Two dimensional interface harder to interpret?

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  1. Posts : 248
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Two dimensional interface harder to interpret?


    Does anyone else feel that the "new" (old?) two-dimensional feel of Windows 10 makes it a bit harder to interpret where one window ends and another begins when there are multiple windows/dialogues stacked on top of each other?
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  2. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Ah.. no.
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
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    Windows 10
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    THX1138 said:
    Does anyone else feel that the "new" (old?) two-dimensional feel of Windows 10 makes it a bit harder to interpret where one window ends and another begins when there are multiple windows/dialogues stacked on top of each other?
    Yeah Windows 10 is pretty 'white' by default!
    Search the tutorials for 'Add Windows Colored Borders'
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  4. Posts : 248
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    Edwin said:
    Yeah Windows 10 is pretty 'white' by default!
    Search the tutorials for 'Add Windows Colored Borders'
    Thanks. That was pretty quick and easy to install and greatly improves the distinction between windows but it doesn't look as good as Windows 7 used to. Will this work with Windows 10?
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  5. Edwin's Avatar
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    THX1138 said:
    Thanks. That was pretty quick and easy to install and greatly improves the distinction between windows but it doesn't look as good as Windows 7 used to. Will this work with Windows 10?
    I ended up having problems with that one!
    This one works well in Build 10240 only.

    http://www.glass8.eu/download.html

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    On the installer, check only the third option if your running a theme such as thick borders, as in the following screen shot:

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  6. Posts : 248
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    Thanks. As it so happens 10240 is the build of Win 10 I have! Does that mean when it automatically updates at some point in the future things may go awry?
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  7. Edwin's Avatar
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    THX1138 said:
    Thanks. As it so happens 10240 is the build of Win 10 I have! Does that mean when it automatically updates at some point in the future things may go awry?
    Possibly, but the developer keeps working on it as well.
    It may be just a matter of re-installing it.

    (If you can swing it, drop the developer a few well deserved Euro's if you like it, that will remove the watermark from your desktop.)
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    .. you can also make the inactive borders a different colour/shade from the active window border (which I find essential) using the tweak tool offered on Aeroglass's site http://www.glass8.eu/download.html

    .. and you can add drop shadows (with an exception for ApplicationFrameHost.exe) with Y'z Shadow.
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  9. Posts : 5,834
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
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    You really can't decipher between windows?

    Two monitors > 4 snapped on the 27" (left) > 2 snapped on a 17" (right)

    And why would we want to use up valuable screen real estate with borders?

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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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    I certainly really struggled with Windows 10 initially- white on white.. and where did the titlebar end and the rest begin in some cases? With overlaid Windows with no discrimination, no border, I made mistakes. Fixing that - once I'd got over some CPU use issues and delayed delivery of my graphics driver- became a priority. And I'm only using a 15.6" screen.

    Anyway.. hey, it's a personal decision... MS shouldn't force us one way or another, and leave us the option so we have the choice.

    A worse situation to handle is the glaring off-white backgrounds most are forced to use (again the settings used to be there in the GUI but removed). It takes a little techy determination to fix that properly.

    Previously I would always reduce the border width to a few pixels. That control now seems to have gone (and I mean via a 3rd party utility which worked initially in Win 10) as the relevant GUI was removed in Win 8.
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