If you could add one feature to windows?

Custom / CUSTOM
March 27, 2011 at 16:58:20
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2 GHz / 2047 MB
If you could add one feature to windows what would it be.

I have a few ideas but I think for me it would be an easy way to change upper case to lower case
Something like you can do in word but for forums etc as well ie maybe a button or keystroke.


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#1
March 27, 2011 at 20:03:34
Good idea but no-one would use it... most posters have difficulty in reading instructions anyway!

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#2
March 28, 2011 at 05:17:07
Make it easier to run older programs.

I just edited my response after reading others. I am confused Madmax. Were you asking about Window features or this forum?


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#3
March 28, 2011 at 10:46:23
The ability to give me this weeks lottery numbers! The ability to use all the software I have that is out of date. It seems with every other improvement to windows it costs me $300+ in new software.

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#4
March 28, 2011 at 11:05:11
Likelystory

Have you tried using the Windows Compatibility Troubleshooter. It works pretty good.

Go to Control panel> Action Center. Look in the lower left corner.


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#5
March 28, 2011 at 11:10:37
Blu-ray playback with audio bitstreaming in Media Center.

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#6
March 28, 2011 at 12:52:50
Yes I have OtheHill it doesn't always work out to good though depending on the software. It would seem that if it is say a game bought at walmart for $3.99 or something else as unimportant it works great but $214 worth of editing software no dice.

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#7
March 30, 2011 at 03:29:32
madmax - if you're talking about reading forums, you can switch case through either .css or bookmarklets. There's lower, upper, and proper, but I don't see Sentence case. With .css, you can even do it via hover. There may be browser extensions too.

If it's for composing, I use the CLCL clipboard extender, which has a case change add on available.

As for Win7, I really can't think of anything offhand. It has a lot going for it.

On second thought, here's my pet peeve: unworkable dialog boxes. MSCONFIG is one example, but not the worst. The AutoCorrect edit box in Word 03 IS the worst. All dialogs should be expandable for easy reading and scrolling.


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#8
March 30, 2011 at 18:00:42
Yes OtheHill i was on about windows 8 features -sorry forgot to add the 8

I could add Malware protection out the box so to speak but it might keep us out of some easy jobs lol

Also would like to see ISO support


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#9
April 2, 2011 at 10:58:54
Open source. :) Nah, it's only a dream.

Personally, a next great "feature" in Windows would be to stop tracking users via Internet Explorer, hidden system users, ntuser.dat, error reporting (which is capable of sending bits of a user's configuration), and to allow Windows Update to truly be optional. When that happens, Windows will be a good OS--but after 98SE, everything just went wrong, in my opinion.

ME--dubbed "Mistake Edition" because it was so bad. (By the way, the real name is Millenium Edition.)
XP (eXPerience)--good release, but tracking, the new security features, and a bunch of junk was added
Vista--commercial faliure; note ME was as well. However, Aero introduced. Features pushed in harder, whether people wanted them or not. As a result, most new programs and drivers until SP1 did not work right.
7 (6.1?)--Success! However, the new tracking that is imposed isn't as obvious to new users, the UI becomes as simple as a toddler's (and constantly assumes that--more than Vista's did), and Windows gets worse.
8--The next ME or Vista? You decide.

I don't mean to be negative, but more than half the things I stated are verifiable. M$ needs to change their route of thinking, or open source operating systems (and I think, Apple's OS) will prevail over it--(about time!)


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#10
April 3, 2011 at 20:48:54
I would like for something (when I click on it) to pop up out of my computer and clean my monitor. I realize this would require at least a one time mechanical setting but I can live with that. It would seem the definition of LCD is reach out and grab anything in the air and cling to it like a magnet. This thing is always covered in dust and "stuff". It's amazing I have several fans pulling air through my tower which I clean once a month and it never gets as dusty as this monitor does in one day after cleaning.

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#11
April 4, 2011 at 18:39:55
I'd like to see Windows (and the hardware manufacturers) have mechanical HID arm that comes out from the back of the computer and smacks the end user in the face every time they do something stupid! But the users would have sore faces and would probably switch to another OS.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


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#12
April 5, 2011 at 00:48:22
Macintosh!!!! No black eyes here!!!

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#13
April 6, 2011 at 00:28:15
a better voice recoginiton
no more mouse and keyboard only microphone

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#14
April 13, 2011 at 14:52:29
Another irk for me is when I want to kill a process in task manager I want to kill it now not wait for another 2 minutes till it ends

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#15
April 14, 2011 at 11:26:11
I was thinking of what madmax was saying. Port xkill to Windows, anyone? :)

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#16
April 14, 2011 at 13:37:09
Some of these might work: http://thedatalist.com/pages/Task_a...

Yea, Vista II (Windows 7) is so bloated, sometimes it is hard to kill something in process; of course it could also be a sh*tty 3rd party application that is stuck or hung up too.

When they make the PERFECT OS, it'll be the death of us all, the computers will take over.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


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