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Windows 7: Classic Start Menu

27 Feb 2009   #1
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 
Classic Start Menu

A guy on this web site has found a workaround to get something approximating the classic start menu.

" "Classic" menu option does not exist in Window" Yes it does, but MS denies it!

It's been my one pet hate not to have the classic menu, all fixed by this.
It works exactly as his pictures show.

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27 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Nice find djs..

However, it seems to me too much trouble to go through to just have the programs menu opening in expanding menus instead of scrolling ones...I mean...what's the so big deal ? Srolling has been included as default to enhance the touchscreen abilities, but it's not that bad using the mouse either...My opinion.

Great find for those interested though
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27 Feb 2009   #3
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

If you have lots of programs installed, having the menus pop out when you mouse over them, saves several mouse clicks needed with the default menu.

So very much easier to see the program that you want to launch when opened in a flow system that shows ALL of the menu items.

I like to have nested menus, ie, Utilities, Media with the program menus inside, now all can be opened by hovering the mouse, the only click needed is to open the program, rather than the several clicks needed in the default setup.

We all have personal preferences, but the default menu was my pet hate.
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27 Feb 2009   #4

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Or use this method.
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01 Mar 2009   #5
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

I'm happy now, a classic start menu.

I've got the classic flow tree through the Documents and Programs on the task bar ( Thanks unawave ) also a quick launch for most used items.
I've put the Programs next to the start orb, then quick launch.
I'm going to try both methods to see which I prefer for the long term.

Windows 7 is now perfect. !!!!!
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06 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

neither of the links explains how to remove the large, very large empty rectangle. and if the rectangle can be made useful, how? right-click context menu brings up only properties.
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06 Mar 2009   #7

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigagiggles View Post
neither of the links explains how to remove the large, very large empty rectangle. and if the rectangle can be made useful, how? right-click context menu brings up only properties.
"very large empty rectangle" ???
"right-click context menu brings up only properties" ???

Can you explain what you mean by a picture ?
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06 Mar 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djs View Post
If you have lots of programs installed, having the menus pop out when you mouse over them, saves several mouse clicks needed with the default menu.

the only click needed is to open the program, rather than the several clicks needed in the default setup.
Several clicks??? The default setup only needs one click, you start typing the program you want to open and press enter or click the name

Its x100,000 better than the classic menu if you give it a chance and get used to it

Microsoft removed the classic menu because they where sick of poeple turning off one of the best enhancements included with Windows then complaining about Windows being useless

You can bet that Classic-Menu legacy code will be removed by RTM once they convert all the functions found in the the user32 library
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06 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

unawave, i looked back at your input to everestultimate and yours doesn't involve the start orb. sorry.

from the start orb, one can see the rectangular whiteout. everestultimate jumped/skipped over the transition to tada!

dmex - "Microsoft removed the classic menu because they were sick of people turning off one of the ..."

and they were turning it off for a valid consumer/customer reason - they hated it and were sick of it.
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06 Mar 2009   #10
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

So it's easier to type and enter ?
Your hand rests on the mouse, 2 clicks to open a program, that to me and lots of others is easier.
If I was resistant to change do you think I would be running a beta O.S ?
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