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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 - Little annoyances        Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:41 am 
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In terms of annoyances however, I am disappointed that the Graphic Equaliser has been removed from WMP12

That bugged me too, and I can't seem to find the Advanced Tag Editor.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 - Little annoyances        Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:33 pm 
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Where would an annoyances thread be without me lamenting both the lack of quick launch and the utter inability to set a quick shortcut to the "My Computer" drive list which has been possible since Windows 95..?
Control panel definitely needs sorted, looks almost like it belongs in an entirely different early Longhorn build now.

Also just a weird quirk I noticed. If you install the beta in VMware, you get a list of Home/Premium, Business or Ultimate. I didn't get that edition choice on my main or secondary PC or on my Thinkpad. Bit of an odd one that.


What build did you install, I believe all builds from the PDC build onwards where designed to always install the ultimate SKU, but the first build that leaked still had SKU choices. With the PDC build and build 7000 I never saw that happen personally, it always installed ultimate.

As for quick launch, the superbar also performs as a quick launch bar, as the quick launch items like the IE icon and Windows Explorer icon still function as normal quick launch items, the Icons are just larger.

In terms of annoyances however, I am disappointed that the Graphic Equaliser has been removed from WMP12


Just as said, Delete the EI.CFG on the \SOURCES folder on the DVD and the you can choose anyone you want.

Except 6956, because it only contains the Ultimate one.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 - Little annoyances        Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:07 pm 
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This was the beta 7000 build I'm referring to. Installing it in VMware direct from the iso - with NO alterations - I always get the version choices showing up. I just thought some of you may have been interested to find that happened since it doesn't with 6956 or 6801.
Superbar vs quick launch again is a matter of personal opinion (in a thread about annoyances? surely not!) but I already dislike the way the icons tend to shift around, switch order or move along the superbar during use. To me that's a bad UI trait to have rather than a consistent set of icons in one place for commonly run items. I like 7 but some of these `minor issues`... well, quick launch was how it was for good reason. Right now we just have a jumbled set of moving buttons. I thought it worked great before when you could still enable quick launch alongside it - it's gone in 7000 as far as I can tell. Surely having the option to use it is better than not having it?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 - Little annoyances        Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:13 pm 
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This was the beta 7000 build I'm referring to. Installing it in VMware direct from the iso - with NO alterations - I always get the version choices showing up. I just thought some of you may have been interested to find that happened since it doesn't with 6956 or 6801.
Superbar vs quick launch again is a matter of personal opinion (in a thread about annoyances? surely not!) but I already dislike the way the icons tend to shift around, switch order or move along the superbar during use. To me that's a bad UI trait to have rather than a consistent set of icons in one place for commonly run items. I like 7 but some of these `minor issues`... well, quick launch was how it was for good reason. Right now we just have a jumbled set of moving buttons. I thought it worked great before when you could still enable quick launch alongside it - it's gone in 7000 as far as I can tell. Surely having the option to use it is better than not having it?


i didnt have the option, where did you get your copy? (i see you dont have access to the ba server)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 - Little annoyances        Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:29 pm 
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This was the beta 7000 build I'm referring to. Installing it in VMware direct from the iso - with NO alterations - I always get the version choices showing up. I just thought some of you may have been interested to find that happened since it doesn't with 6956 or 6801.
Superbar vs quick launch again is a matter of personal opinion (in a thread about annoyances? surely not!) but I already dislike the way the icons tend to shift around, switch order or move along the superbar during use. To me that's a bad UI trait to have rather than a consistent set of icons in one place for commonly run items. I like 7 but some of these `minor issues`... well, quick launch was how it was for good reason. Right now we just have a jumbled set of moving buttons. I thought it worked great before when you could still enable quick launch alongside it - it's gone in 7000 as far as I can tell. Surely having the option to use it is better than not having it?


i didnt have the option, where did you get your copy? (i see you dont have access to the ba server)


I think from a torrent, but it was altered already, the EI.CFG was already deleted and then was made into torrent and seeded.
(If you're refeering to the choices menu.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 - Little annoyances        Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:34 am 
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I'm fairly sure the iso has no alterations whatsoever since it's from a private source. Even if it were, it still wouldn't account for why VMware offers me the options and none of my actual machines have. EI.CFG still exists in the iso and appears fine.
Just a curious little quirk, that seems to be all it is.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 - Little annoyances        Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:55 am 
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I'm fairly sure the iso has no alterations whatsoever since it's from a private source. Even if it were, it still wouldn't account for why VMware offers me the options and none of my actual machines have. EI.CFG still exists in the iso and appears fine.
Just a curious little quirk, that seems to be all it is.

Maybe it's an implementation by Microsoft that detect if it's running inside a virtual machine. Just like VPC won't run inside a VPC.

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