Friday, November 17, 2006

IE 7 menu bar

Cross posted from http://blogs.msdn.com/abhinaba/archive/2006/11/17/ie-7-menu-bar.aspx

I'm using IE 7 for some time and lovin it.

I had believed that IE has done away with the menu. Whatever functionality I needed were available through the Tools and Page split buttons in the toolbar and I always printed using Ctrl+P so I never felt the need of the Menu. However, I just found out some time back from Amit that when you hit the alt button the menu magically appears and then magically disappears!!!

I have no idea what made the IE team come up with such a weird non-discoverable feature! Its so non-standard design. I understand the need of minimal UI and that WinForm enumerates the Alt key as System.Windows.Form.Keys.Menu but would've never figured out the association :)

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