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  1.    20 Feb 2015 #261
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,446
    Windows 10 Pro

    There was a time I had my desktop loaded with shortcuts. Now I have 3 shortcuts and a folder on the left side and a weather app on the right side.
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  2.    20 Feb 2015 #262
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,663
    Windows 10 Pro

    I like an empty desktop. I use a vertical Taskbar at left, with Quick Launch with icons to the programs I use most often. Notification area set up to show all icons and notifications. I use then OneNote to keep my favorites, links, memos, task and ToDo list and such, which effectively replaces pinned taskbar items, Sticky Notes and website shortcuts on desktop.

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  3.    20 Feb 2015 #263
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    SevierVille,TN
    Posts : 169
    Windows 10 Tech. Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    What 8.1 stuff are you referring to?? Care to expand on this thought??
    Start menu, metro apps, and things like that.
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  4.    20 Feb 2015 #264
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I like quick launch might use it to replace my pinned programs.
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  5.    20 Feb 2015 #265
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by d2123cross View Post
    Start menu, metro apps, and things like that.
    You still have access to a start menu and you can pin the metro apps to that menu.
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  6.    20 Feb 2015 #266
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 450
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM

    This is what is so great about Windows, there are many different ways of doing the same thing. There are many choices. You get trouble when someone can't set stuff up the way they like it. Aero being a prime example. The transparent glass is loved by many and can be turned off if you are not a fan in Windows 7. Windows 8 it was removed and replaced with an anaemic look. Just give us the choice........
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  7.    20 Feb 2015 #267
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 246

    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    This is what is so great about Windows, there are many different ways of doing the same thing. There are many choices. You get trouble when someone can't set stuff up the way they like it. Aero being a prime example. The transparent glass is loved by many and can be turned off if you are not a fan in Windows 7. Windows 8 it was removed and replaced with an anaemic look. Just give us the choice........
    Exactly; choices are a good thing. I personally don't like the look of Aero Glass and turned it off in Win 7. However, the flat look of 8.x and Win 10 with no shading is even uglier than Aero Glass and harder for me to read.
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  8.    20 Feb 2015 #268
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    My world is flat anyhow because I use the Hugh Contrast Theme - see picture 1. And I have no problem with that. I can see much clearer what is on the screen. Click on the picture (twice) and you will see what I mean.

    Anther option for shortcuts is the AppLauncher with comes with the sidebar from here - see picture 2. I have not put anything in yet because I keep my shortcuts in a toolbar.


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  9.    20 Feb 2015 #269
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 17,171
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by Kesto View Post
    I like quick launch might use it to replace my pinned programs.
    I've used QuickLaunch since its beginnings and it's the first thing I set up on any new PC or installation. And yep, it's still there in Windows 10.
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  10.    21 Feb 2015 #270
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
    Exactly; choices are a good thing. I personally don't like the look of Aero Glass and turned it off in Win 7. However, the flat look of 8.x and Win 10 with no shading is even uglier than Aero Glass and harder for me to read.
    It may look good but it uses more resouces and is an old interface MS have ditched the OS since windows 8 becuase technically the interface is 8/9 years old.
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