Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Dec 2013 22:43 UTC
Windows

Two changes supposedly coming to the next version of Windows, according to veteran Paul Thurrott:

Metro apps running in windows on the desktop. As you can today with third-party utilities such as ModernMix, the next version of Windows will let users optionally run Metro apps in floating windows on the desktop.

Start menu. After bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1, Microsoft will take the next logical step in the next Windows version and make the Start menu available as an option. It's possible this will appear only on those product versions that support the desktop.

This would be Microsoft admitting they got Windows 8 all wrong.

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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

It's most likely grouped the same way in the ribbon interface. Only now it's a huge mess on each tab..


No it isn't, this is a screenshot from my PC of Word 2007:

http://i.imgur.com/1pF9gS3.png?1

Each item is logically grouped, each set of insert types are grouped by type and are clearly labelled. You can see it in the screenshot. Each grouping is self evident.

Maybe if you can't read it would be a problem.

Does this translate into: If you don't follow the ms way please dont use a computer?


Oh comon. Tabs are hardly Microsoft centric, as I previously said they have been on the web easily for the last 10 years. It is a well known.

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hamster Member since:
2006-10-06


No it isn't, this is a screenshot from my PC of Word 2007:

http://i.imgur.com/1pF9gS3.png?1

Each item is logically grouped, each set of insert types are grouped by type and are clearly labelled. You can see it in the screenshot. Each grouping is self evident.

Maybe if you can't read it would be a problem.


So you find the one clean one and make claims from that one? Look at the home tab and tell me thats clean.


Oh comon. Tabs are hardly Microsoft centric, as I previously said they have been on the web easily for the last 10 years. It is a well known.


I have only seen this Ribbon failure on microsoft systems. There are tabs in my browser yes but it os not nearly as complex as a wysisg text editor

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So you find the one clean one and make claims from that one? Look at the home tab and tell me thats clean.


Statement made previously:

It's most likely grouped the same way in the ribbon interface. Only now it's a huge mess on each tab..


I can't win with you guys, the home tab:

http://i.imgur.com/YkP7VXu.png

You will notice:

* Font settings and style is in the font grouping
* Paragraphs settings and style is in the paragraph grouping
* Style settings are in the Styles group.

I could go on for every grouping ... but I won't.

Again each section is clearly labelled, and everything is logically grouped.

Compare this to Word 2003:

http://www.mokonamodoki.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/word03_files...

I honestly cannot fathom why anyone would think the Word 2007 ribbon interface isn't logical and well thought compared to what was there before.

If you are going to blather on about familiarity, as far as I am concerned it is fifth monkey effect.

http://jeffhurt.com/monkey.html

Edited 2013-12-10 13:23 UTC

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