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

17 Oct 2009   #691
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there

4 things I don't like about W7.

1) The HIDEOUS size of the menu when you click the screen - I don't use a white stick so why does this thing have to use such a HUGE part of the screen Real estate. On a really large monitor it looks totally REDICULUOUS. I'm not getting into the Classic vs New Menu but the wretched thing SHOULD BE CUSTOMISABLE.

2) You CAN'T remove, add or customize anything on the RIGHT hand section of the menu.

3) No "Virtual Desktop" -- note here I'm not talking about Multiple monitors or desktops -- I would just like a desktop that extends further than the Real screen size -- this is very very useful for example with Huge spreadsheets with loads of columns.

4) probably the biggest bugbear - New Users can't hose it up very easily.

Cheers
jimbo
What menu are you talking about exactly?

I have a crappy, small monitor and I haven't seen anything that takes up a ridiculous amount of space.


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17 Oct 2009   #692
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
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1) The HIDEOUS size of the menu when you click the screen - I don't use a white stick so why does this thing have to use such a HUGE part of the screen Real estate. On a really large monitor it looks totally REDICULUOUS. I'm not getting into the Classic vs New Menu but the wretched thing SHOULD BE CUSTOMISABLE.

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hideous? huge? ridiculous? it doesn't look so bad at 1920x1080...surely it would look smaller with larger higher-res monitors?

but then again, i am getting on a bit, my eyesight isn't what it was, so i like the big icons.


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17 Oct 2009   #693
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
hideous? huge? ridiculous? it doesn't look so bad at 1920x1080...surely it would look smaller with larger higher-res monitors?
It is wrong to crow about one's screen real estate Mickey


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17 Oct 2009   #694
Jpeg9999

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
2) You CAN'T remove, add or customize anything on the RIGHT hand section of the menu.
You can customize this, in a limited sort of fashion. Pick "do not display" for certain items.


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17 Oct 2009   #695
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
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1) The HIDEOUS size of the menu when you click the screen - I don't use a white stick so why does this thing have to use such a HUGE part of the screen Real estate. On a really large monitor it looks totally REDICULUOUS. I'm not getting into the Classic vs New Menu but the wretched thing SHOULD BE CUSTOMISABLE.

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hideous? huge? ridiculous? it doesn't look so bad at 1920x1080...surely it would look smaller with larger higher-res monitors?

but then again, i am getting on a bit, my eyesight isn't what it was, so i like the big icons.
He did call it a "Menu" so maybe he's used to a mac.

Compared to the entries in the Mac's menu the start menu is freaking huge. But I don't see the problem; it's never bothered me before. The start menu size can be reduced a little.
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17 Oct 2009   #696
aboselmy

Windows 7
 
 

The absence of quick launch

negative
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17 Oct 2009   #697
Kari

 

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The absence of quick launch

negative
Simple search had been enough ... How to enable or disable Quick Launch.

Kari
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17 Oct 2009   #698
j4k3

DUAL // Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit & Mac OS X Snow Leopard
 
 

No problems so far - hated Vista and loving this.
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17 Oct 2009   #699
djfirestorm

Windows 7 (Build 7068)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Negatives? I can't say "Hello computer" and have it respond "Hello Dave, You must die now cause I am tired of your whiny butt complaining when I BSOD, when really I am just screwing with you to piss you off."

And yes, Win7 seems a bit out dated now and hasn't even been released yet.
LOL you do realize most BSOD's are caused by either faulty memory chips, or simply memory that is not best suited for your motherboard right? It seldom has anything to do with windows actually! If it wasn't for BSOD's, your mobo's could have fried by not instantly disabling the hardware when that memory chip shorted or or overvolted (even if it is an occasional glitch)! I am talking the majority, I do realize they BSOD for other reasons, so I am not being ignorant to that.

Aside, I really really need MS to allow a classic mode for networking, so that we can access the network settings like in XP. This automated Home center just p$$$ me off because I need it to be completely manually controlled for my work! I have to keep disabling and re-enabling the nic for it to reset properly. I know it can be done through the monotonous process, but I can't afford the time wasted in that slow a$$ networking center!
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17 Oct 2009   #700
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

One more issue:

The Pen Tablet thing.

I use a Wacom Tablet for Photoshop work and Windows 7 is NOT set up to facilitate that at all. They could have made the Tablet PC Components optional upon installation of Windows 7 but no, you have to figure that out for yourself.

They totally wreak havoc on any digital art you try to do by lagging up your tablet and making annoying ripples. I had to jump through hoops to disable it and I never would have known how without this forum.

Having it installed by Default is STUPID. Desktops and regular laptops are VASTLY more numerous than tablet PCs so why on earth would they cater to them? I would have preferred being asked "Would you like to enable windows tablet functionality?" when I first set up windows instead of having to figure out how to disable it later.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Negatives? I can't say "Hello computer" and have it respond "Hello Dave, You must die now cause I am tired of your whiny butt complaining when I BSOD, when really I am just screwing with you to piss you off."

And yes, Win7 seems a bit out dated now and hasn't even been released yet.
How ironic that your user name is tepid yet your posts are fiery and volatile.
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