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

11 Feb 2010   #1341
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

only thing i dont like is why wasnt vista like windows 7 ,,I feel like i payed for a update to fix vista .
If you get what i mean ,,thanks


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11 Feb 2010   #1342
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 

Bad:
- Wasted their time adding new crappy windows components like gadgets and collections
- Not enough customization options for removing their shitty new GUI elements

Still missing *yawn*:
- Pausing & queuing file copy/paste/move with explorer
- Good terminal to replace cmd (!!)
- Multiple desktops native support
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11 Feb 2010   #1343
Kari

 

I have some difficulties to understand why Windows 7 Libraries meet so much fanatic hatred, argument normally being that the user feels he / she should be able to decide where to save his / hers files and not Windows.

That's precisely what Libraries do, allowing user to save where ever he / she wants, only collecting shortcuts to those save locations to one place. It was me, not Windows, who decided to save my TV-recordings to H: (see the image), and then create a library to easily access those files.

So what if those Libraries icons and shortcuts take maybe a few kB's of HD space. Big deal, thinking what I get. I can add as many libraries as I want, assign any folder on my computer to that library and then find all my saved files, all save locations, in one place. I find it very practical.

Kari


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11 Feb 2010   #1344
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by randomNaMe View Post
Bad:
- Wasted their time adding new crappy windows components like gadgets and collections
- Not enough customization options for removing their shitty new GUI elements

Still missing *yawn*:
- Pausing & queuing file copy/paste/move with explorer
- Good terminal to replace cmd (!!)
- Multiple desktops native support
Have you tried Microsoft Powershell? It is built into all Windows 7 versions.
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11 Feb 2010   #1345
hdmi

8.1 x64
 
 

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Yes, I totally agree. But I blame Windows for that.
huh why would you blame Windows for that??? The sound card company's should be responsible for drivers that work for their sound cards not the other way around. Also the user should be accountable for learning how to make things work on his computor.
I totally agree with Bowtie. It is not Microsoft's responsibility.
But, if I press enter then the white space hurts my eyes!
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11 Feb 2010   #1346
reasoner

Win7 64
 
 

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Exactly why pre-built PC's are very poor. Did you upgrade to 7 or clean install?
W7 came installed - there was no other software on the computer - zilch

I fail to see how a hard drive with only W7 renders the pre-build PC poor.

Thinking of doing a clean install on my old PC to compare - but then I'd lose XP...


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11 Feb 2010   #1347
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

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Exactly why pre-built PC's are very poor. Did you upgrade to 7 or clean install?
W7 came installed - there was no other software on the computer - zilch

I fail to see how a hard drive with only W7 renders the pre-build PC poor.

Thinking of doing a clean install on my old PC to compare - but then I'd lose XP...


bitraker
Pre-built PC's come with bloatware and manfacturer's utilities. Have you uninstalled these if you don't need it?
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12 Feb 2010   #1348
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I have some difficulties to understand why Windows 7 Libraries meet so much fanatic hatred, argument normally being that the user feels he / she should be able to decide where to save his / hers files and not Windows.

That's precisely what Libraries do, allowing user to save where ever he / she wants, only collecting shortcuts to those save locations to one place.
Why do you need the add these shortcuts under the Libraries header? Why can't you just add separately? Or make your own folders on the navigation bar? This is a pretty useless feature that isn't optional. It's one more line of text cluttering the screen, regardless of how many kB it takes (which I'm sure it takes quite a lot more). That's why people hate it.
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12 Feb 2010   #1349
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by randomNaMe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I have some difficulties to understand why Windows 7 Libraries meet so much fanatic hatred, argument normally being that the user feels he / she should be able to decide where to save his / hers files and not Windows.

That's precisely what Libraries do, allowing user to save where ever he / she wants, only collecting shortcuts to those save locations to one place.
Why do you need the add these shortcuts under the Libraries header? Why can't you just add separately? Or make your own folders on the navigation bar? This is a pretty useless feature that isn't optional. It's one more line of text cluttering the screen, regardless of how many kB it takes (which I'm sure it takes quite a lot more). That's why people hate it.
The thing with libraries is that once you create that link in the library, it is part of the library. So instead of setting up an application to look in multiple folders (say a music or photo program) you can just say 'look at pictures'. It will recognise pictures as one folder, and be able to access them instantly.

Libraries are extremely useful in a network sharing situation. Have some music stored locally and on the network? Add both locations to the 'music' library and then point your player at that library. No need to mess around with adding network folders in the player itself.
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12 Feb 2010   #1350
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I have some difficulties to understand why Windows 7 Libraries meet so much fanatic hatred, argument normally being that the user feels he / she should be able to decide where to save his / hers files and not Windows.

That's precisely what Libraries do, allowing user to save where ever he / she wants, only collecting shortcuts to those save locations to one place.
Why do you need the add these shortcuts under the Libraries header? Why can't you just add separately? Or make your own folders on the navigation bar? This is a pretty useless feature that isn't optional. It's one more line of text cluttering the screen, regardless of how many kB it takes (which I'm sure it takes quite a lot more). That's why people hate it.
The thing with libraries is that once you create that link in the library, it is part of the library. So instead of setting up an application to look in multiple folders (say a music or photo program) you can just say 'look at pictures'. It will recognise pictures as one folder, and be able to access them instantly.

Libraries are extremely useful in a network sharing situation. Have some music stored locally and on the network? Add both locations to the 'music' library and then point your player at that library. No need to mess around with adding network folders in the player itself.
Oh, I agree wholeheartedly! Without the Libraries feature, it would be nearly impossible for me to manage close on 364,657 Pictures, Music, Video and Documents that are spread across 9 hard disks spanning just over 2TB. With Libraries, I have one Picture "folder". One "Music" folder. One "Programming" or "Downloads" folder.

I think the one hurdle that makes people not like Libraries, is that they are still stuck in the old "My Documents" metaphor, and do not realize that a single "Documents" library can include multiple locations.

I've grown so accustomed to utilizing Libraries combined with the Search features (first introduced in Vista), that the old Disk/Folder paradigm feels old and antiquated now...
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