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 PostPost subject: The origins of the Start menu        Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:45 am 
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Here's an interesting article explaining the Start button was orignally a System button. I wonder if any builds were released with a System button in them?

(It's especially interesting as the builds that have leaked have a small square button prior to the more recognisable Start button coming along...)

http://uk.businessinsider.com/history-o ... ?r=US&IR=T

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 PostPost subject: Re: The origins of the Start menu        Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:29 am 
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The first of the 3 Chicago 58s start buttons is called System according to a Chicago concept from earlier in 1993. It would be cool to see a build with the first design posted here leaked (if it was ever used in builds that is). Thanks for posting this article, very interesting... :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: The origins of the Start menu        Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:11 am 
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I doubt they ever actually implemented a design other than the one seen first in Usability Testing builds. As he said, they were experimenting with several options and did extensive testing to find the best solution before actually implementing it. Though even the design they eventually settled on could be improved, and it was, in build 73 (earliest we know of anyway) with the new taskbar and a single start menu.

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 PostPost subject: Re: The origins of the Start menu        Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:51 am 
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I don't know why you're just looking at microsoft.

I had filebar in OS/2 before this, and i suspect you will find the genisus of the start bar in apple, or even just the application menu, because that is all it is.


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