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

20 Jul 2010   #1821
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by typ911411and718 View Post
oh another thing. the stubborn side panel of the windows...why must i chose from only two options...i really don't want this new "library" thing there...and i certainly don't want to open my pin-up of "my computer" only to find the damn library again...i don't use that thing...why are they trying to annoy the hell out of me......
If you took the time to give the libraries a chance, you might just like it. I was skeptical at first, but I definitely appreciate them now.


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20 Jul 2010   #1822
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by typ911411and718 View Post
for one, 7 eliminates many useless things that hog up system resources. two, vista is of the past, and any new program i get is mostly suited for 7. worthless things become obsolete, i cannot dwindle in the past. three, just because i complain about certain things doesn't mean it's all bad. four, this forum is about what i don't like about windows 7. not, if you found so many things you don't like about it, why do you have it. five, if you can inform me why we are using w7 or wV or have stopped using w93, w95, w98, w2000, and wM then perhaps my usage of 7 along with my dislikes of it isn't invalid.

P.S. you're an idiot for thinking someone cannot complain about things they've learned. it is precisely the fact that they've learned it that warrants their right to complain. there is a quote that follows this: "do not complain about things you don't know".
Please, Please calm down and take a bit of time to look a little more closely at Windows 7 then after careful consideration if you still don't like it then uninstall it and put Windows 95 or 98 back on.
Sure Windows 7 is very different from the previous OS's by MS but really like anything new if you are either not prepared or not capable of accepting new ideas then we cannot help you with that!
Finally I don't know who you were accusing of being an "idiot" but that sort of language is not acceptable in this most civilised of Forums. We all try to show due respect for one another and expect nay demand that all new comers are made welcome on that understanding.
So draw a line and politely ask for help and I'm sure it will be given in good faith as it always is here!
Rant over
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20 Jul 2010   #1823
typ911411and718

windows 7 | Vista
 
 

...noobvious: i don't do the whole put your files where windows "suggests" you put them, i prefer everything on the desktop, that way, when i have to move from computer to computer or reinstall the system, all my things are not only in one place but i can easily see them without having to go through one extra step to find it.

...mitchell65: with all due respect, this section is solely for stating the dislikes of 7 which means no one can deny the basic principle of this section. also, to state "Really learn the system before you complain." is an insult and a display of incompetence. every logical being knows that no such being has the right to complain about something they don't know.

to the both of you: this is just me, but i've used 7 long enough to learn enough about to know most of what i'm referring to. if something doesn't go efficiently enough with my computer i will find ways to make it faster, now, so far i have yet to find a solution for all of my previous statements. i am one of high adaptability, this means i can keep up, and if the first party cannot supply me with beneficial means, then i will search for third party programs that will.

mitchell65: when i ask for help, i will be calm. but when i feel someone is looking for a battle, calm will be the last thing on my mind. and don't you ever tell someone to revert back incapable systems. i'm an industrial designer, and i do not wish even the dumbest of those to use primitive equipment.

...but thank you for your concern.
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20 Jul 2010   #1824
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Here type9, check this out: Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

That tut is a little tricky, but it can remove the libraries. You also will need to look at the remove from pinned Windows Explorer to keep it from defaulting to Libraries location when opened.

I personally like the libraries for organizing all the folders of specific types and you can easily remove a folder from the library or add folders to the library. But, If you don't like it, then there is a way to remove.
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20 Jul 2010   #1825
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

All right everyone ... let's play nice!
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20 Jul 2010   #1826
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Ok so I found some more stuff for you so I will chop up your quote so I can post solutions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by typ911411and718 View Post
1) the feature for a folder toolbar is gone. the one that allows you to drag and drop a folder to the edge of the screen and a new toolbar appears. that saved me a lot of time, any folder i opened constantly could be there along with any shortcuts, it becomes something like the mac toolbar. 7 has this "pin" here crap that's just a glorified version of quicklaunch. and even then it's retarded, it takes up a fingers-worth of space and there's a limit to the amount of shortcuts you can have on it. some people find it annoying when they accidentally drag a folder to the side and let go, well, for one, get some skills, and two, if there are options in turning things on and off/active or inactive, then why can't it apply here, i mean the screens sides aren't doing anything...
Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

You might be able to restore quick launch and do without the "pinning" . And yes I agree this should be an option somewhere instead of a complicated fix


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by typ911411and718 View Post
2) this power plan option display is fixed to displaying only two plans. what's their problem? is three too much? i swear, either there are way too many laymens being surveyed or they never surveyed computer usage and just threw 7 out there...
Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan

Again I agree. I don't know why they choose 2 power plans. You could create a shortcut to each plan and save them in a folder. Run each one to change the power plan and maybe create shortcut keys like Crtl+Alt+1, 2, etc.


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3) the safely remove section. what's the deal with newly plugged in devices being randomly placed in the middle of everything when in the previous versions of windows it's the first one (on top). is this microsofts way of playing with us?
I have no idea why they did this. maybe it slipped through or had issues with the build on dedicating to first spot on list.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by typ911411and718 View Post
4) even though it's not a lot of space, and it's a good idea, why couldn't they just leave the "peek" feature to the corners like every successful program that's done this. ...bottom corner-peek | bottom corner click-show desktop ....top corner-peek windows | top corner click-select specific windows

i recently used aim mail and pressed cntrl+shft+tab and this crazy subwindow showed up. (i type crazy because i had like 70 tabs open..lol) and it revealed all my tabs/webpages. this was interesting but i only know how to get to it by being on aim mails page.
I think this is the same as WindowsKey and Tab. it shows all windows staggered diagonally across the screen as an alternate to Alt+Tab. you can hold WinKey and press Tab to tab through the screens.


Hope all that helps.... I know Win7 is awesome and if you see something wrong with it that wasn't there in XP or Vista it is a little disheartening. I also don't think your wrong to complain. but maybe we can fix some of these issues as well. Let me know if you need anything.
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20 Jul 2010   #1827
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Also what Tews said.

I know there were threads like this in the past that have been closed due to people arguing. There are valid points here and this thread serves as a place for people to express what they don't like about Windows 7. I don't want to see this thread closed.
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21 Jul 2010   #1828
GreatPurpleRobe

 
Followup: July 21

Last week, we were able to download the latest version of the HP Universal Print Driver {64-bit version 5.1.0.1}, and it seems to work on both standalone mode, and it was able to integrate into Novell iPrint. --JB


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
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21 Jul 2010   #1829
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
I think this is the same as WindowsKey and Tab. it shows all windows staggered diagonally across the screen as an alternate to Alt+Tab. you can hold WinKey and press Tab to tab through the screens.
I hate windows 7 because I did not know this until now. I had seen screen shots of windows placed diagonally across the screen but never knew how to do it. It's definitely not advertised on the MS website.
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21 Jul 2010   #1830
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
I think this is the same as WindowsKey and Tab. it shows all windows staggered diagonally across the screen as an alternate to Alt+Tab. you can hold WinKey and press Tab to tab through the screens.
I hate windows 7 because I did not know this until now. I had seen screen shots of windows placed diagonally across the screen but never knew how to do it. It's definitely not advertised on the MS website.

This is why I am on this forum. I would not have known about that. I saw it here. I don't know if you should hate them though. It is in the system so it is a good thing..... Maybe praise is the word you were looking for.....


edit: im just kidding about the praise thing.
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