Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Dabber maybe we can help you understand Windows 7 better.
What are the exact problems you have with it?
Most of us find it fast, sleek and effortless. We'll be happy to help you understand it better.
And no, we don't work for MS. If you think we toe their line you must have missed what is said about the Windows 8 touchscreen OS.
Thanks for that, and apologies for thinking you all worked for MS! Some of the comments made seemed to imply that at times.
My problem with Windows 7 is mainly the Library set-up. Apart from not seeing the need (I liked/like the folder system in XP) I can only get it to work by sheer chance and then don't realise how I did it. The business of adding a folder to accept new files doesn't work for me (and I have the official user manual and several others). You have to add a new folder but clicking on New Folder doesn't work for me. If I try dragging folders in I'm told "that path isn't official" or words to that effect.
An additional current problem is that I am trying to edit a video using Corel's Pinnacle Studio 15 and Adobe Audition CS6. I want to add a commentary but don't want to use the Voice Over set up because I get more editing flexibility with Audition. Sorry if you are not familiar with these other products but I AM getting to the point.
I can add sound effects in the sounds section of Studio in a drag and drop way but (unlike when I used Studio 9 Plus and Audition 3) I cannot get access to the Windows 7 Library - I created a Sounds / Commentaries library) other than, it seems, in a hit-and-miss way. Sometimes I can, other time I can't. But when I DO get access, the files are empty. Yes, it could be the fault of Studio.
I seem to have wasted more time getting Windows 7 to work than carrying out the task itself.
Mind you, I get the idea that manufacturers (Corel - various products -, Adobe, Serif, Microsoft, etc) are going out of their way to complicate their products. At the same time aiming them at people who like the press-the-button-and-the software-will-do-the-work-for-you way of working, rather than people with a bit of knowledge and expertise. The products - including Windows - seemed to easy to use before. And they worked for you not against you.
Phew . . . (get all that in a quote).