Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows "After acknowledging its Windows Blue codename publicly in March, Microsoft is getting closer to revealing all about the upcoming Windows 8 update. In an interview with The Verge this week, Microsoft's Windows CFO Tami Reller provided some details on where the company is heading with its Blue project."
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by UltraZelda64 on Wed 8th May 2013 06:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
UltraZelda64
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Oh, trust me, I used to use the Quick Launch bar myself. But true to its name, it's good as a quick program launcher... and I don't need such immediate and frequent access to, for example, CCleaner or a disk defragmenter. I tended to keep my QL toolbar pretty minimal, typically housing only my five or six top-used programs, maybe eight at times. The rest were easily and still quite quickly started from the Start menu.

I have experimented here and there with cleaning out the menu (removing links to web pages, documentation, etc. and getting rid of extra directories in the menu tree) after seeing Linux's comparatively clean application menus. The Start menu worked just fine--I would hardly call it the "hard way." It works, and IMO it works well. Sure, it would be nice if it was cleaner by default (all that crap I mentioned removing, there is no need for every single software installer to create its own cascading menu entry for example), but still.

Similarly, I actually *liked* Windows 7's implementation of the taskbar, but I never considered it a real alternative or replacement of the Start menu. I would never have the entire thing lined from left to right full of program icons, that's just clutter. It's bad enough so many people seem to do that on their desktops with icons all over the place, the taskbar is not a good place to just shove everything either.

Edited 2013-05-08 06:59 UTC

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