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What would you like to see in Windows 8?

  1. #191


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    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

    Heirarchic subfolders please


    I had a great thing on my first Mac; a little add-on that meant I could get to any file, anywhere on my hard drive, instantly. What was it, you may ask? An heirarchic menu, and submenu, and subsubmenu, and subsubsubmenu... (as menu layers down as you have subfolders) drop-down from any drive or directory shown in the Start menu. It worked really snappily even on a 40MHz machine.
    So hovering your pointer over 'Computer' in the Start menu would show all your drives and network destinations in a submenu. Then hovering on the name of any drive in that submenu would show a further submenu with all the folders and files held in the root directory of that drive. Flicking over to one of those folders would show all the files and folders inside it (in a further submenu). And then hovering over one of those folders would show... you get the idea. Just release the mouse over the folder or file (or program) of your choice and it opened. Sounds complicated to describe, but in practice it is really, really quick to use and I haven't found files anything like as easily since I had that old machine in 1992.

    Think of a website's dropdown menu with submenus of submenus going down as many levels as the user has nested and you have the concept. :grin:

    Okay, this is embarrassing! It is already implemented Just hover over the word desktop, bottom right corner and it's all there. If you right-click on the Toolbar, then 'Toolbars', 'New toolbar...' you can put any folder you like in the Toolbar and have an heirarchical menu of its contents and subcontents.
    Last edited by ultrageoff; 19 Jun 2011 at 04:15.

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  2. #192



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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    I'm not sure if I've posted this before, but all I want is the return of the XP flashing network icons!!!!!
    You did.

    Just use this.

    Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7

    Looks like your first wish (multi monitor taskbar) is going to come about.
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  3. #193


    Australia
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 & 8.1 64-bit, Kubuntu


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    I'd like to see it where it doesn't tell me that I don't have permission to open a file that I made on my computer that I, and only I, own that's in my house.
    I'll second that one.
    I use Ultimate Windows Tweaker v2.2 to get around this. It works OK most of the time.
    In the UWT Additional Tweaks menu you can add "Take Ownership" to the file and folder context menus.

    ---------- Post added at 09:02 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:58 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    I'm not sure if I've posted this before, but all I want is the return of the XP flashing network icons!!!!!
    You did.

    Just use this.

    Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7

    Looks like your first wish (multi monitor taskbar) is going to come about.
    I'm with z3r010.
    I'd like to see the return of a more informative network icon.
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  4. #194


    UK
    Posts : 14
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    I'd like to see a better movie maker with more effects, a better MS paint with more stuff, to be able to have a 'theme shop' or something, where you can change the entire looks of the OS through 1 click, explorer that works properly, better security, cleaner and fresher looks, and more connectivity (to websites and friends)
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  5. #195


    Australia
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 & 8.1 64-bit, Kubuntu


    The Theme shop idea is appeals to me, especially if it could be used in MS Office.
    As someone who uses Office most days I'd really love to be able to change the color scheme from the Blue, Silver or Black. I'm currently using the Silver theme in Office 2010. I find it slightly less irritating than the other two.
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  6. #196


    After seeing the video I really hope they keep the tablet separate from the desktop version. While it may be useful if you plug the tablet onto a keyboard but I just don't see that much functionality for tablet users and I just don't see it working well with fingers using a desktop operating system. Also updating and security issues will make it a pain for tablet users. They need to build programs like office specifically for touch based.
    Another good thing I hope is stylus based and having the option to use a stylus if wanting to use such.
    The start screen needs a bit more work. It's not as interesting or innovative as the phone. It looks kind of boring. The desktop version also needs some more functionality and a change that isn't just a face-lift.
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  7. #197


    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04


    Cake.
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  8. #198


    For me, the main wish would be for a practically unending number of CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS! That would be the best!

    Microsoft, you've regimented the use of our computers your way, now let us control our own systems OUR WAY.
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  9. #199


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1,OpenBSD, OS X Mavericks


    Quote Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
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    Microsoft, you've regimented the use of our computers your way, now let us control our own systems OUR WAY.
    I see you've never used a Mac.
    I'm writing this on my (first, only, probably last) Mac. I was really curious! Actually, the computer is nice to use.
    If you want to do what Apple deigns to let you do.

    I'm worried Microsoft is tending this way too now. Hope not.
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  10. #200


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    A lot of the above, my wish list is a new lovely sound scheme. I am getting so sick and tired of listening to vista's sound scheme. And also, get rid of the rest of vista's design, like Start Orb(from the latest video from Microsoft, I might be getting my wish of a Start Flag! :grin and get rid of the window control design. No more vista! And the Classic interface of 8, meaning Desktop, I think should be Metrofied out. I for one really like the Metro feel and design, it's clean and fluid, why not put it into the Classic interface?

    On a side note for IE10, expand further on Pinned Sites so they become Live Tile like. So for example, you have facebook pinned to your taskbar, instead of having to open it up and have a little push notification come up, IE will stream on low priority any notifications you have. And for Outlook 15, don't need to have it open, the program will provide push notifications.
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