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Old 09-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
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From the same article:

"Overall simplification work--where almost every single feature of the UI was poked, prodded, improved, and made consistent--gives the entire system a feel of refinement that Windows has always lacked."

What I'm finding in Win 7 is that it's become so oversimplified that it's actually more onerous to use. To wit, you used to be able to make shortcuts of system things--like Control Panel choices--very easily via a right-click and you can't do that in Win 7.

Trying to access the screensaver setting window used to be quite easy--right click the desktop, choose Properties > Screen Saver but with Win7, you're left with choosing "Personalize" which creates and saves another ()!@(*!!! theme. There is no way to get just the screen saver window without having to go online to search out a little app someone has kindly created.

Accessing a User Area set of files used to take about 3 mouse clicks but with Win7, it can take up to 8 or more.

"Simplification" indeed...

Save me from "User Experience Features"...ugh!

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