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Windows 7: Fancy Schmancy 7 Visuals & Functionality


13 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Fancy Schmancy 7 Visuals & Functionality

I read somewhere recently that MS has decided to remove the window previews from the taskbar by instead just having a list pop-up of currently open windows.

Aside from whether that is true, I am wondering what that means for the built-in neat factors.

Example, the window previews were fairly standard for most apps. However, in IE, the tabs were shown individually which was a nice feature. Also, hovering over Windows Media Player, it allowed you to skip, pause, play, and stop your current track.

What will happen to those neat preview features AND if they leave them, will they extend to other browsers and media players such as iTunes?

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13 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I hope they dont remove that feature, Ive grown used to using it to switch between windows.
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13 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I hope they dont remove that feature, Ive grown used to using it to switch between windows.
Well if I understand correctly, MS wants to get rid of the thumbnail that shows what is in the current window, in favor of just a label with text and a little "x" close box to close it.

I really hope they don't go through with it.
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13 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The problem is app that don't play correctly in Windows -- i.e. Crapple and Lunix apps. If you don't draw your UI using supported APIs then you don't get a preview unless you add code to your app to provide it. Fat chance that Crapple and Lunix bufoons will do that!
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13 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7, RTM x64
 
 

This is one of my fav features!! I love looking at all my different windows and picking.

Visual > text. You can always have the option to turn it off right?
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13 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i really hope they don't take away the preview. it's one of my favorite features but not only that...it really is effective!!
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13 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The way I understood this potential change in functionality it is meant to be in addition to the current preview system.

it would be, I believe, an option for normal use and would only come into play when a large number of windows were open - for example lots of word documents or browser windows which would exceed the available screen space.

Edit

I have just opened a few browser windows and the preview on my screen actually changed to a list on the 10th window. obviously this is a live function in build 7077 and it as I thought is additional functionality rather than replacement
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13 Apr 2009   #8

Slackware / Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

Source??????
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13 Apr 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

My source was some blog post I read from one of the MS developers backed up by my personal experience on the build I'm running.

The function may have been in place for some time but haven't noticed it before tonight
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13 Apr 2009   #10

Slackware / Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
My source was some blog post I read from one of the MS developers backed up by my personal experience on the build I'm running.

The function may have been in place for some time but haven't noticed it before tonight
Thanks for clarifying that.
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