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#1 Defcon

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 22:08

The 'Advanced' option is gone from the Personilization menu. So now its just a sea of white everywhere, you can't even change the background color of a window. Or am I missing something?


#2 rfirth

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 22:21

The 'Advanced' option is gone from the Personilization menu. So now its just a sea of white everywhere, you can't even change the background color of a window. Or am I missing something?


What do you want to change? The window frame color? Or the actual background of a window?

#3 OP Defcon

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 23:56

What do you want to change? The window frame color? Or the actual background of a window?


Background, text color etc. I like dark themed apps since bright gives me a headache.

#4 remixedcat

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 00:04

I hate how the font options are gone.... you're stuck with the default font size and type. I change all mine to Candara cuz segoeui is meh.

#5 +Quillz

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 00:07

You'll be able to change the taskbar and chrome color, like always. But it seems the only way you can adjust other options is to use one of the high-contrast themes. Being able to change any part of the font (outside of the size) is no longer possible.

#6 remixedcat

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:40

let me guess..... telemetry again.....

*rolleyes*

#7 +devHead

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:47

I hate how the font options are gone.... you're stuck with the default font size and type. I change all mine to Candara cuz segoeui is meh.


Well, you can change the font size of different elements in the RP, but I know, removing the ability to change the font face is just plain stupid. I mean, what is their reason for removing such a functionality? If they say that no one really changes the fonts on their system, that's fine. But to remove the ability completely for everyone? It just doesn't make sense to me.

#8 BajiRav

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:57

I hate how the font options are gone.... you're stuck with the default font size and type. I change all mine to Candara cuz segoeui is meh.

I am sure you can always do something in registry, not the most elegant way but...

#9 OP Defcon

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:35

So it is as I feared, more dumbing down of Windows for absolutely no reason. Since none of the personalization dialogs have changed, it was actually more work to remove features than leave them in, and make the lives of millions worse. Good job Microsoft.

#10 +Brandon Live

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 16:00

I hate how the font options are gone.... you're stuck with the default font size and type. I change all mine to Candara cuz segoeui is meh.

The ability to change some of the font size metrics is still around, it's in the same control panel as where you change the desktop DPI (i.e. Right-click desktop, Screen Resolution, Make text bigger or smaller).

So it is as I feared, more dumbing down of Windows for absolutely no reason. Since none of the personalization dialogs have changed, it was actually more work to remove features than leave them in, and make the lives of millions worse. Good job Microsoft.

That's simply not how it works. It would have been a whole lot of work to maintain certain options given other changes in the system, and we know for a fact they were used by virtually nobody.

#11 +Quillz

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 20:17

The ability to change some of the font size metrics is still around, it's in the same control panel as where you change the desktop DPI (i.e. Right-click desktop, Screen Resolution, Make text bigger or smaller).


That's simply not how it works. It would have been a whole lot of work to maintain certain options given other changes in the system, and we know for a fact they were used by virtually nobody.

While I certainly agree with the second part, I know I often changed my system fonts, as did many others. Of all the options taken away, that seems like the worst one to remove.

#12 remixedcat

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 20:52

I also change mine depending on what mouse or monitor I decide to use.



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