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

15 Mar 2010   #1461
hocine

 

I just like it a lot.


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15 Mar 2010   #1462
DrStockz

Windows 7 Home premium 64-Bit
 
 

No Active Desktop back
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15 Mar 2010   #1463
mac173

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrStockz View Post
No Active Desktop back
Ya, I use the Active Desktop at work, and will be losing a major project when (or IF) we upgrade to 7.

I also wish that when I open the file manager from the Icon on the task bar, it would let me open a second window. It reuses the current window now, and I have to go to the Start button to get a second window.
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15 Mar 2010   #1464
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mac173 View Post
I also wish that when I open the file manager from the Icon on the task bar, it would let me open a second window. It reuses the current window now, and I have to go to the Start button to get a second window.
SHIFT + CLICK or MIDDLE-CLICK or RIGHT-CLICK > "Progame name above 'unpin'"
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15 Mar 2010   #1465
mac173

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mac173 View Post
I also wish that when I open the file manager from the Icon on the task bar, it would let me open a second window. It reuses the current window now, and I have to go to the Start button to get a second window.
SHIFT + CLICK or MIDDLE-CLICK or RIGHT-CLICK > "Progame name above 'unpin'"
I don't want to unpin it, I want to get a second window if I click the icon twice.
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15 Mar 2010   #1466
Mr Destroyer

XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir John View Post
I once was installing a Game and I got the Blue Screen of Death but I ran System Recovery and Rebooted it to Yesterday >_>.
It also happens to me lol...
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15 Mar 2010   #1467
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mac173 View Post
I don't want to unpin it, I want to get a second window if I click the icon twice.
I didn't say unpin it...There is a command above "unpin" which has the name of the application, clicking it opens a new instance. The other methods I listed do that same thing. Or if the window has focus CTRL + N, will also open a new instance.
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15 Mar 2010   #1468
madtownidiot

 

MS needs to fix the permissions/ownership glitch. There should never be a situation where you are denied permission to access/read/write/delete anything on your own computer when you are logged in as Administrator. I found a way around it, even protected system files, but I shouldn't have had to.
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15 Mar 2010   #1469
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
MS needs to fix the permissions/ownership glitch. There should never be a situation where you are denied permission to access/read/write/delete anything on your own computer when you are logged in as Administrator. I found a way around it, even protected system files, but I shouldn't have had to.
I don't think I agree.

A "true" administrator would already know how to do this.

One thing that a lot of people fail to gasp is that there are several levels of "administrator" and ther are tons of permissions which can be granted to or denied from the "administrator" accout. Really, "administrator" is just a name, you don't even need to name it that. It's just another account with some set of special "above user" permissions set.

This is all due to windows generally being a corporate desktop OS and buisness needs this kind of setup to disallow backup admins or encryption key admins and so forth from having TOTAL access to a machine or a users files.

MS tried to simplify things WRT networking a bit with the home group networking and the simplified file sharing. But under it's skin, W7 is a complex networked client OS whether most home users really want it to be or not. (and has been since 9x was merged with win2k)

Frankly, the less possible it is for the average home user to delete important system files that they don't understand the better (Not referring to you in this case, but all the moma nd pop users and self proclaimed admins). Having the OS somewhat hardened to accidental failure by default is a good thing.

If you truly need the ability to delete other peoples files or hand mess with the win32 folder, I don't see a problem with working for it a little bit rather than having a completely open root that will allow you to disable your machine at the drop of a hat just by logging into the "admin" account. Heck a very large number of problems on this very site are due to people going in as admin and screwing around with files and settings without knowing anything about the consequences

But as you mentioned, there are ways to get almost anything done, and those are the tools of a true admin. A good book on Windows adminning with an installed set of additional admin tools will really open your eyes to what you can do on the system and on your local network, it's amazingly deep.
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15 Mar 2010   #1470
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Good post, fseal. Yes, you indeed have to work at being a true admin in Seven.
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