Darling’s cascading start menu

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Darling’s cascading start menu is

icky

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.  

fabulous

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!:

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  1. Stephen writes:

    …as well as many duplications.

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