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What would you like to see in Windows 8?

  1. #101

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Server 2008 R2 x64

    * Integrated RAR support
    * No "installing updates" on either bootup or bootdown
    * Most 7 taskbar features incl. Aero, Auto Peak
    * Vista's "switch between windows" feature
    * A built-in bootloader that will support Unix/Linux, Apple
    * Ability to boot into DOS (***NOT COMMAND PROMPT*** before Windows starts, without the need of an OS disc that is not Safe Mode etc) Remembering doing this in Windows 95.
    * XP's ability to completely wipeout (format) a disc before installing a new OS. 7 apparently doesn't (based on experience with clean installs failing unless I manually format a disc first)
    * Reduced cost when buying 2nd or more keys (licenses)
    * Support for OSX file systems

    Do Not Want:
    * Exclusive x64
    * Integrated AV (needs to be removable)

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  2. #102

    Hello, to start off “Please Pardon the Rant” I have been using windows since ver. 3.1, I am a professional land surveyor and extremely anal when it comes to the organization of my data, I do and always will perform this task myself, I quit using the “My” system years ago, I do however prefer a single pane file pane like “My Computer”, I have placed all of my data on NAS Servers, the only thing on my C: Drive is the OS and the programs, I have a D: Data, M: Music, P: Pictures, V: Video etc., I have at my disposal 11 PCs, 10 of which are running XP Pro, 1 is W 7.
    Although I am always excited about new technology I did not upgrade to Vista – mainly because of software incompatibility that occurred in my profession, I did however decide to try Windows 7, for the most part I am impressed, except for one area which if continues I will probably switch to another OS, this is the new” Libraries” function, I gave it a chance as I was advised on the windows 7 forums and I am sorry to say it has absolutely no value to me, and in fact it is encumbering to my work and play flow.
    It appears that the common concept is that I do not remember where I placed my files so the PC has to find them for me, I did not lose anything, I know right where I placed it 99% of the time, I have been told that I should give them a chance, after I have used them for a while I will not be able to live without them, sorry after six months I still feel the same, it involves an additional unnecessary step that I can live without (and be more efficient without).
    I have also been told that if I do not like them – don’t use them, unfortunately they are still there engrained in several of the functions, I will always place my files in the locations that I chose – not what the libraries recommends, I will always chose where the download is to be sent to (which is not always the same place), and I will always file my data According to the way I think - not because the industry believes that I do not have the ability to do so or need “Special Guidance” even a simple task such as save or save as should not involve a selection of predetermined locations – it should merely be a portal to the available drives – not folders, I will make that determination myself.
    It was my hope that a update patch would become available to add an on-off switch to the libraries function, if you were able to implement this feature it would improve the system for experienced power users, at the same time you could monitor the number of downloads and this would give you an idea on the number of individuals that dislike the function itself.
    So in summation I would like to see the ability to turn off the “Libraries” function in favor of a power user system that assumes I have access to a vast network and will make all of the decisions myself.
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  3. #103

    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 652
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    All that sounds fine in a business environment but what about the lone home computer user, they certainly wont have access to a vast network or several computers for their use ?

    We'll pardon the rant
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  4. #104

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    Why don't you put the Libraries to use in the vast network. It is one of the best features they have invented in a long time.
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  5. #105

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsubishiman View Post
    Hello, to start off “Please Pardon the Rant” ................
    So in summation I would like to see the ability to turn off the “Libraries” function in favor of a power user system that assumes I have access to a vast network and will make all of the decisions myself.
    I don't know if you saw these at Seven Forums and this thread is "what would you like to see in windows 8" but

    Here's a couple tutorials you should look at,

    Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane - Windows 7 Forums

    Library - Remove a Included Folder - Windows 7 Forums
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  6. #106

    i would love to see the cloud imported
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  7. #107

    I would like to see ambidextrous mouse input with 4 finger click control. Palm pattern ball cursor control. How else are you going to fly a space ship? OR ---- just multi task.
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  8. #108

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
    I would like to see a built-in file and folder locking feature. I'm not talking drive encryption like BitLocker.

    The idea would be to go to the file properties, go to the security tab, and click "Password Protect". Then, no matter what your credentials were, it would prompt you to enter the password.
    I'd like to see this too, but there are quite a few users who forget their passwords!
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  9. #109

    Posts : 285
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Then they will call their pc tech support n people like me who works for tech support will be in danger.
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  10. #110

    Posts : 194
    Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

    I want Windows 8 to have a simplified file sharing system that you configure during installation.

    So you can create a Workgroup/Homegroup during setup, decide whether or not to password protect it etc.

    Opposed to have to fiddle with settings in control panel after installation.

    And the other thing would like is a "printers near me" feature like you have on a Mac so if you're in a new location and are on WiFi you can set up a network printer with minimum hassle.

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