I'd agree. Removing the start menu may force me to leave a folder open so I have a quick way to search and click one of my network drives.
If any part of the start menu I don't use on a regular basis is the all programs part. Otherwise the docked icons and pinned start menu icons are what I use the most. A quick search leads me to those I don't use often enough. Next to that, the right click menu for files I want to open with certain programs.
I'd rather keep my desktop clean of icons and widgets. The most it does is rotate through pictures when I'm not using it.
Why leave a monitor on if it's not doing anything? Turn them into digital picture frames!
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I can hear them chanting it from the far future
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