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Windows 7: 7 the Best?

16 Feb 2011   #31
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
7 has it's little things that I just don't like, but all in all it's wonderful in general.
Like what? Maybe we can help you solve those issues.


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16 Feb 2011   #32
GARoss

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

To answer the post, "Is Windows 7 the best windows yet?", I'd say yes; without a doubt! It's on par with Mac 10.6.6, which I have, too. All OS have issues from time to time.
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16 Feb 2011   #33
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
7 has it's little things that I just don't like, but all in all it's wonderful in general.
Like what? Maybe we can help you solve those issues.
Well, I totally skip the libraries, mostly because after so many years, I have somewhat of a "routine" of how my folders are, and how to get to them easily. Almost every time you open a folder, the libraries are shown first, and it drives me nuts. Sure, the idea is nice, having a centralized reference to get to things, and i'm not against change, but I'm so used to the way i move around in the folders that i'm not going to change it now. It's more of an annoyance than anything, it doesn't hurt anything in reality, it's just me.

I'm still not a big fan of the way UAC works. I still keep it on, but there really has to be a little bit of customization, or the ability to set rules for certain programs. I don't have it on a high setting, but it still does it's job. I hated it in Vista, but it's not "as" bad in 7.

There's really not a lot to complain about, just little annoyances. It doesn't help that it's on a laptop, and all of my other pc's were self built gaming desktops. Alot more room for error on the desktops, and if something went completely wrong, i'm out what, say $50 for a new HDD....not the end of the world. I keep everything on external hard drives anyway, so it wasn't a big deal.

I like 7 A LOT more than XP, but not more than Vista, but in no way do I regret getting a laptop with it on it.
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16 Feb 2011   #34
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
7 has it's little things that I just don't like, but all in all it's wonderful in general.
Like what? Maybe we can help you solve those issues.
Well, I totally skip the libraries, mostly because after so many years, I have somewhat of a "routine" of how my folders are, and how to get to them easily. Almost every time you open a folder, the libraries are shown first, and it drives me nuts. Sure, the idea is nice, having a centralized reference to get to things, and i'm not against change, but I'm so used to the way i move around in the folders that i'm not going to change it now. It's more of an annoyance than anything, it doesn't hurt anything in reality, it's just me.

I'm still not a big fan of the way UAC works. I still keep it on, but there really has to be a little bit of customization, or the ability to set rules for certain programs. I don't have it on a high setting, but it still does it's job. I hated it in Vista, but it's not "as" bad in 7.
I agree with you about the Libraries. To me also, they're just a nuisance. The good news is, though, that you can delete them. Take a look at this tutorial: Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane. And here's what Microsoft advises about deleting Libraries: Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions.

Same with UAC. I've disabled mine and life is a whole lot less annoying without it. I know there are a number of very smart people on this forum who disagree, but I'm happy with my decision to disable UAC.
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16 Feb 2011   #35
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Like what? Maybe we can help you solve those issues.
Well, I totally skip the libraries, mostly because after so many years, I have somewhat of a "routine" of how my folders are, and how to get to them easily. Almost every time you open a folder, the libraries are shown first, and it drives me nuts. Sure, the idea is nice, having a centralized reference to get to things, and i'm not against change, but I'm so used to the way i move around in the folders that i'm not going to change it now. It's more of an annoyance than anything, it doesn't hurt anything in reality, it's just me.

I'm still not a big fan of the way UAC works. I still keep it on, but there really has to be a little bit of customization, or the ability to set rules for certain programs. I don't have it on a high setting, but it still does it's job. I hated it in Vista, but it's not "as" bad in 7.
I agree with you about the Libraries. To me also, they're just a nuisance. The good news is, though, that you can delete them. Take a look at this tutorial: Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane. And here's what Microsoft advises about deleting Libraries: Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions.

Same with UAC. I've disabled mine and life is a whole lot less annoying without it. I know there are a number of very smart people on this forum who disagree, but I'm happy with my decision to disable UAC.
I haven't gone that far yet, i've just got it turned down some. As far as I can tell, the only time it ever pops up is when I attempt to use CCleaner, which is understandable. A way to add permissions would be nice.
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16 Feb 2011   #36
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Yes
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17 Feb 2011   #37
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post

Well, I totally skip the libraries, mostly because after so many years, I have somewhat of a "routine" of how my folders are, and how to get to them easily. Almost every time you open a folder, the libraries are shown first, and it drives me nuts.
You can always set Windows Explorer to open wherever you want it to. Just edit the shortcut properties and type the following into the Target field - in this example it will open in G:\home

%windir%\explorer.exe /n,/e, G:\home

Alternatively you can remove the Libraries from the navigation pane completely, just follow this tutorial.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
I'm still not a big fan of the way UAC works. I still keep it on, but there really has to be a little bit of customization, or the ability to set rules for certain programs. I don't have it on a high setting, but it still does it's job. I hated it in Vista, but it's not "as" bad in 7.

UAC is much less intrusive compared to Vista. And you can in fact customize it. Shortcuts have an option to "Run as Administrator". You can use that. The confirmation window will still pop up, but that's the general idea, if you don't like that you have to disable the UAC, which is of course possible, but I would not recommend it.
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17 Feb 2011   #38
Imperfect1

 
 

Here is exactly how you would direct the Windows Explorer taskbar icon to open to the folder you want it to: Windows Explorer ‘Taskbar Icon’ - Change ‘Open To’ Target

When you click on the Windows Explorer icon that is pinned to the Taskbar, by default it opens to the Windows Explorer Libraries folder. You can change the Open To target to open to the Computer folder (or any other possible location). Just edit the Shortcut Properties and type the following into the Target field - for example, in the example below it will open in C:\Documents:

1. Right-click on the pinned Windows Explorer taskbar icon, then right-click on Windows Explorer in the Jump List, and click on Properties.




2. Click on the Shortcut tab.





3. In the Shortcut tab, make sure that the field box to the right of “Start in” is empty.

4. To the right of Target, type or copy in bold the location where you want the Windows Explorer icon to open to instead, i.e. to open in the Documents folder, type: %windir%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\ Documents
(NOTE: You can do this for any item that you know its {CLSID} registry entry for. You can also specify a specific folder e.g.: %windir%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\ foldername)
Then click on Apply. OK
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17 Feb 2011   #39
Imperfect1

 
 

PS MWRed, there's also this:
How to Make Windows 7 Start Menu User Folder Buttons Open to Users Instead of Libraries Location
This tutorial will show you how to make the Start Menu ‘My Documents’ ‘Pictures’ ‘Music’ and ‘Videos’ buttons open to the real C:\Users\(user-name) location instead of the default Libraries location.
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17 Feb 2011   #40
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sweet, thanks for the tips man. I haven't had it long enough to mess with it too much, but this will help quite a bit for a start.
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