EVEN WINDOWS 7 HAS HASSLES

An alert reader wrote in to tell us she’s as annoyed with Windows 7 as some people are with Windows 8. Invisible menus are making it difficult to organize files.

Our reader simply wants to drag and drop files from one folder to another. In XP, there’s a “View” menu at the top of any Windows Explorer window, such as “Documents,” making it easy to change from “List View,” to “Icon View.” In Icon View, it’s easy to drag files from one icon to another. But to get there in Windows 7, you have to hover over a tiny icon in the right hand corner that’s almost invisible. In Windows 8, using “File Explorer,” the new name for Windows Explorer, you get the “View” menu back. But most other menus are only available when you hover in the corners or one of the sides of the screen.

Footnote: Bob still uses Windows XP, as do more than half the PC users in the world.

One Response to “EVEN WINDOWS 7 HAS HASSLES”

  1. Gotta say “Huh???” on this one. I find that there is always something to find new on all version of windows but this is not one of them. To get to VIEW menu is beyond simple.
    Step 1. In a folder click the ORGANIZE menu
    Step 2.Open and click MENU bar
    Step 3. View is there
    Step 4. There isn’t any