Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 19:02 UTC
Windows Windows 7 is out and about. Microsoft has been unusually secretive about Vista's successor, but now that PDC is under way, they have unveiled the various enhancements to the user interface. Windows 7 might not have any significant under-the-hood changes (in fact, all your applications and devices will still work), but on the outside, Windows 7 represents the biggest change for the Windows user interface ever since Windows 95 came out.
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Sidebar Functionality
by Clinton on Tue 28th Oct 2008 21:26 UTC
Clinton
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2005-07-05

One of the things that bugs me about Vista (and I haven't used it to know if there is a configuration option to fix this) is the default behavior of the sidebar.

When I have a bunch of windows open and I want to interact with the sidebar, it seems reasonable to me to click on the "Show Desktop" icon. Unfortunately, Vista (by default anyway) does not consider the sidebar as part of the desktop so it disappears right along with the rest of my windows. So, to interact with the sidebar, I have to shuffle all my windows around.

I much prefer OS X's dashboard because it offers me immediate and easy access.

I hope Windows 7 fixes all the little UI gaffes like this one. Not for my sake, because I probably won't use it anyway, but for all of yours.

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RE: Sidebar Functionality
by melkor on Tue 28th Oct 2008 22:35 in reply to "Sidebar Functionality"
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

yeah, that's odd. Never noticed it until now. The switch between windows keeps it there though, very odd.

Dave

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