Which Start menu do you like better? XP or Vista, or Classic
Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:56 PM
I love the search feature in the Vista start menu. It's like having a command prompt with %PATH% equal to every folder in the system.
With XP start menu, it can fill the screen with sub menus trying to get to the app, but Vista's just expands in the 2nd column.
It's that screen space saving feature that made me vote XP. Perhaps they could have made it look more obvious it was a submenu/subfolder by making the deeper level move over a little more (perhaps 1/2 inch or so). Then it would probably be no contest as I REALLY like the search feature in Vista start menu.
Or just perhaps I haven't played with all the options in both start menus to make them perfect. (It is possibly there are so many registry settings I've altered in my unattended discs over the years that XP is no where near it's default )
Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:53 PM
Just my $0.02.
Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:26 AM
As for the classic one, its alright but looks kinda plain.
Posted 21 March 2008 - 10:53 AM
No I don't think the Vista bar is perfect, actually I hate the new scrolling system of folders, but the Search Bar is the best thing since the Start bar.
Everybody knows how web search engines work, and that's how an OS search should work. I want to be able to type in "video" and get all videos on my system, not all the files/folders with the name video.
As this search matures, it will have help and such, it makes perfect sense for somebody to just type "error 1234" and expect internal help & MS knowledge base articles appear on that matter.
The fact MS is going with a SQL based file system that won't be displayed in a folder hierarchy shows even MS realizes the concept of folders in folders is as outdated UI to browse a massive storage device. Yes, the actual stored may be composed of folders, but why does John Doe care, all he knows is he has a bunch of documents, MP3s, videos, etc, and with today's CPU power, amount of ram and massive HDs makes the whole folder thing show it's age.
This post has been edited by TravisO: 21 March 2008 - 10:54 AM
Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:02 PM
Same here. I like the search but I don't like to scroll through the menu.
XPize skin: Luna Royale Black compact version. Makes the menu slimmer.
This post has been edited by puntoMX: 19 April 2008 - 01:40 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:23 PM
So try the themes service if you can spare a couple of megs.
Otherwise you're out of luck. You're going to have to use the Classic Start if you want it slim.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 11:42 AM
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This post has been edited by Kelsenellenelvian: 10 April 2008 - 07:33 PM
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 01:45 PM
On topic: I use the classic menu with small icons as it’s direct and faster than any other menu style. I use my taskbar to the left by the way, so I can place more tasks on the taskbar .
Posted 20 April 2008 - 07:12 AM
Sorry didn't mean to put it off topic. My question was about a function/non function of the classic start menu, since I just started using it again and since the start menu was being discussed however me using xp sp3 was just background, as far as I know the classic start menu isn't changed in xp sp3, no? I'm not asking any beta related question so why would I need to wait to pose this little question? No hostility or tension intended.
Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:43 PM
So, if you have question about function/non function of SP3 and the start menu, itīs better to post there as not much people will answer it in this topic.
What you do here is called "hi-jacking a topic".