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

09 Sep 2009   #351
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Win XP supported a folder view that showed covers. any chance of a workaround to see my folders like I did in XP? there are sometimes instances where I would like to explore and listen to music without pulling it into my library.

I like the music lbrary. It takes a long time to populate the screen in the artist view mode. Minutes under each directory (A-Z) in fact. Is this a one time thing? I keep my music on a seperate drive, that I sometimes disconnect to move to the laptop.
Love the graphics, Love the IDEA. Since I use a third party player, I was more interested in running Media monkey through the wringer to see if it worked OK in win7 than exploring this feature (Silly me!). The more I play with it, the more I find out; the more I like it. It even opens up my default player.

Something else that has bothered me for a while, is setting a global view. I don't like going folder to folder to set the view. Can someone educate me?


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10 Sep 2009   #352
Mistral1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

NOT happy about this taskbar having to pin items its really stupid a real step backwards whatever were they thinking? . Why no Dreamscenes ?

Its ok but not the best they could have done.
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10 Sep 2009   #353
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you would prefer your icons on the taskbar to behave more like vista or XP simply set the taskbar to "never combine" and unpin any items pinned by default - looks similar.

The dreamscenes I think can be classed as a failed experiment - it could be made to operate with the Beta versions of Windows 7 but I believe additional changes in the RTM has now prevented this - to be honest I think that the lack of users running this in Vista made it not viable to continue development.
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10 Sep 2009   #354
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Note   Note

In order to keep this thread as a location for odd issues that may not warrant a full thread, I will if a topic expands to more that a post or two create a new thread where the subject can be given individual attention.


I hope this will meet with everyone's approval - as I think it will also allow other members to find the subjects more easily in future
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11 Sep 2009   #355
Mistral1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Note   Note

In order to keep this thread as a location for odd issues that may not warrant a full thread, I will if a topic expands to more that a post or two create a new thread where the subject can be given individual attention.


I hope this will meet with everyone's approval - as I think it will also allow other members to find the subjects more easily in future
Good idea
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11 Sep 2009   #356
Mistral1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman View Post
If you would prefer your icons on the taskbar to behave more like vista or XP simply set the taskbar to "never combine" and unpin any items pinned by default - looks similar.

The dreamscenes I think can be classed as a failed experiment - it could be made to operate with the Beta versions of Windows 7 but I believe additional changes in the RTM has now prevented this - to be honest I think that the lack of users running this in Vista made it not viable to continue development.
Hi Barman

Thanks for the reply and the tip I did try your suggestion but the issue for me is why if I want a shortcut to a word doc on the taskbar I have to pin it to it (ok fine) BUT if I click it I get a blank doc WTF ? I have to right click it and scroll to the top to get the actual item (pinned). This right click scroll is ridiculous and as such drives me mad, If I am missing something here please enlighten me.

As for the dreamscenes I do not think it was a failed anything It worked very well on my laptop and to puting an "upgraded" product out there (some may say) and then removing bits off it is not on, I doubt many will miss it LOL - but thats not the point.

Whilst I'm having a major moan where has the classic start menu gone the programs menu on the Vista style one is awful.

I use Stardock desktop x to create a second start menu similar to classic and beta deskscapes for moving wallpaper both run well in 7 so all is not lost LOL.

There are many many good points on 7 its as some may agree the Vista we never had I for one never had many issues after SP1 and never supported the long running hate campaign.

Great site keep up the good works
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11 Sep 2009   #357
Danilo

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

I don't like control panel it is messy ...
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12 Sep 2009   #358
win7noob

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mistral1 View Post

Thanks for the reply and the tip I did try your suggestion but the issue for me is why if I want a shortcut to a word doc on the taskbar I have to pin it to it (ok fine) BUT if I click it I get a blank doc WTF ? I have to right click it and scroll to the top to get the actual item (pinned). This right click scroll is ridiculous and as such drives me mad, If I am missing something here please enlighten me.
can someone who uses windows 7 answer if there is a way around the above situation? i haven't used windows 7 yet, but i have a excel document that i like to keep in vista's quicklaunch. if i install windows 7, i don't want to have to click on the document and then scroll up to something else to open it. reading things like this make me question if i should stick with vista.
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12 Sep 2009   #359
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7noob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mistral1 View Post

Thanks for the reply and the tip I did try your suggestion but the issue for me is why if I want a shortcut to a word doc on the taskbar I have to pin it to it (ok fine) BUT if I click it I get a blank doc WTF ? I have to right click it and scroll to the top to get the actual item (pinned). This right click scroll is ridiculous and as such drives me mad, If I am missing something here please enlighten me.
can someone who uses windows 7 answer if there is a way around this? i haven't used windows 7 yet, but i have a excel document that i like to keep in vista's quicklaunch. if i install windows 7, i don't want to have to click on it and then scroll up to something else. i'm trying to decide if i should stick with vista or not.
Quick Lanuch is not enabled in Windows 7 but there are some things you can do...

1) Pin the Excel icon to the Superbar and pin the workbook on the excel icon. YOu can right click the excel icon and choose the workbook that way
2) You can make a dummy look-alike Quick Lanuch: Quick Launch - Enable or Disable might be more to your fancy

If this is all that holds you back from 7...than welcome to Windows 7 sense their is no reason to stick with Vista now
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12 Sep 2009   #360
win7noob

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7noob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mistral1 View Post

Thanks for the reply and the tip I did try your suggestion but the issue for me is why if I want a shortcut to a word doc on the taskbar I have to pin it to it (ok fine) BUT if I click it I get a blank doc WTF ? I have to right click it and scroll to the top to get the actual item (pinned). This right click scroll is ridiculous and as such drives me mad, If I am missing something here please enlighten me.
can someone who uses windows 7 answer if there is a way around this? i haven't used windows 7 yet, but i have a excel document that i like to keep in vista's quicklaunch. if i install windows 7, i don't want to have to click on it and then scroll up to something else. i'm trying to decide if i should stick with vista or not.
Quick Lanuch is not enabled in Windows 7 but there are some things you can do...

1) Pin the Excel icon to the Superbar and pin the workbook on the excel icon. YOu can right click the excel icon and choose the workbook that way
2) You can make a dummy look-alike Quick Lanuch: https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/888-quick-launch-enable-disable.html...that might be more to your fancy

If this is all that holds you back from 7...than welcome to Windows 7 sense their is no reason to stick with Vista now
what about this? would this work?

http://**************.com/tutorials/...-in-windows-7/

edit: windows 7 center dot com is being filtered out for some reason.
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