- The very handy ‘Snipper’ tool does not have an UNDO. It does have an eraser, BUT having been involved with computer GUI design since way back in the 1970s I find it AMAZING that Microsoft has the gall to develop a 2009 application that so blatantly violates one of the fundamental and much cherished precepts of modern GUIs.
- You can’t INVOKE a second (or third, or for that matter a fourth) instance of an application just by clicking the Taskbar icon. To invoke an additional instance, you have to RIGHT CLICK on the Taskbar icon, and click on the application name that appears on pop-up menu. It works. But since I frequently use multiple instances of the same application, I had hoped that I could just click the Taskbar icon and get another instance. Actually, from a GUI design standpoint what Windows 7 does in this instance, may actually be the right thing. So this is just a heads up.
- The non-working BACKUP problem I discovered on October 29, 2009 appears to have been a bug that crept in at the 11th hour, prior to the actual release of Windows 7 — on October 22. This bug was not in the Release Candidate. But, in got introduced when the Release Candidate was being converted to THE RELEASE. As the song, goes: “only in America,” or in this case, more appropriately, “only with Microsoft.” This is why Mike (from LRPCS) could get a perfect Windows 7 install, while my backup still does not work. He was using a Release Candidate that he downloaded for FREE. I, the sucker I am, was using a $149 copy of Windows 7 Professional I bought from newegg.com on pre-order. So much for you get what you pay for.
Hope this helps. Thanks.