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Posted 11 November 2012 - 20:54
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 23:02
Well while it may not be possible in the latest versions, during vista and the early 7 days, they where rescinding everything in OSX, I recall dark resins where particularly popular but there was a lot of reskinning going on with OSX. And today a lot of people are reskinning to drop the skeuomorphism.
And after all, windows has more built in customization abilities from the get go with users abilities to change the colors of their windows.
As for icons, that's p to the app designers themselves. There re many windows apps with icons that rival or even beat Mac icons, but of course when your app universe is 100 times bigger, there's going to be a larger amount of ugly apps/icons.
Windows users also tend to be more focused on the app working no working good/effectively, whereas an apple users will pick the pretty app over the working app. The App Store shows this effect a lot. Personally, I wish I could have both, I wish my mirc could have the function of mirc with the mdi windows, or a tileable interface with the looks of one of the nice new metro irc clients.
Cheeky doesn't make it untrue
Posted 11 November 2012 - 23:04
Visual styles, desktop screenshot threads. I've been gone for awhile, but where did everyone go? Was it just a fad, gone by the wayside?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 23:24
Posted 11 November 2012 - 23:25
It feels like Microsoft doesn't want you to customize as much anymore, and that sucks!
Posted 11 November 2012 - 23:32
Posted 11 November 2012 - 23:39
When I used Windows 98 I found it quite interesting to be able to improve the way things looked with utilities like WindowBlinds, and to a lesser extent Windows XP. However, over the years the quality of what was available went down and down, and bafflingly a lot of these hideous looking visual styles and themes had a fee attached to them which I could never really understand.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 23:45
Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:33
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 13:47
I remember resource hacking XP until fragging the entire install, multiple times, so many screenshots of the proud work i've done just lost in the sands of time...