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  1. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,440
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Feb 2015 #261

    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. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,519
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Feb 2015 #262

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

    BunnyJ said: 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. Joined : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       20 Feb 2015 #264

    I like quick launch might use it to replace my pinned programs.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Feb 2015 #265

    d2123cross said: 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. Joined : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       20 Feb 2015 #266

    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. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 246
       20 Feb 2015 #267

    Indianatone said: 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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       20 Feb 2015 #268

    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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,665
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       20 Feb 2015 #269

    Kesto said: 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. Joined : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       21 Feb 2015 #270

    Lady Fitzgerald said: 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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