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

19 Sep 2009   #411
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I dislike the fact that Windows 7 includes features that don't apply to me or my hardware and I cannot use them. Why can't I write on my screen?

That is a good point. They should provide a basic installation option where they install the system as today with all the bells and whistles - for people who do not want to bother or have only basic skills. And then there should be a custom installation option where one can pick and choose and reduce the bloat - like built-in vLite. Plus there should be ways to control some of the monster files like winsxs so that those do not grow to ridiculous sizes.
The modularity of the system is too basic and there are too many uncontrollable interdependencies. As an example: Why does the Snipping Tool depend on the Tablet PC option. Answer: Legacy, and they cannot be bothered to seperate it properly.


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19 Sep 2009   #412
Antman

 

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20 Sep 2009   #413
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I dislike the fact that Windows 7 includes features that don't apply to me or my hardware and I cannot use them. Why can't I write on my screen?

That is a good point. They should provide a basic installation option where they install the system as today with all the bells and whistles - for people who do not want to bother or have only basic skills. And then there should be a custom installation option where one can pick and choose and reduce the bloat - like built-in vLite. Plus there should be ways to control some of the monster files like winsxs so that those do not grow to ridiculous sizes.
The modularity of the system is too basic and there are too many uncontrollable interdependencies. As an example: Why does the Snipping Tool depend on the Tablet PC option. Answer: Legacy, and they cannot be bothered to seperate it properly.
another take on that would be software support. Forget Home Premium and Professional etc, imagine every single person having a customised version of windows with differing dependencies removed. It would be bedlam. It would end up like linux, except without a convenient package manager to resolve dependencies - so like gentoo lol
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20 Sep 2009   #414
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I dislike the fact that Windows 7 includes features that don't apply to me or my hardware and I cannot use them. Why can't I write on my screen?

That is a good point. They should provide a basic installation option where they install the system as today with all the bells and whistles - for people who do not want to bother or have only basic skills. And then there should be a custom installation option where one can pick and choose and reduce the bloat - like built-in vLite. Plus there should be ways to control some of the monster files like winsxs so that those do not grow to ridiculous sizes.
The modularity of the system is too basic and there are too many uncontrollable interdependencies. As an example: Why does the Snipping Tool depend on the Tablet PC option. Answer: Legacy, and they cannot be bothered to seperate it properly.


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20 Sep 2009   #415
Antman

 

Besides, there are other snipping tools available.

The problem being discussed in the recent posts is so old that Aesop wrote about it.

http://members.cox.net/deleyd2/prose/aesop63.htm
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21 Sep 2009   #416
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

back to the topic: In vista, it was nice to have the windows one colour, while the taskbar stayed black. Kinda sexy black, with a nice wallpaper.
In windows 7, the windows and taskbar change colour together which makes it a bit harder to match a wallpaper I find.
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21 Sep 2009   #417
Zeos

Windows XP 32-bit
 
 

NOT HAVING THIS



B4ST4RD$!! I want my toolbar's back!!!

And the ability to do this to file browse.

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21 Sep 2009   #418
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
back to the topic: In vista, it was nice to have the windows one colour, while the taskbar stayed black. Kinda sexy black, with a nice wallpaper.
In windows 7, the windows and taskbar change colour together which makes it a bit harder to match a wallpaper I find.
One trick I have seen applied successfully is to edit the wallpaper to add a black strip exactly 1 tasksbar high to the bottom of the image
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21 Sep 2009   #419
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
back to the topic: In vista, it was nice to have the windows one colour, while the taskbar stayed black. Kinda sexy black, with a nice wallpaper.
In windows 7, the windows and taskbar change colour together which makes it a bit harder to match a wallpaper I find.
One trick I have seen applied successfully is to edit the wallpaper to add a black strip exactly 1 tasksbar high to the bottom of the image
hehe very sneaky. how many pixels is the taskbar?
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21 Sep 2009   #420
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antt View Post
hehe very sneaky. how many pixels is the taskbar?
i've just taken a screenshot and measured it - looks to be 48 pixels.
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