re: 8 Things Microsoft Should Fix In Windows Blue
Enough already with this stupid Start Button/Menu talk already. I've had it, not only because I disagree on its merits but the argument is so hollow but so loud that it is now iles past annoying. So let's get into it.
So you REALLY want the start button back? Why? Considering that the exact same function is served by a button only pixels away from where the start button use to be except that now it's not taking up space when it's serving absolutely no purpose at all. This makes NO sense. If you're so used to the button being there, just move the mouse a hair down and to the left and voila, Start button. Does seeing the button soothe you? The start button is still there, it just auto-hides now and that's the way it should be. If it's not adding value to me, it should disappear.
Now on to the start menu. This is a little trickier, but the result is the same. Two important things to note here, the Modern UI start screen does everything that the old start menu did, but WAY better, and you lose exactly nothing by taking up the whole screen rather than just the corner. Let's start with the latter.
When you used to click and bring up the old start menu, what was the value of having 80% of your desktop visible? Were you ever using the start menu AND your desktop at the same time? Could you even if you wanted to? And if you could, would it have done you any good? Probably not. So having it take up the whole screen so you can actually fit things on it makes sense.
And that leads to the next thing, did the start menu ever actually work as promised? Those frequently used apps NEVER EVER EVER EVER worked the way it was supposed to. It would randomly mix your most recently used apps with the ones it thought you might use more frequently if it kept putting it there. And then if you pinned them to the top, how many could you really fit, 7? 8? 10? Whatever it was, the modern UI bests that by multiples. From that screen you can get to any program, search anywhere, basically do everything that the star menu tried to do.
I'm done. Please stop complaining about the start button.