The Engineering Windows 7 Blog has outlined some of the changes in Windows 7 Release Candidate. Here is the list, check out their blog for more information. Looks like there are some direct changes from what Beta testers have been requesting. Desktop Experience 1. Windows Flip (ALT + TAB) with Aero Peek 2. Windows Logo + <#> keyboard shortcut 3. Needy State 4. Taskbar “Open With” 5. Taskbar scaling 6. Anchoring taskbar thumbnails 8. Jump List length 9. Increased pinning flexibility with Jump List 10. Desktop icon and gadget view options Touch 11. Aero Peek for touch 12. Multi-touch touch keyboard 13. Multi-touch right-click 14. Drag/Drop and selection Networking 15. Internet access feedback Control Panel 16. User Account Control 17. Locking a machine without a screensaver 18. Faster access to High Performance power plan 19. Custom theme improvements Windows Media Player 20. Improved Internet Radio playback 21. Improved playback support for video content from digital camcorders and cameras 22. Cleaner Now Playing view 23. Filtering content that cannot be played 24. Resume from sleep 25. Quieting Windows Media Player sync relationships 26. Easier access to advanced settings 27. Jump List improvement Device Stage 28. Enriching the Device Stage ecosystem Sound UX 29. Improving the headphone experience 30. Increased audio reliability Windows Explorer and Libraries 31. Improved header 32. Reduced confusion with drag/drop 33. Reviving familiar entry points 34. FAT32 support 35. Arrangement view enhancements Performance 36. Improving performance through data
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Grumbles with Windows 7
Microsoft the dummies placed the show desktop icon way over the right hand side of the screen ..why change something that is familiar? No need for the change!!
In XP, IP config is but 2 clicks away, in XP/7 its open network and sharing center ...more clicks away.
Windows 7 still won't let the user CHOOSE what apps to cache. GRRR.
It still looks like VISTA = YUK!
Windows Explorer UI is woeful ..what about just icons along the top, or a dual pane Explorer?
And the 'black screen of death' the 1 - 2 second screen blank for the UAC prompt! grrrrrrrowl