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Get back windows shadows? Any way?

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    Get back windows shadows? Any way?


    I simply hate the flat look in win8 desktop. Is there any good working way to get window shadows back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ribbonnah View Post
    I simply hate the flat look in win8 desktop. Is there any good working way to get window shadows back?

    I absolutely agree. I'm sure flat is fine for phones and small screens where windows never overlap, but it's useless for a big screen where they do. I'm constantly mistaking an open window for a sidebar box on a web page for instance, or thinking an app has opened a web page, when all it has done is opened on top of one.

    This is a really really silly design decision - seems to have been motivated just to make the interface look more hip and phone-y or tablet-y. Completely inappropriate for a windows environment.

    A fix to get some kind of shadow or other solution back would be greatly valued, and MS take note.
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    Thanks. Will try it next time I can bring myself to boot up 8.
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