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  • EU: No IE in Windows

    Bas said:
    esoteric said:
    *snip*
    ...it has no RSS reader.
    That's what Google Reader is for. I have two text-less bookmarklets on the link panel: one to add a page feed to Google Reader; one to go to Google Reader. Cloud storage ftw. (By the way, isn't the name Cloud a bit misleading; I tend to think a cloud is more P2P oriented instead of massive datacenters, but...)

  • EU: No IE in Windows

    jamie said:
    Minh said:
    *snip*

    re: If you happen to type in a URL into the Explorer address bar?

    yes - before it would stay one window - not force launch the same &^%$ thing in a new window




    Edit: Tin Foil Hat:  I find it funny that anything to do with more security -= removing functionality that gives you control

    Forget web standards / guts for a minute.  IE6 was the apex of browser control (from ms anyway)


    ps - this thread reminds me of my threads here from 4 years ago!  blast from the past eh eagle?  full screen!
    IE 6 was nice, it was also pioneering some new technologies, albeit non-standard but it was ahead of its time, at least in terms of features. And it was quite fast as well, wasn't it...

  • EU: No IE in Windows

    Google Chrome. No need for anything else. It's fast, it's lean, it just works (except for Windows 7 beta downloading but I can live with that). Perf ftw. IE is no serious loss, seriously... Let's see how the final turns out; bets are on that it is aligned with the Windows 7 timeline. But so far, no negative thoughts sent towards Brussels from this point. I like the tagline that Windows 7 is the Chrome of Windows.

  • Office 14 Screenshots

    esoteric said:
    W3bbo said:
    *snip*

    (Sorry dupe - looked like my previous posts were lost. I refreshed several times here and did not see them.)

    Color does not disrupt geometry. It does not mess with the overall UX. Rather it helps distinguish between applications, giving them a distinct, yet familiar look and feel. Also the new "colors of Windows 7" are very soft and easy on the eyes and the transition between them is soft and easy.

    I wonder more about Visio 14. It now has the Ribbon control, which is great, but does it have more streamlined diagrams and graphics. Visio 13 leaves something to be desired, to be honest - although it is possible to make smooth graphics with it.

    Is Visio 14 using MIL or WPF. Is it using a new graphics engine or will it basically be the Ribbon plus some new diagrams and diagram extensions. That's really my main concern there.

    A completely different question: Is "Quadrant" the basis for a new Visio? - Looks like there's some overlap there.

  • Live & Windows 7 sticky notes

    DCMonkey said:
    It's kind of odd to me that they've added a full blown app for sticky notes and removed the sticky notes gadget. It seems like the later would be more appropriate for such a thing.

    What can the new Sticky Notes app do that the old gadget couldn't?
    No idea. I didn't use the old gadget Smiley

  • Office 14 Screenshots

    W3bbo said:
    All it needs to do now is respect system color settings and I'll die a happy man.

    (Sorry dupe - looked like my previous posts were lost. I refreshed several times here and did not see them.)

    Color does not disrupt geometry. It does not mess with the overall UX. Rather it helps distinguish between applications, giving them a distinct, yet familiar look and feel. Also the new "colors of Windows 7" are very soft and easy on the eyes and the transition between them is soft and easy.

    I wonder more about Visio 14. It now has the Ribbon control, which is great, but does it have more streamlined diagrams and graphics. Visio 13 leaves something to be desired, to be honest - although it is possible to make smooth graphics with it.

    Is Visio 14 using MIL or WPF. Is it using a new graphics engine or will it basically be the Ribbon plus some new diagrams and diagram extensions. That's really my main concern there.

  • Office 14 Screenshots

    It looks like Visio has finally aligned itself with the rest of Office, in version 14. Now the question becomes whether it basically the Ribbon and some new diagrams and some minor polishing of old diagrams or whether it is based on a new engine, possibly WPF. It's not really as nice to work with as one would want. The Ribbon will help a little. A new "diagram engine" surely also.

  • Office 14 Screenshots

    W3bbo said:
    All it needs to do now is respect system color settings and I'll die a happy man.
    Nope. Not at all.

    It just needs to respect the overall UX of the OS. Color is branding. It's useful.

  • Live & Windows 7 sticky notes

    This is a very small feature/application of Windows 7 - Sticky Notes - but boy is it useful. It's cool that Microsoft finally added a snipping tool and sticky notes to Windows. Nice for forgetful people like me.

    Now it would be great to have fully versioned Live integration of sticky notes so you cannot accidentally loose info. And if Windows recognized dates in sticky notes it might automatically project those notes onto calendar entries Smiley

    Just a thought...

  • Windows 7 first impression

    Bas said:
    The action center pops up an awful lot of messages, by the way. I thought Windows 7 was supposed to be less 'noisy' in the notification area?

    Not a big fan of the show desktop icon placement to be honest. Other than that, first impressions are good. Testing...
    The theme control is very smooth. Start menu smooth. Performance good.
    I can't hide running applications from the taskbar. That'd be nice to have. There's some annoying applications that are supposed to just run in the background but do not minimize to tray.