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RC will have flatter Explorer, new icons, new cursors, new controls

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    RC will have flatter Explorer, new icons, new cursors, new controls


    "If a report from Chinese tech blog win8china.com is to be believed--and they've been pretty accurate so far--the Release Candidate (RC) version of Windows 8 will feature a tweaked Explorer user interface that somewhat matches the flat UI that pervades the Metro interface."

    Source and screenshots: http://www.winsupersite.com/content1...orer-ui-142728

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    I hope the "new icons" mean removing the Aero iconography and replacing them with the modern metro iconography.

    I'm kind of excited, but at the same time; I have expectations that could be a let down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I hope the "new icons" mean removing the Aero iconography and replacing them with the modern metro iconography.

    I'm kind of excited, but at the same time; I have expectations that could be a let down...
    I don't know what you meant with "Metro iconography" because as far as I'm concerned, Metro uses tiles, not icons and I can't imagine what Metro style icons could be. And I don't really like flat-colored icons (like those on phones) on my Desktop.
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RC will have flatter Explorer, new icons, new cursors, new controls
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