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#31 MorganX

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 21:59

On a 4-inch screen I agree. On a 27-inch screen those solid colors become dreadful to look at.


Third party hacks/apps will allow you to skin the Start Page. Something MS should have built in and a step backwards. Now to have a decent looking UI you have to hackapp it to death. Bring back Norton Desktop. :/


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 22:49

Anyone find a house with these colrs??

Also is warwagon here??

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 22:51

Third party hacks/apps will allow you to skin the Start Page. Something MS should have built in and a step backwards.


^ I agree -- someone will quickly chop off Metro screens, for those of us who do not want. :laugh:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 20:29

You suck at tagging. :laugh:

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 20:32

Haha, it all goes back to the basics in the end.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:50

I don't know if you agree, but I think Microsoft should also drop the background image overlays on the Start Screen. The first thing I did was switch it off, just a flat color background looks better. Even a evenly textured/patterned background would look better than the overlays.


A transparent background would be best, then you'd be able to see the desktop and not get claustrophobic, but Microsoft doesn't have a god damn clue about design.

#37 remixedcat

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:17

A transparent background would be best, then you'd be able to see the desktop and not get claustrophobic, but Microsoft doesn't have a god damn clue about design.


Even though metro grew on me a bit it did feel claustrophobic. I loved the easy to readness of it t It would be awesome with some font changes though... segoeui does not look good on my tv.. candara, trebuche and even tahoma looked better.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:35

It's so true. :|

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:39

A transparent background would be best, then you'd be able to see the desktop and not get claustrophobic, but Microsoft doesn't have a god damn clue about design.


Since metro doesn't run on top of the desktop, what exactly would a transparent background do...

I think they know a lot more about design than you at any rate.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:42

Since metro doesn't run on top of the desktop, what exactly would a transparent background do...

I think they know a lot more about design than you at any rate.


I's sure MS got thier design inspiration from a visit to chuck e cheeses.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:52

To me, Metro looks very similar to 2001 space odyssey computer interfaces.
The use of color's, blocks, and font especially.

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Where did you get the first image? I remember this site that had these along some wallpapers and a screensaver.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 19:22

A transparent background would be best, then you'd be able to see the desktop and not get claustrophobic, but Microsoft doesn't have a god damn clue about design.

I like how people declare themselves "expert" on the internet.

Having a transparent start screen on top of the Desktop would overlap live tile/apps shortcut with items on the desktop. You clearly have no idea about what you are talking about :/
Just look how terribad Gnome 3 is, you'll get a good example of things not to do.