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Windows 7: Do people actually like to double click?

25 Sep 2009   #51
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraplanet View Post
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The thing that bugs me the most is the friggin' "Classic Start Menu" time to move into the 21st century people!
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25 Sep 2009   #52
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraplanet View Post
Single click because I'm old I guess Fastest mouse speed because I'm old and I can't catch up with the aero display from my pinned taskbar items

I have a couple of hundred computers in my care and it seems most people just don't care enough to change the default so double click rules at the office but I have no trouble switching. I can even manage a left handed mouse and trackballs if I have to.
I can't even write my name with left hand, let alone use a mouse.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraplanet
The thing that bugs me the most is the friggin' "Classic Start Menu" time to move into the 21st century people!
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25 Sep 2009   #53
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Ummmm.... Is it just me? I have a 3 button mouse, and the middle button is set to double click.
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25 Sep 2009   #54
Carl Forster

Vista Ult 64 bit
 
 
Reply to Peter re Click and Classic menues

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
I guess it is personal. But I've never experienced a mis click from single clicking in many many years.

It's easier to change these old habits than one might think. After all, many of us, who were willing to give some of the new ways of doing things in W7 a chance have already gotten used to new ways of doing things with W7. Just takes a few days of trying it and putting up with a little inconvenience until some new adaptation sets in, but one has to be motivated, I guess. But people have a natural tendency to resist change, I think.

I find it a little sad though, that the first thing a lot of people do is set up W7 gui to work just like Vista rather than giving the new ways of doing things more of a chance. Of course, for some folks, the old way really may be the better way, but I bet a lot of people would quickly grow to like some of the new ways if they just gave em a little more of a chance before reverting back to things like quick launch.
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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.
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25 Sep 2009   #55
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
I guess it is personal. But I've never experienced a mis click from single clicking in many many years.

It's easier to change these old habits than one might think. After all, many of us, who were willing to give some of the new ways of doing things in W7 a chance have already gotten used to new ways of doing things with W7. Just takes a few days of trying it and putting up with a little inconvenience until some new adaptation sets in, but one has to be motivated, I guess. But people have a natural tendency to resist change, I think.

I find it a little sad though, that the first thing a lot of people do is set up W7 gui to work just like Vista rather than giving the new ways of doing things more of a chance. Of course, for some folks, the old way really may be the better way, but I bet a lot of people would quickly grow to like some of the new ways if they just gave em a little more of a chance before reverting back to things like quick launch.
/

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.
You stating windows 7 is not good, is an opinion. Try not to imply it as a fact.

In my opinion Windows 7 is the best OS out there, even over Leopard (yet to try Snow Leopard).

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Back on topic

I tried single-click today, for a bit. I kept double clicking lol, went back to single click. :| I have a 4 button mouse (including the scroll wheel), the scroll wheel click acts as, well a middle click.

The side button opens the Snipping tool
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25 Sep 2009   #56
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

As best I can follow, the point was that W7 is not XP and therefore is no good. (Not that I agree with that.)
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25 Sep 2009   #57
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

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.
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25 Sep 2009   #58
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I think one of the cool things about technology is that it is always changing, advancing, improving (usually). I try not to resist change, but rather to embrace it.
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25 Sep 2009   #59
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
I think one of the cool things about technology is that it is always changing, advancing, improving (usually). I try not to resist change, but rather to embrace it.
That is a good thing.
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25 Sep 2009   #60
Carl Forster

Vista Ult 64 bit
 
 
Reply to harpua...

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.)
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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?????......
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