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  1.    12 Dec 2014 #11
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    This is just what some folks want, thus it is available through Microsoft instead of third party companies it will make Win 10 users very happy. . .some want it, while some users see no use for it. . .isn't that one of the things people wanted out of Win 8'
    Last edited by Lee; 13 Dec 2014 at 12:49.
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  2.    12 Dec 2014 #12
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    Yep most people refer to transparent glass as a free eye candy,
    Same as all of the dialog boxes.... sliding around and animating buttons...
    It's one of the main features of aero but the only one that seems to be abandoned by Microsoft in 8-8.1 and now 10TP
    All because someone is saving power consumption for mobile devices,
    Desktops are not a mobile devices and many wish Microsoft would stop acting as if they were
    Cheers.
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  3.    13 Dec 2014 #13

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    Transparent glass is a easy way to see your desktop background throughout windows taskbar for one plus all open windows,
    But since win-10 or 8 for that matter don't really have any window borders it would be I suppose only available via the taskbar and possibly the start menu list
    So instead of the generic 2d color pages there would be transparent glass
    Another example is all of the generic square boxes around apps,
    Where the generic color is could see your back ground image instead,
    Cheers.
    Hi there.

    On a nice monitor it looks great -- just try KDE-PLASMA effects on any Linux distro that supports KDE. Breeze is also brilliant.

    I can do without wobbly windows, cuboidal objects etc (some people like them but you can switch those off). The KDE PLASMA is better than the AERO GLASS which a lot of people liked (and still like).

    My view is that things like workspaces are very personal matters and these days the hardware is more than capable of supporting all manner of effects.

    It also depends on what you are doing -- for example if I'm pre-press preparing some professional photos via Photoshop I switch to a basic plain light grey background -- hideously boring for other tasks but 100% convenient for me when doing the photoshop gig.

    I can't see what's wrong in providing a load of effects if people like them --they don't have to be installed.

    Ms has made some blunders in its time -- remember supplying Windows 8 SERVER (a server for gawd's sake) with those hideous mobile phone tiles !!!!!!. Hopefully it will relent on W10 and add aero like features.

    Mind you when it comes to Ms - I'm sure anybody in professional I.T MUST have seen this cartoon before !!!!

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    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 13 Dec 2014 at 04:27.
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  4.    13 Dec 2014 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Is there a point to it though, or is it just eye candy?
    Not all EyE-candy in life makes perfect sense!

    Cheers
    Last edited by M4v3r1ck; 13 Dec 2014 at 09:36. Reason: typos...
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  5.    13 Dec 2014 #15
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    Oh Gawd....
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  6.    13 Dec 2014 #16
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    Yea there's just no good reason to not have all of the same aero features in 8-8.1. or now 10 that exist in 7 on a laptop or desktop,
    The setting should all exist in the same easy to find locations/ personalize section and advanced system settings/ performance
    There's also no real reason to push title only on the right column of the start menu/ text only should be a option and not just blocks,
    There should also be an easy way to get rid of Bing search from the start menu search,
    I used to laugh at all of the commercials that said "Windows 7 was my idea" but it's actually true
    10 is not it lacks easy customizations and personal preferences.
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  7.    13 Dec 2014 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    .
    Hi there.

    On a nice monitor it looks great -- just try KDE-PLASMA effects on any Linux distro that supports KDE. Breeze is also brilliant.
    Not to turn it into a Linux forum, but I have a VM with Debian 7 and kde plasma running. Are there some nice transparent themes to be had with loading instructions? A link or 2 would filter out a lot of search.
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  8.    13 Dec 2014 #18
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    Really. . .why the need to compare Linux UI to windows UI. Really see no reason. . .Sorry Jimbo just really don't. .
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  9.    13 Dec 2014 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Really. . .why the need to compare Linux UI to windows UI. Really see no reason. . .Sorry Jimbo just really don't. .
    It's like comparing an orange to a pear. IMO, comparing Linux to Windows is a bit .. well.. silly. If anyone likes Linux that much use it and don't use Windows.
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  10.    14 Dec 2014 #20
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    MS decided ...


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    . .isn't that one of the things people wanted out of Win 8'
    MS decided that people didn't want it.
    I don't recall users demanding that it be removed.

    If you want to, you can turn it off in W7 (I have Transparency turned off).
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