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  1.    15 Dec 2014 #41

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    It may just be that dwm is off for some reason. Like when my Aero doesn't take on W8 the taskbar is black until I hit it again. Black is probably the transparency color.
    I believe MS's intention with the dark task bar is thumbnail highlights.
    Depending on the color you choose for your windows headers, Start Menu, etc., Windows will add a subtle shade of that color to the dark task bar.
    So, if you choose blue, the task bar will be a very dark navy blue; if you choose red, the task bar will be a very dark red wine shade.
    The main aspect of the feature seems to be that now your active and inactive thumbnails will be highlighted with your chosen color.
    Pretty cool but it still does not leave much room for customization though!
    Example:

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    I spent a little bit of time on my last theme so I would like to continue to be able to do that!
    (I'll investigate the DWM thing)

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    (Don't think I'd pull this off in Build 9901!)
    Last edited by Edwin; 15 Dec 2014 at 16:01.
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       15 Dec 2014 #42

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I think this whole topic is senseless...

    If people don't like transparency, turn it off. If they want a black taskbar, just change the color. If people want to change it up, let them.

    Why is this even being talked about? I am sure Microsoft is clever enough to come up with some solution, then again???


    Then, why did you read it? Why did you post in it?
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
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       15 Dec 2014 #43

    Windows 10: Microsoft hints at Aero Glass' return, but only if you vote for it

    Windows 10: Microsoft hints at Aero Glass' return, but only if you vote for it
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
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    Posts : 1,394
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       15 Dec 2014 #44

    Edwin said: View Post
    I believe MS's intention with the dark task bar is thumbnail highlights.
    Depending on the color you choose for your windows headers, Start Menu, etc., Windows will add a subtle shade of that color to the dark task bar.
    So, if you choose blue, the task bar will be a very dark navy blue; if you choose red, the task bar will be a very dark red wine shade.
    The main aspect of the feature seems to be that now your active and inactive thumbnails will be highlighted with your chosen color.
    Pretty cool but it still does not leave much room for customization though!
    Example:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000025.png 
Views:	52 
Size:	51.4 KB 
ID:	9475Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000026.png 
Views:	52 
Size:	22.9 KB 
ID:	9476Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000027.png 
Views:	56 
Size:	25.2 KB 
ID:	9477

    I spent a little bit of time on my last theme so I would like to continue to be able to do that!
    (I'll investigate the DWM thing)
    So MS is planning to introduce one of the most useless "features" of the OS X and Unity GUIs to W10?
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 16 Dec 2014 at 00:39.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
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    Posts : 4,534
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       15 Dec 2014 #45

    Edwin said: View Post
    MilesAhead said: View Post
    It may just be that dwm is off for some reason. Like when my Aero doesn't take on W8 the taskbar is black until I hit it again. Black is probably the transparency color.
    I believe MS's intention with the dark task bar is thumbnail highlights.
    Depending on the color you choose for your windows headers, Start Menu, etc., Windows will add a subtle shade of that color to the dark task bar.
    So, if you choose blue, the task bar will be a very dark navy blue; if you choose red, the task bar will be a very dark red wine shade.
    The main aspect of the feature seems to be that now your active and inactive thumbnails will be highlighted with your chosen color.
    Pretty cool but it still does not leave much room for customization though!
    Example:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000025.png 
Views:	52 
Size:	51.4 KB 
ID:	9475Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000026.png 
Views:	52 
Size:	22.9 KB 
ID:	9476Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000027.png 
Views:	56 
Size:	25.2 KB 
ID:	9477

    I spent a little bit of time on my last theme so I would like to continue to be able to do that!
    (I'll investigate the DWM thing)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000028.png 
Views:	109 
Size:	335.1 KB 
ID:	9474

    (Don't think I'd pull this off in Build 9901!)
    Really like the colors. . .looks just like my Windows Phone. . .nice maybe you could post it for those who would like to use it as wallpaper. (Me). . .thanks.
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       15 Dec 2014 #46

    Dave44 said: View Post
    Windows 10: Microsoft hints at Aero Glass' return, but only if you vote for it

    Windows 10: Microsoft hints at Aero Glass' return, but only if you vote for it
    No thanks. I'll pass on voting for that feature.
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  7.    15 Dec 2014 #47

    @ Lee:

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    Enjoy.
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  8.    15 Dec 2014 #48

    @ Lee:
    Almost forgot; here's a link to the icon packs, (1-4), if you like 'em!

    Black and Gold by icebabee on DeviantArt
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  9.    15 Dec 2014 #49

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I think this whole topic is senseless...

    If people don't like transparency, turn it off. If they want a black taskbar, just change the color. If people want to change it up, let them.

    Why is this even being talked about? I am sure Microsoft is clever enough to come up with some solution, then again???


    It's a legitimate topic for discussion. If for some reason you don't like the topic then simply don't open the thread.
    I guess it is a topic, not sure as to the legitimate part.

    I opened it out of interest not knowing the context, (I thought transparency was already there) only after reading some of the comments, did I respond. Thank you for asking.

    Winuser said: View Post
    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    I think this whole topic is senseless...

    If people don't like transparency, turn it off. If they want a black taskbar, just change the color. If people want to change it up, let them.

    Why is this even being talked about? I am sure Microsoft is clever enough to come up with some solution, then again???


    Then, why did you read it? Why did you post in it?
    Just giving an opinion, hoping to help bring a conclusion to the post.
    as to why I read it, see above..

    I see topics like this as things to just stir a pot, and conjure emotional retorts, and from the sounds it, it may have done just that.

    Again, just my opinion, I thought the article was more informational and not even a debate issue.

    OH and Happy Holidays to all....
    Last edited by Trust_No1; 16 Dec 2014 at 00:21.
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       16 Dec 2014 #50

    Sharing our opinions, likes and dislikes is what threads like this is all about. That's why I don't think it's senseless. And Happy Holidays to you.
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