April '13 - Windows 7 Bugs.
a new laptop computer recently that comes
with Windows 7 which has been praised by a
lot of people saying how much better it is
than Windows Vista and far far better than
Windows 8. Luckily I never used Windows Vista
so avoided having to deal with the problems
it has. I went straight from Windows XP to
Windows 7. The general feel to the operating
system is far better than Windows XP and
feels like a far more professional operating
system. But I have discovered more than a few
common for new versions of Windows to be
buggy when they first come out yet Windows 7
has been out for quite some time and I've
already installed the Service Pack One series
most of these bugs are just slight annoyances
rather than something more serious. Here is a
list of what I have found. I'm sure there are
a lot more however.
font called Times New Roman has been totally
replaced. This means updating websites that
contain that font, which is most of them
because it's the default font, can end up
looking a little odd.
renaming a file to something with the same
name but a different case, it is still
displayed as though it wasn't renamed. To see
the change you have to right click and press
refresh. So for example if you named a file
in upper case but wanted it in lower case and
rename it you still see it as upper case
until you press refresh.
you're making a website that contains a Table,
then the text will go all over the place
causing a total mess on the screen. Internet
Explorer will still display it correctly but
the web editor struggles.
booting up if a program tries doing something
else before the boot is finally complete then
the icons on the screen can sometimes corrupt.
So for example if your anti-virus tries to
update itself but the compuer has only just
been switched on then it may not finish
booting the screen icons properly.
bother trying to delete the shortcut in the
Pictures folder that points to Sample
Pictures. It'll always come back.
often forgets how you prefer to display the
icons. You may prefer them as small, but if
they are picture files then more often than
not they will be displayed as thumbnails. If
you change your settings then Windows will
remember them until you add another file to
Windows Photo Viewer will not display
animated gif files in their animated form. I've
a feeling Microsoft changed the name of
Picture Viewer to Photo Viewer to cover up
the fact that it doesn't work properly.
some more bugs to this list when I find them.
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