Posts Tagged ‘GUI’

Hiding unwanted Edge tab in IE

February 8, 2017

The latest insider builds now have a silly “Open Microsoft Edge” tab in Internet Explorer:

Edge Tab in IE

To remove it add a DWORD value named HideNewEdgeButton under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main and set it to 1. It can also be set under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE if you want to apply it to all users.

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The final (menu) solution

July 10, 2013

Start Menu SizeGrip

How hard can it be to allow the user to decide the size of their start menu/screen?

Never means never, unless you are the taskbar

September 14, 2011

I like to keep my taskbar buttons grouped a certain way but explorer forces per application combined groups even when you tell it never to combine!

The DWM hates the paparazzi

August 24, 2011

The windows team is probably working on the third generation of the DWM but the screen shot capability is still in the dark ages, just take a look at the B8 blog:

A third-party tool should not be required to create a simple screen shot of a window in 2011.

Firefox 4, no thanks

April 27, 2011

The Firefox 4 upgrade campaign is under way, but since I don’t like what they have done with the UI I’ll be sticking with 3.6 for as long as possible.

They removed the statusbar with it it’s handy download progress indicator and replaced it with another bar that looks exactly like the bar it replaces, only with less features. Why not just hide the statusbar by default?

FF3 statusbar download

Not only did they remove useful features, they now ignore the visual styles and don’t care about the native look on XP:

…and don’t get me started on the tabs-on-top fad.

Address-bar and tabs on the same line to save space…for a empty title-bar

September 16, 2010

The Aero design over functionality that started with Vista seems to continue with IE9 beta (And Win8?) by squeezing the address-bar and tabs on the same line and leaving the title-bar empty for no reason. Chrome also lacks title-bar text but at least it is able to use some of the space for something and not just leaving it empty.