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Windows 8 Secrets: New Desktop Theme

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    Windows 8 Secrets: New Desktop Theme


    With tech enthusiast web sites from around the world continuing to leak Windows 8 information in the wake of the Release Preview, your intrepid “Windows 8 Secrets” co-authors offer a bit of color commentary about what you’re seeing and how these features will really work. In this new co-post, we look briefly at leaked images of the upcoming new desktop theme in Windows 8.

    This week, Winunleaked posted a number of tiringly similar screenshots that depict the coming Windows 8 desktop theme that will replace Aero. As Microsoft previously promised last month in a mammoth Building Windows 8 blog post, the company decided to remove the Aero “glass and reflections” and “take some ideas from [their] new [Metro] design language and apply them where [they] could.” So the new theme features squared off window edges, new default white window chrome, and a less translucent taskbar.
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    http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...p-theme-143447

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    Not bad.
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Ugh! (Shudders).
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    I actually think that this is the ugliest possible user interface that Microsoft could come up with. Too simple, too white, not interesting at all...
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse.

    Maybe we should open a book on how long the design team will keep their jobs.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    It's definitely uglier than CP or RP version.

    And why not make it fully white?
    If everything is white then a transparent taskbar looks like crap. There is no balance of colors.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Wow, that's disappointing to say the least.
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    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Agreed


    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Ugh! (Shudders).
    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    I actually think that this is the ugliest possible user interface that Microsoft could come up with. Too simple, too white, not interesting at all...
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse.

    Maybe we should open a book on how long the design team will keep their jobs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    It's definitely uglier than CP or RP version.

    And why not make it fully white?
    If everything is white then a transparent taskbar looks like crap. There is no balance of colors.
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Wow, that's disappointing to say the least.
    Especially since they've basically removed all of the "Legacy" customisation options.
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    Windows 7/8


    Ghod, they are playskooling the desktop as well. That is just plain fugly. THe entire OS is going to look like it was designed as a high school project.

    Someone must has told them that if they couldn;t draw a background or button or widget graphic using MS Paint then it wouldn't be accepted in the new UI

    Now all that would be ok if they would just make it so that the OS could easily be themed. But it's so dicey trying to theme windows, it just barely works if your lucky and it completely hoses your system if your not I'm always sorry I tried it and vista and 7 looked so good I no longer felt the need to. Now...
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    I think it looks much cleaner and more professional minus the transparent task bar which now looks out of place.
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