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

25 Jul 2009   #21
Antman

 

A dislike of mine is not in the OS but the GUI. Show desktop. I use the taskbar left docked (irrelevant, I suppose). Show desktop is simply in the wrong place. Each time I tweak out a shortcut and place it near the Start button, it will eventually "self correct" and disappear.

Since this is the GUI, I will find a replacement or the hack in due course.


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26 Jul 2009   #22
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
time to get rtm now.
Nope. Too lazy, and I can grab the RTM when I get back from Band Camp.

~Lordbob
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26 Jul 2009   #23
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Nope. Too lazy, and I can grab the RTM when I get back from Band Camp.

~Lordbob
You want me to help you install RTM on your pc? LOL.
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26 Jul 2009   #24
ka713

vista
 
 

mouse acceleration....there is no way to completely disable it like there is in xp and vista
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26 Jul 2009   #25
ben07

Windows 7 Pro x64 RTM
 
 

I haven't installed the RTM yet., still running 7100RC x64!

Is there anyway for folders NOT to be sorted in the RTM? e.g. I can drag/position folder icons any which way I like just like in XP?

Thanks.
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26 Jul 2009   #26
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ka713 View Post
mouse acceleration....there is no way to completely disable it like there is in xp and vista
Is this what you mean?
Drag the bar all the way to the left.
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Or you can follow this registry editing :

Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse
  1. Set the value of MouseThreshold1 to 0.
  2. Set the value of MouseThreshold2 to 0.
  3. Set the value of MouseSpeed to 1 or 2 (1 doubles the normal speed, 2 quadruples the normal speed).
  4. Close Registry Editor, close all applications, and restart Windows 7.


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26 Jul 2009   #27
Cam

 

1. The taskbar could be a tiiiiny bit smaller. Plus, I'd like icons to magnify, like the Mac OS dock.

2. MS left in a lot of GUI elements that (by now) should be changed.

3. Lack of a "Gaming Mode", in which explorer.exe is killed when playing a game.

4. Gadgets are still ugly, and annoying to use. I'd rather it be like Mac OS X, where you push a key, and gadgets come up.
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26 Jul 2009   #28
ka713

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
Is this what you mean?
Drag the bar all the way to the left.
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Or you can follow this registry editing :

Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse
  1. Set the value of MouseThreshold1 to 0.
  2. Set the value of MouseThreshold2 to 0.
  3. Set the value of MouseSpeed to 1 or 2 (1 doubles the normal speed, 2 quadruples the normal speed).
  4. Close Registry Editor, close all applications, and restart Windows 7.
yeah I've edited my registry..etc but some games will reintroduce mouse acceleration which is really annoying. When i was using vista I found a patch that patches win32k.sys in memory to disable mouse acceleration no matter what the setting. I cant get this to work for windows 7 unfortunately. The patch is called wcafix for anyone interested. edit: oh didn't read properly...what your suggesting is to turn ON mouse acceleration, what I want is to turn it OFF completely, forever and ever.
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26 Jul 2009   #29
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cam View Post
1. The taskbar could be a tiiiiny bit smaller.
I thought it was large at first, but you get used to it pretty quickly.

You could always turn up the display size to 125% for a bit then change it back. it will look much smaller then.

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3. Lack of a "Gaming Mode", in which explorer.exe is killed when playing a game.
Explorer shouldn't take up enough resources to matter. Though if you really want to you can just kill it in task manager before playing a game.
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26 Jul 2009   #30
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ka713 View Post
yeah I've edited my registry..etc but some games will reintroduce mouse acceleration which is really annoying. When i was using vista I found a patch that patches win32k.sys in memory to disable mouse acceleration no matter what the setting. I cant get this to work for windows 7 unfortunately. The patch is called wcafix for anyone interested. edit: oh didn't read properly...what your suggesting is to turn ON mouse acceleration, what I want is to turn it OFF completely, forever and ever.
sorry to hear that the fix is not working with win7.
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