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Windows 7: 7, I Hate!

05 Mar 2011   #11
Imperfect1

 
 

If you don't like the Library system, you can DELETE your Libraries!

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane – Delete Library

You can delete the Library itself and/or any folder within a Library.
Here's what Microsoft says (at Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions):

LIBRARY - DELETE - To delete an ENTRY in a Library: Right click on the library and go to Properties. Then highlight the folder(s) in question and click the "Remove" button - that does not delete the folder itself but the entry into the Library. To delete the LIBRARY ITSELF: When the library is empty, you can delete it.


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05 Mar 2011   #12
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sp3c5 View Post
At this very moment, I've never raged so hard about an OS. I feel like Microsoft went to Mac route and screwed up even harder. That damn Windows Explorer icon beside the Start button is like Macs "Finder". Useless Junk icon. I open it up and brings me right to Libraries.. I'm going to throw this machine out onto a busy highway.

Now where did I put my XP CD... Damnit..

/EndRage

/Begin Question

If someone can please help me out with the Drop Down menu in Windows Explorer to show relevant locations it would be greatly appreciated!

And a way to view GIFs "normally".



/Thanks guys!
Oh dear another XP dinosaur, who can't be bothered to learn.

A kid of 5 would know how to set a default for .gif

Mind you if he has no intention of attempting to learn, its fairly obvious its just a rant without any real sense.

Try the book "Seven for Dummies."
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05 Mar 2011   #13
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sp3c5 View Post
At this very moment, I've never raged so hard about an OS. I feel like Microsoft went to Mac route and screwed up even harder. That damn Windows Explorer icon beside the Start button is like Macs "Finder". Useless Junk icon. I open it up and brings me right to Libraries.. I'm going to throw this machine out onto a busy highway.

Now where did I put my XP CD... Damnit..

/EndRage

/Begin Question

If someone can please help me out with the Drop Down menu in Windows Explorer to show relevant locations it would be greatly appreciated!

And a way to view GIFs "normally".



/Thanks guys!
Oh dear another XP dinosaur, who can't be bothered to learn.

A kid of 5 would know how to set a default for .gif

Mind you if he has no intention of attempting to learn, its fairly obvious its just a rant without any real sense.

Try the book "Seven for Dummies."
I really believe that this is the starting point of a process that ultimately becomes fodder for another episode of "Stupid User Tricks." I've supported several of these folks who, in an effort to make XP act like 95, of Win7 act like Vista, etc, make their systems so unusable, or unstable that they've become expensive paperweights. I'm sure that this is "preaching to the choir" but, I'll say it again: When you buy something, be it a toaster, a car or even an OS, RTFM (Read The Freakin' Manual!!!!!).
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05 Mar 2011   #14
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I disagree with a lot of your statements. If you got to the Default program settings, you can just set Windows Media Player 12 to open up your .gif images. Trust me, I tried it and the .gif pictures move on Windows Media Player 12 or better yet like what someone else suggested, get a third party program to do that for you. There is a ton of advantage on Windows 7 over XP and I find XP's interface kind of antique when I use it. I suggest you watch tutorials of Windows 7 on Youtube so you get an better picture of how its done. And yes, read manuals, guides and tutorials. There's a lot of them on the Internet which you can read or watch for free. Youtube for example. Discover for yourself before you immediately arrive to such conclusions and rants.
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05 Mar 2011   #15
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I bet someone (not saying who) will have a BSOD RSN.
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05 Mar 2011   #16
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

I have Explorer set to open at my User folder - when it opens everything is there.
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05 Mar 2011   #17
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

As you point out there is no up arrow but at the top there is an area where you can click to navigate to anywhere in the current path by clicking the sections or dropdown buttons. Much more flexible than the up arrow.

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05 Mar 2011   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm just blown away at how few complaints for W7 there are. I'm sorry the thread starter isn't happy but we all know that W7 represents a huge step forward and for this I can't wait for 8. That being said I too enjoyed XP in it's day but after acquainting myself with W7 it's a no brainier....Go forward, move ahead, try to detect it, it's not too late.....to whip it, whip it good !
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05 Mar 2011   #19
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sp3c5 View Post
I can't view GIFs in Photo Viewer no more and instead opens up IE (kind alike a Mac).
Just open properties of any gif image by right clicking on it. Under properties, click Change. In ‘Open with’ window, open Other Programs and select Windows Photo Viewer as default program to open with. Now click Ok and again Ok.
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05 Mar 2011   #20
Sp3c5

7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
I disagree with a lot of your statements. If you got to the Default program settings, you can just set Windows Media Player 12 to open up your .gif images. Trust me, I tried it and the .gif pictures move on Windows Media Player 12 or better yet like what someone else suggested, get a third party program to do that for you. There is a ton of advantage on Windows 7 over XP and I find XP's interface kind of antique when I use it. I suggest you watch tutorials of Windows 7 on Youtube so you get an better picture of how its done. And yes, read manuals, guides and tutorials. There's a lot of them on the Internet which you can read or watch for free. Youtube for example. Discover for yourself before you immediately arrive to such conclusions and rants.
GIF pictures play at light speed. Useless

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
As you point out there is no up arrow but at the top there is an area where you can click to navigate to anywhere in the current path by clicking the sections or dropdown buttons. Much more flexible than the up arrow.
Yes, I found that out later. Takes some getting use to but your are right, it is neat. +1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abhishek Ghosh View Post

Just open properties of any gif image by right clicking on it. Under properties, click Change. In ‘Open with’ window, open Other Programs and select Windows Photo Viewer as default program to open with. Now click Ok and again Ok.
If you were to actually read my post, you would realize I did do Open With. Hell it's just like XP. What is frustrating is that there is no actual program supplied by Windows 7 to view em'. WMP goes to fast AND you can't click NEXT to go to the next one. Opening up Chrome every time to view a GIF image is annoying because you up with a million tabs, a full screened window and the GIF image displayed at the top left corner (it seems "far" away when you are on a 26" monitor instead of it being nicely centered) AND you can't browse to the next GIF with a NEXT button. Anyways, I find the Windows XP style Photo Viewer. Works good. Done deal.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I'm just blown away at how few complaints for W7 there are. I'm sorry the thread starter isn't happy but we all know that W7 represents a huge step forward and for this I can't wait for 8. That being said I too enjoyed XP in it's day but after acquainting myself with W7 it's a no brainier....Go forward, move ahead, try to detect it, it's not too late.....to whip it, whip it good !
Then tell me this. You think when Toyota releases next years line of cars they are gonna inversed the Brake and Gas pedal and mount the steering wheel to the ceiling? No. Because it worked just fine in the first placed. Newer cars have better engines (Kernels), better brakes and air bag system (Security Measures), sleeker design (Windows 7 new design is hella tight). They don't make new cars to reinvent the standard on how to drive em. That is how I kind of see thing. If it was working just fine in the first place, why change it? The Photo Viewer, honestly, is what boggles me the most. The rest, I can learn to deal with no problem. Just needs time.
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