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Comments by user "Indrek"

Registered since: February 5, 2009

Merge Folder

Wrote on February 1, 2010, 4:59am

I demoted because this violates one of the basic rules of computing - never delete anything without the user's explicit permission. Just because I've emptied a folder doesn't mean I want it deleted.

Control Panel view

Wrote on January 31, 2010, 10:24pm

seoman wrote:
"why not make short cuts to the cpl files in win32 and make my own controlpanel?"

If you feel that's easier than what I suggested, then by all means go ahead and do that.

Control Panel view

Wrote on January 31, 2010, 8:49pm

seoman wrote:
"I need a 1 column list view to be able to find stuff."

So shrink the window horisontally until all items are in one column?

More information in copy/move-window

Wrote on January 31, 2010, 7:55pm

What's the use of displaying all that information by default? Seeing as how you yourself probably initiated the transfer, you should know which files are being transferred, no?

Safely remove hardware

Wrote on January 31, 2010, 7:53pm

Crash your data? What are you talking about? I thought this was about devices not showing up in the Safely Remove Hardware list. If the issue goes beyond that, perhaps you could elaborate on how exactly your data is being "crashed"?

Edit: nevermind, for a moment there I thought you had started this submission. Please try to stay on topic.

Comment edited on January 31, 2010, 9:03pm

Control Panel view

Wrote on January 31, 2010, 7:50pm

One cannot help but wonder, though, what the usefulness of having that view in the Control Panel would be. In Explorer, sure, as files and folders have several properties that make the details view handy, but in the Control Panel wouldn't it just show the names and descriptions of each item? Considering that in most cases the names are self-explanatory, and for those you don't understand, you can just hover the mouse over it to read what it's about, I don't see how it would make the Control Panel any easier to use.

Improve Taskbar modes

Wrote on January 31, 2010, 7:45pm

pmbAustin:
"And Ctrl-Click? That still doesn't make it CONSISTENT behavior."

I never said it was consistent. Still, it's amazing, the neat things you find with the liberal application of Ctrl and Shift keys during clicking or dragging things.

"Sorry, my submission and request stands as-is..."

No need to apologise. Still, our demotes also stand as-is, because as great an idea as it is, it's been debated thoroughly already.

"And yes, I searched, but I wanted one comprehensive suggestion that tied everything together to show how it would all work and play together."

Classic newcomer mistake :) It's actually better to separate the ideas into several submissions, to keep the votes and ensuing discussion separate as well. Otherwise you'll have people debating half a dozen things at once (which gets confusing quickly) and demoting the "one comprehensive suggestion" simply because they disagree with some parts of it (which is perfectly understandable).

As for this particular idea, I'm sure we're all pretty aware of how it would all work and play together, after at least 6 submissions on the subject.

Safely remove hardware

Wrote on January 31, 2010, 7:23pm

If your devices don't show up, it might be because they're configured for quick removal (which disables write caching) and thus don't require safe removal.

Improve Taskbar modes

Wrote on January 31, 2010, 11:02am

pmbAustin wrote:
"If another window comes up front, it takes TWO clicks to get back to where you were."

Actually, it takes a Ctrl+click.

Also, this has been brought up several times before. Please take the time to search the site before posting something.
http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/1454
http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/1560
http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/2236
http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/2355
http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/2657
http://www.windows7taskforce.com/view/2846

A System Repository or Apps Store for Windows 8 or include in a future Service Pack for Windows 7.

Wrote on January 29, 2010, 6:42pm

Where's the app store for BSD, Solaris or BeOS?

And anyway, it's duplicate, like you said, so -1.

IE8 recent list in the adresbar

Wrote on January 28, 2010, 12:15am

seoman wrote:
"If your internet connection is down you can not verify if the link is working. So don't store it."

Exactly - you can't verify that the link is working. But since you typed it in, you'll likely want to visit it. So the proper thing to do in this case would actually be to store the URL, so you can more easily try it again, once your connection is sorted. If and when you're sure that the URL is invalid, you can delete it from the list. Or do you like having to retype the same URL over and over again, just because your browser decided that you mistyped something and it shouldn't be stored for easier access later.

I for one appreciate having a browser that works with the assumption that I'm intelligent (ie. tries to exhaust other possibilities like technical problems with the website or my internet connection before resorting to the conclusion that I made a mistake).

seoman wrote:
"It comes up with an invallid/unchecked url and you have to find out once more that it is an nonsence link."

Like I've explained several times already, the fact that a URL cannot be loaded at a given time doesn't mean it's invalid or "nonsence".

seoman wrote:
"Damn you make it sound like i'm asking the most diffecult task but it's extremely simple and it would make things less anoying."

No, I make it sound like you're asking for the most pointless task. It's also extremely simple to delete the invalid URLs from IE's recent list. Or are you really constantly making so many mistakes in everything you type that this is such an issue for you?

Comment edited on January 28, 2010, 1:31am

Suggestion for Flip

Wrote on January 28, 2010, 12:10am

Seriously though, what would happen in the scenarios I described? Because I can't imagine I'm the only one who occasionally has more than 10 or so windows open.

Suggestion for Flip

Wrote on January 27, 2010, 6:08pm

In that case -1, since I don't want the Earth to be split in half.

White windows flag

Wrote on January 27, 2010, 6:07pm

You could be right about the logo coming with 3.0, Chris.

Anyway, I still think the Windows logo should retain the colours. Modified versions are great for related products, like white (Windows Mobile), blue (Windows Azure), etc.

Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

Comment edited on January 27, 2010, 7:07pm

IE8 recent list in the adresbar

Wrote on January 27, 2010, 5:55pm

Chris wrote:
"and the two "ww" "

Not necessarily. It's a perfectly valid subdomain. It's also a pretty common typo, but there's nothing inherently wrong about it. Some sites even set it (as well as the "wwww" subdomain) to redirect to the main site, to catch the most common typos.

seoman wrote:
"I don't want it to check spelling, i want it to not store links wich are dead!"

Define "dead link" please.
Domains that don't exist? What if your internet connection is down?
404 error? Could be temporary.

I agree with patternjake, this is just looking for problems where there really aren't any. If you mistype an URL and it shows up in the recent list, just delete it. And if you're mistyping URLs so often that this becomes a significant annoyance, then I'd say you have bigger problems than this submission.

Comment edited on January 27, 2010, 6:57pm

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