Hi all, Hmmm…Let’s try and steer things back to gaming. I know many of you are interested in knowing more about Windows 7, but it is really getting off topic now. Let’s try and get back to gaming. However, I will answer one more question publicly before I close this area of discussion for good. Windows 7 still has a desktop. The only difference is that the new desktop, Windows Arrow, has been graphically enhanced and has a new virtual 3d look and feel to it. The Windows Arrow desktop is in large part why Windows 7 needs twice the processor speed and ram than XP. All those flashy graphics and animation etc take a lot more memory and CPU power to run as well as XP did on less powerful machines. Windows Arrow is a CPU and memory hog, but like everything else it mainly is there to impress the sighted masses. Anyway, these days the main purpose of the desktop is a place where sighted computer users can post photos of their family, friends, etc and look at them in the background. That is one of the deciding reasons why the Computer Documents, Music, and Picture icons etc are now in the start menu and not on the desktop. It removes everything so a sighted user can see his/her photographs without a bunch of icons and what-not in the way of his/her view. Of course, we can still drag and drop icons on the desktop, manually create links to our Documents, Music, and Picture folders, etc and place them on the desktop, but they are not there by default. As I said before the main reason they are not there by default is simply that it obstructs a sighted users view of the desktop, his/her favorite photographs, and therefore isn’t desirable in the minds of many mainstream users. For us, though, since we can’t see photos etc the desktop happens to be a nice place to keep all our favorite icons in one place. Unfortunately, there isn’t any need to do that since Windows 7 keeps track of your commonly used apps and makes a list of commonly used icons in your start menu already.
HTH On 7/10/10, weis...@googlemail.com <weis...@googlemail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > No, jim, the desktop will unlikely disapear, since it is something > everybody, and I do mean everybody, uses. > > Kevin --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.