Linked by Adam S on Tue 26th Aug 2008 14:55 UTC
Windows What makes this Vista article any different? The title provides a clue: it's as much about providing practical working solutions to resolve some of the commonly-quoted Vista annoyances as anything else. That in itself should give all Vista users a reason to read it. However it doesn't matter whether you use Vista or not, because this article does something that most of the others don't: it takes an objective and up-to-date look at the current state of Vista, with a range of facts, clear examples and informed opinions aimed squarely at debunking a lot of the myths and FUD we've been gagging on for the past year. So for those of you still considering whether to make the switch from XP, for those of you who want to abandon Vista and go back to XP, for those of you who used Vista a while ago and who are wondering whether it's worth using again now - this article puts things in perspective with the latest facts.
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RE[2]: Comment by pcunite
by pcunite on Tue 26th Aug 2008 17:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by pcunite"
pcunite
Member since:
2008-08-26

Thank you. This does help. But other problems remain:

1. folder navigation changes - no up arrow.
2. Copy a file into a directory where another exists - look at that huge dialog!

Many other very tiny things that require me to think differently for no reason. It is like getting into a car and the steering wheel has been moved! Why?

Just give me the OPTION to revert EVERYTHING to windows 2000 interface. Thank you!

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RE[3]: Comment by pcunite
by eggs on Tue 26th Aug 2008 18:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by pcunite"
eggs Member since:
2006-01-23

I know it's a lot of work to adapt, but if you remain headstrong you can persevere through it like the dinosaurs.

The copy dialog is bigger because it's more descriptive and gives you a third option (it talks about it right in the linked article.

I missed the up arrow at first as well. However after really using it for like 10 minutes I like explorer much better in Vista. All you have to do is click the name of a folder in the address bar to go to that folder (one click, instead of 3 to go up three levels and it's easier to see where you are going). Also, the little down arrow lets you select a sub folder. If you can grow up a little bit and give something a chance you'll probably like it more.

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RE[3]: Comment by pcunite
by Morgan on Tue 26th Aug 2008 19:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by pcunite"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Many other very tiny things that require me to think differently for no reason. It is like getting into a car and the steering wheel has been moved! Why?


It's called a progression, though I agree this version of Windows is quite a leap forward in features. Whether that's good or bad depends on what you want. I've been trying to get used to these changes myself (I'm running it to learn to support it better for family) and overall it's been very similar to my experience moving from OS X Tiger to Leopard. My only true gripe is a slower workflow due to UAC. I know I can turn it off, but I rather like the fact that it's making sure actions are really started by me. It's a trade-off in the end; put up with a workflow delay to avoid that one bug that would slip through otherwise.

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RE[3]: Comment by pcunite
by modmans2ndcoming on Tue 26th Aug 2008 21:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by pcunite"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

The bread crumb trail is more efficient than the up arrow. If I want to go up 4 levels, and down two from that level, I click the down arrow next to the location I want to move up to and then select the sub directory I want to move down into. I can navigate through the directory structure in 2 seconds rather than 10.

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RE[3]: Comment by pcunite
by Temcat on Wed 27th Aug 2008 11:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by pcunite"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Instead of Up arrow, you can use Backspace key.

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