Again, this is Microsoft’s own research, cited in the same post: nobody — almost literally 0% of users — uses the menu bar, and only 10% of users use the command bar. Nearly everybody is using the context menu or hotkeys. So the solution, obviously, is to make both the menu bar and the command bar bigger and more prominent. Right?
We’ll have to wait and see how the new UI works in Windows 8 but I certainly wouldn’t dismiss it outright for being bulky—it might very well end up working well for many Windows users.
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