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Windows 7: W7 Menu lovers -- It's HIDEOUS on a 60 CM large screen.

01 Aug 2013   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
W7 Menu lovers -- It's HIDEOUS on a 60 CM large screen.

Hi there
I've been switching around between W7 / W8 / W8.1 for a while and all 3 have things to both like and dislike.

However one of the features that gets most people who are W7 die hards is the desire to retain the standard menu.

I used to think this too until I booted Windows 7 up with a very large 72 inch LCD monitor -- the menu looks absolutely HIDEOUS on a screen of this size !!! -- a small customised menu would be far better say like a custom toolbar with the XP small setting type of display.

(BTW it wasn't my monitor -- can't afford one of those yet - but was able to test one for a few days !!).

Is there any way to reduce this sheer waste of screen real estate. !!! Small size menu for example.

People these days are buying several monitors often quite large one's -- so I'm in favour of some new type of GUI -- I don't like the scrolling in W8 but W7's menu on a large monitor also is getting to be "Not fit for purpose". A flexible USER custom menu IMO would be the best option - but there's no command to create and launch a user defined toolbar from the start -- if there is please any Windows programmer post one and I'd be really grateful.


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01 Aug 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Can you post a picture? It sounds like a resolution or scaling issue but it's hard to tell without actually seeing it.
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01 Aug 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036

With a 72" monitor, you could just sit in the next room and use the menus from there!
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01 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

I run a media center computer on my 57" Sony TV at 1080p and can hardly read the Windows 7 writing even close up as it is too small. Looks better at 720P but that kind of defeats the purpose. DVD's look fantastic as does HD TV but Windows 7 writing is unreadable. Now media center works just fine. The fix is not to install Windows 8. I would like a bigger TV but nothing wrong with the other 3.
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01 Aug 2013   #5

W7, W8.1

Try Classic Shell (am using it for w7 as well as w8), useful options for icon size & a myriad of other customizations.
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 W7 Menu lovers -- It's HIDEOUS on a 60 CM large screen.

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