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Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:28
Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:29
Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:32
I am using the 60-day trial, but how do I change it [Word] from all white? I am using the desktop version, not the ****ty Metro version!
Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:37
Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:38
Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:38
It's perfectly possible to disable Words sub-pixel font positioning if you wish, without disabled hardware acceleration. (The Text won't be hardware accelerated anymore of course, but the rest will). Though I personally think it looks much nicer
I wonder if there are video card/monitor specific issues because it really looks fantastic to me. Seriously. Whites have never bothered me but I do adjust the gamma and dynamic contrast using my monitor controls and Catalyst Control Panel to get it perfect for me.
Exactly -- I use the silver version myself which still draws your eyes to where the content is. Personally this is what I'd prefer out of the default 2013 look instead of the stark white. It's white but still has easily defined separation in the various areas, and the content is still the main focus. (Scaled wayyyyy down.)
And seriously, that "dark gray" setting is barely worth. It's not dark, it's just slightly less white. This is a good content-focused UI. Microsoft had it and threw it away and that was a horrible mistake.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 20:42
Posted 17 November 2012 - 21:24
I miss Aero Glass as well, and while I don't think there's any chance of it coming back, providing a few more themes to Office should be a relatively simple thing to do. Hopefully MS will hear the complaints and just make this issue go away by providing more themes.
Thanks for understanding.
This is also one of my issues with the lack of transparency in Windows 8. I think it's great how Windows 7's windows are transparent. Absolutely not because it looks fancy, but because it pulls focus away from it. The frame isn't important, it blends into the background. It's about what's inside the frame.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 21:59
Hopefully MS will hear the complaints and just make this issue go away by providing more themes.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 22:09
Posted 17 November 2012 - 22:16
If it's too bright, I think you'll find there are brightness controls on your display...
Posted 17 November 2012 - 22:19
That's not the point. Why should the user have to dim his/her display just to use Office 2013? Not acceptable. I had never dimmed my display when using version 2010.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 22:29
Posted 17 November 2012 - 22:30
Posted 17 November 2012 - 22:34
Personally Visual Studio 2012 got the "desktop Metro feel" done a lot nicer. Again, drastically scaled down.. you get the general idea. The main focus is white, the rest is a bit darker and everything has easy to see boundaries. Has the Metro "flavor" (minus the menus that YELL at you, turned those off), but it's easier on the eyes.
What's up with the CAPS in the tab headers? Possible to turn off?