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

21 Jul 2010   #1831
Kari

 

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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.
For Quick Launch users it's just a mouse click away:

What don't you like about Windows 7?-quicklaunch2.png

You can then just scroll and choose the window you need.

Additionally, most Logitech mice with extra thumb buttons have this feature assigned by default to the middle one.




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21 Jul 2010   #1832
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The last few posts have just reminded me that there are many new users of win7 that did not share in the adventure we called Vista, where this feature first appeared and was one of the flagship UI features at it's launch
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21 Jul 2010   #1833
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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The last few posts have just reminded me that there are many new users of win7 that did not share in the adventure we called Vista, where this feature first appeared and was one of the flagship UI features at it's launch
I remember fondly being hooked into those features on Vista...only to be disappointed in its performance in a few areas.
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21 Jul 2010   #1834
typ911411and718

windows 7 | Vista
 
 

thorsen, you're great help, but i'm going to have to disappoint you in some parts. also, i dont' know how you divided my qoute, but trying to do so confused me a bit, so i'm just going to rely on your memory...

part 1. the quick launch: tried that before reading your msg, but no go. though, doing it again made me realize that it can solve another problem, limiting the space given to each pin-up icon, now i can fit 1.5 more icons in the same given space....how retarded...going forward in what is known to be advances just to find yourself going back a few steps... what should this be called..."move one step forward and two steps back" ??... if this continues i'll have to revert back to painting in caves.

part 2. power plan display: i've already done that, though for some reason the hotkey thing didn't work... shortcut properties > hotkey > ctrl+blah blah... i tried it a few times, didn't work.

part 4. all windows/tabs display: i've known about the windows thing...all three versions (bar in center of screen, diagonal, and a window that covers nearly the whole screen). one, what you gave me was not it. two, i do apologize, it seems i am missing some information for this one. what is missing is the fact that the display of the "firefox" tabs were "all presented" instead of what normally happens (you can only go forward one tab or backwards one tab). so, instead of seeing a few thumbnails of the webpages and having to scroll through some thumbnails to find what you're looking for, all of them were visible. since i had about 70 pages open, the thumbnails nearly took up the whole screen.

though you were not successful, i'm glad you tried. atleast you inadvertently succeeded in something, the "1.5 space" thing.

thanks.
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21 Jul 2010   #1835
typ911411and718

windows 7 | Vista
 
 

...here's something i find rather humorous. for a person that explores more than any typical person, i am part of the many few that actually likes vista (even though it's the first sad rip off of mac). but even though i like it, it isn't without it's problems, but the problem is, whether the problems were big enough to acknowledge.

(my .5 cents)
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21 Jul 2010   #1836
gzt7d8

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

I've loved it since I loaded the Beta. I never looked back since then.

No issues with programs or drivers for me; other than waiting for the OEMs to catch up to things.

Thumbs Up from me!!


Greg
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21 Jul 2010   #1837
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

typ911411and718 - "you'd think the term PC would be closer to it's true meaning. a computer that can be fully personalized" I totally agree! Even though, to Microsoft, Personal Computer doesn't mean a 'personalized computer' it damn well should!!!!! I bring up that very fact in my previous post.

And continuing in that vein, I'm also getting very much 'over' all the security precautions that stop, or get in the way of, me doing so much. Again, it's my computer and I should able to expose it to every virus known to man if I want to (not that I do but you get my point).

All these advances in the OS and msconfig is still in a window the size of a matchboxx and can't be resized? Sigh!

Why is Task Manager not activated by Ctrl + Alt + Del anymore? Something else happens when I press that key combination and Task Manager has been given a new one Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Now who thinks it makes more sense to do that than keep the old Task Manager combination and give the new combination to the new feature? Dumb!!!!
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22 Jul 2010   #1838
typ911411and718

windows 7 | Vista
 
 

LOLz....

...oh how interesting... wait, no...not interesting anymore, mine doesn't work. there are four possibilities...1, your computer is altered to have that ability. 2, there's something wrong with my computer. 3, you typed it wrong. 4, it's along the lines of 1 but i forgot.

but yea, again with my "one step forwards and two steps back" statement, i agree, it's stupid to change something so simple and basic and add other features that, i believe, no normal person would ever care to use it there...like who the hell needs to change their stupid password so fast...or lock there computer with the pressing of three buttons and one click???.....you'd probably get it done faster moving your mouse and cursor to start > shut down triangle > lock.

...but, thinking about things, either way poses a problem, if anyone wanting to lock their computer [quick], they might accidentally select something else because everything is so close to each other.

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sometimes i have this fantastical thought where i'd force myself into a company/project by all means necessary and hostage the people until i get the project/company just right. how intriguing this thought is...just like the "What If" machine the Professor created in Futurama.... LOL....
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22 Jul 2010   #1839
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Windows Logo Key Shortcuts

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... or lock there computer with the pressing of three buttons and one click???.....you'd probably get it done faster moving your mouse and cursor to start > shut down triangle > lock.
You might want to look at the "Windows Logo" key shortcuts.
I find them handy.

Logo Key Combinations
Logo key
Open or close the Start menu
Logo key + Pause/Break
Opens the System properties window
Logo key + B
Moves focus to Notification Area on the taskbar
Ctrl + Logo key + B
Switch focus to the program that displayed a message in the notification area
Logo key + D
Toggles to Show Desktop and restore desktop
Logo key + M
Minimize all opened windows
Logo key + Shift + M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop
Logo key + E
Open Window Explorer to Libraries Computer
Logo key + F
Open Search window
Ctrl + Logo key + F
Search for computers (if you are on a network)
Logo key + G
Displays desktop gadgets
Logo key + L
Lock your computer or switch users
Logo key + P
Displays desktop to projector display presentation switch window.
Logo key + R
Open Run command window
Logo key + T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar. Press Enter to open the one selected.
Logo key + Shift + T
Cycle backwards through programs on the taskbar. Press Enter to open the one selected.
Logo key + Tab
Cycle through open windows by using Flip 3D
Ctrl+Logo key + Tab
Use the tab or arrow keys to cycle through open windows by using Flip 3D. Press enter or click on the first window to open the window in the front.
Logo key + U
Open Ease of Access Center
Logo key + X
Open Windows Mobility Center
Logo key + Spacebar
Press and hold for a Desktop Preview. Also known as Aero Peak.
Logo key + 1 to 0
Opens the program pinned to the taskbar that corresponds to the order that they are in from left (1) to right (0) on the taskbar. 0 is for 10.
Ctrl+Logo key + 1 to 0
Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar that corresponds to the order that they are in from left (1) to right (0) on the taskbar. 0 is for 10.
Shift + Logo key + 1 to 0
Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar that corresponds to the order that they are in from left (1) to right (0) on the taskbar. 0 is for 10. If the program is already running, switch to that program.
Logo key + ←
Docks and undocks current active window to the left side of the screen.
Logo key + Shift+
Moves the current active window over one monitor to the left.
Logo key + →
Docks and undocks current active window to the right side of the screen.
Logo key , →, Enter
Shutdown (only if the default setting hasn't been changed)
Logo key , →, →, R
Restart
Logo key , →, →, S
Sleep
Logo key , →, →, W
Switch Users
Logo key + Shift+ →
Moves the current active window over one monitor to the right.
Logo key + ↑
Maximizes current active window to full screen.
Logo key + Shift + ↑
Maximizes current active window vertically.
Logo key + Shift + ↓
Restores vertically maximized current active window back to the way it was before maximized vertically.
Logo key + ↓
Minimizes current active window to taskbar.
Logo key + Home
Toggles minimize and restore not active open windows.
Logo key + +
Zoom in
Logo key + -
Zoom out
Logo key + =
Open Magnifier

Red indicates a Windows 7 shortcut
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22 Jul 2010   #1840
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwichick View Post
Why is Task Manager not activated by Ctrl + Alt + Del anymore? Something else happens when I press that key combination and Task Manager has been given a new one Ctrl + Shift + Esc. Now who thinks it makes more sense to do that than keep the old Task Manager combination and give the new combination to the new feature? Dumb!!!!
Task Manager was always CTRL + SHIFT + ESC, Only in Windows XP was the default action for CTRL + ALT + DELETE (client systems) was it to open Task Manager. Otherwise it would open a Windows Security dialog like it does in Window 2000, Server 2003/2008, Vista, 7.
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