Darling’s cascading start menu
Darling’s cascading start menu is
because I have to be very dextrous with Darlings touchpad to pick the right item at the top-level, and it gets even more tricky to get the second level menu to stay there long-eough to get to a specific choice there. I rarely manage to get to the third level, at least not without buckets of tears.
because it holds long readable lists of all sorts of things that I could use. They are hidden away until I click on whatever opens the menu and then I can see it all without clicking again. No multiple clicks to see something, no digging around, I can easily visually scan. I virtually never go there, having these things hidden then scannable even when I get the impulse to run a quick disc defragmentation. The cascade is works, I really don’t want to have to remember where things are.
A couple of fellows compared web-based cascading menus, with drop-down menus and in-page menus by timing people while they searched for things in them and asking them to rate their experience. In-page navigation came out with the fastest-performance and being most liked. Hoorah for inplace menus in web-pages. Please don’t do that to Darling. I defintiely would not like all of Darling’s start menu items on my desktop. Quick access to my disk defragmenter and my control panel from my desktop is not really what I want. I quite like them hidden away in the start menu.
Darlings lovely cascading start menu, you can see lots of things that I rarely use, all at once!: