For Those Who Like It Old-School: This App Brings Back the Classic Start Menu

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    osu9400

    I take issue with your "stuck in the past" comment as if people who aren't 100% sold on the new super bar are not moving forward. I am a huge fan of Win 7 (not stuck in the past) but after months of using the beta and RC and I am still not a proponent of the new super bar. Yes, it is a great piece of programming. I really like the live previews and the ability to rearrange icons. The new interface elements are great also (see WMP controls). However, for efficiencies sake the Vista taskbar is MUCH better and aesthetically pleasing.  What used to take 1-2 clicks, now takes double that. I am definitely not stuck in the past as you would say but I do think there are elements of the Vista task bar which should have been incorporated into the superbar. The Vista bar has evolved over the last 15 years into the epitome of user friendliness and visual appeal. The superbar has taken steps backwards in these regards. Funny… even though Win 7 users are moving forward, the functionality of the superbar does not seem to be there with us.

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    osu9400

    I take issue with your "stuck in the past" comment as if people who aren't 100% sold on the new super bar are not moving forward. I am a huge fan of Win 7 (not stuck in the past) but after months of using the beta and RC and I am still not a proponent of the new super bar. Yes, it is a great piece of programming. I really like the live previews and the ability to rearrange icons. The new interface elements are great also (see WMP controls). However, for efficiencies sake the Vista taskbar is MUCH better and aesthetically pleasing.  What used to take 1-2 clicks, now takes double that. I am definitely not stuck in the past as you would say but I do think there are elements of the Vista task bar which should have been incorporated into the superbar. The Vista bar has evolved over the last 15 years into the epitome of user friendliness and visual appeal. The superbar has taken steps backwards in these regards. Funny… even though Win 7 users are moving forward, the functionality of the superbar does not seem to be there with us.

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