Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

16 Nov 2009   #901
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by landozelig View Post
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.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CSSteve View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
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.
In fairness to landozelig's post.... We've all said what he said while replyig to a post, including me So...

But yeah, sometimes people do try to act like a problem is your imagination.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Nov 2009   #902
Yanta

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I absolutely cant stand that there isn't anything negative to say yet!!
Windows Live movie maker - Slow as hell, and you have to copy files from network to local drive first.... Real downer. Can also download and install Windows Movie Maker 2.6, but it's even slower. Time to get a real movie making program I guess... Windows 7 versions are crap :-(
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2009   #903
kobayashi maru

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Some of these have probably been mentioned already but I'm not reading through 90+ pages!
Here's my top 5:

1. Accidental folder deletion - granted this is technically user error but Windows has a bad habit of keeping items in the main explorer window highlighted in solid blue even when the focus is on the parent folder in the treeview. I've hit shift+delete a few times thinking the selected folder would be deleted but instead lost the entire parent folder! I never had this happen in XP.

2. Explorer Status Bar! Sure, it looks nice and all and is about 5 times as large as XP's but it can't even display the remaining disk space! I realize MS did this because of the new Libraries concept but they still could have found a way to include this information in the status bar. The status bar is pretty much useless without it.

3. UAC - I never bothered to install Vista for obvious reasons, so this has become a 7 problem for me.

4. WMP12 Playlist won't stay open! I have to manually select "show list" every single time a movie file is opened. If anyone knows how to change this default behaviour please do tell. Thanks.

5. Multi-monitor support... or lack of it. Multi-monitor support was better in XP! You can't even extend a taskbar to other monitors in 7 without using 3rd party apps. Remote Desktop is also still unable to handle multiple monitors running different resolutions (how retarded is that!) and thus forces me to unnecessarily install VNC instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Nov 2009   #904
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kobayashi maru View Post
.. but it can't even display the remaining disk space!
See attached image...

Quote:
5. Multi-monitor support... or lack of it. Multi-monitor support was better in XP! You can't even extend a taskbar to other monitors in 7 without using 3rd party apps. Remote Desktop is also still unable to handle multiple monitors running different resolutions (how retarded is that!) and thus forces me to unnecessarily install VNC instead.
You cannot even extend a taskbar to another monitor in Windows XP without using a 3rd party app. Remote Desktop is also still unable...in Windows XP...So...how is Windows XP better with multi-monitor support?


Attached Images
What don't you like about Windows 7?-untitled.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2009   #905
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kobayashi maru View Post
2. Explorer Status Bar! Sure, it looks nice and all and is about 5 times as large as XP's but it can't even display the remaining disk space! I realize MS did this because of the new Libraries concept but they still could have found a way to include this information in the status bar. The status bar is pretty much useless without it.
Perhaps i'm misunderstanding what you're saying...but Windows does display remaining disk space, it also does it on the bottom of Windows Explorer.

What don't you like about Windows 7?-ie-view-hd-freespace.jpg

What am I missing?

P.S. I see logicearth beat me to the punch, so...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Nov 2009   #906
robertpri

Win 7 - 64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kobayashi maru View Post

1. Accidental folder deletion - granted this is technically user error but Windows has a bad habit of keeping items in the main explorer window highlighted in solid blue even when the focus is on the parent folder in the treeview. I've hit shift+delete a few times thinking the selected folder would be deleted but instead lost the entire parent folder! I never had this happen in XP.

I'm glad to see it's not just me. I've been copy/paste/cut/move/etc folders since the earliest windows version and never had this happen until win 7.

I used an UNdelete program and it recovered about 350 files, named, "file1.doc, file2.doc, file3.doc, etc. Okay, not happy about that but it worked.

In Explorer, I then highlighted 10 at a time to open in Word 2007. It was fairly quick to see if I wanted it or not, save it or not, and close out. Those ten files were still highlighted in Explorer, so I just clicked DEL and tried the next ten.

This went on for about 140 files when suddenly the entire folder was deleted! I have no idea why. Must have something I did, but it was the same process over and over.

Now, I have to re-scan for those same 350 and start over. Not too happy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2009   #907
kobayashi maru

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
See attached image...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21
Perhaps i'm misunderstanding what you're saying...but Windows does display remaining disk space, it also does it on the bottom of Windows Explorer.
That's the "Computer" screen which shows a summary of all devices, not a typical explorer folder view. In other words, if I'm working several levels deep in the bowels of windows explorer, I have to go all the way up and click on "Computer" to look at my free space because it isn't actually displayed in the status bar. Sounds small I know, but it is actually a big inconvenience for a lot of people.

Quote:
You cannot even extend a taskbar to another monitor in Windows XP without using a 3rd party app. Remote Desktop is also still unable...in Windows XP...So...how is Windows XP better with multi-monitor support?
You are right about the taskbar in XP. I was thinking about the option "Extend windows desktop..." (see image link) which doesn't actually extend the taskbar. I f'd up here, my bad.
As for RDP, I was commenting that it STILL doesn't properly support multi-monitor setups despite high expectations that Win 7 would handle it much better overall. I'd much rather stick with built-in functionality than resort to VNC if it weren't for this tiny but important detail.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertpri
I'm glad to see it's not just me. I've been copy/paste/cut/move/etc folders since the earliest windows version and never had this happen until win 7.

I used an UNdelete program and it recovered about 350 files, named, "file1.doc, file2.doc, file3.doc, etc. Okay, not happy about that but it worked.

In Explorer, I then highlighted 10 at a time to open in Word 2007. It was fairly quick to see if I wanted it or not, save it or not, and close out. Those ten files were still highlighted in Explorer, so I just clicked DEL and tried the next ten.

This went on for about 140 files when suddenly the entire folder was deleted! I have no idea why. Must have something I did, but it was the same process over and over.

Now, I have to re-scan for those same 350 and start over. Not too happy.
Damn that sucks dude. Luckily I didn't lose anything terribly important but I'm trying to change my habits. Good to know I'm not the only one too.

For the record, overall I love Windows 7!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2009   #908
myarmor

Windows 7 Professional x64 Retail
 
 

Choppy performance..
Every 5-30 minutes the computer seems to freeze (winamp stops playing too) for 2-10 seconds.
On these occations even Ctrl-alt-del wont work, and cpu usage is 0-2% at the time according to Everest Ultimate LCD information.
Before someone mentiones it, Audio Effects is disabled (I tried that suggestion just in case).
Defrag is also disabled (I use manual mode with OO Defrag 12).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2009   #909
cbleman

XP Media Edition / Vista /Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cassadee View Post
can fave flat thumbnails on folders
I'll second that!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Nov 2009   #910
vidurm

Windows 7 RC1 64bit
 
 

I dont even use explorer any more! Just press the Windows key and type in whatever you want!!! Including control panel stuff etc...everything is there...I guess this is the primary reason why working on 7 has become much faster for me that xp...

The only major thing i hate about windows 7 is its name...its actually very stupid but its damn hard to search for anything related to windows 7 because well, both windows and 7 are very commonly used individually...or maybe i should just start using +?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Closed Thread

 What don't you like about Windows 7?




Thread Tools



Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App