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

08 Feb 2010   #1321
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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My System Specs Trying to access Document and Settings? Go here:
Svrops.com - Windows Vista Junction Points
Thank you for this information. I have been pulling my hair out over this since I installed windows. This was very beneficial.


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09 Feb 2010   #1322
DutchBigEd

 

I have a mp3 player, and in XP I opened a map with mp3 files, did Ctrl A, Ctrl C, opened the mp3 players map and clicked Ctrl V (or: select all, copy and paste) and than the pc started copying until the mp3-player was full.
In 7 I do the same, but if I select to much mp3's the pc will not start copying until I select less that the size of the player.

Thats a hassle...
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09 Feb 2010   #1323
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
After using Windows 7 since the first build, being a real beta tester for Windows 7 I'm a little disappointed with Microsoft as some stuff they just didn't bother changing or fixing etc.. so heres my list.

1. Icons: Icons in the system it doesn't matter where I go but I will usually find an icon that is from Windows XP or before. It really just makes the system look out dated and inconsistent. I was hoping for a completely new set of icons in Windows 7 - all the current ones scraped.
I agree that this is a shame. This has been an issue with recent Windows releases and is annoying though not a deal breaker

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2. Search: Search is better than Vista and XP but its not really instant and I hate it how it shows system files.
System files and / or the system locations may be removed from the Search index to fine tune the search output

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3. Libraries: This is a great idea in Windows 7 but sadly the customization for it is really bad, you can't change the icons without using a 3rd party application.
Another oversight that although not a major issue is again annoying, can be done without 3rd party tools but the editing of system files is a little bit XP (Check out tutorials section for how to change icons)

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4. UAC: user account control still doesn't have remember these settings.
This would be easy to implement but as has been said a very bad idea, the information would need to be stored somewhere and it would not be long before the very malware we want to stop would be reading this information and impersonating "remembered" apps to defeat security.

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5. Screensavers: A lot of my favourite Windows screensavers are gone

the list goes on.
Again an unfortunate fact but as many of these were shipped with xp and before keeping them would tend to date the OS look and feel

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DutchBigEd View Post
I have a mp3 player, and in XP I opened a map with mp3 files, did Ctrl A, Ctrl C, opened the mp3 players map and clicked Ctrl V (or: select all, copy and paste) and than the pc started copying until the mp3-player was full.
In 7 I do the same, but if I select to much mp3's the pc will not start copying until I select less that the size of the player.

Thats a hassle...
I feel for you in your clever use of an oversight in XP but this sort of functionality is just as likely to result in someone not copying an important file assuming that they had selected it
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09 Feb 2010   #1324
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Haha... old screensavers making it look dated...

Then why are there still UI elements from Win 3.x? Font installation dialog anyone?
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09 Feb 2010   #1325
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gsus View Post
i draw comics as a hobby and previously drew them on Windows Vista Paint, now I have Windows 7 I see how horrible the new Paint is.
In the end I just when out and bought Adobe Photoshop and learned to use it.
What the heck, seriously why not use G I M P? and basing your opinions on a whole OS from just 1 application is not very wise.
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09 Feb 2010   #1326
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hybridfan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gsus View Post
i draw comics as a hobby and previously drew them on Windows Vista Paint, now I have Windows 7 I see how horrible the new Paint is.
In the end I just when out and bought Adobe Photoshop and learned to use it.
What the heck, seriously why not use G I M P? and basing your opinions on a whole OS from just 1 application is not very wise.
Well considering how the reason it is so horrible is the ribbon which is something that is becoming standard of Microsoft products...

I can see his logic and agree with it.
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09 Feb 2010   #1327
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

I love the ribbon UI in WordPad and Paint. Just like I love the Office 2010 ribbon. The classic menus are pathetic.
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09 Feb 2010   #1328
BunBun

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
I love the ribbon UI in WordPad and Paint. Just like I love the Office 2010 ribbon. The classic menus are pathetic.
I don't appreciate my screen space being wasted thank you. I'll take my nice and tidy toolbars any day.
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09 Feb 2010   #1329
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
I don't appreciate my screen space being wasted thank you. I'll take my nice and tidy toolbars any day.
Right-click on the tab section of the ribbon, minimize.
Also hitting "ALT" will bring up keyboard shortcut indicators.
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09 Feb 2010   #1330
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BunBun View Post
I don't appreciate my screen space being wasted thank you. I'll take my nice and tidy toolbars any day.
Right-click on the tab section of the ribbon, minimize.
Also hitting "ALT" will bring up keyboard shortcut indicators.
There is also a button to minimize the ribbon on the far right hand side.

That, and it has been shown that the default toolbars in previous versions of office actually take up more screen space than the ribbon. Thats at default - you no doubt fine tuned it to one toolbar like I did.
I actually like the ribbon now I have realised that you don't need to go to it that often - the popup on highlighted text has all the basic options right next to your mouse, and the ribbon is sorted better - header/footer is now under insert where it belongs

The Office 2010 beta handles the ribbon much better too, and you can customize what goes where.
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