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The Old New Thing: Practical Development Throughout the Evolution of Windows by Raymond Chen

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Chapter Eighteen. Windows 2000 and Windows XP

WINDOWS 2000 AND Windows XP continued the evolution of the Windows user interface introduced in Windows 95. They faced the dual challenge of changing the user interface while still maintaining backward compatibility as well as coping with an increasingly hostile software environment. Gone are the days when you could assume that software vendors wouldn’t actively abuse their customers.

Why doesn’t the new Start menu use Intellimenus in the All Programs list?

COMMON REQUEST: “I want to be able to turn on personalized menus (Intellimenus) when in XP Start Menu mode.”

Imagine if Intellimenus were enabled with the XP Start menu.

You use five programs; the rest are not used much. (Studies show that five ...

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