Windows 10: 'Aero Glass' theme coming soon via simple mod

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  1. MikeHawthorne's Avatar
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       #11

    Hi

    At least during the testing process I'm trying to not run any 3rd party apps except for Rocketdock (I've used it for years and couldn't live without it) so that I give Windows 10 a fair trial.

    I never really did that with Widows 8, I just hated the interface so much that I never really used it.

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  2. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       #12

    That's exactly the sediment with win-8's unpopularity with 7'ers and will also be the trend in win-10 if these should be basic features are not locally available,

    Start8 made 8.1 bearable but nothing to take home to show mamma and or use all the time
    As far as I've seen so far Start8 is better than win-10's start button and that's just sad.
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  3. Stephanie's Avatar
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       #13

    I would prefer Aero Glass to be incorporated in to windows 10 and not be a 3rd party app.
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  4. Vladimir's Avatar
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       #14

    No third party... Very nice !

    :)
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  5. Posts : 1,212
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       #15

    You really shouldn't be using third party utilities for Aero on a computer that is used for important purposes. The OS doesn't expose the kind of control necessary to do this properly so developers must resort to the tricks that Microsoft has long warned developers not to do. The author tries to do this safely but does warn of the dangers.
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  6. Posts : 480
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       #16

    MilesAhead said:
    Fashions just cycle around. I remember there was a period of time on OS/2 when everything was 3D looking. Dialog boxes with big edges and rivets even. People were tired of flat. Now flat is popular again for the same reason it was before. Takes less resources.

    The other thing is only pogrammers know the hoops they had to jump through just to draw text on glass. MS just throws all that effort away in cavalier fashion. They put it there i the first place. But it's a dead horse now I guess. :)
    I don't think they threw anything away in a cavalier fashion, it's like you say, it takes less resources. I think Microsoft has a vision, but a lot of long time users aren't going to let them attain that vision. It's been happening for years, it's just worse this time.
    Being able to run one OS across all things seems like a worthy goal to me, and I'd like to help them attain that goal by giving feedback. Unfortunately a lot of people just want eye candy machines, which is okay, but not on a $100 tablet.
    Although I suppose I'm not really the target audience, it's the Windows 7 and XP crowd they're after, I'm already in.
    I even like Metro, go figure.
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  7. MilesAhead's Avatar
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    BillyBob said:
    I don't think they threw anything away in a cavalier fashion, it's like you say, it takes less resources. I think Microsoft has a vision, but a lot of long time users aren't going to let them attain that vision. It's been happening for years, it's just worse this time.
    Being able to run one OS across all things seems like a worthy goal to me, and I'd like to help them attain that goal by giving feedback. Unfortunately a lot of people just want eye candy machines, which is okay, but not on a $100 tablet.
    Although I suppose I'm not really the target audience, it's the Windows 7 and XP crowd they're after, I'm already in.
    I even like Metro, go figure.
    If eye candy is of no interest then I can understand your perspective. If you want awesome performance on low resources get a small linux distro, recompile the kernel for your CPU, and run it in console mode. :)

    But on the vision thing I suspect it has more to do with which faction is ascendant at the moment. They get to push their ideas that were held back because the other team was in power. Notice there have been changes at the top. That's likely the reason the ship has been zig zagging across the cyber sea lately. :)

    But to be fair I was spending so much time getting the VM going I haven't messed with it much. There are some thing I like about W8 even though I point out those things I disagree with. I'm sure I'll find stuff to like on W10 also. :)
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  8. Posts : 480
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       #18

    MilesAhead said:
    If eye candy is of no interest then I can understand your perspective. If you want awesome performance on low resources get a small linux distro, recompile the kernel for your CPU, and run it in console mode
    You mean like Puppy Linux or something similar, tried heaps, they're just not Windows, but I still use Ubuntu and Mint etc occasionally.
    No, I just want to see one OS run on everything, and having Aero and waterfalls and fancy transitions and stuff isn't going to work at this point in time. If we end up back at XP or Windows 7 what's the use of all this. Cadillacs were nice in their day, now they're just an outdated monster, a bit like Aero.

    Actually, I would have thought the corporate world would eat up the flat look, they probably wouldn't want all the waste of resources and employees looking at their pretty screens.
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  9. Dude's Avatar
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       #19

    Feedback..Feedback..Feedback, if enough people ask I am sure they will consider and test adding it back. They did bring back the start menu . I don't like the start menu anymore but everyone wants it back, so it's back. I would much rather have Aero than a start menu.

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  10. MilesAhead's Avatar
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       #20

    To my way of thinking the Start Menu was poorly designed from the get go. It may not make much difference for hotkey people, but for mouse oriented users, a majority of whom are right-handed, it's silly to have to mouse all the way over to the left just to click the Start Button. (Or all the way up to the top if you put the Taskbar on the rhs.)

    I think they did it that way to make it easier to code. English Language goes from left to right therefore start on the left and leave the free space on the right as words and cascading menus get longer. But there are free 3rd party Start Button substitutes that allow you to position them in the lower right corner. More ergonomic. I suspect so much of this stuff is hard wired that nobody left in MS Development can figure out how it works. Like Explorer, the quirks will be there until Windows dies.
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