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Do you want Aero?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS

    Do you want Aero?


    I felt as if aero made me feel cluttered, how do you feel about it?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Aero in its Windows 7 form looks bad. Mainly because the glass stripes look silly and the upper right button targets are too small. Aero in the preview form or in Aero lite glass form is very good. Glass is basically better than silly solid colors in almost every way.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Aero in its Windows 7 form looks bad. Mainly because the glass stripes look silly and the upper right button targets are too small. Aero in the preview form or in Aero lite glass form is very good. Glass is basically better than silly solid colors in almost every way.
    They could've balanced it more, like CP and RP.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Aero in its Windows 7 form looks bad. Mainly because the glass stripes look silly and the upper right button targets are too small. Aero in the preview form or in Aero lite glass form is very good. Glass is basically better than silly solid colors in almost every way.
    They could've balanced it more, like CP and RP.
    As I said, Aero in the previews was very good.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Well, personally I like Aero, and on THIS machine any so-called
    'performance hit' is non-existent. And I daresay, is largely imaginary
    on anything else, too, unless you are still running a 486.

    IMO, Aero should be included and enabled by default, and
    those that DON'T want it can turn it off themselves.

    I've slapped Windows 8 (64-bit Enterprise RTM) into working
    the way I want it to, and I do like it, but it is BLOODY painful
    to look at.

    I run the 32-bit CP on my old laptop, and the visual difference
    is really jarring. The CP just looks SO much better.

    They got Aero just right in the CP, and should then have left it
    the #$@& alone.

    Just my opinion.....



    **EDIT: - And as soon as Ivo or someone releases a third-party 'fix'
    to restore Aero transparency, I'll be one of the first to install it. After
    all, it's MY computer, and it's ME who has to look at it all day. So I
    jolly-well want it to look the way I (and not MS) want it to look.**
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  6. #6


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    personal preference > (oops - sorry Kat) I don't really need Aero. A clean desktop is OK from time to time but usually a fractal wallpaper changer is helpful. All my links are on the start screen, all apps area or ie jumplists.

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  7. #7


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    All good, mdmd, personal preference and choice is what it's all about, IMO.

    I'm still hopping between the Start screen and the Classic-Shell start orb, but am
    using the Start screen more now that I have bothered to set it up properly (never
    bothered in the CP or RP).
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    Aero in its Windows 7 form looks bad. Mainly because the glass stripes look silly and the upper right button targets are too small. Aero in the preview form or in Aero lite glass form is very good. Glass is basically better than silly solid colors in almost every way.
    That's my opinion in a nutshell.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm guessing they removed Aero because it likely requires more GPU resources, and thus may perform worse on a low-powered tablet, and also use more battery power. Yes, it sucks that they removed it for everyone, but then MS likes to keep the look consistent between devices, so their point is probably that it should look the same everywhere.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The removal of Aero was due to the fact it doesn't fit with the metro design, as it is not digitally authentic.

    Having said that, I actually find the removal of Aero on the windows to be more cleaner than in 7. 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. The Desktop that remains looks more like the Longhorn concept than anything. Especially when you have white windows, the feeling of content first over UI first shines. Since I use white windows, I've noticed I don't even glance at the window chrome until I need to close it, as I just manipulate the windows with my Touch Mouse. Theoritcally, white window chrome was supposed to be default along with a light blue Taskbar, but Microsoft went back on that.

    I find that a non-Aero Desktop could had been better designed. Using the Office 2013 apps, they could had used that as a design template: move color down to the bottom of the window and have a 1 pixel color outline of the window. Office 2013 looks SO fresh and modern and metro that it's almost a shame that the design wasn't used in Windows. I also think they should had focused on system wide personalization, so a color set would be predominate on both Desktop and Start Screen and possibly for the apps as well. I'm also not OK with the Aero iconography on the Desktop when Office doesn't anymore and nothing else on the UI except for Desktop does. I'm also not too impressed with flattening down some Aero animtions like the loading bar animation. I don't get it, there is a new spinning ball animation and a horizontal loading metro animation but yet those aren't in the Desktop. Overall, if they did TRULY metrofy the Desktop, I bet the complaints of the overall UI that it doesn't feel right would be dissipated.

    I'd be ok with transparency as long as it is consistent across the UI. Like for example, transparent colored tiles on a solid background type of thing.

    But overall, I'm fine with it, not peeing my pants over it. Although it might take a bit for some people to get used to. I recently installed the RTM on a friend's puter that had the RP, and they noticed there was no Aero on the windows. They were a bit disappointed by that, but they got over it and doesn't seem to be a big deal now.
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