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Windows 7: What don't you like about Windows 7?

05 Feb 2010   #1271
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbtmellis View Post
the pinning of the icons to the task bar. I would prefer to have a icon disapear when i am done with it. Just like Windows XP, i like to have a clear taskbar when i am not runnning anything.
Then don't pin it to the taskbar? I thought that would have been obvious.


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05 Feb 2010   #1272
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
This kind of thing should NOT be happening in W7 at all and frankly I'd be rolling heads on the explorer team about it (I would have rolled heads when XPSP3 came out and the problem reared it's head).
Why should it not be happening in Windows 7? Did Microsoft task themselves with fixing all of the buggy third-party software? Might just be me and my lack of third-party software, but no Explorer crashes here.
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05 Feb 2010   #1273
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No, but they should be protecting themselves FROM buggy third party software. And clearly they are not.

If the codec crashes, explorer should merely not get the infformation it wanted. It should not put itself inthe position of letting someone else trash it.

Explorer also has a similar problem with buggy control panels.

I'm sort of particularly annoyed about this becuase 1) I know if I were coding on it or in charge of the product it would not be happening as I know how to protect my code from such things (or at WORST it would happen ONCE and never again). and 2) This very bug hit me at work once and I was forced to /break/ the AVI file format in order to stop tripping it on XPSP3, even though my file output was completely well formed. :/
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05 Feb 2010   #1274
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
No, but they should be protecting themselves FROM buggy third party software. And clearly they are not.

If the codec crashes, explorer should merely not get the infformation it wanted. It should not put itself inthe position of letting someone else trash it......
Sure, but there is a limit to how much protection you can put in place. Depending how the extension digs itself into Explorer. The only true protection is not allowing third-party software plug itself into Explorer. However, that is not very useful is it?

Extensive work was already put into protected Explorer for third-party software, for example thumbnail creation. Adobe stopped developing a means for PSD and AI documents having a thumbnail handler for Explorer so an older one had to be use. The one for Illustrator would never work for Vista or 7 instead it always crashed, but Explorer did not.
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05 Feb 2010   #1275
crew51m

vista
 
 

1-It is not open source-I actually had to pay for it
2-My HP photo printer-no driver, wont even work with the hp5550 drivers.
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05 Feb 2010   #1276
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crew51m View Post
1-It is not open source-I actually had to pay for it
2-My HP photo printer-no driver, wont even work with the hp5550 drivers.
Open source windows? That will never happen. Did you use the cd that came with the printer and followed the installation instructions. Are the drivers certified for 7?
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05 Feb 2010   #1277
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
How to Disable “Libraries” Feature in Windows 7? - Tweaking with Vishal

Will show you how to disable libraries and also a link on that page to another article on how to disable homegroups.
Thank you BunBun, I followed the link, and it lead to a registry hack (Hack/Script Same/Same). I realize I will have to run this hack or another like it to get what I want. It's a personal gripe. You shouldn't have to.
What I would like to see is a way for anyone to disable it from the GUI. I looked in services.msc and could not find it.
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05 Feb 2010   #1278
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crew51m View Post
1-It is not open source-I actually had to pay for it
2-My HP photo printer-no driver, wont even work with the hp5550 drivers.
Is that the actual model number of the printer? HP wrote Win 7 Drivers for a lot of printers already in service. I have personaly installed 3 different models on Win 7 Computers. I had to go to HP.com and download the drivers. The Install disks were useless for drivers.
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05 Feb 2010   #1279
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crew51m View Post
1-It is not open source-I actually had to pay for it
No body forced you to get Windows. Go use Linux if you don't want to spend money. Also Open Source does not equate to free as in beer. I am more then welcome to charged for access to binaries (compiled code) or the source code. However, as long as the source code is freely viewable that qualifies as open source.
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06 Feb 2010   #1280
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

My only issue with windows 7 is that creative titanium does not support the OS as it should and that really is not windows 7's fault. I find it hard to get the titanium program to interact with cyberlink 7 and 9 ultra when using the SPDIF output. I have uninstalled and then reinstalled everything yet there is always a problem with interfacing the audio. The Creative software is always in conflict with the ATI audio drivers.
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