Originally Posted by mdmd
This is how it works for me.
- Frequently used: 44 Desktop icons. These occupy approx 17% of desktop. And include shortcuts to eSATA HDs, USB ext HDs & thumb drives, Storage partition on main HD, Optical Drives & general apps, and XP Virtual.
- Less frequently used: Start menu jump list.
- Seldom used: Start menu.
This is an example using: DVDVideoSoft Studio Manager which has 47 sub-menu items.
I've got all 47 of these sub-menu items in Start Menu as icons, (equals to the tiles in Metro), in a condensed form that takes up a fraction of the space, and accessible without leaving desktop. Why would I want to leave the desktop to find them in Metro for the sake of a larger view, and more difficult to access?
1. Sub-Menu of Studio Manager
2. Desktop with Studio Manager sub-menu open in Start Menu.
Start Menu occupies approx 12% of desktop
3. Desk top with multiple windodws & Start Menu open.
4. If multiple winodows obscure desktop shortcuts, Desktop toolbar shows all shortcuts.
Everything can be done without ever having to leave the desktop or lose view of any files/folders ...
And in the minimum space and quickest access.
Desktop simultaneously shows access to:
- Start Menu
- Jump list
- Desktop icons (via Desktop toolbar if needed)
- Multiple open windows (including iNet browser, XP Virtual, Spreadsheet)
ALL IN ONE NEAT PACKAGE!