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#1 Andrew

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 02:44 PM

Why not have a special smilie created that looks like the "Start" button in Windows? That way, when people are giving instructions that use the Start Button, they can just pop the smilie in? Also, why not also have smilies that show using the Start->Run operation and/or the Start->Program/All Programs operation?

I think that having these visual aids could make many people's lives a little simpler because they won't have to either

1) Spend extra time describing the operation in their posts when they're trying to help others; and,
2) Serve those reading the above mentioned posts because the Start->Run instruction (or the other instructions mentioned) would be represented by something less ambiguous that "Start->Run" or similar methods (i.e Start/Run; Start;Run; etc.).


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 10:50 AM

I agree with the start button smily but if they have different operating systems then there would be about 2-4 start buttons and they take up alot of space. You could just say on the bottom left corner of your task bar.
A XP start button would be about this big:
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Anyways The rest I dont really follow you... Cause an example that big would be over 5 times a normal smily size...
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 09:39 PM

I have absolutely no problem hosting images for common tasks. Not sure if I will add them as a smiley, but can provide a list of their download locations that you can use to img to.

Create them and post em. I will then host em :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:32 PM

Here are a few for Windows XP. I'll make some for 98 and 2000 when I go home tonight. I hereby grant perpetual license blah blah blah :thumbsup: Let me know if I should reduce the size.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:55 PM

I think have pictures is a good idea, but I think yours are a little big. Mabye crop it down a little?

Something like this-

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 10:21 PM

Oh ya

Mabye also have the default color blue instead of your silver.

If that matters or not, I'm not sure.:thumbsup:

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:45 PM

I like the idea of cropping it like that, I only thought about reducing the overall size of the image! But I think the default blue scheme of XP is one of the worst (aesthetic) decisions Micro$oft ever made! :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:07 AM

MS's aesthetic sense matches precisely their coding skills.
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 08:27 AM

MS's aesthetic sense matches precisely their coding skills.


:thumbsup: LOL Funny John,very very funny!
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 12:20 PM

MS's aesthetic sense matches precisely their coding skills.
John


Let's not be too harsh there, John. I mean Windows doesn't look that bad!




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