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Windows 7: 2 Reasons why I HATE Windows 7

29 Nov 2009   #1
brentdxd

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
2 Reasons why I HATE Windows 7

If anyone can provide a work around for these please let me know

1.) Class menu is no longer available in windows 7...

2.) you can no longer make a tool bar dock on the right or left side of your screen which is my favorite feature of xp and vista....

Someone please help>?


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29 Nov 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As far as the toolbar dock area on the right, MS mentioned they specifically locked 3rd parties out from having access to that area. The reason was they focused on putting icons over there and kept them white by default. In the event anything goes wrong, they turn colors and thus draw attention. They wanted to keep everybody and their brother from creating colorful icons and cluttering up that area...which I can appreciate as that area is usually a rainbow of shapes, sizes, colors, etc. It's just overwhelming.

That's my understanding of what you are seeing.
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29 Nov 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if these instructions for Vista work with Windows 7
Dock Quick Launch or Address Toolbar to Desktop in Vista :: the How-To Geek
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29 Nov 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brentdxd View Post
If anyone can provide a work around for these please let me know

1.) Class menu is no longer available in windows 7...

2.) you can no longer make a tool bar dock on the right or left side of your screen which is my favorite feature of xp and vista....

Someone please help>?
Brent HI

"class menu"? i am clueless

By toor bar I assume you mean other than the super bar, right?
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29 Nov 2009   #5
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

he means classic menu
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29 Nov 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brentdxd View Post
If anyone can provide a work around for these please let me know

1.) Class menu is no longer available in windows 7...

2.) you can no longer make a tool bar dock on the right or left side of your screen which is my favorite feature of xp and vista....

Someone please help>?
Hello Brent,

Q1) You might see if this may work for you as a workaround.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...html#post41112

Q2) While the desktop dock has been removed in Windows 7, you might consider something like Fences, RocketDock, or Nexus instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 Nov 2009   #7
brentdxd

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

The problem is the list view on the right side of your screen is what I really need because i have tons of shortcuts i use

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30 Nov 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Ah, found this program CSMenu that looks like it will work better for this.
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30 Nov 2009   #9
brentdxd

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ah, found this program CSMenu that looks like it will work better for this.
Cool I tried it and its definatly the classic start menu =) not i just gotta find a dock that can list like it does it xp, vista and server 2003 (which is where that pic was taken off my company server)
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30 Nov 2009   #10
musiclover7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried jump lists..? I know it does not match what you are used to, but configured correctly, they can be very effective..
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