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

25 Jul 2010   #1871
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

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You are welcome, Iehnerus. At my advanced age, I have to print it out to remember the shortcuts. Now if I only could remember where I put that printed list...
If I ever get a laptop or netbook, and I would like to at some point, I will have to either print it out, or do as I did on this machine, which is keep this link Keyboard shortcuts
in my Bookmarks toolbar for easy access.


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25 Jul 2010   #1872
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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You are welcome, Iehnerus. At my advanced age, I have to print it out to remember the shortcuts. Now if I only could remember where I put that printed list...
Advanced age? Your only a boy!
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27 Jul 2010   #1873
kcmartz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

No SSH!!!!!
In linux and mac they do, built in SSH support would be awesome as my website is on a linux server!

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Kcmartz

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27 Jul 2010   #1874
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kcmartz View Post
No SSH!!!!!
In linux and mac they do, built in SSH support would be awesome as my website is on a linux server!

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Thanks,
Kcmartz

Sent from my Motorola Cliq
TerraTerm for SSH and WinSCP for SFTP. Both great and free programs.
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28 Jul 2010   #1875
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

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I thought I quite clearly stated that Microsoft have told people "the Classic Start Menu is outdated - move on". So plenty of people obviously did want it but Microsoft didn't care. And just because they ask for beta feedback doesn't mean they're going to pay any attention to it.

And isn't the whole bottom of this thread the fact that we don't have the CHOICE!!! All we want is to have the CHOICE.
It's simply ridiculous to continue to want the choice to go back. How far back do you want these "choices" to go? Do you want to be able to invoke ProgMan from Windows 3.1 just because you once used it? All that does is cause the bloat that people rant about. New code *replaces* old....not supplements. Out with the old, in with the new. Asking for these choices makes too many points in the code where problems can arise. If you want the "choice"....stay with the old OS until it dies, but don't clutter the new OS with old interfaces. There's no sense or point to it.
Uhh.... No It's not. Ridiculous that is.... What happened to "My P.C.? Don't "I" get a choice? I don't believe asking for things to be put back in Windows is going backwards. Heck, if there is a user group that wants it, bring back Code View from DOS. It's only clutter if you personaly don't use something. To those that use an app/function/utility/view, it's not clutter at all. Bloat? Why don't they get rid of some of the "Cool Graphics" and effects to make room for things "I" use?

"Simplifying" the screen, and "hiding" something under a ton of menu options; now THAT'S a crime. I use the Icon view in control panel. I want to see everything, not hunt around under a ton of menus to find what I want. Even once you get past the HUGE learning curve, and learn how to navigate the menus; it's still a pain, and a drain on produtivity. What was once one or two clicks away, becomes a production to get to. Why shouldn't "I" have an option?

Of course I need to bring up a sore spot again Customizable installs. With such a broad and diverse user base, it just makes sense.

No, I don't want to go back to the command prompt; and others like the "Cool Graphics" and effects. I do agree, there IS such a thing as going backwards. I hope you can see my point though.
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28 Jul 2010   #1876
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My two main gripes with Windows 7 are the fact that when you maximize a window, the border doesn't turn opaque as it did in Vista. I found a theme that corrects the problem but I wish it were the default. The only other annoyance I have with it is Quick Launch not being available as a toolbar option by default.

I guess this stems from the fact then even with 7's markedly improved performance, in my opinion, I still see Vista as the only version of Windows that was released with a default theme that I actually liked.
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05 Aug 2010   #1877
periboob

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

My dislikes, based on a one-month history with Windows7. I am sure I will find work-arrounds for some of these, and have already eliminated many from the list by reading most of this thread. Much of this is repetitive, but it helps my blood pressure to verbalize.

I dont like that my expectations for W7 were raised by largely unjustified praise from the Media who probably use Macs.

I didnt like the loss of Quick Launch, but it was not hard to replace (and rebuild). I did like the new style start menu, with search built in.

I am not a fan of Aero, but I am giving it a try, maybe it will grow on me. I realize I can turn it off, but if the masses like a feature, it is likely that feature will be the only choice in future versions. Adapt or die.

I dont like that I can no longer use SendTo to launch documents with a non-preferred app. (Yes, I know how to train "Open with", but I liked SendTo.)

I dont like that I have had to edit the registry more in the first month using W7 than I did in years using XP and Vista.

It irritates me that I still have to go find a third-party, real text editor outside Windows that allows dragging a string of text to a new location in the file, much less to another application via the taskbar.

It irritates me that I have to go to a third-party utility like KatMouse to get the mouse scroll to work where it is hovering on a non-selected window or frame. I also wish that the Snip tool could be set to work like MWSnap to be a very fast take-a-pic for visual documentation of reminders.

I dislike the fact that more and more aspects of Windows7 ignores my setting for the mouse pointer to "SnapTo" the default button.

I dont like that Explorer has been crippled with no user-settable toolbar, and no way (that I can find) to have one button that is always RIGHT THERE to take me to my favorite "Home" folder. It is hugely irritating that Explorer "forgets" my preferences in folder appearance settings, and has completely eliminated the setting for unsorted free-style icon layout (like a mini-desktop). It is mildly irritating that I cannot set my preferred background color/image for the folders as I desire.

I do not care for Libraries, but they would not bother me, except that they try to force the programmers-world-view on me--I want my information organized in a way that I use it, not in the way that is most convenient for the computer. I do NOT want all my docs, videos, audio, pics in little individual square piles. I want things arranged such as, Personal\Humor\Dilbert\ THEN perhaps, docs, video, audio, pics. In another path, Business\CurrentYear\Taxes\FilingForms\Audits. In only a very few cases will all the files of specific type be clustered together, they will be organized the way they would be if they were in a file cabinet--things that I access together will be stored together, not stored on shelves for blue books, red books and green books.

But more than anything else, I dont like that in W7, "search", one of the most basic utilities of the digital world, takes a full semester to learn how to use, and there is no textbook for the class. I guess F1 is the best they could do. I liked the Vista search (After I got it setup), where it searched filenames, then gave a one-click choice to search inside files. I dont like the fact that I have to type in filter parameters rather than have buttons for--name:, contents:, folder:, type:, ext:, author:, accessed: -- only Date Modified and Size are there by default. Please, let me select my own filter buttons.

Enough--my blood pressure is down at least 5 points.

I do like this thread, both the complaints, and the helpful ones who point out the fixes and the work arounds. Feel free to point out where I have stupidly overlooked a simple fix to my dislikes. I will wade through a pile of abuse to find a pony.
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05 Aug 2010   #1878
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I wonder why you bothered to install Seven, you obviously want an 98/XP/VISTA.SEVEN OS, I'm sure if you ask M$ nicely they'll knock one up for you, after all such a special customer as yourself they'll drop everything, one month, you haven't broke the suface yet, and your on your soapbox.
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05 Aug 2010   #1879
Kasor

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

few minutes after installing win 7 i instantly didn't care for "Libraries" . still don't
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05 Aug 2010   #1880
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kasor View Post
few minutes after installing win 7 i instantly didn't care for "Libraries" . still don't
You don't have to use them,

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Library - Remove a Included Folder
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