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Windows 7: 3 Major Window 7 Complaints

12 Jan 2011   #51
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Cato.
Thanks for quoting him. I missed the posting during the night my time.
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I did have some thoughts that perhaps one of you knew some clever way to restate the missing features or function. Maybe a modified registry key the would return the function in some legacy or compatibility mode. Looking for a solution that had not become public yet as I did spend a fair amount of time trying to find that very solution.
Garret

I have no direct answer but maybe you can find some in the tutorials.
Here is list of tutorials we have on our site that may improve the Search functionality for you. Some I'm sure you already have tried or implemented.
Give them a read if you wish. One of them may improve your search criteria more to your liking.
Not all of them are necessarily going to be helpful I realize.
The best I could do for you.
Good luck.
Mike



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12 Jan 2011   #52
Tinkerdog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
I dunno, the guy brings a few legitimate complaints to the table and he's met with ... derision?

I hate the Search function in Win 7. Have I learned to use it and tweak the indexing? Sure. Was it much, much easier in XP? Sure.

A bit of help and guidance in regard to his complaints would go much further than retorts simply saying "learn the new way."

My very humble opinion ...
I agree. I would've gotten upset very quickly by how I was treated if treated in this manner.

3 straightforward questions..... and no real help. Just a lot of "you're old fashion... get hip and today".
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12 Jan 2011   #53
garret334

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello SevenForum Friends,


Thank you for help, suggestions and criticisms, I needed an attitude adjustment. I am not exactly new to Windows 7. I have been using it as my primary OS on my home system since August. I would have been using it sooner but my Vista Ultimate SP1 OS was serving me well and I usually wait for a new Microsoft OS to go thru a significant period of refinement. At one time I was a Beta test site for new Microsoft OSís and learned to be couscous. I have known how to create and created Windows 7 form of toolbars since then. I have learned to use Windows 7 search and modified my indexed locations and that has been in place for sometime. But it is also fair to say that I was less than satisfied with the solutions I was using. No matter what I have done to the Windows 7 search, I prefer Vistaís solution with indexed locations and the advanced search form. Vista also allowed for a Desktop toolbar which functions just like QuickLaunch in that it is single click execution. In December I gave myself a Christmas present and built a new system, Core I7, 12GB DDR3, 10K Drives, the works. That gave me a second Window 7 Ultimate x64 system and what drove me over the edge was that I took it to work and connected it to our Domain. We have an older Dell Poweredge Windows 2003 Server. I brought my new system here to clearly determine what software the company was going to have to purchase/upgrade to support a mixed XP and Windows 7 x64 client environment. Windows 7 has been so good and I have been so successful at running software that was supposedly incompatible that the only way I could be sure of what I absolutely needed to replace was to test it here. As I began to do standard routine tasks I noticed the computer management missing properties tab and blew my stack. I included .jpg copies of my new and old desktops. On XP (same for Vista) you can see a long line of icons at the top of the screen of programs and links I use regularly. On most days I easily have over 25 windows open. There is so much I like about Windows 7 and it really irritated me that Microsoft changed/left-out these few items that are trivial when compared to the whole and made such a big difference in my efficiency. As you can tell, I am com now. Again I thank you all for your help and suggestions. I have gone to nearly every link I was sent.


Thanks Again,
garret334


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12 Jan 2011   #54
James Colbert

 
 

Someone already mentioned the Customization forum here:

Customization - Windows 7 Forums

And here is an ongoing "StarDock" thread in the same forum:

Stardock - ObjectDock Customization

Perusing this forum will give you many directions in making Win 7 more suited to your needs.

James
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12 Jan 2011   #55
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
I enjoyed the detachable tool-bars in XP but I have adjusted as I now just leave them in the task bar:

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The window options for resizing in Win 7 are too good to pass up by docking a tool bar that might interfere.
Mike, could a dock, like e.g. Rocket Dock, do the same?


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12 Jan 2011   #56
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hi Garret, Thank you for coming back "in peace". I guess we were playing a little rough at times (including myself - and I apologize). You have to understand that most of us are seasoned Windows7 users that started in the dawn of Windows7. Most of us have managed to find alternate ways to do things were prior functions/interfaces are no more available.

I myself deplore that they put away with the Vista sidebar and that I cannot see some of my gadgets any more at all times. But there is a tweak to get it back and that is what I use.

The hidden toolbar/dock on top of the Vista screen I was also missing. But a combination of Rocket Dock and and toolbar (I linked one of my tutorials earlier) gives me the functionality and even more. I first tried the tweaked Quick Launch (which I think I saw on one of your pictures), but I found the toolbar to be a lot more practical because I can make a folder structure.

I understand your point regarding compatibility/legacy. But believe me, that is a big problem for developers. I spent 35 years of my life in Operating System development at IBM and the legacy issue was always hot. On the one hand you want to advance the system, but on the other hand you do not want to incur extra cost for the customer to migrate. That leads to more and more old code that needs to be dragged along (and maintained) and then people are complaining about bloat and performance issues. It is a difficult balancing act. And with Windows approaching 60 million lines of code, they have to make some cleanup at times in order to make room for something new.

I hope we can have a fruitful discussion from here. We are all glad to assist with solutions to specific problems (that is if we know the solution).
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12 Jan 2011   #57
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Just don't criticize Windows 7 Imaging because WHS will get really cross.
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12 Jan 2011   #58
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Just don't criticize Windows 7 Imaging because WHS will get really cross.
Are you pulling my leg mjf - Win7 imaging is something to really get mad about.
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12 Jan 2011   #59
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Just don't criticize Windows 7 Imaging because WHS will get really cross.
Are you pulling my leg mjf - Win7 imaging is something to really get mad about.
Of course I am.
On a serious note, I'm just reinforcing an earlier statement I made that we all have aspects of an overall good operating system that we work around to suite our personal preferences/beliefs.
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12 Jan 2011   #60
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

mjf, you are right. That is the beauty of the 60 million lines of code - plus all that good stuff from the web.
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