[QUOTE=debro;2606632]Are you serious?
I loved windows 7 because I could pin/group together regularly used documents on the start bar/quick launch bar, and my most common folders & programs can be found pinned to the quick launch bar, but at the same time, I have tens of programs that I don’t use regularly enough to pin to the quick launch, or even the start menu.
I find myself jumping in and out of the start menu tens of times a day to access these “rarely used” programs.
If all of them were pinned to my quick launch, or added to my desktop as icons, I wouldn’t have room for anything else.
I love the personalised menus in the start menu, those rare programs are unhidden, and all the “common” programs which are pinned are conveniently hidden …
Windows 8 is a monstrosity that appears to be attempting to satisfy every market, and failing miserably.[/QUOTE]
while I agree that the new start menu is a monstrosity, it can be turned to a classic view.
I also run Windows7 (on three machines) and the very first thing I do is actually change the control panel view to “Large Icons”, I knew when I first saw windows 7 that they were going to continue to “cartoonize” pages and menues, but as they retained a means to display stuff the “old way” it really wasn’t an issue
I’m probably operating differently from you, and my desktop (on my 24" HD screen) is hardly “cluttered” nor is my taskbar full.
But then again for things that WOULD clutter my screen (the seperate icons for M$ Office) are all under a desktop Icon that opens a menu to the various office functions.
But then again I have three desktop computers that are exclusively “mine” and none of them are particularly cluttered, because I don’t need each computer to DO “everything”. Notebooks are another discussion all together.
I frankly don’t like doing security sensitive things on a computer that isn’t (literally) chained down.