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  1.    12 Feb 2014 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee, post: 14852, member: 135
    I like you still like the glass look, and I also know that a good deal of people who go in for the glass style hate to use third party programs to get that look, albeit it doesn't really matter to me, so I have found several free themes out in the wild that allow me to change the look and feel of the GUI for free. then of course there is WindowBlinds for $10.00 if you can't find what your looking for as far as free ware
    It's not the same. The themes I've tried for W8 amount to "hollow frame" caption bar. It's funky to drag with the mouse. There's no "frost" or "blur" effect. Plus programs that expect composition to be enabled since the Windows version is higher than Vista, look like crap. A program with a UI that's supposed to look like ice just looks like light gray flat crud. It's not trivial to draw on Glass. They put developers through all that hassle and nullify all that work with no notice. High handed is putting it mildly.
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  2.    23 Feb 2014 #12

    Count me as another who really likes the glass look. My machine is perfectly capable of handling the little extra "oof" needed by it. I spend a fair amount of time in front of my machine year round and during the winter a LOT of time and want something I like to look at. I understand the reasoning behind 8's no glass look (I think, who knows what really goes on there in Redmon), but my machine is not a tablet or a phone or a slate or whatever other name you want for an underpowered facebook machine.Its a real honest to goodness computer and I like for it to LOOK that way.
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  3.    23 Feb 2014 #13
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    I don't like the Glass look in Win 7 and have it turned off but that is one of the advantages of Win 7; I had a choice.

    Even without Glass, things still look much better in Win 7 than the flat, kindergartenish tiles, etc. in Win 8.
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  4.    24 Feb 2014 #14
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    I go further than that, using IownAmoneyPit's re-created 2000 classic themes and hope they'll
    still work in 9 because I've only moved on to keep getting the updates.
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