You'd think with all the good examples of search out there, Microsoft could design a file system search that was reasonably easy to use.
I'm just befuddled by this new search. What does "Desktop Search" mean? What's the difference between the top pane and the bottom? If I want to use the bottom pane, where's the Search button? What's the relationship between the top bar, where it says "All locations" "Everything" "Documents" and "Other," and the left pane pull-down for "Folder."? And what's the little doggie doing there?!?
I've spent just a little time with this thing, and it turns out you can... sort of... customize your Quick Access toolbar just like you could your old toolbars. However, you only get one row of buttons.
So, I've decided to give in for a while, and see if I can learn to live with the Ribbon.
CH just wiped my computer, reinstalled XP, and upgraded me from Office 2003 to 2007.
Enter the Ribbon. Maybe it's just an old-dog-new-trick issue -- I'm willing to give it some time -- but my first reaction is pure disgust. Give me my menus and my carefully customized toolbars back! Don't make me click twice now to get to the functions I use all the time.
OK, deep breath. Maybe I can rebuild my own custom default menu... I'll give it a try.