Classic vs. Lightweight view RRS feed

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  • Today, while researching a topic in the MSDN library, I noticed that my view had (again!) been switched away from "classic". On changing the preference back to classic, I see the notice that this view is going to be replaced with "lightweight".

    I consider this a serious loss. When I'm researching something I want to be able to see the entire lists, not just a selection supposedly pertinent to the currently selected topic. I've had to struggle with the "lightweight" view in the Office section of MSDN for far too long! It may be fine for just looking something up, but not for researching an unfamiliar technology. And at the rate new technologies are being introduced, this is not "trivial".

    If we still had Help in books, or in useful Help files, it wouldn't be a problem. But Microsoft has done away with those. Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to get an overview and find information!

    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:34 AM


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