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 PostPost subject: Windows 7 Start Menu Idea...        Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:53 pm 
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I've been thinking. A lot.

I think some of the features of the start menu are somewhat redundant now that the superbar has the functionality it does...such as frequently used apps and the "places" on the right hand side...they are easily pinned to a jumplist (not that I ever used them anyway).

So here's a quick mockup of how I'd like to see the start menu organised.

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The "sort by" thingy at the bottom would also have options to sort by : Name, Publisher etc..... Application groups would be set by the user at the time of install - could also be preset by vendors. Users can create their own application groups, rather than have them all preset (much more flexible for users & softs deevelopers).

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Start Menu Idea...        Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:03 pm 
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The difference in paradigm between the sidebar and the start menu is that the sidebar are RUNNING app(let)s. The start menu are apps to launch.... much like NextStep. Mixing the two would be a bad idea as it clutters up something that is already well organized.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Start Menu Idea...        Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Nice concept, looks more useful to me.

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AlfaRomeo are really nice cars :) My father used to have a few


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Start Menu Idea...        Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:05 am 
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Very nice mockup.

p.s; what car is that ^^


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 Start Menu Idea...        Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:33 pm 
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Kettles wrote:
Very nice mockup.

p.s; what car is that ^^

Thanks :)

It's an Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon.

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