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  1. #151


    Quote Originally Posted by SammyTRK View Post
    The up/back/forward buttons in "file explorer" look like hell. (what was wrong with the "windows explorer" name?)
    Whose idea was it to remove the option of solid color or transparency from the window borders?
    Seriously Microsoft, fire that guy(s) who had that idea.
    This I will agree with, those buttons are so tiny now. So strange compared to the large tiles buttons.

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  2. #152


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    Quote Originally Posted by philnolan3d View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SammyTRK View Post
    The up/back/forward buttons in "file explorer" look like hell. (what was wrong with the "windows explorer" name?)
    Whose idea was it to remove the option of solid color or transparency from the window borders?
    Seriously Microsoft, fire that guy(s) who had that idea.
    This I will agree with, those buttons are so tiny now. So strange compared to the large tiles buttons.
    I thought the same thing, isn't this built for touch?
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  3. #153


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    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    I definitley miss that beautiful, elegant, Aero.
    You know ... I thought I would, but I don't. Win8 imported all of my themes and colors the caption bar and borders appropriately. Those I don't like I can change colors easily. It doesn't take long to get used to at all.

    When I go look at Aero on my other machine I don't want to go back ... it looks a bit on the "fuzzy" side if that makes any sense. Think I'll go upgrade that box too. ;-)

    -Max
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  4. #154


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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Peck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 714 View Post
    I definitley miss that beautiful, elegant, Aero.
    You know ... I thought I would, but I don't. Win8 imported all of my themes and colors the caption bar and borders appropriately. Those I don't like I can change colors easily. It doesn't take long to get used to at all.

    When I go look at Aero on my other machine I don't want to go back ... it looks a bit on the "fuzzy" side if that makes any sense. Think I'll go upgrade that box too. ;-)

    -Max
    Same, Max.
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  5. #155


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    Windows 8.1 Professional x64


    Don't miss Aero. Pretty sure MS took it out because of performance issues. Aero obviously didn't jive well with Metro because there is no other reason to take it out.
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  6. #156


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Chrono View Post
    Don't miss Aero. Pretty sure MS took it out because of performance issues. Aero obviously didn't jive well with Metro because there is no other reason to take it out.
    It performed just fine in Windows 7 on every machine I ever used Windows 7 on. Also, the framework that Aero is based on (composited, GPU accelerated desktop) is not only still in use in Windows 8, but was made to be an always-on thing. You cannot turn it off for a game or anything that may otherwise be incompatible with it. All they did was turn off the ability for the window borders to be transparent and also removed the blur filter, neither of which were a noticeable impact on performance. They also use a graphic that's simply a square painted one color, rather than something painted with gradients or detail. That makes ZERO difference in performance, as the images are the same size as aero's images and still have to be loaded into texture memory just the same.

    At most, you may be saving no more than 30 seconds of battery life with the change of the theme and having two DWM features disabled. That's not worth it enough to give us the most flat, most ugly, most plain looking theme imaginable to replace something that was once elegant, beautiful, and modern. This new theme looks worse than the look of Windows 3.1 or 9x, at least hardware limitations and the fact that GUIs were a newer thing justified it. In 2012, it's just ludicrous to FORCE this on everyone without giving us an option to restore Aero.

    What I wanna know is, why did they keep the unsightly windows 95 look for like 17 years in all versions of Windows up until 7, but they couldn't keep Aero for longer than 5 years? It's obvious Microsoft is locking down choice and forcing everyone to be the same on every device or computer without any say. And their one choice for all? The most ugliest, unsightly thing that I cannot stand to look at.
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  7. #157


    It worked fine in the Release Preview. Never saw (see) any performance hit when using it.
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  8. #158


    Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64


    Interesting article:

    Windows Aero: Why I’m Glad It’s Dead | TIME.com

    Not saying I completely agree with it though. I did like Aero in 7. I don't really miss it at all in 8, but I can see why some people would. I guess MS just decided that it looked cheesy (not my words) and didn't think the draw on resources (what little resources it may draw now) were worth it. At any rate, I've no doubt that some 3rd party app in the future may restore it.
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  9. #159


    I do miss aero, but actually I do prefer OSXs look to windows 8 and even windows 7. The transparency and text was perfect for the taskbar.

    Just give me a dock and a global menu for the taskbar and I'll call it good.
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  10. #160


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukiri View Post
    I do miss aero, but actually I do prefer OSXs look to windows 8 and even windows 7. The transparency and text was perfect for the taskbar.

    Just give me a dock and a global menu for the taskbar and I'll call it good.
    I never quite enjoyed the OS X look, but I thought it still looked better than aero. Luna (XP ages) was a fine design. I like it more than aero, but the 8 look took a mix of both and made it very nice.
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