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

31 Oct 2009   #811
sagebrushfire

Windows 7 Ultimate/XP SP3
 
 

I've never seen a lisp manifest in writing before . . .

I haven't noticed a big difference in RC/Ultimate. My hardware isn't that great though so there isn't much I can test on.


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sagebrushfire View Post
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
I don't like having any icons on my desktop either. I want to see the picture I stuck there. Sometimes I'll have the picture 16:9 and use the black bars to stick folders that I don't know where to put.

I just miss having a toolbar I could stick at the bottom of the screen like a dock alternative. Pressing the view desktop button and finding your program on a toolbar is about as effective as searching for it in the start menu (I doubt either is faster than the other).

One thing they could have done is make it so that the show-desktop button brings back all windows when you push it a second time instead of just the very last one you minimized. (It could be an option in the taskbar properties.)


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31 Oct 2009   #812
Sonixmon

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krout View Post
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.

Interesting thing, I noticed this a bit too. On my Laptop I went from the W7 RC to the W7 Business 64-bit. It seems to run ok, but when I use programs for my business (which require compiling) the process takes 300% longer than my XP boot! I spoke with the company that writes the software and they said they havent heard of this issue with W7 and recommend Reinstalling (Again). I havent done this yet but may try. Since I compile 10-20 times a day when working this would add 30-45 mins of compile time!

On my Home PC (gaming Rig) It seems to run about the same as the RC was.
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31 Oct 2009   #813
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I don't like some of the new sounds in Win7 particularly the CHIMES.wav . I use this sound for 'open program' in sounds scheme so it does play fairly often. I went ahead and copied XP's chime sound and use it instead.
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01 Nov 2009   #814
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManyBeers View Post
I don't like some of the new sounds in Win7 particularly the CHIMES.wav . I use this sound for 'open program' in sounds scheme so it does play fairly often. I went ahead and copied XP's chime sound and use it instead.
Control Panel
Sounds

13 or so different schemes to choose from.

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01 Nov 2009   #815
ManyBeers

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManyBeers View Post
I don't like some of the new sounds in Win7 particularly the CHIMES.wav . I use this sound for 'open program' in sounds scheme so it does play fairly often. I went ahead and copied XP's chime sound and use it instead.
Control Panel
Sounds

13 or so different schemes to choose from.

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Compare the Windows7 chime sound to XP's and you will here the difference. The Win7 chime is stident sounding compared to XP's melodious quality.
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01 Nov 2009   #816
bnfunny

windows-7
 
 

Maybe it's just me but the fact that only windows Live Mail is offered in W-7 is a real bummer. If you want to ck or alter the source like change any of the html you can't do that any more.. No Source, Edit, View.... I had to jump hoops to correct that problem, The other thing was it is real faded and tuff on the eyes.. It was bad enough that ya have to download it as it isn't included any more.. If anyone else feels that way about WLM It can be fixed.. Bill
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02 Nov 2009   #817
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Not necessarily Windows 7's fault but I would like to see more features from the "pinned" programs....example, with pinned MS Word, you can right click and open previously opened files. I WANT MORE OF THAT WITH ALL MY PROGRAMS!

Also, I love the way windows are maximized, minimized, "resume sized," and horizontally stacked but they left out verticle stacking...unless I'm missing something?

I would love to see "7 Stack" (software to make any folder pinnable) as default...and such that it would be highlighted when open, rather than havign to resort back to the windows explorer tab.

There was somethign else but that's all I can think of right now. Overall, I'm loving this new OS...can't wait to see how much further they can take it for us.
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02 Nov 2009   #818
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sagebrushfire View Post
I've never seen a lisp manifest in writing before . . .

I haven't noticed a big difference in RC/Ultimate. My hardware isn't that great though so there isn't much I can test on.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by landozelig View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sagebrushfire View Post
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
I don't like having any icons on my desktop either. I want to see the picture I stuck there. Sometimes I'll have the picture 16:9 and use the black bars to stick folders that I don't know where to put.

I just miss having a toolbar I could stick at the bottom of the screen like a dock alternative. Pressing the view desktop button and finding your program on a toolbar is about as effective as searching for it in the start menu (I doubt either is faster than the other).

One thing they could have done is make it so that the show-desktop button brings back all windows when you push it a second time instead of just the very last one you minimized. (It could be an option in the taskbar properties.)
I've never understood that either...wouldn't it be just as easy to use the Start Menu or open the folder the files are in?...Rather than digging through all those desktop icons?

I have "My Name" folder, My Computer, and the Recycle Bin on my desktop...I don't see what more I could need?
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02 Nov 2009   #819
PaulGo

Windows 10 (64 bit)
 
 

The event viewer error messages still leave a lot to be desired. For many errors the Microsoft web page has no explanation of the error. For some errors it takes you to a Vista page. But in gerneral the error message are very difficult to understand.
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02 Nov 2009   #820
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bnfunny View Post
Maybe it's just me but the fact that only windows Live Mail is offered in W-7 is a real bummer. If you want to ck or alter the source like change any of the html you can't do that any more.. No Source, Edit, View.... I had to jump hoops to correct that problem, The other thing was it is real faded and tuff on the eyes.. It was bad enough that ya have to download it as it isn't included any more.. If anyone else feels that way about WLM It can be fixed.. Bill
MS has done numerous polls on this, and nowadays the majority of email users use web-based mail or uses a smartphone, so many no longer need a mail client on their PC.

Remember that one of the goals for Win7 was to "lose some weight" AKA: get rid of uneeded apps!
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