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all apps is the new start menu

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Oh nm. Have your colorforms playskool interface and like it if you will...
    Oh well then, have your over-the-top glassy faux interface to keep a short attention span interested and like it if you will.....

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  2. #12

    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64

    mdmd... how'd you get the all apps screen to look like that?
    the green and the groups?

    mine has all of them sorted by letter and i don't like it at all
    i'd like to get rid of most of them...
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  3. #13

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there

    These things on whether you need a "Cascading" type of "Classical menu" or a scrolling horizontal one dimensional tile type feature really depend totally on the USERS preference rather than any pre-determined OS choice.

    For what I do the old Tile scrolling system is a NO NO -- I'd have about 3 KM of scrolling to do each time !!!. My desktop is NOT a small tablet or mobile phone. An expanding tile system is better but still unwieldy in my view.

    If you have something like THIS (screen shot shown) then only the classical cascading menu works decently IMO.

    Now whether one NEEDS to have that many applications installed in the first place is another matter but you should get the drift here. Each system should be available for the USER at the USERs choice.

    @HippsieGypsie -- this might take you back -- look at the old AOL "Kiddies" Interface 1996 compared with Windows 8 2012 -- seems a case of "Back to the Future" !!!!!!.

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    Menu system totally impossible to do via tiles. You'd be FOREVER scrolling backwards and forwards -- would ne a NIGHTMARE yet really easy via a menu - especially with a search in it too.
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    Last edited by jimbo45; 01 Jan 2015 at 04:00.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64

    hi jimbo...
    is that the programs toolbar and that's the taskbar at the top?
    looks really nice...

    i have mine set to use the start menu folder
    but it needs a lot of cleaning up...

    yours looks much better
    one folder for games
    and one for programs
    how'd you do that?

    nm, i know how...
    except for menu at the left at the bottom
    the separator and the shortcuts...
    just need to find them...
    Last edited by hannelius; 02 Jan 2015 at 02:20.
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