First look at Windows 7's User Interface

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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby Death Dream » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:33 pm

Just looking at the pictures, looks like Vista lol.

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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby merlwiz79 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:56 am

Most of the changes will be under the hood and some GUI changes.
More stuff here:
http://gizmodo.com/5069661/windows-7-wa ... mpressions
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby Phosgene » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:35 pm

Considering this is Microsoft, they really are taking a step in the (reasonably) right direction as far as features go. As for GUI...Well it sucks as usual. Now all they have to concentrate on is slimlining their OS and making things much less bloated.
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby merlwiz79 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:57 pm

Phosgene wrote:Considering this is Microsoft, they really are taking a step in the (reasonably) right direction as far as features go. As for GUI...Well it sucks as usual. Now all they have to concentrate on is slimlining their OS and making things much less bloated.

They demoed Windows 7 on a netbook.
http://eeepc.net/microsoft-demoes-windo ... n-netbook/
http://www.osnews.com/story/20450/Sinof ... _a_Netbook
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby Ookami » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:20 am

Windows 7 looks pretty slick, but I'm not so sure about the taskbar - it looks like they're after Mac OS X's thunder with its dock, but I don't think it suits Windows all that much. I guess it's just the change from black to glass; I preferred the black, actually.
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby Acid_1 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:08 am

I don't like Windows, but I do hope Win7 is a hit. I have a strong belief that MS learned from previous mistakes, as well as not needing to do a UTH overhaul again, that it will be a smashing success.

And, on a sidenote, the taskbar looks like KDE's...
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby Phosgene » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:55 am

What I will never understand is Microsoft's constant need to change things that do not need changing, all throughout their history they've made a number of pointless changes (like changing 'search' to 'find' or vice versa). But in the case of Vista they unnecessarily changed their winning formulae. The whole layout of windows was actually very good even if it was hampered by its poor OS. If Vista didn't change the classic menu and the classic layout and just made things more glossy plus the features, they wouldn't be in this mess.
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby merlwiz79 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:42 pm

Phosgene wrote:What I will never understand is Microsoft's constant need to change things that do not need changing, all throughout their history they've made a number of pointless changes (like changing 'search' to 'find' or vice versa). But in the case of Vista they unnecessarily changed their winning formulae. The whole layout of windows was actually very good even if it was hampered by its poor OS. If Vista didn't change the classic menu and the classic layout and just made things more glossy plus the features, they wouldn't be in this mess.

What mess?
Vista isn't slower than XP Pro on my 4 year old machine.
Window 7 Pre-beta does run faster than Vista on my machine though. :)
I like the new look and the only thing i didn't like was the Control panel layout.
You can change that and I did.
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby Zwopper » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:39 pm

WoW! :shock:
They finally realized that a LOT of people want to glance at the clock and see the date at the same time!
Now that is a REAL WoW-factor for me!
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby tawan » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:33 pm

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Bin, Trash, Garbage can, whatever you call it... Placed at top left. :roll:

The majority of us start to view a page or desktop or so on, by glancing at the centre then going top-left to begin reading. First thing you see is a trash can and as any Feng Shui expert will tell you, that's no good. ;)

Top-left (or right for those few languages that read R-L) should be the most important stuff.

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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby GoustiFruit » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:33 am

BTW, anybody is really using the trash ? I've been using Ctrl+Del so much that it has become an habit for me...

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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby tawan » Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:16 pm

GoustiFruit wrote:BTW, anybody is really using the trash ? I've been using Ctrl+Del so much that it has become an habit for me...

yeah true, i use ctrl+del or ctrl+shift+del, my desktop has one item and that is home.

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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby GoustiFruit » Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:26 pm

When I decide to trash, I trash, I don't understand why people would want to delete then recover ?

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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby xnostradamusx » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:51 pm

GoustiFruit wrote:When I decide to trash, I trash, I don't understand why people would want to delete then recover ?



theres a thing called deleted by accident there is no exception who experience this newbies or leets theyre all human anyway and nobodies perfect thats what i think its purpose
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Re: First look at Windows 7's User Interface

Postby Acid_1 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:02 am

That's why I set nautilus so I have the option to delete to trash or remove completely.
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