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Topic # 175403 28-Jun-2015 00:05 Send private message



Funny thing after 20 years they change it back to almost how it was

Design trends these days are very.. interesting

(my dates aren't completely accurate)




 

 

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  Reply # 1332828 28-Jun-2015 00:30 2 people support this post Send private message

Why they don't just integrate it with the taskbar or system tray directly is beyond me.

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  Reply # 1332830 28-Jun-2015 00:46 Send private message

Who even uses it these days, just press delete.



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  Reply # 1332831 28-Jun-2015 00:51 Send private message

mattwnz: Who even uses it these days, just press delete.


When you press delete you're still using it. Delete sends an item to the recycle bin unless it is too large or you have the delete permanently option turned on




 

 

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  Reply # 1332832 28-Jun-2015 00:57 Send private message

Yabanize:
mattwnz: Who even uses it these days, just press delete.


When you press delete you're still using it. Delete sends an item to the recycle bin unless it is too large or you have the delete permanently option turned on


Yes, but the intention of it being on the desktop, is to drag and drop a file to it. As you will see, Windows 10 still puts the icon on the desktop for this purpose. If it is going to be there at all, it should be on the taskbar. It makes more sense to have an explorer icon, which has the recycle folder inside it. I can't tell you how many people still ask me how to access the windows explorer.

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  Reply # 1332834 28-Jun-2015 01:18 Send private message

I think the intention of it being in the desktop is to have deleted files quickly recoverable. I've never known anyone to drag files to the recycle bin but I'm sure it happens. But I think it's more the former than the latter. In which case an integrated taskbar button would work just as well.

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  Reply # 1332842 28-Jun-2015 07:54 3 people support this post Send private message

I am absolutely neutral about it, it's a simple function and a representative icon. It does it's job and that is about it really.




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  Reply # 1332851 28-Jun-2015 08:54 Send private message

Evolution of the whole Windows appearance I think.  Right back to flat, simple, square edged,almost collarless appearance.   




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  Reply # 1332853 28-Jun-2015 08:57 One person supports this post Send private message

gehenna: Why they don't just integrate it with the taskbar or system tray directly is beyond me.

Ooh, I get to nitpick! laughing

-- Nitpick begins here --
Perhaps it's not in the system tray because the tray never made it into any released version of Windows :)

In early builds of Win 95, what we now call the taskbar was actually a folder or "tray" for storing documents:


This was removed before release. The thing that you're talking about (down by the clock) is called the "notification area".
-- Nitpick ends here --

It would make sense to add it to the taskbar; Apple did that 15 years ago and I haven't seen anyone complain about it. I've found that I tend to keep my Mac's desktop a lot tidier than my Windows PC's and I wonder whether that's because I can get my Mac's down to zero icons.

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  Reply # 1332854 28-Jun-2015 09:05 Send private message

mattwnz:
Yabanize:
mattwnz: Who even uses it these days, just press delete.


When you press delete you're still using it. Delete sends an item to the recycle bin unless it is too large or you have the delete permanently option turned on


Yes, but the intention of it being on the desktop, is to drag and drop a file to it. As you will see, Windows 10 still puts the icon on the desktop for this purpose. If it is going to be there at all, it should be on the taskbar. It makes more sense to have an explorer icon, which has the recycle folder inside it. I can't tell you how many people still ask me how to access the windows explorer.


Yep, its not much use on the desktop. Or its deep in the Start Menu, not much use there either. 

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  Reply # 1336508 3-Jul-2015 15:21 One person supports this post Send private message

gehenna: I think the intention of it being in the desktop is to have deleted files quickly recoverable. I've never known anyone to drag files to the recycle bin but I'm sure it happens. But I think it's more the former than the latter. In which case an integrated taskbar button would work just as well.

Actually, I do it all the time.

A big part of my job is writing and maintaining HTML pages of online policy, process and procedural documentation.  When people want to add or change content they usually email me source material in MS Word documents attached to emails.  I save the attachment onto my desktop and remove it from the email as I have a limited Outlook mailbox size.  I use the document on the desktop while I'm editing the content in the online system, and drag the document to the recycle bin when I'm finished.  I then empty the recycle bin when the content has been published in the online system.

 

     

  1. I know I could click on the document icon on the desktop to select it, then hit Delete on the keyboard, but when I click on the document my hand is already on the mouse so why not drag it straight to the recycle bin instead of taking my hand off the mouse, looking for the Delete key, then pressing that?

  2. There's probably 32 better ways of planning my whole workflow, but this works quite well.

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  Reply # 1336512 3-Jul-2015 15:26 Send private message

Yeah I said I'm sure it happens.

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  Reply # 1336579 3-Jul-2015 18:09 Send private message

Behodar: I've found that I tend to keep my Mac's desktop a lot tidier than my Windows PC's and I wonder whether that's because I can get my Mac's down to zero icons.


There's nothing stopping you having zero icons on a Windows desktop.

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