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Windows 7: Start menu on the right side of screen!


14 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Start menu on the right side of screen!

Hello I am right-handed and I like to have Windows start menu and its components on the bottom right of screen as this is more logically in my view! Because we usually use the mouse from the right side and it would be more intuitive to have the control settings on the right side! I am also wondering why browsers and other programs don't make it possible to place their menus on the right side or in a right-vertically position? At least, they can make it an option for right-handed people who prefer such positions! So my question is: Is it possible to have Windows Start menu on the bottom right-side of screen? Also, I would like to have the menu bar in firefox on right instead of left! Is their any way to make it so? Actually, I wish to switch/reverse the actual left-side positions to righ positions of all my control settings (start menu, toolbars,..etc.) ! Are such possibilities to have start menu on right available in Linux? if so, I will switch on for linux for forever !


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14 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 32 bit
 
 

First of why does it matter that you're right handed that the start menu is on the left side of the screen. Just move your mouse over to the left....

I'm not aware that you can change which side the start button is on but I know you can change which edge the whole menu bar is on. Use this is you'd like that. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ve-the-taskbar

Anyway with linux you can customize your menus however you'd like. The possibilities are endless. I would recommend Ubuntu for your first distro. Ubuntu homepage | Ubuntu
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14 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for you answer! Indeed, I find right-positions are more intuitive for me as right-handed ! Sometimes when I find the scroll up/down bar on some pages on the left side, I get (nervous)! My brain is left-side active, so I prefer the right sides I will take a look at Ubuntu. I hope this would be easy as I am beginner!
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14 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HackThePow17 View Post
Anyway with linux you can customize your menus however you'd like. The possibilities are endless. I would recommend Ubuntu for your first distro. Ubuntu homepage | Ubuntu
Ubuntu uses the gnome desktop, basically it looks like a Mac.
Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop. Looks like Windows.
But because it is the exact same OS, you can download the KDE if you get Ubuntu and vice versa, so effectively you can switch between the two.
They just make the two native out of the box for the defecting fanbois.

But the best Windows will let you do is move the whole startmenu/taskbar to an egde of the sceen.
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14 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HackThePow17 View Post
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Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop. Looks like Windows.
Interesting! do you recommand me Kubuntu rather than Ubuntu?
If Kubuntu looks like Windows, I would prefer it on Ubuntu!
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14 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I would like to bring to your attention to the fact that while the position of the start menu is clearly an important issue to you, that's not something you use the computer for. Before switching to another OS, I would recommend thinking about what is it what you do with your computer and what software you use.

All OSs have web browsers and mail clients. But beyond that, software is not compatible. Sometimes there are analogues, such as OpenOffice is similar to Microsoft Office (although not identical and not a full replacement), sometimes there are not (e.g. there is no Photoshop for Linux).

As far as your GUI experience, in Linux you probably can configure everything, but you need to know how to do that. For example, I use Emacs for text editing. On Windows the scroll bar is on the right, but on Linux (that I have at the University) it's on the left. Personally, that does not bother me much, and so I never bothered to learn how to move it. So if you ask me how to move that - I won't know. The start menu in KDE is also on the left by default.

So, not to discourage you of learning new things, but just a warning that there is no magic bullet.

P.S. In Windows you can place the taskbar at the right vertical edge of the screen. The start menu then will be located at the right lower corner.
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14 Jan 2011   #7

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

I you learn Hebrew than you can have the start menu on the right
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14 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
I would like to bring to your attention to the fact that while the position of the start menu is clearly an important issue to you, that's not something you use the computer for. Before switching to another OS, I would recommend thinking about what is it what you do with your computer and what software you use.

All OSs have web browsers and mail clients. But beyond that, software is not compatible. Sometimes there are analogues, such as OpenOffice is similar to Microsoft Office (although not identical and not a full replacement), sometimes there are not (e.g. there is no Photoshop for Linux).

As far as your GUI experience, in Linux you probably can configure everything, but you need to know how to do that. For example, I use Emacs for text editing. On Windows the scroll bar is on the right, but on Linux (that I have at the University) it's on the left. Personally, that does not bother me much, and so I never bothered to learn how to move it. So if you ask me how to move that - I won't know. The start menu in KDE is also on the left by default.

So, not to discourage you of learning new things, but just a warning that there is no magic bullet.

P.S. In Windows you can place the taskbar at the right vertical edge of the screen. The start menu then will be located at the right lower corner.
Thank you for this complete answer. I completely agree with you.
In addition, there are many software that don't have good alternative in Linux environment (e.g. Endnote,..).
I have already find how to place the start menu bar on the right. It's so easy seemingly: just drag and paste task bar on the right! Or, right click>propriety> task bar location > right.
But the start menu is placed on the top right.
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14 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boris View Post
I you learn Hebrew than you can have the start menu on the right

Yes why not !
How long it will take to master it?
Let's us start the first lesson here
It seems that the start menu is on the right side in arabic system too. I found screen-shot here:
http://nitsuj.org/images/Ara_windows.jpg
http://www.win7.ms/images/mui/win7hebrew.png

It is nice!

I think it is more "natural" and intuitive to have control settings on the right side.
Maybe I should to learn arabic or hebrew or both!
What is the easier? Are they similar?
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14 Jan 2011   #10

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
P.S. In Windows you can place the taskbar at the right vertical edge of the screen. The start menu then will be located at the right lower corner.
Sorry but on vertical taskbars (left or right), the Start button and menu are on top of the display, left or right upper corner, not bottom. Here's for instance my Taskbar and Start Menu:

Start menu on the right side of screen!-taskbar_01.png Start menu on the right side of screen!-taskbar_02.png


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