Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
  1.    25 Jan 2015 #31
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,887
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    IMO a DECENT functioning start menu should be totally user customiseable with a SEARCH at the TOP rather than at the bottom of the screen.
    Yeah, that makes COMPLETE sense

    You click your mouse in the lower left hand part of the screen and the search box appears at the TOP of the list, so now you have to look up at the top as you type so you can then look down again to see the results. My eyes get tired just thinking about it.

    I think it makes much more sense to keep the search near the point where your eyes are already at, which is at the bottom, instead of having to search for it somewhere in the middle of your screen.

    Have you ever seen an eye-tracking heat map study? They use a laser to determine where you look most frequently. In any eye-tracking study I've seen, users almost always look either directly in the middle of the screen or towards the corners of the screen right away, their attention is drawn to the edges and corners as if to "gain their bearings". These are why these areas are so valuable for advertising. But, the left and right center edges? not so much... and that's where you want to put the search?

    As an (albeit self-observed) example, Most users don't even notice the picture icon in Windows 7, and they don't even realize they can click on it to change it. Why would you expect placing a search box there would draw any more attention?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    25 Jan 2015 #32
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 502
    Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

    Agreed, the search bar is fine where it is, I for one rarely use it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Not able to search executables or pinned Start apps from Start menu
I'm running the RTM on a netbook and have noticed that, unlike in Windows 7/8/8.1, I'm no longer able to hit Start and type in an executable. I have a bunch of portable apps that I typically type in and pull up. Now, the Start menu search pulls up...
General Support
Solved Post your Windows 10 Start menu or Start Screen
This thread is meant to showcase the new Windows 10 Start menu with tiles or the more familiar Windows 8 Start Screen. You can use either the Start Menu or Start Screen by following Brink's Tutorial 5538 Start Menu 5539
Solved Help - How can I get menu back to proper size
Hi there. Is there any way of getting back the menu to it's original size. I don't know what I did but most of it's gone and the menu won't re-size again. Cheers jimbo
Installation and Setup
Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold
Source Looked around and didn't see this exact piece of news in any threads. Lock me if old. Imo, I just hope they won't still try to make live tiles down our throats. That's my biggest hunch about the rumored Win8 Update 2 Start Menu.
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:41.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums