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Windows 7: Has Windows 7 changed the way you use your computer?

31 Jan 2009   #11

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64

Oh, I forgot one of the most important ones :P. In vista I would like live in the task manager, seeing what programs were using up what resources. I rarely ever open the task manager now :)

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31 Jan 2009   #12

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

It is easier to use, runs smoother. Running progs are easy to see on the task bar. Moving windows around to run multiple progs is so easy. It also looks great. Doesn't crash, but neither did Vista 64. I'm really happy with it.

Oh I missed it! My 202nd post............LOL
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31 Jan 2009   #13


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
This can be done in Vista. Personalize/adjust font (DPI). 120% is available, but you can click on custom and choose what you want.

Yeah mate, I've tried that but the 7 implementation is far superior in that it tends to increase 'everything' evenly (fonts etc). It's a bit more hit and miss in vista.

Plus I also use custom themes in Vista that only work properly at 96DPI. Any other setting breaks them
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01 Feb 2009   #14

XP32 XP64 Win7

Yeah, I guess I'm using it differently.
I didn't do Vista so I find I'm spending 90% of my time tweaking or reading up on possible tweaks
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02 Feb 2009   #15
Marc Winter


I'd call myself a poweruser (lots of open apps, even more windows of course, intensive use of keyboard-shortcuts etc)...

W7 change my approach to work radically:

Taskbar is located on the left (leaving more height on my widescreen), windows are minimized when not in use (which I didn't do so frequently before - especially with mails and other outlook-windows) because they're easy to find when required.

Themes are completly "just for fun" - which is why I'd never have thought that I would actually use them. Nonetheless I change themes at least once a day - depending on my mood . So: Great thing!

All in all: W7 is so much more efficient for my workflow - I can't live without it anymore.
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02 Feb 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

No real change here, I like and use the wallpaper changer. I am slowly getting used to pinning programs on the taskbar :)
I don't like or use the gadgets but then I didn't use the sidebar in Vista either I always thought of it as one of the biggest resource hogs
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02 Feb 2009   #17

Windows 7 =D

Games run better on windows 7 then they did in vista so i now play all my games on highest graphics with no lagg :)
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02 Feb 2009   #18

Windows 7 Build 7100

I would have to say since Windows 7 it has changed my whole outlook on Microsoft Computing. Jumplists, aero snap and peek. Wow that is all I have to say, however I am wondering when Firefox will lauch an app supporting jumplists as well.
As far as having more programs open I would say I use about the same, since I call myself a power user I do use quite a bit of applications. I still need to setup my raid array but that will require a new motherboard for that. I would have to say I think I will actually buy Windows 7 this time. :) Good Job MS.
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02 Feb 2009   #19

Windows 7 /Windows Vista 32 Ultimate / OS X Leopard

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ekopaxus View Post

I've been using Windows7 pretty much the same as previous versions of Windows. The performance is amazing with Windows7 compared to Vista.

I agree - some say its not true and that it is just as slow. NOT TRUE at all. The amazing feat is that Windows 7 runs so slick that it makes even the oldest of hardware run seemingly very fast.

A few things I would like to see though is a built in Adobe reader and PAR program. This and some really nice templates and the ability to customize templates for emails and I would be very happy.
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02 Feb 2009   #20
black dog

7068 64 bit + XP Pro

I was not intersted in Windows Live email so i gave Thunderbird a try and like it a lot. I have even ditched Outlook Express on my XP partition in favour of Thunderbird .

I now just use Sleep rather than shutting down every night. Also think the new Superbar is the Ducks whatsicles and now couldnt possibly get by without it .

It has given me a new found enthusiasm for computering. I love it !
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