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What would you like to see in Windows 8?

  1. #61


    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 51
    Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition


    the opportunity to do an actual advanced install where i can select what components i want from the very beginning. and this http://getpivot.com/ to replace the current search.

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  2. #62

    Useful error messages


    OK, better no error messages, but failing that, after decades of Windows development, I'd like them to be able to produce an OS that says things like;

    "Module suchand such.dll could not run, it conflicted with module this and that.exe because it expected a different version". Or whatever.

    Rather than the total waste of space that we do get.
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  3. #63


    I would want Native media foundation mkv playback XD
    Also, the ability to user a guest mode, (removed in windows 7 build 7000)
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  4. #64


    Quote Originally Posted by Yukino View Post
    I would want Native media foundation mkv playback XD
    Also, the ability to user a guest mode, (removed in windows 7 build 7000)
    I have a Guest account in my Windows 7 7600.
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  5. #65


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    First and foremost they should clean-up the access to the basic settings. They had such a nice approach in Vista where you went via Personalize on the desktop and got the page with all the basic settings. In Win7 they have the same mess as in XP where you have to chase all over the place to find the buttons for the settings.

    Then they should keep things logical. Why do I need to go to Computer > Properties to set my restore points. That belongs into the Restore Center.

    They also should create a equally easy access (like the Vista desktop properties) to the more advanced system functions like Device manager, Disk Management , Services, etc. Yes, there are some grouped in Computer > Manage, but there is room for improvement.

    I have the impression they made Win7 intentionally look as messy as XP because they needed to cater for that crowd. But that is not very logical (from a technical point of view - maybe it is from a business point of view).

    Last not least they should put all this eye candy stuff somewhere on the backburner. Who needs it. If I want a nice desktop, I take one of my own pictures. I do not need pictures from Slowenia.

    Well, that's my 5 cents worth.
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  6. #66


    India
    Posts : 285
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I want to run multiple anti virus at the same time in Windows 8.
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  7. #67


    Provo, Utah
    Posts : 111
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    If they can make it make me pie, then I'm all over it.
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  8. #68


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,443
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    A bit controversial, maybe, thinking how much some users oppose the libraries but i would like to see the Libraries concept to be developed to a completely new level.

    I mean, I like Libraries in Seven. I would like to see files with registered, common extensions to be added to corresponding library automatically. If I save or download a jpg or png, it would be found in pictures library, not depending where I save it. Downloaded exe, zip, rar etc. automatically to download library, docs to documents, PDF to ebooks, avi and mpg to videos, mp3 to music. etc.

    There could then be a new entry in context menu for instance when right clicking Pictures library: "Some files in this library are not saved in Pictures folder. Would you like to move or copy them to C:\Users\Kari\Pictures?"

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 15 Feb 2010 at 14:09.
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  9. #69


    I don't know if anyone has posted this already, but I would like to see better management for multiple monitors. It would be nice to be able to configure power option indepentantly, spread the taskbar between them, etc.

    Not sure if this is better placed here or in the What Don't You Like About Windows 7 thread.
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  10. #70


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,443
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
    I don't know if anyone has posted this already, but I would like to see better management for multiple monitors. It would be nice to be able to configure power option indepentantly, spread the taskbar between them, etc.

    Not sure if this is better placed here or in the What Don't You Like About Windows 7 thread.
    +1

    Native, complete multi display support would be super!
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