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Windows 8 Secrets: New Desktop Theme

  1. #11


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    I am not quite sure what to make of it...still need to see more. As long as it fit's in with metro I don't mind. I am quite getting used to the minimal look, and its growing on me

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  2. #12


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    They should give options, that way everyone can have the look they want.
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  3. #13



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    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    I just don't understand, what is the microsoft's profit on forcing people to use their deisgn? Okay, I like the Metro UI, but there's just one thing i like even more: Personalizing my own workspace. Computer isn't just a fun media/ gaming machine, that's main purpose is to just hypnotise the user. The main purpose is to be a computer, a device to create things and work. It's like a office desk, you work on it, but you want to keep it clean and make it look like yourself, make it look a nice work space for you. I still don't understand the fact that microsoft has to delete old things and replace it with something new, why do they have to replace Aero with Metro-Desktop? Why do they have to make people to do what they don't want you to do: Hack these customization things.

    The fact is, that microsoft makes everything to look nice, and sharp for thew commercials and marketing. Why they don't just put some presets, and somewhere in the corner the old things that we liked? Anyway, microsoft isn't going to get profit with this. The main reason people upgraded to 7 was mainly that their O/S is getting obsolete. Just asking: What did come with windows 8 that wasn't omplemented in 7? what makes me to buy 8 when I have 7? I'm not going to buy this os just for Metro UI, I don't hate it, but I'm not going to spend 120€ on Windows 8 just for Usb 3.0, Metro UI and built in ISO mounter.

    But anyway Microsoft, The consumers are not stupid.
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  4. #14


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Not too ugly.... but missing Aero
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  5. #15


    Posts : 239
    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    THe entire OS is going to look like it was designed as a high school project.
    It probably was although on second thoughts it would have turned out better if it had been designed as a high school project!!!
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kapilarya View Post
    Not too ugly.... but missing Aero
    Aero still exists. (+ Something called AeroLite)
    You mean you miss transparency.
    The new theme still uses aero.
    Last edited by Hopachi; 18 Jun 2012 at 09:06.
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  7. #17


    Not that ugly
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  8. #18


    INDIA
    Posts : 148
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kapilarya View Post
    Not too ugly.... but missing Aero
    Aero still exists. (+ Something called AeroLite)
    You mean you miss transparency.
    The new theme still uses aero.
    If that uses Aero, then I'll use it Thanks for reminding.

    P.S. : Transparency is the crust of Aero, anyway.
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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kapilarya View Post
    If that uses Aero, then I'll use it Thanks for reminding.

    P.S. : Transparency is the crust of Aero, anyway.
    You're welcome.

    Yes I agree: Aero without transparency it's not the expected Aero anymore.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    I love the "not that ugly" comments. If that's the best one can say about the new desktop graphics, that says a LOT.

    All these completely squared off edges and zero shading, completely flat colored squares, all white backgrounds etc are quite tiring to look at. Everything looks the same. The calendar app is the biggest mass of irritating squares imaginable. They should really rename Windows to Squares.
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