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Re: [vox] 18 cool things windows 7 does that vista doesn't
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Re: [vox] 18 cool things windows 7 does that vista doesn't

On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 09:26:50AM -0800, Darth Borehd wrote:
>    With the possible exception of #1, I think all of these have been in
>    Ubuntu for the past 3 years.
>    http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/pc/18-cool-things-windows-7-does-that-vista-doesn-t-628892

1. Shake 'em away
   Sounds "fun", but honestly, I've got multiple desktops if I'm desparate.
   And practically every app I run is maximized anyway, so it's easy to focus
   on one thing at a time.  I never have 60 windows opened on my screen
   (except when I'm running Gimp :^/ )

2. Jumplists
   Also sounds neat.  However, I never use "recent documents" while outside of an app.
   Sadly, of the few places I do -- in Kate -- it doesn't actually work.
   (Known bug in Kate in KDE 4.3.2)

3. A step forward in previewing
   Seen Linux do this kind of stuff years ago. I don't have it set up right now
   (prob. because I have the laptop-heating bells and whistles disabled).

4. Snap into place
   Also clever.  For the latter part, for mouseless and frustrationless maximization,
   I simply hit [Alt]+[F3] then [X].  I've also set up some windows (e.g. Konversation)
   to behave a special way.  (Konv is always at the bottom, horizontally-max'd,
   immovable, no title bar, on all desktops, etc.)

5. XP Mode
   LOL :)

6. An easier and quicker way to adjust multiple displays
   Er, I guess I don't do dual displays or presentations enough.
   (I don't wear a suit, either. ;) )

7. A personalised Stage for your device
   Heh, wow.  This is smelling a little MS Bob'ish, somehow.
   Does a paperclip come out and tell you your drivers are out of date? ;)

8. (Almost) eliminate the notification area!
   Yeah, KDE has that.  I hide the less interesting icons, but can
   bring them up by clicking the (<) icon. Hide them again with (>).

9. Problem Steps Recorder
   Also neat.  That reminds me, I need to make some screencasts
   using "Wink." [*]  (For both Tux Paint, and my day job!)

10. A brand new Magnifier tool
    I do like that they have a 'follow mouse' mode.  "kmag" does not.
    I haven't really tried any others.


17. Native ISO Burner 
    Oh yeah!  And I also heard that iPhones support MMSes now!  >:^)


[*] Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily
    aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software. Using Wink you can
    capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and
    generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
    Homepage: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

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