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Windows 7: What's not in Windows 7 RC1

25 Apr 2009   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
What's not in Windows 7 RC1

There doesn't seem to much change in build 7100 from 7077, so what do you think should have been added and still isn't?

1. Save each Windows view settings.

2. Auto arrange icons and align icons to grid options in explorer windows.

3. Save open windows on reboot.

4. 60Hz Native resolution.

5. Extended desktop Taskbar.

6. Windows Mail (optional)

7. Dreamscene (optional)

8. You can still only pin folders to Explorer if you have the Taskbar preferences set to Store and Display recently opened items in the Start menu.

9. The Send feedback shortcut.

10. Opening any file by dropping it on a pinned Taskbar icon.

11. Choice of folder colours (so over yellow folders)

What other things do you think should have been in Windows 7 RC1?


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25 Apr 2009   #2
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
5. Extended desktop Taskbar.
That is what I would really like to have. I know there are some third party software, but they currently do not have all the features of the "real" taskbar in Win7.
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25 Apr 2009   #3
poin2

Windows7
 
 

(1) On the taskbar, you can still only pin folders to Explorer if you have the Taskbar preferences set to Store and Display recently opened items in the Start menu.

If you disable this, things you've pinned prior remain pinned, but you can't pin anything new until re-enabled.

You should be able to pin to Explorer regardless of the setting, but you can't.

Anyway, that's one fix that still hasn't made it in.

(2) And I would really really really like built-in ability to have the monitor sleep immediately whenever the computer is locked. Last I checked, it still wasn't even sleeping after, say, 20 minutes if that's what I had it set to do, though it would sleep after 20 minutes if I didn't lock it.

Anyway, simultaneous locking and monitor sleeping would be great, but for now it still requires third-party stuff.
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25 Apr 2009   #4
FreakyFerret

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
There doesn't seem to much change in build 7100 from 7077, so what do you think should have been added and still isn't?
1. Save each Windows view settings.
2. Auto arrange icons and align icons to grid options in explorer windows.
4. 60Hz Native resolution.
7. Dreamscene (optional)
9. The Send feedback shortcut.
Oh gods! #1 would be great! I sent feedback on every build I tested about this (that had the Send feedback button). Which brings up #9. Okay, you don't want it just sitting on the desktop for every user. After all, you don't want mom sending you feedback saying "My MySpace page is pink. Make it blue." However a secret link, like say something hidden in command line even, would be fantastic! I think they're really shooting themselves in the foot by not including such an option for the really technically savvy.

#2 I don't really miss, but that's cause I never used it. Still was there really a need to remove it?

#4 I'm not sure you're right about. I installed Win7 without any out of box drivers and my monitor was running at 60 Hz.

#7 will be available in "Win 7 Plus" product. No I haven't heard anything about this, but it only makes sense. It wasn't really enough to drive sales for Ultimate, so they'll just make it a seperate product instead. Though in way, you could consider that Ultimate versions were the Plus products. Over all, I think they're rethinking their marketing avenues on this and it's not going away.
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25 Apr 2009   #5
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

I really cant believe #2 is gone... even tho like ferret, i dont seem to use that as much nowadays since my desktop is sparkly clean compared to XP.
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25 Apr 2009   #6
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
I really cant believe #2 is gone... even tho like ferret, i dont seem to use that as much nowadays since my desktop is sparkly clean compared to XP.
well it does still work on the desktop.
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25 Apr 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
There doesn't seem to much change in build 7100 from 7077, so what do you think should have been added and still isn't?

1. Save each Windows view settings.

2. Auto arrange icons and align icons to grid options in explorer windows.

3. Save open windows on reboot.

4. 60Hz Native resolution.

5. Extended desktop Taskbar.

6. Windows Mail (optional)

7. Dreamscene (optional)

8. You can still only pin folders to Explorer if you have the Taskbar preferences set to Store and Display recently opened items in the Start menu.

9. The Send feedback shortcut.


What other things do you think should have been in Windows 7 RC1?
#1-2-5-6-8 and 9.

Also, opening a file by dropping on pinned icon still only works with windows programs and a rare few others, none of which helps me any.

Gary
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25 Apr 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Come on people, anything else to add or are most of you pretty happy with the RC.
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25 Apr 2009   #9
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

With the emphasis on touch that Microsoft is pushing I would love to see a way to pull the taskbar out from autohide in a similar way that you pull the Touch input panel.
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25 Apr 2009   #10
SqdnGuns

Slackware / Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

12. Virus/Malware/Spyware proof. (With the exception of what idiot users just have to click on, that's on them.)
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