Copying and moving files in Vista sometimes require quite a bit of waiting time. The animation is nice, yes, but it’s just not efficient for everyday tasks. A fix is now available for the bug that frustrates some users with extra-long wait times to move, copy or delete files. Yeah~! Download the hot-fix for Windows Vista 32bit here. Those having 64bit version of Windows Vista look for hot-fix KB931770 here.
Next, I have a complain for the Flip 3D interface introduced in Windows Vista. It’s suppose to complement the Alt-Tab function we are all familiar with, with an added three dimensional twist:
Sure… A 3D effect is cool looking. But is it functional? After using it for a few days, I realize that this interface does not provide a full view of the content in the window. I had to Windows-Tab a few times to cycle through the windows before I get to see what is being hidden behind other windows overlaying on top. Guess I am too pampered by Exposé provided by Mac OS X.
So I Googled around for a similar solution for Windows Vista and I found Switcher. The rest is history. Here’s what I get when I move my cursor to the top left corner of the screen or press F9 in Vista:
Whoo~! This is so much better. I have tried out other alternative programs and this has given the best performance and consistency. Highly recommended to those who are used to the Mac’s interface. 🙂
Oh, I have installed Windows Vista in my MacBook Pro using Boot Camp 1.2 beta. It’s working so smooth that its performance is much better than my Dell Desktop which I believe is having some driver issues. :s
Digress: I’d be busy with studying and catching up with lectures. Don’t think I’d be blogging as usual as I wish to. The content for this entry was actually thought of weeks ago. Finally got them out, haha… More bleahs to come, one regarding the new search function of Windows Vista.