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

23 Jun 2010   #1721
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

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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
I agree with the lack of the additional free placed toolbars is a dissapointing change.

It should be possible to improve the look of the folders on the taskbar though. You can remove the text and select large icon view, and I'm not sure but as you can change the icon for a folder (on the customize menu) you may be able to select a more appropriate look for the folder


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23 Jun 2010   #1722
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

It's not as smooth and intuitive as Mac OSX. They are getting closer with Windows 7, but not quite there yet.
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23 Jun 2010   #1723
Buttoni

Windows 7x64 Home Prem Svce Pack 1, Build 7601.win7sp1Ver 3.0install)
 
 

I find most annoying that when I invoke Task Manager I have to click and select "Show processes from all users" and provide an admin password to see ALL currently running processes. I don't just want to see those running under my user name, I want to see ALL OF THEM. Don't see why they had to change Task Manager.

Gonna have to spend some time searching the tutorials here and see if there's a way to always run Task Manager as Administrator. Seems like I recall seeing something there to always run a program with Admin rights.
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23 Jun 2010   #1724
WindowsStar

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

Open a command prompt:

runas /u:Administrator taskmgr

Pick processes check show all and close and it will save your settings. Now the next time you:

runas /u:Administrator taskmgr

It will go straight to processes and all users will be checked.

Create a shortcut to it and you have what you wanted. Enjoy.
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23 Jun 2010   #1725
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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Don't see why they had to change Task Manager
Task Manger wasn't changed in that way. Only those of the Administrators group were given access to see processes of other users. However in Windows Vista and 7 even tho you are part of the Administrators groups you are not giving administrative power without elevating. This keeps applications that do not need administrative power (like your web browser---which is really really important) from getting it.

Having to put in a password means you are running under a standard user account, correct? Those part of the Administrators' group only need to click a button (Allow, or Ok).
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23 Jun 2010   #1726
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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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.
The check is done at boot, therefore, it is a boot option. Drivers need to be loaded before anything else. (Aside from the core kernel of course.) User land drivers don't require signing, btw.
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23 Jun 2010   #1727
gregrocker

 

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Gonna have to spend some time searching the tutorials here and see if there's a way to always run Task Manager as Administrator. Seems like I recall seeing something there to always run a program with Admin rights.
Run an administrative account, or run as Hidden administrator if you know what you are doing - you know who you are.
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23 Jun 2010   #1728
gregrocker

 

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Gonna have to spend some time searching the tutorials here and see if there's a way to always run Task Manager as Administrator. Seems like I recall seeing something there to always run a program with Admin rights.
Run an administrative account, or run as Hidden administrator if you know what you are doing - you know who you are
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23 Jun 2010   #1729
JerryNJ

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Why did MS change how functions that were XP look in W7, or bury all useful functions one more click down the stack, or not work with MSHome networks running XP? for starters.
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28 Jun 2010   #1730
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

It needs a built in Outlook Express. I tires of playing with that live mail thing. Other than that it's GREAT.
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