My Startmenu

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My Startmenu

Post by Thcrw8383 » Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:00 am

This is my design of the ReactOS Start menu,I will create other design's so tell me what you think of each,this is my first one:

[img][img=http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/2930/trfgfod0.th.png]

Your Idea's are welcome,Ill try to make it look more like the Windows XP start menu if you'd like...[/img]

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Post by geertvdijk » Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:12 pm

This is very much like the Windows XP one, ,if not a clone, and I think something like this might be implemented, to offer UI-compatibility with Windows XP, so that all users that step over are used to everything.
Not because you 'made' it, though ;) :P
-graey-

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Post by dreams » Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:33 pm

I'm sorry but the startmenu for me is only for applications, not for updates, settings and spam. In Windows i also would prefer to see the 'Applications' menu immediatly when i click start.

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Post by Thcrw8383 » Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:01 pm

First of all,its not Spam,its a link to the ReactOS community forums and website,I thought this might be helpful for new people who use ReactOS and need to get help (other then the built-in help)

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Post by Avalos » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:15 pm

I cant view the second image :S

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Post by Morpheouss » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:43 pm

it sucks

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Post by .aart3k » Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:55 pm

I prefer constructive criticism but:
i think that you should re-design it, because of ease of use.

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Post by Alkali » Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:16 pm

Wow, everybody's so harsh. I think this is an excellent first step, its on par if not better than the current menu (better IMHO), and its as good as any of the other mock ups I've seen. I would suggest you view menu designs from some of the linux distros for some pointers since this is not very original, but good job so far.

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Post by Thcrw8383 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:53 am

Morpheouss wrote:it sucks
I expect you can do better? :? anyway, ill have a look at other menu designs

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Post by florian » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:20 am

Well I prefer the good old Win98 classic surface. Sorry.

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Post by Thcrw8383 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:27 am

If you all tell me what you want to see (specifically),then maybe i can pull something together,but no rude remarks,just ideas please :roll:

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Post by HyTeK » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:46 am

Morpheouss wrote:it sucks
Vote for the best post of all time? :roll:


I like the XP style start menu. There are multiple levels of "organization" to the data that should be easily accessible, but not so many levels that your digging for oil trying to find what you need, or so little that you don't know where to start looking. The only thing that I did not like about XP is that the start menu seemed to be slow on lower end systems. Granted I want easy access to anything and everything, but I don't want to wait for several seconds for the menu to load everything too.

The one thing to this type of menu that you should NOT do, is follow what Suse did with SLED10. By default there is hardly anything useful on the menu except for Firefox and Evolution. And when you want to add stuff, they combine "everything" into one window, seperatating sections by color rows, and pretty much no other organization scheme to it. It is not very user friendly. I think they had a novel idea, but poorly implemented it.

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Post by Thcrw8383 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:54 am

O.K. , my latest design, a win98-like menu,but with nice icons for that "updated and fresh" look

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Post by TiKu » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:08 pm

I don't like the all white background and the missing 3D border.

I hope the XP style startmenu will be implemented, I like it. Maybe for those who don't like it, a Win2k-like menu could be implemented.

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