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Windows 7: Do people actually like to double click?

26 Sep 2009   #71
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
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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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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?????......

This I'm afraid is a sad indictment on the state of mind of a lot of so called sysadmins these days. A major role of the sysadmin is to evaluate the options available to their employer and work to integrate advances in technology to the benefit of their users and the business, no matter what their personal preferences are.

There is no way I would class the evaluation as adequate "two users for a whole week", this is not evaluation it is merely paying lip service to the idea of system evaluation.

It would appear that the "trial" was set up to use new software (word 2007), on a New OS, (Win7), which invalidates any results for either item.

My many years experience in the IT business has shown me that although human nature is such that when offered the option to change the likely response is "no thank you" the actual change is taken in their stride by the the vast majority of users .

If you are going to evaluate a new system let's do it by use of results not pre-conceived FUD due to a personal unwillingness or ability to encompass change



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26 Sep 2009   #72
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If you are going to evaluate a new system let's do it by use of results not pre-conceived FUD due to a personal unwillingness or ability to encompass change
That sounds just like the release of Vista.

Oh and a double clicker here.
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26 Sep 2009   #73
digitsix

Windows 7
 
 

I read this whole thread and I'm still not convinced by you 'single clickers' out there. What is the real advantage to single click setups? Someone please enlighten me.

For me the double click is the way to go hands down. I dont have to worry about mis-clicks and I like having complete control over what I want the computer to do, rather than have the computer guess what I want to do.

What if you want to just select the file to control + c? you have to "hover" the file and wait for the computer to select it? That seems like a waste of time, a bigger waste of time than double click over single click is... Plus i use the single-click-lag feature to rename files a LOT.

A double click takes literally a millisecond longer than a single click and offers more control over the system interface.

Also to the person that was implying that single-click is default? on what system? because my 7 came with double defaulted.

Idk, I guess if you want to have the computer decide what you wanted to do for you (ie single click) maybe you should be using a mac
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26 Sep 2009   #74
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitsix View Post
I read this whole thread and I'm still not convinced by you 'single clickers' out there. What is the real advantage to single click setups? Someone please enlighten me.

For me the double click is the way to go hands down. I dont have to worry about mis-clicks and I like having complete control over what I want the computer to do, rather than have the computer guess what I want to do.

What if you want to just select the file to control + c? you have to "hover" the file and wait for the computer to select it? That seems like a waste of time, a bigger waste of time than double click over single click is... Plus i use the single-click-lag feature to rename files a LOT.

A double click takes literally a millisecond longer than a single click and offers more control over the system interface.

Also to the person that was implying that single-click is default? on what system? because my 7 came with double defaulted.

Idk, I guess if you want to have the computer decide what you wanted to do for you (ie single click) maybe you should be using a mac
The point of this thread was not to convince anyone of anything, it was too see who single/ double clicked.

And he was talking about Dell or Sony that had theirs default to that.

~Lordbob
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26 Sep 2009   #75
digitsix

Windows 7
 
 

I understand the point of the thread, but I'm just having a hard time understanding why people like single click better, and I haven't really seen a good explanation so I was just asking for one.
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26 Sep 2009   #76
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Well I single click and much prefer the action set that way, I've never had any problems either and the reason I set my husbands computer the same was because he's not able to double click, his fingers aren't capable of the movement.
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26 Sep 2009   #77
digitsix

Windows 7
 
 

well I can definitely understand if it's a physical disability and you cant double click...

I just wonder what the "computer expertise" level are of people that prefer single over double. My guess, and this is totally an assumption, is that upwards of 80% of double clickers are "system admin" or "programmer" types or of a very high level of expertise and the single clickers are more recreational users...

Would be an interesting poll to conduct.
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26 Sep 2009   #78
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitsix View Post
well I can definitely understand if it's a physical disability and you cant double click...

I just wonder what the "computer expertise" level are of people that prefer single over double. My guess, and this is totally an assumption, is that upwards of 80% of double clickers are "system admin" or "programmer" types or of a very high level of expertise and the single clickers are more recreational users...

Would be an interesting poll to conduct.
I wouldn't associate the type of clicks we perform based on our knowledge of computers.

We choose what 'feels' best to us, not what is the fastest or easiest. We are comfortable with what is good for US.

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26 Sep 2009   #79
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitsix View Post
well I can definitely understand if it's a physical disability and you cant double click...

I just wonder what the "computer expertise" level are of people that prefer single over double. My guess, and this is totally an assumption, is that upwards of 80% of double clickers are "system admin" or "programmer" types or of a very high level of expertise and the single clickers are more recreational users...

Would be an interesting poll to conduct.

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26 Sep 2009   #80
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitsix View Post
well I can definitely understand if it's a physical disability and you cant double click...

I just wonder what the "computer expertise" level are of people that prefer single over double. My guess, and this is totally an assumption, is that upwards of 80% of double clickers are "system admin" or "programmer" types or of a very high level of expertise and the single clickers are more recreational users...

Would be an interesting poll to conduct.
You could well be close with your guesstimate but I believe for different reasons from the level of expertise .

The very fact that many System administrators have been in the field for many years and will likely be double clickers because they only had this option when they started.

The word experience is probably better than expertise in this context the two are not always interchangeable
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