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Windows 7: Designer Wanted to Give Windows 7 Users Something .....

02 Dec 2009   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman View Post
You can change the startup sound, or any other system sound by clicking the Orb and typing "change System Sounds" without the quotes.
What "Orb" ?


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02 Dec 2009   #12
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

when i first saw the startup animation... I was like "damn, this will be fun"


Congratulations to him :P
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02 Dec 2009   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman View Post
You can change the startup sound, or any other system sound by clicking the Orb and typing "change System Sounds" without the quotes.
That's a subsititute for going into the Control Panel>Sound>Sounds tab there by using the search window. It's much faster having the Control Panel shortcut pinned to the taskbar itself!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman View Post
You can change the startup sound, or any other system sound by clicking the Orb and typing "change System Sounds" without the quotes.
What "Orb" ?
The Start orb as it is referred to is the large round icon sitting at the top of the Start menu with the Windows logo in it. That replaced the older Start button seen on previous versions using the Classic Windows theme there.
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03 Dec 2009   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman View Post
You can change the startup sound, or any other system sound by clicking the Orb and typing "change System Sounds" without the quotes.
What "Orb" ?
The Start orb as it is referred to is the large round icon sitting at the top of the Start menu with the Windows logo in it. That replaced the older Start button seen on previous versions using the Classic Windows theme there.
Yeah I figured that, but the statement was a little confusing...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mowerman View Post
You can change the startup sound, or any other system sound by clicking the Orb and typing "change System Sounds" without the quotes.
What he should have said was clicking the Orb and typing "change System Sounds" in the search box
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03 Dec 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Where they have the startup sound hidden I still haven't found out yet! The rest of sounds are right there in plain view in the "C:\Windows\media" sub folder. In Vista I would change the logon sound and uncheck the startup box and that would work to replace the Windows startup seen previously in XP.

Meanwhile getting things back on topic here two questions asked by PressPass seemed to sum things up nicely in the release there.

Quote:
PressPass: What was the most important or surprising thing you learned while working on Windows 7?

Ebeling: Partnership is essential. Establishing and maintaining trust with the people you work with—program managers, developers, testers and researchers, among others—is central to the process of shipping great product design.

PressPass: What's the thing you're proudest of in Windows 7?

Ebeling: The weekend after launch, I walked into a Best Buy just to stand in the crowd shopping for new PCs running Windows 7. Seeing the genuine enthusiasm in people as they tried out the new taskbar or sampled the desktop backgrounds was really satisfying. And knowing that I had the fortune of contributing a small part of someone's new PC experience—that was great.
Naturally!
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04 Dec 2009   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote:
PressPass: What was the most important or surprising thing you learned while working on Windows 7?

Ebeling: Partnership is essential. Establishing and maintaining trust with the people you work with—program managers, developers, testers and researchers, among others—is central to the process of shipping great product design.

PressPass: What's the thing you're proudest of in Windows 7?

Ebeling: The weekend after launch, I walked into a Best Buy just to stand in the crowd shopping for new PCs running Windows 7. Seeing the genuine enthusiasm in people as they tried out the new taskbar or sampled the desktop backgrounds was really satisfying. And knowing that I had the fortune of contributing a small part of someone's new PC experience—that was great.
That's some good stuff. Since moving to Windows 7 I haven't even looked at Vista.
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04 Dec 2009   #17
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This thread made my day
The boot screen really is awesome. It's not too flashy, nor too boring. I do, however, also agree with smarteyeball about the loading bar in the beta versions, thought now that I think about it, I'm not sure how I'd react seeing the current boot screen AND the loading bar, say, beneath the text "Starting Windows"...

And one other thing I definitely applaud Miscrosoft for is SegoeUI font. Neither Vista nor Win7 would be as attractive as they are without this font. Perhaps it's because everywhere you look, you see the same font; there is no sense of chaos like in XP.
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04 Dec 2009   #18
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I tend NOT to like it. I always hoped they would change it.

I would like to see "crisp" "clean" lines....the "fuzzyness" drives me nuts every time I see it.

No big deal, but I don't like it compared to Vista or even XP.
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06 Dec 2009   #19
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

i quite like it, something different compared to vista and XP
edit: yay 200 posts!
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07 Dec 2009   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Well here's a video to add to things!

Quote:
How we designed the default background in Windows 7

Posted by:
Brandon LeBlanc
03:35 AM Sunday
Dec 06, 2009

Channel 9’s Larry Larsen pinged me earlier today to let me know of a video they just posted to Channel 9 on the default background in Windows 7. Larry was able to talk to Denise Trabona who is a Senior UX (User Experience) Lead on the Windows Design and Research Team. Denise shares insight into how we went about designing the default background see on Windows 7 desktops (the default) and also the logon screen. If you’re someone interested in UI and the thought processes behind how and why we make things look the way they do in Windows, this video is just for you.
Watch the embedded video at: Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog
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