Hey, yes it is a Red Line, but it doesn't represent what you thought it does. I admit, it looks like who you, yourself interpreted it, but infact, its just apart of the styling in the "Common Tasks" section of the Window ... See how the red line moves RIGHT accross the Window, past the JPEG Preview?!Originally posted by theed
is that a red line through the Print This Picture option in your screen shot above? If so, what does that mean? Aren't those contextual menus? If something isn't available, isn't it just not there? Or rather, on the previous page?
Umm, as you can see, windows does decide what is appropiate, as per file. Those options, as far as i am aware cannot be changed by the user, so yea, it could be a bit of pain! It isn't too bad, you can see in the My Music Folder, it does have a lot of relative links for commands, and applications (which is new in LH) which relate.Originally posted by theed
So the rod line is just there, far more obvious in this screen shot. Thanks.
The major menu sections change upon selection as appropriate, but the individual items in them are just there, not really contextual based on availability. Just menus that give options supposedly reasonable for the item you've selected?
Hmmm, quasi-contextual. Useful if it has what you want, I'm sure. But does it help you find what you want if it isn't there? I've seen windows play this game a bit, and I never really understood what qualified the list of choices that showed up.
Agreed, most definately. And Plex is not much better, personally, i like plex in certain ways, i don't mind the taskbar, but its the windows that aren't right, and at this stage, the system cannot really have that much blue in it (although i am sure a LOT more in Longhorn will develop to allow more diversity.Ugly = Luna
In what way do you find it "silly or Annoying"? I agree, skill is kinda required to get that "all Programs" to popup, i think that needs moving somewhere else. Besides that, i don't think all too much is wrong with it, it really is NOW, the "start" for your computer, your one way into everywhere now. Whether thats a good thing is down to the user i guess, but once more, you can always set it into Classic mode, for which the typical Win 2k start menu will be used, as does the desktop icons. (Here's that "choice" thing once more )Start menu - annoying, silly, accessing programs is a pain, must be skillful with the mouse.
I know what your reffering to, the instance for which it refreshes / redraws on like a horizontal line?! Yea, that "DID" Suck, but i've NEVER seen that in XP. In earlier versions, most definately, but not since XP. Maybe that was a Video Card issue?!?Crappy window refresh part 2 - I minimize a window and the desktop is drawn on the screen starting from the top and going down erasing the minimized window as it goes. UGLY UGLY UGLY (true for other versions of Windoze)
Yea, i agree totally, a LOT of people have said the same thing, it can be a little "in your face", and it DID take some disabling. I think now (Don't hold me to this) you can remove it from the system if you so wish. The SP1 update definately allows you to get rid of IE6 and WMP8, so i assume you can get rid of that too. Within the options menu in Messenger, you can disable it starting up automatically, which does stop it being so "in your face!", is that what you was after?!Messenger will not go away - Messenger will not go away. I had to rename the program's folder. What the HELL? Oops, not an interface issue
Yea, i see what your saying Fryke, but like Preview.app, XP has Windows Picture viewer (or whatever) and does the same thing as preview, but i always thought it was good to cut down the amount of stuff the user had to do. Let the computer do this, show me that etc. Having options doesn't inhibit you. I guess where i am headed with this is, what would kids prefer?! Your mum? (dependant i guess, upon her computer skills) i aplogise for stereotyping there, but you get my meaning!Originally posted by fryke
There's nothing wrong with choice in viewing a directory. But I think the preview in Mac OS X is perfect for stuff like that. Because if I want to *work* with the file, I'll open it after seeing the preview... And for a bunch of pictures, Preview.app is perfect, too, I guess...
So, no, I don't want the Finder to add things like that...
LOL Ed, i didn't really notice the guy, well i did, but in reality terms, i don't like all this common task crap in MY Face, its my PC, and i know how i organize my files / folders, and so i don't need such prompts all the time. Fair enough from time to time i might turn them on, if i feel it may help me scour the directory for files or whatever, but "usually" i am in Classic Explorer views, so i am free of that dude with the Earphones!! Phew!!and i'm assuming neyo hasn't had this long enough to have bastardized it like he does everything else