Re: Future Start Menu

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Re: Future Start Menu

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I would suggest you take the time to learn more about software development before trying to propose unreasonable tasks. I would also you suggest you try to better understand what the goal of ReactOS is.
yet you have classic shell, kde/qt, gnome (yes there is a windows port), and even a unix emulator. If someone wants to try to come up with ideas in a positive matter then there should be no said reason to turn away an nother person away from said poject and spread more rummors about the reactos forum, witch are not needed. I personaly don't care, as the shell is the last thing I have to worry about. :D :D :D

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Re: Future Start Menu

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As soon as gigaherz managed to make the shell sort of Windows compatible, we can talk about optimizations, but first this biiig task is needed. The work he already spent there are looking verrrry promising though.
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes

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Win2K as a default, shows it is a serious o/s. All the other stuff can be done by themeing.
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dizt3mp3r wrote:Win2K as a default, shows it is a serious o/s. All the other stuff can be done by themeing.
This is not correct. The modern start menu has an own class called cPersonalStartMenu

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Yes but I'm talking about look and feel. If people want a different GUI then it can be done through look and feel.
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Re: Future Start Menu

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You can hide shortcuts/symlinks that point to executables from the desktop, and instead display them in the beginning of the start menu (separated by a line, like how WinNT4 does it).
You can also make the start menu display a special program group that all programs think is the root of the start menu. This would contain all of the program groups that installers create.

Most installers tend to create a program group in the start menu root (with shortcut, uninstaller), and a shortcut on the desktop. This would clean up both of these problems, automatically.

You should make the icon hiding optional per-icon if you do this, cause sometimes a person may want to have an icon specifically on the desktop.

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