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

30 Oct 2009   #801
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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I MISS YOU DEFRAG OF OLD!!!! COME BACK! LOL!

I know there are alternative defrag apps that look more like this, but I feel that i only need 1!
You are just hypnotized by it...

COME BACK TO THE LIGHT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!!


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30 Oct 2009   #802
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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My only complaint is the removal of the classic start menu... small potatoes when compared to the windows 7 experience overall.
I can't believe how many people still like those classic menus. Of course I've never been one to stay with the default way MS does things. Since Win95 days I've alphabetized my start menu and removed anything that isn't a program. My 'Programs' menu is just 26 folders A - Z, that way everything is a click away - Programs -> P -> Photoshop
good idea

i use folders such as games, graphics, multimedia, net etc...
I almost did that but there are programs that fall into different categories. When I want to launch something I don't want to have to remember where I put something, like is Photoshop under Multimedia or Graphics or Art - I know ... it's under P!

This is what it looks like if you're interested.

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30 Oct 2009   #803
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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I can't believe how many people still like those classic menus. Of course I've never been one to stay with the default way MS does things. Since Win95 days I've alphabetized my start menu and removed anything that isn't a program. My 'Programs' menu is just 26 folders A - Z, that way everything is a click away - Programs -> P -> Photoshop
good idea

i use folders such as games, graphics, multimedia, net etc...
I almost did that but there are programs that fall into different categories. When I want to launch something I don't want to have to remember where I put something, like is Photoshop under Multimedia or Graphics or Art - I know ... it's under P!

This is what it looks like if you're interested.

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In the process...you are also working on your Spelling/Organization skills
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30 Oct 2009   #804
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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good idea

i use folders such as games, graphics, multimedia, net etc...
I almost did that but there are programs that fall into different categories. When I want to launch something I don't want to have to remember where I put something, like is Photoshop under Multimedia or Graphics or Art - I know ... it's under P!

This is what it looks like if you're interested.

Attachment 33977
In the process...you are also working on your Spelling/Organization skills
Sesame Street taught me well.
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30 Oct 2009   #805
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

I never use the start menu for programs unless it's a rare, weird program that I hardly use. Otherwise I put everything on the desktop. Usually I use a floating toolbar but since that's gone (WHY? WHYYYYYYYYY?!) I just put my super-essential programs on the new taskbar.

If I didn't have 36 essential programs they could all fit but I just don't like the way it looks. Who would ever want to scroll up and down for icons or have a huge taskbar? (This has always been a problem, it's not new to windows 7.)
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30 Oct 2009   #806
esteban

7 Ultimate, Debian Squeeze, #! Statler
 
 

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I never use the start menu for programs unless it's a rare, weird program that I hardly use. Otherwise I put everything on the desktop. Usually I use a floating toolbar but since that's gone (WHY? WHYYYYYYYYY?!) I just put my super-essential programs on the new taskbar.

If I didn't have 36 essential programs they could all fit but I just don't like the way it looks. Who would ever want to scroll up and down for icons or have a huge taskbar? (This has always been a problem, it's not new to windows 7.)
No offense, but I feel like "essential" is a little less than 36.
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30 Oct 2009   #807
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I tend to work from an object oriented model - by that I mean If I'm dealing with an image I will use whatever application I need for the actual work at hand. This means i tend to start an app by right clicking on a file and using open with

I have a couple of apps on the taskbar and the start menu has 5 fixed and 18 floating apps that covers my essential apps which of course adjust to what I'm using most

Only fault is the order on the start menu I would prefer that the pinned items were at the bottom and then the most used in order from bottom to top .

If I do need to go to the All Programs menu I use the search feature or my pre-set structure

My all programs menu is sorted by task in a structure that has been identical for years, (windows 2000 if I recall ),

This is regularly backed up to external so when I re-install I can restore the shortcuts and then re-populate the programs as needed, (the fact that the shortcuts are there acts as a reminder of what programs need to be loaded )

As for the programs that fit into two categories I just have a duplicate shortcut in all applicable locations
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30 Oct 2009   #808
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I never use the start menu for programs unless it's a rare, weird program that I hardly use. Otherwise I put everything on the desktop. Usually I use a floating toolbar but since that's gone (WHY? WHYYYYYYYYY?!) I just put my super-essential programs on the new taskbar.

If I didn't have 36 essential programs they could all fit but I just don't like the way it looks. Who would ever want to scroll up and down for icons or have a huge taskbar? (This has always been a problem, it's not new to windows 7.)
That's something I hate. I have 0 items on my desktop. I've never liked it. It's not handy for me to have to minimize something just to start a program behind it. When I see people who have every space of their desktop filled with icons it makes me question their sanity
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30 Oct 2009   #809
xiaolin99

Windows 7
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't need any driver update after upgrading from vista.
Why is this a problem? I spent a lot time finding all the drivers I might need once I upgrade, but found out I didn't need them at all..........
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30 Oct 2009   #810
Krout

Window 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Just performance...

I simply don't like that Windows 7 Ultimate performs worth than Windows 7 RC. I have both on the same hardware with the same drivers and besides Windows Experience (which I don't trust much, if all) being better on RC, the same game, ArmA2 runs smooth on RC and choppy on final release. There is a possibility that I missed something, but I don't think so. There are other things that I don't like (they have been mentioned numerous times here), but I can learn to use them in a different way.
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