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Do you want Aero?

  1. #11


    I'm not a fan of Aero but I'm neutral about it. It doesn't do me anything. Since more options are better than less, I think they should keep Aero for those who like it. But the new Windows 3.1 inspired design is, it's true,... ugly as sin. I want the W7 chrome design back, Period.

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  2. #12


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    I'm neutral, but I had disabled aero on 7 too. It looks, cheesy. MS should've used that RTM "taskbar transparency" on there windows too.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The transparent Taskbar kind of keeps that vestige there, although I really like the transparency on the Taskbar, it looks more digitally authentic; no fake rendering or lighting effects. Just transparency.
    I don't see how you can like that design disaster. If any window that holds a lot of content ends up behind the taskbar, the readability of the taskbar items goes down the drain. Well, maybe you like being able to read the text behind the taskbar as well as the text in the taskbar at the same time. There is also nothing fake about blur. Blur is just as digitally real as gradients, rectangles, and solid colors.
    Last edited by Barman58; 16 Sep 2012 at 16:47.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The transparent Taskbar kind of keeps that vestige there, although I really like the transparency on the Taskbar, it looks more digitally authentic; no fake rendering or lighting effects. Just transparency.
    I don't see how you can like that design disaster. If any window that holds a lot of content ends up behind the taskbar, the readability of the taskbar items goes down the drain. Well, maybe you like being able to read the text behind the taskbar as well as the text in the taskbar at the same time. There is also nothing fake about blur. Blur is just as digitally real as gradients, rectangles, and solid colors.
    I prefer Windows 8 over 7 because I like to keep things simple, and have 2 windows open at a time, but I understand what you prefer, but I will use 8 for my primary OS, and testing for almost a year, I'm just in ah.

    MS has made there "Modern UI" final, and I will adapt and find ways to customize when I feel as if i need it.
    Last edited by Barman58; 16 Sep 2012 at 16:48.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The transparent Taskbar kind of keeps that vestige there, although I really like the transparency on the Taskbar, it looks more digitally authentic; no fake rendering or lighting effects. Just transparency.
    I don't see how you can like that design disaster. If any window that holds a lot of content ends up behind the taskbar, the readability of the taskbar items goes down the drain. Well, maybe you like being able to read the text behind the taskbar as well as the text in the taskbar at the same time. There is also nothing fake about blur. Blur is just as digitally real as gradients, rectangles, and solid colors.
    I prefer Windows 8 over 7 because I like to keep things simple, and have 2 windows open at a time, but I understand what you prefer, but I will use 8 for my primary OS, and testing for almost a year, I'm just in ah. MS has made there "Modern UI" final, and I will adapt and find ways to customize when I feel as if i need it.
    I'm talking about the visual style of the taskbar. I don't believe that Metro/WinRT/fullscreen/whatever is exactly related to the current discussion. Am I misinterpreting what you are trying to say?
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    I don't see how you can like that design disaster. If any window that holds a lot of content ends up behind the taskbar, the readability of the taskbar items goes down the drain. Well, maybe you like being able to read the text behind the taskbar as well as the text in the taskbar at the same time. There is also nothing fake about blur. Blur is just as digitally real as gradients, rectangles, and solid colors.
    I prefer Windows 8 over 7 because I like to keep things simple, and have 2 windows open at a time, but I understand what you prefer, but I will use 8 for my primary OS, and testing for almost a year, I'm just in ah. MS has made there "Modern UI" final, and I will adapt and find ways to customize when I feel as if i need it.
    I'm talking about the visual style of the taskbar. I don't believe that Metro/WinRT/fullscreen/whatever is exactly related to the current discussion. Am I misinterpreting what you are trying to say?
    You have a fine point, I apologize.
    The desktop is what I like to see, but to my eyes, it is dark or bright, but they did remove the cheesy glass. I preferred RP's aero over the blocks, but I'm starting to like it
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Aero, like Metro should have been OPTIONAL.

    And, as I said, as soon as a 3rd-party app to restore it becomes available, I'll be using it.

    No-one can seriously sit there and tell me that the RTM looks better than the CP.

    Quite the opposite, in fact.

    And I don't buy the 'performance hit' argument, either.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The transparent Taskbar kind of keeps that vestige there, although I really like the transparency on the Taskbar, it looks more digitally authentic; no fake rendering or lighting effects. Just transparency.
    I don't see how you can like that design disaster. If any window that holds a lot of content ends up behind the taskbar, the readability of the taskbar items goes down the drain. Well, maybe you like being able to read the text behind the taskbar as well as the text in the taskbar at the same time. There is also nothing fake about blur. Blur is just as digitally real as gradients, rectangles, and solid colors.
    How can you possibly be reading items on a window when it's behind a 10 pixel taskbar? And why? I'd think you'd have to be clumsy to throw windows around and be a little strange to be trying to read what's on a window, behind a 10 pixel taskbar.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro WMC, OS X Mavericks


    I agree with Kat. Aero and Metro should be optional, so that we may choose whether to use them or not.

    GUI on Windows 8 RP was nearly perfect and designers should've just tweak that and leave it functional.
    Last edited by kizo2703; 17 Sep 2012 at 14:36.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    The transparent Taskbar kind of keeps that vestige there, although I really like the transparency on the Taskbar, it looks more digitally authentic; no fake rendering or lighting effects. Just transparency.
    I don't see how you can like that design disaster. If any window that holds a lot of content ends up behind the taskbar, the readability of the taskbar items goes down the drain. Well, maybe you like being able to read the text behind the taskbar as well as the text in the taskbar at the same time. There is also nothing fake about blur. Blur is just as digitally real as gradients, rectangles, and solid colors.
    How can you possibly be reading items on a window when it's behind a 10 pixel taskbar? And why? I'd think you'd have to be clumsy to throw windows around and be a little strange to be trying to read what's on a window, behind a 10 pixel taskbar.
    That was sarcasm. I like to have my windows to have light on dark test. When a window goes beneath the fully transparent taskbar, the readability of the text and icons that are on the taskbar is reduced. On the original blurred taskbar, the content beneath the taskbar would blur, so it would not interfere with the actual taskbar content.
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