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Windows 7: 7, I Hate!

05 Mar 2011   #21
RealPetChicken

Windows Seven Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

hmm, i agree with the GIF complaint, but other than that, nope. Libraries are a great thing. I share folders with many computers at home, and having a library with different directories is perfect.


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05 Mar 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

Once a month, like clockwork:

"Get Win7 off my lawn!! "
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05 Mar 2011   #23
Kari

 

A moron's opinion:

I would rather switch completely to Linux than go back to XP if Seven for one or another reason was suddenly taken away from me. My 74 year old mother, after getting an hour or so help in the beginning from me remotely with Teamviewer tells me how fun computing now is, with Seven Home Premium and Windows Live Essentials. Her old OS was Windows 2000.

My 10 and 11 year old nieces got interested in computing because of new computers equipped with Seven, the old family computer in my sister's family only had Windows 2000 and girls shared an old IBM with Windows 98. Sometimes I help changing a setting or showing something but mostly they all, my sister and her husband and their two daughters, as well as my mother, they all find Windows 7 so easy it's really fun to use it. Venla and Aino, my nieces make movies with Live Movie Maker about their pony riding and scout camps and meetings, my mother moderates our family forums with me and has a photo blog.

Seems to me that to some people learning new things is a bit more difficult than to others. But I would not panic yet, I'm sure you are going to learn. Keep asking questions, I'm sure sometime in the near future you will notice how much better and user friendly Seven is than any earlier Microsoft OS. Remembering your rant here now might then even make you laugh.

Kari
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05 Mar 2011   #24
Sp3c5

7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
A moron's opinion:

I would rather switch completely to Linux than go back to XP if Seven for one or another reason was suddenly taken away from me. My 74 year old mother, after getting an hour or so help in the beginning from me remotely with Teamviewer tells me how fun computing now is, with Seven Home Premium and Windows Live Essentials. Her old OS was Windows 2000.

My 10 and 11 year old nieces got interested in computing because of new computers equipped with Seven, the old family computer in my sister's family only had Windows 2000 and girls shared an old IBM with Windows 98. Sometimes I help changing a setting or showing something but mostly they all, my sister and her husband and their two daughters, as well as my mother, they all find Windows 7 so easy it's really fun to use it. Venla and Aino, my nieces make movies with Live Movie Maker about their pony riding and scout camps and meetings, my mother moderates our family forums with me and has a photo blog.

Seems to me that to some people learning new things is a bit more difficult than to others. But I would not panic yet, I'm sure you are going to learn. Keep asking questions, I'm sure sometime in the near future you will notice how much better and user friendly Seven is than any earlier Microsoft OS. Remembering your rant here now might then even make you laugh.

Kari

You sound like a Windows 7 commercial.

Windows 7 was my idea!

...


How much you getting paid to say this stuff?

Just kidding.

/NewQuestion

So pinning you items to your Taskbar makes it like a QuickLaunch icon?
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05 Mar 2011   #25
Hopalong X

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

Quote:
So pinning you items to your Taskbar makes it like a QuickLaunch icon?
It does on mine. Just click it and go. Not even administrator prompts from the Taskbar launch- yet - for programs I have pinned.

Mike
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05 Mar 2011   #26
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sp3c5 View Post
...So pinning you items to your Taskbar makes it like a QuickLaunch icon?
Exactly.

And just so you don't think that the only people around here are those who think Win 7 is perfect and XP stunk, the QuickLaunch bar is something I really missed at first. In the XP days I could go weeks without ever having to click the Start Button.

I guess the broader point is that, once I made the adjustment, I found a lot to like about the "new and improved" way of doing things. Maybe a good rule of thumb would be to ask "If I had been using Win 7 for the past ten years and then switched to XP, would I be happy about it? Or would I find the differences troublesome at first?"

For what it's worth, in nearly every case I found the rationale for the changes between XP and Win 7 to be worthwhile and well thought out once I got used to them.
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05 Mar 2011   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
So pinning you items to your Taskbar makes it like a QuickLaunch icon?
I never really cared for Quick Launch because you cannot properly organize your stuff. And the teskbar is nice for the essentials, but if you have a lot of shortcuts (50 or more), neither the Quick Launch nor the taskbar will do. For that I suggest to use the toolbars. They are so much more flexible, very easy to maintain and you can stuff anything into them: Toolbars - How to Use in Windows 7 and Vista

But for the really quick access items, I use Rocket Dock. And if you "hide" it, it is not even in the way. It takes any shortcut (files, folders, URLs, devices, etc.)

Example:


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05 Mar 2011   #28
Sp3c5

7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote:
So pinning you items to your Taskbar makes it like a QuickLaunch icon?
It does on mine. Just click it and go. Not even administrator prompts from the Taskbar launch- yet - for programs I have pinned.

Mike
Cool Cool. But when I click to open a program, Chrome for example, the "Quick Launch" "disappears" and becomes a task bar tab. Now I have to Right Click->Open New Browser..

Not to get technical or anything, but it kinda defeats the purpose after... I go from 1 click to 2 clicks. It's 0.50 faster..

It's things like this that I have a hard time taking in. I find it hard that the people at MS tried to find a way to open things faster when it was already just a click away

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Windows Live Installer. F**K off MS with all that damn bloat-ware you try to make me install when all I want it a damn MSN Messenger. It's small things like this that make me rage about MS. Always trying to force things onto you. It's hella annoying. Then not to make matters works, you have to "Compability hack" msnmsgr.exe to make it a tray icon. Why on earth would they leave a dormant program like MSN stay cluttered in my taskbar when I "x-out" the window. They invented the Icon Tray and look past it now
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05 Mar 2011   #29
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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 !
LOL. All I needed was the rhythm of "Go forward..." and I knew the rest. The song began playing in my head.

Thanks for the laugh. I needed it.
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05 Mar 2011   #30
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Sp3c5, give it time and I expect you'll like it. I too came to Seven from XP, having skipped Vista, and there is a learning curve; but I quickly came to forget XP.
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