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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RE[3]: oh no!
by ari-free on Tue 28th Oct 2008 22:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: oh no!"
ari-free
Member since:
2007-01-22

it's not about even knowing the apps but rather what's in them. for example, next to the firefox icon is the title of the website, next to the chatzilla icon is my user name and the IRC channel I'm focused on.

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RE[4]: oh no!
by niemau on Tue 28th Oct 2008 23:00 in reply to "RE[3]: oh no!"
niemau Member since:
2007-06-28

it's not about even knowing the apps but rather what's in them. for example, next to the firefox icon is the title of the website, next to the chatzilla icon is my user name and the IRC channel I'm focused on.


actually, i was replying to the OP, who *was* referring to knowing the apps.

but, that being said, hovering over an icon for more info is a fair replacement for lots of people.

like i said, i'm not advocating either way of doing the dock/taskbar. just pointing out that it can work either way for most people.

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