Vista start menu like XP


P

PowerUser

Is there any way to make the Vista Start Menu behave like the Windows XP
style start menu? (Not the Classic Style)
 
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Z

zx

go panel configuration
select task bar manager
option menu starter
select menu start classic
 
R

Robert Wolfe

The answer to the original question is no. The steps you outlined below
will give him classic 98/2000 style start menus, which he does not want.
 
P

PowerUser

There should have been the option to make Vista feel like XP, Office 2007
look and behave like 2003, and Project 2007 to export data to Excel. MS
lately has churned out a bunch of stupid useless functionality impaired
software.
 
A

Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

Rumors are Office 14, the entire modules will get the ribbon based UI. Also,
its rumored that the Office Team is working on the UI for the next release
of Windows. This is a rumor by the way, so take it with a grain of salt.
 
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Guest

To the penultimate poster in this branch.

No, not 2003. That version made me decide not to use office anymore (at
least current versions). To act like Word 1 (but with toolbars) would be
ideal.



To the ultimate poster in this branch.

Until a brief flirt with html circa 1996/9, Office has led the way with GUI
design in Windows. Office implements it and Windows follows (except when
they went web mad for a couple of years with IE4 when the internet team led
and others followed).

Right click menus were introduced in Word 6 (so in Win 3.1). They were hard
to get used to. Toolbars with Word 2. 3d with Word 2 and flat from from IE4
for Office 97.
So as to the particulars (office coding windows - I doubt it), as to what
office has done it's almost certain, if it works, that Windows will follow.
That is the MS way.

And Vista doesn't have the equiv of the ribbon in Photo Gallery and Folder
windows. It may not be as ugly and confusing. But it's fairly useless. I
choose nothing of it except Organise - Layout (cos there is no way to get to
it).

Offices keystrokes have superseded Windows original SAA CUA keystrokes (it's
an IBM standard - that's why - but later Dos used them, OS/2 used them, Win
3.1 used them, even early offices used them).
 
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PowerUser

I mention Office 2003 because that's the last one which had the toolbars the
old way. New look and functionality in these products should be a superset
of previous features/ functionality.
 

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