The links in the right-column of the menu should be more customizable:
- In the Customize Start Menu dialog, there is no option to show Videos, Downloads, or Contacts, even though they are default folders, just like ex. Music.
- There is no way to add custom links to a folders chosen by the user.
Why custom links are needed:
My home folder contains a folder named "Projects", which in my mental model is a "first-class" folder, just like the default folders; they provide a entry point for a specific type of content, in this case all my projects.
The current limitations prevent me from exposing this folder in the start menu, effectively making this a "second-class" folder, even though this is not how I think about it. It also complicates the process of accessing my project-related files, since I have to go through my home folder to get to those files.
- Allow the user to add links to Videos, Downloads, Contacts, etc.
- Allow the user to add links to any folder.
Consider limiting the this to folders directly within the home folder, in order to preserve some kind of folder hierarchy. Also consider making the link to the home directory stand out from the rest.