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

16 Nov 2009   #891
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Windows Explorer in my XP system was working fine.
I do not like the way Windows 7 farked it up by not allowing me to set it up
to operate in the same way as I could with XP.

Still searching for alternatives to Windows Explorer as the one in Win 7 leaves me less than
luke warm.
It is Different, and there have been minor issues brought up in this forum. Anything specific?
everything about it?

It is generally harder to navigate drives in the explorer replacement, certianly the new library system is aweful.

Some quick specifics.

1 - computer in the navigation window is nowhere near the top, microsoft deem favourites, libraries, network navigation all more important than accessing local hard drives as they all positioned above it.
2 - drives are only viewable when computer is expanded.
3 - the address bar where one could type the path in manually is gone, instead replaced by a cumbersome click bar which only shows a small part of the path.

Now if this stuff is fixed by configuration I would love to know how thanks.
No, that is not gone, simply click in the address bar anywhere to the right of the 'cumbersome click bar', and the address bar turns into a normal text field where you can type.

You should learn to use the click bar, it's the best windows explorer feature of vista/win7 and once you get to know how to use it, it's irreplaceable and fast.


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16 Nov 2009   #892
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What annoys the heck out of me...Windows 7 inability to remember its windows size!!! This was a huge problem in Vista but seemed to be fixed...now we have Windows 7 displaying to same behavior. Right now when I click a link inside a webpage the window opens in a small box!!! What a pain in the @$$

Other than that I really like Windows 7 above XP and Vista.
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16 Nov 2009   #893
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have not found anything that I dislike.
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16 Nov 2009   #894
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
What annoys the heck out of me...Windows 7 inability to remember its windows size!!! This was a huge problem in Vista but seemed to be fixed...now we have Windows 7 displaying to same behavior. Right now when I click a link inside a webpage the window opens in a small box!!! What a pain in the @$$

Other than that I really like Windows 7 above XP and Vista.
I don't have that problem at all, in fact Windows 7 seems better than Vista about it. It seems to remember the last window size it was. Try opening your browser, then clicking on the link. When the small box opens up, resize it, and close it, then click the link again. Does it still open small?
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16 Nov 2009   #895
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't have a lot of problems others have with Windows 7, does that mean they doesn't exist?

At any rate...Make Windows 7 remember window positions and size!

As for your suggestion, tried and tried. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
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16 Nov 2009   #896
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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It is Different, and there have been minor issues brought up in this forum. Anything specific?
everything about it?

It is generally harder to navigate drives in the explorer replacement, certianly the new library system is aweful.

Some quick specifics.

1 - computer in the navigation window is nowhere near the top, microsoft deem favourites, libraries, network navigation all more important than accessing local hard drives as they all positioned above it.
2 - drives are only viewable when computer is expanded.
3 - the address bar where one could type the path in manually is gone, instead replaced by a cumbersome click bar which only shows a small part of the path.

Now if this stuff is fixed by configuration I would love to know how thanks.
No, that is not gone, simply click in the address bar anywhere to the right of the 'cumbersome click bar', and the address bar turns into a normal text field where you can type.

You should learn to use the click bar, it's the best windows explorer feature of vista/win7 and once you get to know how to use it, it's irreplaceable and fast.
seems I will need a screenshot, all I see is a crappy click bar where a small part of the current path is shown and a search box. There is no address bar for me to click on.
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16 Nov 2009   #897
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

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everything about it?

It is generally harder to navigate drives in the explorer replacement, certianly the new library system is aweful.

Some quick specifics.

1 - computer in the navigation window is nowhere near the top, microsoft deem favourites, libraries, network navigation all more important than accessing local hard drives as they all positioned above it.
2 - drives are only viewable when computer is expanded.
3 - the address bar where one could type the path in manually is gone, instead replaced by a cumbersome click bar which only shows a small part of the path.

Now if this stuff is fixed by configuration I would love to know how thanks.
No, that is not gone, simply click in the address bar anywhere to the right of the 'cumbersome click bar', and the address bar turns into a normal text field where you can type.

You should learn to use the click bar, it's the best windows explorer feature of vista/win7 and once you get to know how to use it, it's irreplaceable and fast.
seems I will need a screenshot, all I see is a crappy click bar where a small part of the current path is shown and a search box. There is no address bar for me to click on.

Anywhere to the right of the 'crappy click bar' > in the click bar. If it says "Libraries>' click anywhere to the right of the arrow, while still in the click bar. This turns it into a manual field entry.

Also check out folder options for
2 - drives are only viewable when computer is expanded.
On the first page of folder options down the bottom is an option to 'show all folders'. That might help out. (Folder options is under 'organize' in the top left of the explorer window.)
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16 Nov 2009   #898
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

seems I am not the only unhappy windows explorer camper.

How to have each folder its own size?

someone blamed bill gates leaving to be the cause of these major changes in the gui, I do wonder if he is right.

The single biggest problem with windows 7 is the enforced changes in the windows explorer and task bar interfaces. Typically removed features that millions of windows customers have become accustomed to.

#1 rule in software development if you wish to try something new then always have an option to keep the old so as to not alienate loyal customers.

Personally I dont think it is by design I actually think these problems are cut features because in the end windows 7 did get rushed as microsoft wanted vista behind them.
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16 Nov 2009   #899
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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No, that is not gone, simply click in the address bar anywhere to the right of the 'cumbersome click bar', and the address bar turns into a normal text field where you can type.

You should learn to use the click bar, it's the best windows explorer feature of vista/win7 and once you get to know how to use it, it's irreplaceable and fast.
seems I will need a screenshot, all I see is a crappy click bar where a small part of the current path is shown and a search box. There is no address bar for me to click on.

Anywhere to the right of the 'crappy click bar' > in the click bar. If it says "Libraries>' click anywhere to the right of the arrow, while still in the click bar. This turns it into a manual field entry.

Also check out folder options for
2 - drives are only viewable when computer is expanded.
On the first page of folder options down the bottom is an option to 'show all folders'. That might help out. (Folder options is under 'organize' in the top left of the explorer window.)

I already had that show all folders enabled, surprisingly unticking it improved the behaviour and now computer is auto expanded.

Clicking the click bar does indeed turn it into an address bar thanks, so I guess now what I need is to make it a permenant address bar then I am getting somewhere.

So permenant address bar and computer at the top on the left auto expanded and I will be somewhat happy.
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16 Nov 2009   #900
CSSteve

Windows 7 64 bit Professional
 
 

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I don't have a lot of problems others have with Windows 7, does that mean they doesn't exist?
LOL. Oh my gosh I always love that one from software support companies. "It works on our computer equipped with that operating system so, everyone who it doesn't work for must have a problem with their system".

What a classic.
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