of alpha builds, then a beta, then a release candidate and then going RTM.... Microsoft does all of that to test every single feature to high heaven with as many users as possible. So I highly doubt there are going to be ANY new features in the RTM version. (haven't MS stated this when they said before that a beta build was feature complete?)

The only thing there might be a very slight chance of is a UI tweak or something like that. But certainly no new features.

Having said that, I would hate to have the icons in the centre of the taskbar.... that would confuse most people and it would (in my opinion) take away the previous and still main function of the taskbar: seeing which programs you have active and enabling you to switch between them quickly.

as for you gaming mode idea.... if you have many unnecessary processes running, then you're doing something wrong.... Your goal should be to have only the necessary processes running to begin with.
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28 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cam View Post
MS will most likely pump out some last-minute tweaks and features in the RTM of Windows 7. What do you think they could be?


1. Centering of the Taskbar icons, similar to Mac OS X's dock.
2. The ability to remove the blur effect from Aero windows, and make them truly transparent.
3. "Gaming Mode", which kills every unnecessary process when a game is launched.
You can set these (except two) now.
For one, just unlock the task bar and move the icons to the middle.
For three, just open Task Manager and shut down stuff.

~Lordbob
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28 Jun 2009   #4

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I hope they remove the new taskbar entirely.
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28 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I hope they remove the new taskbar entirely.
You can do this too. Just set it to Auto-Hide.

~Lordbob
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28 Jun 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
taskbar

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I hope they remove the new taskbar entirely.
Isnt there also either a tutorial or post abt reverting back to the vista taskbar? Is that what you wanted to do?

Ken
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28 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
You can set these (except two) now.
For one, just unlock the task bar and move the icons to the middle.
For three, just open Task Manager and shut down stuff.

~Lordbob
How are you moving the icons to the middle? I don't understand
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28 Jun 2009   #8

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I want my taskbar like they had it in '95.
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28 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
For one, just unlock the task bar and move the icons to the middle.
~Lordbob
Can not move the icons to the middle. They go back to the left.
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28 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You can just add a blank toolbar to the left and that will allow you to position the icons to the center.
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