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Oh, I see...from that Mouse Settings page I could've clicked "Additional mouse options" and gotten to the old dialog and motion settings. Phew...
So they take up almost as much space on screen with the
Additional mouse options
...as they would've by just showing the options.
Giant fonts that are sentences of description. Put me down for "doesn't like".
Slowly but surely, with each new iteration of Windows 10, MS is migrating more and more of the old dialog boxes that work to a new UI that doesn't.
On a similar rant:
These days when you right-click the network icon next to the clock and try to access the Network and Sharing Center (which used to be RIGHT THERE), you now get brought to a Network Status page, which kinda has some of the old options, but not everything. For everything that's missing, there's a link to the Network and Sharing Center.
In other words, you now have to go through an extra screen to locate the option that brings up the old dialog.
I understand what they're ultimately trying to accomplish, but until they get there, try to explain why "this is better" to a non-technical person...
migrating more and more of the old dialog boxes that work to a new UI that doesn't.
Totally agree and your example is a great one that shows yet another failure that is similar to this whole MODERN UI failure that is a FAILURE OF UX (User Experience) ala I just remember that I hate using these products.
How about "Show Window Contents while Dragging". I found the options dialog didn't have this setting any more - at all! I ended up setting the setting manually from code when I started a drag and then restoring it when finished. This worked great by the way but being able to set it for a given application is no longer possible - AFAIK.
The UI options are going down the tubes until the UX sux!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
Steve Jobs for coming up with the iPad and convincing the world that touch screens were the future.
Then Steve Ballmer for going into a panic and thinking the world was going to abandon Windows in favor of tablets unless it went all touch-friendly and giving us Windows 8 as a response. Then they scaled it back with 10 seeing the failure that 8 was, but MS would never admit to making a mistake and abandon that step back of a UI.
7 is still the last usable version of Windows. It's no accident it's also the last version that predates touch UIs.
and it's not even using one third of the available width.
Oh, wait, you have the taskbar at the bottom (horizontal). That's old school.
Mine's on the left side (vertical). It makes sense if you think about it since screens are so wide now.
I've made a lot of converts to this new TaskBar Vertical Way. If you try it for a few minutes, you'll change too.
Now, I've planted the idea you can't not try it.
And, yes, at work I have two screens and it is on the left side of my right screen and it works great. It's right there in the middle of the desktop.
What can I say, I'm amazingly innovative.
Ok, so my 19 (+2) icons are taking roughly half the vertical space on the 4K monitor.
FWIW, I've used vertical taskbars for a good while, years ago. I'm somewhat ambivalent; I can take it or leave it. One of my secondary monitors is arranged vertically (1200x1920)--even though it's great for long web pages or coding windows (which benefit from being taller than wide), a vertical taskbar is definitely a non-starter on that monitor, as you're already left with very little space horizontally. And I hate auto-collapsing taskbars, so I'm not even going there.