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

16 Aug 2009   #231
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smshort1 View Post
The best thing about Windows was that I could create Folders on the Start Menu, such as Office, Games, App Dev, Internet, etc. Then place shortcuts in these folders for quick access to my most used Apps. Windows 7 will not let me do this. My productivity has come to a stand still. Please add this to Windows 7, that way I will like Windows 7 more than any other windows Os.

Most people I guess put icons on their desktops, but this is very un-productive way to use windows.

Thanks
WinKey > type a couple of letters of the application name > if first item hit enter, if in another position use arrow keys/mouse to select (windows will remember and make that the first item for repeated searches).

Second method is to pin most used application either to the start menu or taskbar.


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16 Aug 2009   #232
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smshort1 View Post
The best thing about Windows was that I could create Folders on the Start Menu, such as Office, Games, App Dev, Internet, etc. Then place shortcuts in these folders for quick access to my most used Apps. Windows 7 will not let me do this. My productivity has come to a stand still. Please add this to Windows 7, that way I will like Windows 7 more than any other windows Os.

Most people I guess put icons on their desktops, but this is very un-productive way to use windows.

Thanks
you can still put custom folders in your start menu...

click start button >> right-click on 'All Programs' >> Open All Users

this will open windows explorer to the start-menu folder. you can now add folders and move/create shortcuts to your heart's content.

you can also 'pin' favourite shortcuts to the taskbar, and can reinstate the quicklaunch bar too.

happy shortcutting!
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16 Aug 2009   #233
emerald08

 
 



I'm pretty much pleased with it. As with any pre-release there should be bugs and hopefully those will be ironed out by official release date.

I really don't mind troubleshooting and finding out why "this" or "that" isn't working

I really feel this OS will work as well as Xp does for me!
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16 Aug 2009   #234
mcfly88

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smshort1 View Post
The best thing about Windows was that I could create Folders on the Start Menu, such as Office, Games, App Dev, Internet, etc. Then place shortcuts in these folders for quick access to my most used Apps. Windows 7 will not let me do this. My productivity has come to a stand still. Please add this to Windows 7, that way I will like Windows 7 more than any other windows Os.

Most people I guess put icons on their desktops, but this is very un-productive way to use windows.

Thanks
I know, I just have a computer, recycle bin and downloads icon
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16 Aug 2009   #235
lostfile

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

I totally love Windows 7, but nothing is perfect.

It apears that the XP mode that was promised is not compatible with my CPU, ofcourse this is not quite the fault of Microsoft, but it makes me feel as if they want me to buy a new machine if I really want this XP mode.

I mean, I could run Virtual PC and VMWare fine on this machine so what's the big deal all of a sudden???

Other then that, I love windows 7.

Its actually fun to use.
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16 Aug 2009   #236
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostfile View Post
I mean, I could run Virtual PC and VMWare fine on this machine so what's the big deal all of a sudden???
I you can run VirtualPC, you can run XP Mode. If you can not run Virtual PC, it's no fault of Microsoft. It's like trying to watch a VHS video with a DVD player and blame the player manufacturer when it's a no go.

The thing I dislike most in Windows 7 is that there's almost nothing to complain.

Kari
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16 Aug 2009   #237
The Blessed One

 

I wish Microsoft had changed the start-up/shut-down sounds/etc.... I mean how much effort would that have taken them? 10 minutes? I apologise, let's say 12 minutes!
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16 Aug 2009   #238
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 
Safari >.> Games!!! >.>!!

I dont like a few things, but mostly i love it!
1. Safari Web-Browser...
When using it, i click my pinned item on my taskbar but then it glitches ~ish with safri and shows another safari thing, instead of just highlighting the safari icon like it does in internet explorer...

2. Games, Age of Empires 3, and games like that arent made to work on vista(but can still work :P) CANNOT work on Windows 7 rtm... Or atleast i think so, i gotts test it out a little bit and stuff.

3. Start button menu's. When you hit the start button, its like they made the size to show everything in the stuff the start button shows longer than the needed space. In vista all the icons/control panel/ etc buttons all fit nicely, in W7 rtm, theres a LARGE space between the last item on the side(Help and Support) and the shutdown buttons.

4. I like the vista shutdown buttons better.. it looks more.. "pro" XD But w.e
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16 Aug 2009   #239
MaliciousOne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (RTM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post
I dont like a few things, but mostly i love it!
1. Safari Web-Browser...
When using it, i click my pinned item on my taskbar but then it glitches ~ish with safri and shows another safari thing, instead of just highlighting the safari icon like it does in internet explorer...
Maybe you should write Apple and tell them to update their coding.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post
3. Start button menu's. When you hit the start button, its like they made the size to show everything in the stuff the start button shows longer than the needed space. In vista all the icons/control panel/ etc buttons all fit nicely, in W7 rtm, theres a LARGE space between the last item on the side(Help and Support) and the shutdown buttons
Most of this can be changed by..
Right clicking the Taskbar > Properties >Start menu > Customize
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16 Aug 2009   #240
lostfile

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I you can run VirtualPC, you can run XP Mode. If you can not run Virtual PC, it's no fault of Microsoft. It's like trying to watch a VHS video with a DVD player and blame the player manufacturer when it's a no go.

The thing I dislike most in Windows 7 is that there's almost nothing to complain.

Kari

I wished that was true.

I had virtual machine installed on Windows 7, which ran fine.
So then I downloaded the XP mode and all of a sudden it gives me this error that my CPU does not support hardware virtualization.

Both are virtual machines, so why all of a sudden choose for "hardware virtualization" while only a handfull of cpu's can seem to handle it?

I understand your analogy but in this case it makes no sense.

Lets say you buy a car.
That car works fine, just like any other car that you have driven.
But then all of a sudden the goverment thinks its good for the ecology to drive with square wheels.

You find yourselves unable to get forward, because physics teach us that square wheels do not work in this universe unless you drive on a road that is made out of soggy mud.

Only a handfull of roads on this planet are made out of that AND meant for normal cars.


Upon being asked "why did you buy square wheels??" I reply : Why does your virtual machine based XP mode not work!?.



Long story short:

My story makes no sense, and so does this "design flaw" of the xp mode.
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