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

26 Jul 2009   #81
Wayward

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Let's say you have three Word documents open. You're using Firefox and want to switch back to Word. You click on the Word icon on the taskbar and up pops the thumbnails, WTF? That's the same behavior as when you hover over taskbar icons. Clicking the icon should switch back to the last used Word document.


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26 Jul 2009   #82
dmb219

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I see what you're saying but I would have never thought of that as a problem. When I hover or click Word, I get choices of which docs I want to open. That is what I would expect to see.
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27 Jul 2009   #83
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 
"folder up" button

The only thing I was hoping they did is to bring back that "folder up" button in the explorer. they took that out in Vista and everyone complained. Sometimes I just link to a folder and when I'm there is is difficult to find the "upper" folder. If you know what I mean. Is there some tool or trick to bring that back? I never heard that someone could enable that in Vista.

someone mentioned it is hard to go to the task manager. I just pinned the taskmanager to the task bar, along with some other system windows I often use (resource monitor etc.)

I'm using the RC and I'm happy and sure the RTM will be a bit better even if I don't know what to improve. Driver and software probably will be better in October. you can't expect official support now since MS just released the RTM. Kaspersky disables me the PC to automatically connect to my wired-router and I need to repair that manually. But that they said will be till Kaspersky fully supports the final version in October.
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27 Jul 2009   #84
Kellerman

Windows 7 build 7600 RTM x86
 
 

My only complain is that there are to many services started for no reason...i mean it will be good a list or a guide on every service or which services to disable because it eats a lot of resources.

~500 RAM at startup with 40 proceses. - Windows 7
~150 RAM at startup with 40 proceses. - Windows XP SP 3.
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27 Jul 2009   #85
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

so far now... drivers over wifi devices
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27 Jul 2009   #86
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wayward View Post
Let's say you have three Word documents open. You're using Firefox and want to switch back to Word. You click on the Word icon on the taskbar and up pops the thumbnails, WTF? That's the same behavior as when you hover over taskbar icons. Clicking the icon should switch back to the last used Word document.
Holding CTRL while you click on the Word icon will bring the last used window back up. The taskbar icons have alot of hidden features when used in conjuction with keys.

The breadcrumbs bar will let you go up a folder by clicking on the name of the folder above it. It is very useful for jumping up a number of folders in the folder hierarchy. But if you google there are a number of third party programs that will restore the 'up' button functionality.
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27 Jul 2009   #87
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kellerman View Post
My only complain is that there are to many services started for no reason...i mean it will be good a list or a guide on every service or which services to disable because it eats a lot of resources.

~500 RAM at startup with 40 proceses. - Windows 7
~150 RAM at startup with 40 proceses. - Windows XP SP 3.
I agree with this. I seem to be using more RAM with the RTM than previous builds and when I look at Task Manager I only have a couple of apps running but tons of services.
It would be good to have a list of the unnecesary ones as I'm sure they can't all be relevant to a single user, no network, no other connections kind of guy.

Chhers, John
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27 Jul 2009   #88
Schmich

7137
 
 

Two things pop in my head:
1. The lack of a "pin" feature on the small task-bar previews.

I've had many situations where I would have loved this, it would be like a Picture-In-Picture. There's the close (X) button already so a pin button wouldn't be weird at all.

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2.The lack of an Advanced Search form.

The search field at the top is nice but it's very small and feels very "manual" or command-line-ish.

There should be a "Start" -> Search with all the different options in fields instead of having to input them yourself.

For example now if I want to search a file thats between 3 an 4MB I have to get in that little corner, choose one of the very few pre-configured sizes (as I don't know the syntax by heart) and then change the numbers manually...
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27 Jul 2009   #89
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wayward View Post
Let's say you have three Word documents open. You're using Firefox and want to switch back to Word. You click on the Word icon on the taskbar and up pops the thumbnails, WTF? That's the same behavior as when you hover over taskbar icons. Clicking the icon should switch back to the last used Word document.
This thread is about dislikes, but to comment your post I have to tell you that one thing about W7 I like very much is that I dont have to use all the new features.

I am more used to smaller icons and symbols, to get more working place. Im also used to a leftside taskbar; I need often that vertical space that bottom taskbar takes.

When you combine these two things, you get this:
What don't you like about Windows 7?-taskbar.png
I just click the window I want to open. No hovering and choosing for me.

Kari


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27 Jul 2009   #90
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I agree with this. I seem to be using more RAM with the RTM than previous builds and when I look at Task Manager I only have a couple of apps running but tons of services.
It would be good to have a list of the unnecesary ones as I'm sure they can't all be relevant to a single user, no network, no other connections kind of guy.

Chhers, John
have you checked out blackviper?

it's not a perfect list yet, but you may learn a bit more about services to disable, or better yet, switch to manual so they only start if an app requests it.
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