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Details on Some Feature Changes for Windows 7

Feb 27 2009, 7:15am CST | by , in News | Technology News

Details on Some Feature Changes for Windows 7
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Many computer users and computer makers are looking forward to Windows 7 thanks to the hostility many users feel towards Vista. Vista has proven to be so unpopular among many users that Microsoft has yet to retire Windows XP and XP is often more appealing to many users looking for a new computer.

To fix this problem Microsoft is working hard on Windows 7, which depending on what rumor you believe will be launched either this year or in 2010. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the next version of Office and Windows Mobile 7 will be coming next year and I don’t see the company releasing all its new products in one year, so my money still says Windows 7 will come this year.

The Windows 7 open beta saw hoards of users grabbing the beta OS in hopes of finding that the new windows operating system would be better than Vista. The beta users found hoards of bugs that Microsoft has been working to fix before it can release its first official RC build of the OS and move one-step closer to launch.

In all, there were gobs of tweaks and changes made to the beta OS in preparation for the first release candidate, but Microsoft says a few of them were major and very noticeable to users. We mentioned yesterday that Microsoft had announced some major improvements and today we are going to go into a bit more detail on the changes.

Several of the changes had to do with what Microsoft calls the Desktop Experience and include windows Flip with Aero Peak. Microsoft says it has received lots of positive feedback on the feature called Aero Peak. One thing that was commonly asked for by users was for the feature to be implemented in the ALT + Tab window. Microsoft says after receiving lots of requests for that it has decided to implement that feature.

The next improvement is the use of the Windows Logo key and a keyboard key to act as shortcuts. Microsoft says that enthusiasts often ask for more shortcuts to streamline the typical work tasks. The software giant says that it has implements a powerful new shortcut that works with a press of the Windows Logo and a quick launch key. This was features in Vista and would launch the program. In Windows 7, the shortcut will launch and switch to the application at the same time.

Microsoft has had a feature it internally calls needy window since the 90's that tells the user visually when it needs attention. Users complained that the flashing on the task bar wasn't noticeable enough. Microsoft says that it has made changes that will make the windows more noticeable. It says that he flashing has been changed from a sine wave to a saw tooth wave and used a bolder orange color. Rather than flashing three times and stopping, the feature now flashes seven times.

A feature on the new taskbar allows users to drop files onto a program and then pins the program to the taskbar automatically. The software company has revived an old feature called "Open With" drag and drop that allow users to drop a file on a program with the shift key to open it.

Microsoft says that the OS has been tweaked for multi-touch capability. For example, users can hit shift and a key at the same time with the new software keyboard to capitalize a latter or alt-tab to cycle through open applications. A multi-touch for right click feature was added there users can touch an icon with one finger then tap with another to open the traditional right click menu.


These new improvements are among some of the most significant and interesting that Microsoft has made to Windows 7 since the launch of the initial beta. It's nice to see that the company is taking feedback seriously, and it needs to. After the backlash that Vista was hit by Microsoft needs Windows 7 to perform well and as advertised. For a full list of the 36 improvements Microsoft is talking about, a blog post on the MSDN site explains all.

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