Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Oct 2008 15:57 UTC
Windows There is one thing that really pushes my buttons, one thing that is sure to send me off on a rant on life, the universe, and everything. I have a 21" widescreen 1680x1050 display - which might not be large to some of the real geeks in here, but to me, it's pretty huge. With so much screen real estate, why oh why do my friends all still insist on maximising every window they come across when they sit down behind my computer? This - and more - is the subject of the latest post on Microsoft's Engineering 7 weblog.
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"where do we put the menubar?"
by posaune on Mon 6th Oct 2008 07:45 UTC
posaune
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2008-10-06

"where do we put the menubar? Apple style, or rest-of-the-world style?"

Under the mouse pointer, a la RISC OS. So you don't need to travel across vast amounts of screen space to find it.

Click the middle mouse button (aka menu button) and there's the menu, ready to use, at your mouse tip.

Coupled with the facility to right-click to select but keep the menu open (so you can easily select multiple options) makes a very comfortable menu system.

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