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Windows 7: Windows 7 SP1 feature suggestions / wishlist

13 Jan 2010   #1
JJohnson

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 SP1 feature suggestions / wishlist

This thread is for your SP1 suggestions - features you think were left out at RTM, or features you think would enhance your Windows 7 experience.

To start off, I would say 2 features need to be restored to Windows:

*put back the ability of users to re-arrange files in any order by drag-and-drop and have that order remembered by the folder, not just automatically sorting by name. This was a feature in Vista that somehow got removed in Win7
*put back the Advanced Tag Editor in Windows Media Player; again, another feature in Vista that got removed in Windows 7. I use XP Mode purely for this feature.

Additional features that would be very useful to include in SP1:
*add TV Show, movie, and music video metadata support to Windows Media Player, utilizing a comparable 'advanced tag editor' like the limited tag support in the Zune 4.0 software. Like it or not, tagging video is very useful to a growing number of people, and allowing tagging of video in WMP would be huge.
*add TV, movie, music video, and podcast libraries into WMP, and segregate podcasts out and away from music; so they do not appear in random playlists of music; these would feed from the Libraries feature already in 7
*add a TV Show library in the Libraries section that allows you to view your TV Shows by series, then by season, then by episode, mimicking a folder structure, using DVD cover album art for the series and seasons, and utilizing metadata entered in WMP. I know many video files do not support metadata, but putting it in a database or a hidden file will work for most end users.
*add a Movie library to the Libraries section so we can sort through our movies with album art and detailed metadata, regardless of the video file format they're in.
*add a Podcast library so we can store our podcasts there; better still that this carries into WMP so that our podcasts don't get treated as music when we create a randomized playlist for parties.
*in Windows Media Center, feed the TV Show, Movies, Music Video, and Podcast libraries into the interface, and use pivots above to sort our media collections.
*integrate the Zune marketplace into Windows Media Center to allow purchase of movies and TV shows within Media Center, allowing the use of the 1080p streaming and putting that media into the user's library automatically.
*add support for subtitles and multiple audio tracks in WMP and Media Center, so that users can simply right click and change audio and change subtitles if embedded in the media file currently playing.
*add built-in flac, ogg, and mkv support to WMP and Media Center.

Most of my issues are with media management, but that's where I spend most of my time in Windows, and it could use a big upgrade.

Anyone else?


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13 Jan 2010   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

To find a few solutions to your suggestions (good ones by the way), you can make your own libraries in 7 and customize their icon and their XML data...

Libraries Icons - Change
New Library - Create
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tion-pane.html
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13 Jan 2010   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Correct me if I misunderstood
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13 Jan 2010   #4
nc2chi

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Add tabs to Windows Explorer File Manager much like qttabbar (QuizoApps: QTTabBar) since qttabbar is incompatible with windows 7
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13 Jan 2010   #5
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nc2chi View Post
Add tabs to Windows Explorer File Manager much like qttabbar (QuizoApps: QTTabBar) since qttabbar is incompatible with windows 7
As I said in a similar thread regarding Windows 8, tabs would be better than the way that it is, but I still wouldn't use Windows Explorer much, unless it became multi-paned, like the file manager that I now use.
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13 Jan 2010   #6
Datalyss

Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit Version
 
 

How about automatically removing icons from the NAI list when a program is uninstalled.


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13 Jan 2010   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Datalyss View Post
How about automatically removing icons from the NAI list when a program is uninstalled.
Yeah I have wondered about that myself and why that cache of icons isn't updated
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16 Jan 2010   #8
sevicetech

Windows 7/Linux Ubuntu
 
 

How about allowing music browsing by folder instead of in libraries. Not all of us have our collections tagged correctly. Better metadata support is a big plus. Microsoft could really be a big hit with WMC.
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16 Jan 2010   #9
sevicetech

Windows 7/Linux Ubuntu
 
 

Have W7 play nice with XP in networking shares. Right now it is really difficult to get W7 to share w/o using homegroup.
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17 Jan 2010   #10
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevicetech View Post
Have W7 play nice with XP in networking shares. Right now it is really difficult to get W7 to share w/o using homegroup.
I can agree here, I had a hell of a time getting 7 and XP to play nice on my home network, but finally said "to hell with it", and made my household Windows 7-only.
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