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Windows 7: Why do people like Windows 7 so much?

23 Feb 2010   #11
ShadyGirl420

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I also like the way it looks, and it's very user friendly.


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23 Feb 2010   #12
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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If you need a dock, may I suggest ObjectDock?
I find docks kind of pointless if any given application you maximize (Firefox for example) covers it right up. It cleans the desktop up I guess, but if I have to dig through any open windows to use it anyways, I might as well just use desktop shortcuts and save myself the memory. If there were some way to make it work exactly like the bar in that picture I posted in Vista, I'd probably give it a try. I have yet to find one that could though.

And I do like how the Windows 7 taskbar looks, its just if you actually want to use it as a dock for launching applications (crazy right?), it gets cluttered very easily.
You can try Download RocketDock - RocketDock.com it can be set always on top, and you can add your shortcuts...example:
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hope this helps,
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23 Feb 2010   #13
Dreakon

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post

You can try Download RocketDock - RocketDock.com it can be set always on top, and you can add your shortcuts...example:
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hope this helps,
cheers
Wouldn't that get in the way of the address bar and the tabs and stuff? Thanks though! :P
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23 Feb 2010   #14
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreakon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post

You can try Download RocketDock - RocketDock.com it can be set always on top, and you can add your shortcuts...example:
Attachment 56168
hope this helps,
cheers
Wouldn't that get in the way of the address bar and the tabs and stuff? Thanks though! :P
It appears when the cursor is over it, it isn't standing there whole time long (that is an option to). Its hidden
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23 Feb 2010   #15
Sydonai

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The update to WordPad and Paint to make them more Office 2008'ish is kind of interesting. I'm still not sure I like the Office 2008 scheme all that much. I use Apple's iWork for all my stuff (my job is on a Mac, after all) but when I helped in the open beta of Office 2008 I thought it was an interesting approach to organizing all the many different options and features in something as complex as a word processor. The response was very interesting to me (most people absolutely loathing it) though I expect they'll get used to it. It seems logical: related tasks are on the same stretch of "ribbon," so coming from the perspective of someone who has never used a computer before I suppose it would be easier. But kids these days catch on so darn fast, I'm not sure that building interfaces that are optimized for first-timers is even worthwhile anymore. (IOW, maybe we should be building interfaces optimized for power users? But then again, we'll get the Photoshop syndrome where there's so much power available that people can't figure out how to use it efficiently without taking a class at school. Or maybe that's just me?)

In a discussion like this there are not a lot of clear "absolutes" in terms of what is "better." Most of it is personal preference (I prefer Mac, some people prefer Windows. Nobody is wrong because it's a matter of personal choice).
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23 Feb 2010   #16
Dragonfly

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreakon View Post
I find docks kind of pointless if any given application you maximize (Firefox for example) covers it right up. It cleans the desktop up I guess, but if I have to dig through any open windows to use it anyways, I might as well just use desktop shortcuts and save myself the memory. If there were some way to make it work exactly like the bar in that picture I posted in Vista, I'd probably give it a try. I have yet to find one that could though.
I think you'll find JetToolbar will do what you want. I've been using it for 6 years on many flavors of Windows (including Win7). Just set it "Always on top".
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23 Feb 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think for lots of us...years ago we were on XP and looking forward to Vista. However, upon release it was not up to snuff and many deemed it the next Windows ME. Thus, many of us stuck to XP for years and years awaiting something new. Now that Windows 7 has come out, many have tried again and found the waters to be not so bad this time around and have widely accepted it.

Vista did get better after some patches and SP1...but there are lots of people who do not actually realize this.
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23 Feb 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am also one of those who hung on to XP rather than upgrade to Vista. I like Seven. It is not perfect; but it is easy for me to use after I got through the learning curve. There are some things I miss from XP and somethings I would like to see changed in Seven; but I won't go back to XP. After I got my graphics card problems sorted out, I have not had a freeze or a BOSD and my computer runs 24/7. Windows is very stable, and, unlike XP, it manages resources and services very well .
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23 Feb 2010   #19
Dreakon

Windows Vista
 
 

Well, if Vista is working well enough for me (no BSOD's, no graphic problems or anything, etc) and I don't really like the Windows 7 taskbar very much... is there any real reason for me to switch to Windows 7?

Would the behind the scenes improvements mean anything to me, like extending the hardware life of my laptop (hardware not working as hard maybe), or anything like that?

And I'm guessing theres not much I can do about the cluttering in the Win7 taskbar? Outside of a third party dock program?
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23 Feb 2010   #20
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i like the ease of use and the features built into the UI. before 7 i had never found an OS with a user interface i was satisfied with at the default level. they all seemed to lack so many features that i wanted. naturally i did the irrational thing and would always strip out the default UI and replace it with one i built myself so that i could have all of the features that i wanted. with 7 very few of these features i truely desire are missing and certainly nothing major enough to make it necessary for me to build my own from scratch again.
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