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

06 Oct 2009   #541
therealjustin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I hate the new task bar. There I said it! I like the new features they have given it but I hate the flat look to it. Vista is more appealing to my eyes.


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06 Oct 2009   #542
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by therealjustin View Post
I hate the new task bar. There I said it! I like the new features they have given it but I hate the flat look to it. Vista is more appealing to my eyes.
Try one of these.

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06 Oct 2009   #543
gregrocker

 

There is one consistent bug that bugs the hell out of me, after several dozen beta/RC/RTM installs. The Internet Explorer 8 windows stopped holding their size somewhere around 4800 and now no amount of training or previous fixes will make them open full or custom size.

I finally gave up and use Autosizer long enough to get them to hold, which I resent since I think this is the greatest invention since the computer except for this one irritating bug.
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06 Oct 2009   #544
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There is one consistent bug that bugs the hell out of me, after several dozen beta/RC/RTM installs. The Internet Explorer 8 windows stopped holding their size somewhere around 4800 and now no amount of training or previous fixes will make them open full or custom size.

I finally gave up and use Autosizer long enough to get them to hold, which I resent since I think this is the greatest invention since the computer except for this one irritating bug.
Strange.

I can't get IE to open at anything other than maximized.

Quik shortcuts

to maximize winkey+up
to go to default size winkey+down
to glue to left side winkey+left
to glue to right side winkey+right

good luck
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06 Oct 2009   #545
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Strange.

I can't get IE to open at anything other than maximized.

Quik shortcuts

to maximize winkey+up
to go to default size winkey+down
to glue to left side winkey+left
to glue to right side winkey+right

good luck
In dual screen systems you can also swap window to the other display using these shortcuts:
  • If glued to the left in the right display, winkey+left glues window to the right in the left display
  • If glued to the right on the left display, winkey+right glues window to the left in the right display
In dual screen systems these shortcuts are also the only way to glue the window to the left in the right display or to the right in the left display. Moving the window with mouse in these cases just moves the window over to the other display.

Confusing? Not really, works fine.

Kari
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07 Oct 2009   #546
voirin

W7 Ultimate 64-bit (build 7601)
 
 

Hi SquonkSC

Yep, main reason was performance. But I do have to say that w7 performance is better than my previous Vista testing. I've gone through most of the tweaking: black viper service configs, visual effects etc. I have managed to improve disk performance since my initial post. Had w7 installed on PATA (WEI [HDD] = 4.3) back then, with data all on SATA. But now swapped the config around and installing w7 on SATA (WEI [HDD] = 5.7). It does feel slightly zippier which is good.

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Win7 has it spread out like this: WE1 | WE2 | FF1. XP, however, would arrange it in order of temporal execution: WE1 | FF1 | WE2. Hence W7 groups items, even when spread out.
I really don't understand how this is a minus?
I would think it is an improvement over XP, it makes oversight much more logical.
It was actually one of the XP quircks that thousands of users have asked MS to fix.
Well, I guess it comes down to how you work. For me, temporal arrangement is slightly advantageous as you don't have to search the taskbar for your most recently instantiated app - it's right there at the end of the list. With 20+ windows/apps open, I end up having to do more taskbar searching under w7. But yeah, grouping also has its advantages. It can go either way

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The only thing left for us to do, is to get used to it,
and give it a fair chance, like we had to to do with XP.
With every OS we had to adapt to the new features, as with every new car we buy.
XP needed hundreds of updates, fixes and 3 SP's to become what it is today.
I assure you this won't be the case for W7.
I absolutely agree with this. I guess one of the reasons for not easily adapting to w7 was that I never jumped on the Vista bandwagon. My MS OS history has been win95->win2k->xp. So going from xp->w7 is a bit of a leap. Yep - it all comes with time

Cheers.
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07 Oct 2009   #547
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by therealjustin View Post
I hate the new task bar. There I said it! I like the new features they have given it but I hate the flat look to it. Vista is more appealing to my eyes.
I hate the fact that there's too much spacing between the icons on the taskbar....
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07 Oct 2009   #548
Carl Forster

Vista Ult 64 bit
 
 
WIN 7 Dislikes.....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Sorry I have lost the plot with this forum...
Reason. if you make a comment against WIN7 you get blasted and to if you DONT like it stiff luck revert to XP or older....

I use XP, Vista both 32bit and 64bit and have done so for 6-3 years.

I OBJECT to MS removing the "CLASSIC" features...
Users were able to enable them in VISTA (which I do) when ever I install the O/S.

NOW I cant, and If I MS want to give us another changed / crippled O/S then it is their LOSS. It would seem that around 60% of users want this option, CAN MS afford to loose 60% or even 30% of it clients, and DONT give me the answer times and O/S move on learn it.

I and my company and Clients (115) cannot afford spend money on upgrade or the COST of the new WIN7 also training ???.
The world is in a recession and SMB's/People do NOT have the money GET REAL
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07 Oct 2009   #549
voirin

W7 Ultimate 64-bit (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Sorry I have lost the plot with this forum...
haha that w2k comment was directed at me. It's all in good fun
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07 Oct 2009   #550
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carl Forster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Sorry I have lost the plot with this forum...
Reason. if you make a comment against WIN7 you get blasted and to if you DONT like it stiff luck revert to XP or older....

I use XP, Vista both 32bit and 64bit and have done so for 6-3 years.

I OBJECT to MS removing the "CLASSIC" features...
Users were able to enable them in VISTA (which I do) when ever I install the O/S.

NOW I cant, and If I MS want to give us another changed / crippled O/S then it is their LOSS. It would seem that around 60% of users want this option, CAN MS afford to loose 60% or even 30% of it clients, and DONT give me the answer times and O/S move on learn it.

I and my company and Clients (115) cannot afford spend money on upgrade or the COST of the new WIN7 also training ???.
The world is in a recession and SMB's/People do NOT have the money GET REAL
That is the ultimate issue in the IT world...People are not willing to spend time and money into changing for the better

BTW I would love to see where 60% of all users want the Windows Classic theme back...
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