Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Evening Tech Bits

View
28. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 22, 2013, 15:40 noman
 
I like Windows8 desktop theme a lot more than Windows7's Aero. The sharp corners, color difference between foreground and background apps, overall v-sync usage (in desktop mode) are all much appreciated.

The WDDM1.2 driver model does have its benefits.

I also like the auto-color option, where the GUI elements automatically change color to better match the current desktop background. I know, there must be tons of third-party applications to do these types of things, but it's good to have this feature in the OS itself.

The ribbon in file-explorer is a great addition. It stays minimized, but once expanded gives a lot of menu choices which I have now begun to use - choices which were earlier buried under two or three nested menus and required navigating through succession of context menus, tab selections, and buttons. I have absolutely no idea why anyone wouldn't like this feature, since it minimizes to be completely out of your sight and the non-ribbon-bar navigation is still there.
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Jan 21, 20:17 Re: Evening Tech Bits wtf_man
  2. Jan 21, 20:53  Re: Evening Tech Bits Quboid
  4. Jan 21, 23:00   Re: Evening Tech Bits DDI
  5. Jan 21, 23:07    Re: Evening Tech Bits Prez
  7. Jan 21, 23:25     Re: Evening Tech Bits Alamar
  17. Jan 22, 06:56      Re: Evening Tech Bits Muscular Beaver
  8. Jan 21, 23:31    Re: Evening Tech Bits PropheT
  10. Jan 22, 00:04     Re: Evening Tech Bits Brin
  18. Jan 22, 07:04      Re: Evening Tech Bits Muscular Beaver
  23. Jan 22, 09:07      Re: Evening Tech Bits wtf_man
  11. Jan 22, 00:11    Re: Evening Tech Bits SirKnight
  12. Jan 22, 01:16     Re: Evening Tech Bits NKD
  22. Jan 22, 09:00      Re: Evening Tech Bits Verno
  26. Jan 22, 12:33      Re: Evening Tech Bits Quboid
  27. Jan 22, 13:41       Re: Evening Tech Bits NegaDeath
>> 28. Jan 22, 15:40        Re: Evening Tech Bits noman
  13. Jan 22, 02:43     Re: Evening Tech Bits noman
  14. Jan 22, 03:39      Re: Evening Tech Bits InBlack
  15. Jan 22, 04:49    Re: Evening Tech Bits Lord Tea
  16. Jan 22, 05:56     Re: Evening Tech Bits InBlack
  19. Jan 22, 07:12    Re: Evening Tech Bits Dades
  21. Jan 22, 08:12     Re: Evening Tech Bits gray
  29. Jan 22, 15:55     Re: Evening Tech Bits noman
  3. Jan 21, 22:17 Re: Evening Tech Bits Optional Nickname!
  6. Jan 21, 23:23 Re: Evening Tech Bits jdreyer
  9. Jan 21, 23:35  Re: Evening Tech Bits nin
  20. Jan 22, 08:08 Re: Evening Tech Bits El Pit
  25. Jan 22, 10:45  Re: Evening Tech Bits Ant
  24. Jan 22, 10:13 Re: Evening Tech Bits Verno
  30. Jan 22, 16:57 Re: Evening Tech Bits Dades
  31. Jan 22, 20:25  Re: Evening Tech Bits noman


footer

Blue's News logo