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  •  Cascading menus have long been poor design (8+ / 0-)

    I only Search in the Start Menu, no need to navigate around for the few times I go there (i.e., most of my apps are already pinned to the Task bar).

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 09:33:10 PM PDT

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    •  Task bar (7+ / 0-)

      That's why MS thought they could get rid of it.

      In an interview with PCPro, however, Microsoft revealed that consumers had actually stopped using the button in favor of the taskbar. “When we evolved the taskbar [in Windows 7] we saw awesome adoption of pinning [applications] on the taskbar,” said Chaitanya Sareen, principal program manager at Microsoft. “We are seeing people pin like crazy. And so we saw the Start menu usage dramatically dropping, and that gave us an option. We’re saying ‘look, Start menu usage is dropping, what can we do about it? What can we do with the Start menu to revive it, to give it some new identity, give it some new power?’ ”

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