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

15 Jan 2011   #11
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

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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!
Again, its the same OS.
Only difference is the default out-of-the-box look. Windows lookalike (Kubuntu) or Mac lookalike (Ubuntu).
And again, if you get one, its easy to make it the other.
But as this is a windows forum, as much as I'd like to, im not going to advocate another OS. There are other forums for that. Back to topic for me.

And Kari's right. Vertical bars, the menu is always at the top.


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15 Jan 2011   #12
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Changing systems because you don't like the position of a Start Menu, seems a bit like taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
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15 Jan 2011   #13
raderator

Win7 64
 
 

On my laptop, I like mine on the left near the desktop icons. It cramps the calender tho so I changed it to ddd/d. My desktop monitor is 23" which I use split-screen so it makes more sense on the bottom.

Looks nice with IE9.

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15 Jan 2011   #14
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I can partially understand the right/left issue. In Photoshop, where I need access to the palettes very frequently, I have moved them to the right too. I'm using a big Wacom tablet, and reaching across to get the tools while painting feels weird. The issue is less noticeable when I use a mouse because that moves differently, needs less arm movement.

Many programs can switch between docked and floating toolbars, try to see if you can set yours to floating and move them where you want them.
You could also place shortcut icons on the right side of your desktop for the programs you need most frequently, or you could use a docklet. Then you'd need the start menu only for shutting down.
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15 Jan 2011   #15
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

For setting up some sidebar options in Firefox;

All-in-One Sidebar :: Sidebar Extension for Mozilla Firefox :: firefox.eXXile.net

I like to have firefox set up on the left and top, and my windows taskbar on the right, both are set to autohide. This gives me maximum screen area in normal operation, but instant access to any options etc. I might want to use merely by moving the mouse to the left or right of the screen.

Both bars open;



Both bars closed ( Automatic when the cursor is moved away, or an item is selected etc. );




I also use some third party products to customise my menus etc;

True Launch Bar • Superior replacement for standard Quick Launch

( There is also a free version; Free Launch Bar - Free replacement for standard Quick Launch )

If you want most of your options on the bottom right of the screen, then you can use something like this;

SE-TrayMenu : Screenshots

There are many ways to customise the taskbars, menus, etc. But whatever you choose you will have to spend some time setting everything up to your personal taste.

Regards....Mike Connor
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15 Jan 2011   #16
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

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The issue is less noticeable when I use a mouse because that moves differently, needs less arm movement.
Exactly! this is what I feel too!
Have the start menu on the right reduces the movement needed to reach programs, menus...etc.

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You could also place shortcut icons on the right side of your desktop for the programs you need most frequently, or you could use a docklet. Then you'd need the start menu only for shutting down.
Good idea!

I think it should be available as a built-in option in windows that one can chose between a left or right location of the menus, toolbars, etc
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16 Jan 2011   #17
bobrobert

windows 7
 
 

In the western world it is natural to read from left to right. Other societies differ.
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16 Jan 2011   #18
raderator

Win7 64
 
 

In any event, since the advent of wide screens, it makes sense to have the task-bar on the side. You get more vertical space and waste less on the sides, especially for web pages. Many web sites are still designed for 800x600, like this one. Even then, you need to zoom to 125% to make use of all the screen.

23" and larger monitor have the resolution to run a browser half-screen. Actually 95% zoom works best. No point in having the task-bar anywhere but at the bottom.
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16 Jan 2011   #19
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

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In the western world it is natural to read from left to right. Other societies differ.
Yes but why this should be problem to have optimized products?
In western world we also drive on the right side, don't we? (except UK)!
Look, for example, at the scroll bar how is it friendly-user and handy on the right side!
Personally, I feel it is more logical to have the control settings on the right side!
When you use the mouse you should move over long distance from the right to left to reach your programs or menu start located on the left.
Anyway, it is personal issue.
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17 Jan 2011   #20
bobrobert

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevener View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobrobert View Post
In the western world it is natural to read from left to right. Other societies differ.
Yes but why this should be problem to have optimized products?
In western world we also drive on the right side, don't we? (except UK)!
Look, for example, at the scroll bar how is it friendly-user and handy on the right side!
Personally, I feel it is more logical to have the control settings on the right side!
When you use the mouse you should move over long distance from the right to left to reach your programs or menu start located on the left.
Anyway, it is personal issue.
Correct a personal issue. In reality it isn't really one that needs discussing? If you place the start button on the right then all the things that were will then be on the left. Back to square one?
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