[sib-access] Re: Windows 7

Thank you. The way you explain it almost makes me look forward to the
change. <smile>

Thanks again.

Dale


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Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 3:36 PM
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Subject: [sib-access] Re: Windows 7

Okay, let's start with the desktop.

On the desktop you still have all your icons for shortcuts that you want 
available, and navigation is still first-letter. There is a Start Button but

no start menu any more. Pressing the Start Button brings up the Search box. 
Pressing the Windows key also brings up the Search Box, but also a sort of 
start menu that is very different. Tab from the Start Button and there's a 
quick launch you can turn off, then the good old Task Bar, then a 
Notification Chevron, then  a Show Desktop button (which appears to be 
useless) and then back to the desktop.

The Search box is pretty useful. Typing anything in there will find folders,

files, text inside files and messages that contain that string. That helps 
once you get used to all the changes they made. I recommend you start 
getting used to it, as it will save you a lot of time. Many of our familiar 
Control Panel items have changed.

For example, Add/Remove Programs is now Programs and Features
Printers and Faxes is now Devices and Printers
Add Hardware is also Devices and Printers
Network Neighborhood is now Network and Sharing Center

Best I can offer is to type Control Panel in the Search Box and then look at

the matrix to see what's there and start to understand where to find things.

Other familiar things have changed:
My Documents is Documents
My Computer is Computer
My Pictures is Pictures
My Music is Music

It's much easier to type some of these things now than to try finding them 
with Windows Explorer.

Yes, our old friend Windows Explorer has changed significantly. It's no 
longer laid out the same, and you'll have to spend quite a bit of time 
learning where to look for files and folders. That's why the Search Box will

start to be very useful.

Other things like the Documents and Settings folder is now Users, and the 
structure below that has changed, as well. For example the path to my 
settings in JAWS 13 is now:

C:\Users\dcarlson\AppData\Roaming\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\13.0\Settings\enu\

Other than the steep learning curve it's a good operating system.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell 
Latitude E6520, JAWS 13.0.718,  and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale Lieser" <dale.lieser@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <sib-access@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:10
Subject: [sib-access] Re: Windows 7


I am also curious about the general workings of Windows 7 vs. XP.

Dale


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[mailto:sib-access-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Farfar the Lumberjack
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 2:54 PM
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Subject: [sib-access] Re: Windows 7

Dale,

I'm flattered that you actually read my signature line. I even change it
occasionally to see if I get any comments, and usually do not.

Okay, I had to install Sib 5.2.5 and Sib-Access on my laptop recently for a
Jazz Piano class, and happy to report that it runs just fine on Windows 7. I

do use the desktop keyboard layout, however, and since my Dell E6520 (again
there it is, in my signature block)  has a full numpad on it, it all worked
very well.

Except for that annoying little bug that was reported a month or so ago,
where changing the ties or some note attributes did not report until moving
off and back on to the note. I could never get that working on this machine.

And as I recall it also does not work well on my DAW, when I'm using JAWS
13. So it is likely more due to JAWS than anything else.

Perhaps Dan's ultimate completion of the new Sib-Access will clear that one
up. We can hope.

If you have questions about how Windows 7 works as compared to XP, then
that's a topic for a separate message, so let me know if you're curious.

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and transmitted in the vicinity of the Western United
States, using a Dell Latitude E6520 with a full NumPad key, JAWS 13.0.718,
and Windows 7 Professional,  32-bit.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale Lieser" <dale.lieser@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <sib-access@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 09:15
Subject: [sib-access] Windows 7


Dave,


On a different list Chris and I have been discussing using a Mac vs. PC. The
bottom line is that for what I want to do, there is no real advantage of
switching to a Mac. I noticed by your email signature that you use Windows
7. I currently use XP, but would like to know more about the comparison,
knowing that some time down the road I will need to update to that.
Particularly, how does it work with Sibelius and Access?



Dale





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