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Windows 8 Secrets: New Desktop Theme

  1. #21

    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    Microsoft is pulling a Snooki, simple and stupid

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  2. #22

    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    I just don't know what Microsoft are thinking. This is simply awful. All the beauty and elegance of Windows 7 aero gone. If people don't like the aero translucent effect we have the choice to disable it in Windows 7. Why are MS forcing us to go backwards? As if Metro isn't bad enough - this looks like pure shite.

    As it stands there is no way I'm going to touch Windows 8 with a barge pole!
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  3. #23

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Less is more?
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  4. #24

    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)

    That's not what she said
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  5. #25

    My best guess? It's a lot less resource intensive than Win7 aero -- I turn almost all of the fancy effects off anyway to get a shade more performance, and it looks like this theme is designed to save me the trouble.

    Given that the windows 8 ultrabooks are selling speed, not having to render object opacity, drop shadows, and the transparency around the edge of curved corners on your fancy new high pixel density screen may just be a prudent trade off.

    The theme does look a little sterile though. Reminds me of the inside of a hospital.
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  6. #26

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    I also turn of transparency. It's not that important.
    We'll just have to wait for the release and see for ourselves. A choice of color will definitely be available and white isn't the only option.
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  7. #27

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    I don't turn off transparency, only now I don't have that option. Yeah... that's "better".
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