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

12 Feb 2010   #1351
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
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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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.
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I thought I'm the only one who likes libraries


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12 Feb 2010   #1352
hdmi

8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
Libraries are extremely useful in a network sharing situation.
Then why is my network transfer speed in Windows 7 so painfully slow that I have to copy my 1080p video from the networked drive over to my local drive in order to keep it from stuttering so badly?
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12 Feb 2010   #1353
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

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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.
i love the humor man
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12 Feb 2010   #1354
sbrads

Windows 7
 
 

So, don't you lovers of Libraries with huge picture and music collections find that your C: backups become gigantic just by having other drives referred to in Libraries? Come to think of it, Windows Backup is rather lame, it doesn't seem to compress anything so I've gone over to Acronis True Image.
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13 Feb 2010   #1355
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 

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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...
I have 6 drives, and I just divide my stuff between them. I have foobar2000 monitor 2 drives totaling 1.5GB, rather than adding them to a library first. I have another drive for DVDs and I keep my general files and programming on a partition of my OS drive. I use 2 more drives for backing up my music and other important things. I have no need for libraries because I already have my computer organized fine using the folder structure, I just go Computer->Whatever drive I want->Subfolders.

The only place Windows Explorer has completely failed me has been in music folders where you need to view and arrange them by different criteria. Luckily foobar2000 exists and does the job perfectly, a lot better than Windows ever will I'm sure. I can mass write custom tags and sort my files based on any patterns and criteria I wish. I don't open my music directories any more in explorer, I can do absolutely everything from foobar and it's not a bloated app... what a glorious concept!

I like a few things about Windows 7, but I not where they add useless features. I don't like how they put libraries first everywhere, for me the Desktop should come first as that's the area where I'm actively working with temporary files and such. Libraries just seems to be a feature for lazy or stupid people who cannot figure out how to arrange their files in a tree, so they have a second tree to link branches of the first one!
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13 Feb 2010   #1356
randomNaMe

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod 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.
i love the humor man
Yea wtf happened to paint? It was so nice and simple. Is there a way to install the old version where I know where the whole 12 features are? If I wanted photoshop complexity I'd open photoshop, not paint. ffs Microsoft.

The MS Office software interface is EXTREMELY CONFUSING too. I mean I know how to use most of it because it's still better than OOO, but it requires way too much googling to find out where something is.
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13 Feb 2010   #1357
eXploader

Windows 7 (*upgrade*)
 
 

You could also try Gimp. Its not as fat as photoshop and its free! It also uses layers. Did I mention it was free?
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13 Feb 2010   #1358
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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You could also try Gimp. Its not as fat as photoshop and its free! It also uses layers. Did I mention it was free?
Thanks, I will give that a try.
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13 Feb 2010   #1359
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 

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You could also try Gimp. Its not as fat as photoshop and its free! It also uses layers. Did I mention it was free?
Thanks, I will give that a try.
Gimps good and you can also try Paint.net and thats free also
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13 Feb 2010   #1360
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have some improvement suggestions - particularly to do with WIFI area.

1. The icon for WIFI connection on the desktop taskbar is pathetic and needs to be revamped/enlarged!
2. When I put mouse pointer over said icon why can't it give a bit more information, like access point and MORE IMPORTANT "firewalled"
3. I want to "ONE CLICK" and see i'm protected ie "FIREWALLED"
So, when I click my desktop shortcut icon "Network & Sharing Centre" - I want information that tells me at a glance that folders are/are not shared and whether the connections are "Firewalled" in "Active networks" area.
I don't want to keep clicking further into the system to be able to check these things everytime I want to know. They should be instantly available to see at all times in active networks area eg "no firewall" "Firewalled" etc

Please Fix the 2GB RAM 'limit' (so I can run with all 3GB) in WIN 7 on Socket A motherboards - it's pathetic!

Esp as you want millions of people still on XP era computers to upgrade to WIN 7 and M/soft marketing bullshit say's WIN 7 is far more "backward compatible" than Vista for 'older' pc's!

Thanks
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