Sven Groot said:
Where's that extra click coming from? You can just hover on the buttons to get the window previews.
For the graphics thing, you could try installing the Vista drivers instead. I did for my laptop (nVidia card) because of unbearable screen corruption issues with the beta drivers, and it works a charm.
Whilst doing this
yesterday my XAML was a little suspect, so I opened up the code sample, and had two instances of Visual Studio running. I needed to easily flick from one instance to the other so I could compare the code (not just copy and paste it - I needed to
know what I had done wrong)
It turns out the Windows 7 taskbar has doubled my work here, and I need to click on the Visual Studio icon, then hover over the instance I need and then select it. In Vista and previous, I just click the instance in the taskbar and the Show() for that form
is invoked. God I really do not like the new taskbar. In some cases you save keystrokes, in others it doubles them, so no you have not done a completely amazing job with this new feature. You certainly need to allow for a user to decide to have 2 instances
of a program running the the taskbar if they should so choose.
You have assumed that all users are foolish, and open up x amounts of their web browser and do not know how many pages or processes they are running. You are wrong here, most people can control their processes and you have fixed a problem that did not need
fixing, and you are now trying to persuade everybody that there was a huge problem in the task bar - it has worked fine for the last 15 years.
I have also found windows media player to be useless, freezing my videos frequently, and I cannot even play a few mp3's without having to restart my computer. I don't know why you did not releases this like Internet Explorer so you could have the Vista people
testing it as well, more polish and reliability here please.
I have a video presentation I needed to send to a business to be viewed by senior management. Nero 9 (the trial) blue screened at least once each time I tried to burn a CD, but the biggest issue was that I did not know whether the presentation would be viewable
as it had been burned on beta software. I simply had to eradicate this doubt hence Vista is now back on the main machine.
I am a blogger and found that my favourite
code snippet inserter
did not work as the formatting is all wrong. It worked out OK though, because I now post the code as pure
. That is an excellent Visual Studio add in.
I also have a very popular
on my blog that I just could not get to work. When you are writing stuff for your blog, you need to be at least sure that "it works on my machine". I have gone back to Vista because I need predictable and stable software more that I had ever realised.
The code that did not work (i.e. WCF) worked straight away in Vista.
The upshot is that the Win 7 beta says "for testing purposes only", even though it had been touted at pretty stable. I also feel a little ambivalent about testing software for someone that I am ultimately going to have to fork out a lot of money for. You win
because I point out all the bugs and I am a pretty good and thorough tester, what do I get in return? At times I do actually end up spending quite a lot of time researching bugs etc. but loathe the fact that I don't even get a free license for all my efforts,
so I probably will not be testing any major software products from Microsoft in the future because of this. You are in the business of making money from high quality software, why should I work for you for free?
I know I may come across as sounding anti-Microsoft at times though I am not, but I am a paying customer at the end of the day, why you expect that I should work for you like an automaton leaves me dumbfounded? I know a number of niners are fanbois with aspirations
for working for the mother ship, and given the opportunity I probably would take up the offer, but my bread and butter is in no way financed by Microsoft, so I can afford to take the stance I do. I already spend pretty much all my life working on software
that supports your operating systems, server technologies, programming languages et al
Eeven more that I should complain about things like the taskbar that I detest. You have fixed a problem, that did not need fixing.