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

11 Jun 2010   #1711
RoloDman

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

It would be nice if the user were able to "safely" change the boot screen, the one before the log-on scree. I already changed the log-on screen but I wish I did not have to watch the Windows icon fly onto my screen and join together like a butterfly.


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11 Jun 2010   #1712
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajhubble View Post
I wish Microsoft would build a documents menu function into the task bar icons. Let's say I have a bunch of shortcuts to (e.g.) my games. I would like a quick single click way of opening up a menu of those shortcuts (rather than going through the start menu, which takes longer). Nope. Can't do. So I use this handy little utility called 7stacks to do it. Which works fine but is buggy on occasion (like inexplicably suddenly deciding not to work). It would be nice to have folders in the task bar able to open up a menu of its contents (including sub-menus for sub-folders or shortcuts to folders).
Why not create a toolbar? https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/72092-toolbars-how-use-windows-7-vista.html
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11 Jun 2010   #1713
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoloDman View Post
It would be nice if the user were able to "safely" change the boot screen, the one before the log-on scree. I already changed the log-on screen but I wish I did not have to watch the Windows icon fly onto my screen and join together like a butterfly.
go and make a coffee while its booting I can tell you how to get the Vista loading screen back if you want? thats about as far as it goes though
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15 Jun 2010   #1714
GreatPurpleRobe

 
Negatives

I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Mac user, and I've upgraded to Win 7 on my work computer. I have to say, I don't find much wrong with the OS. (I know, all my Mac friends just gasped in amazement!).

We are having problems with print driver compatibility, but that's the printer manufacturers' issue, not MS's. --JB
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15 Jun 2010   #1715
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreatPurpleRobe View Post
I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Mac user, and I've upgraded to Win 7 on my work computer. I have to say, I don't find much wrong with the OS. (I know, all my Mac friends just gasped in amazement!).
Thank you for being honest!
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15 Jun 2010   #1716
IWonderWhy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 
Restore Points

I'm just getting my feet wet with Win7. Overall I think I'm going to enjoy it once I get familiar with it. About the only real negative I can think of is that you can't delete certain restore points that I know of. It's either delete them all, delete all but the last one or none.
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15 Jun 2010   #1717
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreatPurpleRobe View Post
I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Mac user, and I've upgraded to Win 7 on my work computer. I have to say, I don't find much wrong with the OS. (I know, all my Mac friends just gasped in amazement!).

We are having problems with print driver compatibility, but that's the printer manufacturers' issue, not MS's. --JB
JB, welcome to the Seven Forums.

May I ask which printer driver is causing problems?

Kari
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23 Jun 2010   #1718
ajhubble

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I played around with tool bars at first. I didn't know about the nested folder capability (that's good), but in playing around with it again, I came across the annoyance which caused me to look elsewhere for a taskbar menu launcher. When the taskbar is locked, the moving handles on the toolbar disappear, causing the tool bar title to shift to the left. But the width of the tool bar stays the same, which means a little bit of the first icon in the folder shows on the right hand side. With the moving handles now gone, I can no longer resize the tool bar to get rid of that portion of the first icon. It looks messy. Besides, I would rather a nice icon to act as a menu, not some text with a small menu to the right.
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23 Jun 2010   #1719
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ajhubble View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I played around with tool bars at first. I didn't know about the nested folder capability (that's good), but in playing around with it again, I came across the annoyance which caused me to look elsewhere for a taskbar menu launcher. When the taskbar is locked, the moving handles on the toolbar disappear, causing the tool bar title to shift to the left. But the width of the tool bar stays the same, which means a little bit of the first icon in the folder shows on the right hand side. With the moving handles now gone, I can no longer resize the tool bar to get rid of that portion of the first icon. It looks messy. Besides, I would rather a nice icon to act as a menu, not some text with a small menu to the right.

I agree 100%.

This was actually the first dissapointment for me with W7.

The concept was SO SIMPLE and completely missed.

You should be able to pin a folder to the task bar, give it an icon and have it fly out as a built in part of the task bar. (Or better yet some built in mechanism of drag and drop so a folder is not even needed) The additional toolbar hack is clumbsey and ugly.

And yes, 7 Stacks is /close/ just like the crunched up additional toolbar hack is close but IMHO just not right.

And given the fact that being able to add additional DISCONNECTED toolbars was removed, they should have given is something decent as a replacement
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23 Jun 2010   #1720
Decker87

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I really dislike how windows 7 handles driver signature enforcement. I understand not allowing unsigned drivers to normal users, but it should be an option from within windows, not the boot sequence.

I hate the start menu.
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