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Office 2013 Interface - Really? This is The Best They Can Do?


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#76 zhangm

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:30

Oh, and whilst I'm here, I doubt this is going to burn your eyes out.

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I find the white to be a bit cleaner and not as dismal, though the greys don't look too bad.


#77 Stoffel

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:33

You are all arguing over taste.
I really like the way the new Office looks, but I can understand other people don't

You can't argue over taste or colors!

#78 Javik

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:39

Luna never looked nice.

I'll admit, the white in most of the Windows 8 stuff is overkill, but all of the other themes look better than 2010. I don't see the problem with all caps menus, tbh, I think that's very common in web interfaces these days to show different buttons levels.


Precisely my point. Luna was horrible and I find these UI designs to be even more so. They look like they'd be more at home in Windows 3.1

#79 Buio

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:46

Oh look, I even managed to make the ribbon titles lowercase. Well I'll be :p

Goodie.

#80 Max Norris

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:50

My Pleasure.

Heh guess I'm the odd one out. Personally preferred VS2012's look over 2010. Even went as far as using the 2010 version of that addon to color it to match 2012 before I upgraded later. Well more or less, some elements obviously just aren't there or couldn't be changed.. fairly close though. Just couldn't get into the blue, felt out of place on my desktop. You got a pretty decent recreation of the 2010 look though for sure, a couple gradients are off and such but pretty close.

#81 LUTZIFER

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:05

My Pleasure.

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Go look in Extensions and Updates. Visual Studio is an extremely flexible and extensible IDE that lets developers more or less do what they wish with it.


Oh, and whilst I'm here, I doubt this is going to burn your eyes out.

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Oh look, I even managed to make the ribbon titles lowercase. Well I'll be :p

Does look nice though. Does the image design at the top change depending on what Windows 8 Start Screen wallpaper is being displayed, as in what determines what shows there?

#82 ~Johnny

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:09

Does look nice though. Does the image design at the top change depending on what Windows 8 Start Screen wallpaper is being displayed, as in what determines what shows there?


You choose from a list manually, and it will follow you around whenever you sign in with office. I'll admit I'm particularly taken with these cartoon sea beings at the moment :p

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Although, my absolute favourite feature (outside the gorgeous lashings of animation), happens to be the full window writing experience. It's quite blissful, and without going entirely fullscreen and taking over your task bar too.

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The popup toolbar that shows up next to your mouse is pretty much good enough for most basic formatting tasks, and if you need it - which probably won't be most of the time - the ribbon is only a click away

#83 vcfan

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:19

Are you color blind or what? This is Outlook 2010


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This is Outlook 2013. Can you see the difference? I don't know about you, but to me Outlook 2010 looks way better.

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Office 2013 seems unfinished.

like it said, it must be because of crappy monitors and the contrast and colors doesn't make it look good for you or others. mine looks amazing.

and if you still insist on the white not looking good,look at a couple of posts up, someone posted the grey darork grey color scheme,and when you compare those to office 2010, you cant say 2010 looks better,you just cant.

#84 2III7

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:27

i guess the white interface is eye burning if you have a sun or a nuclear blast for your screen backlight. otherwise seems fine :)

#85 MorganX

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:31

If it's too bright, I think you'll find there are brightness controls on your display...

That won't work for those complaining for the reasons illustrated in the screenshot. Those generally complaining about brightness yes, but for those wanting the pasteboard contrast, MS should just provide the appropriate themes.

#86 Defcon

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:32

Is there some kind of mandate at MS to remove all color, make everything blinding white, and remove all customization options related to UI and color?

Can't change Windows or Office colors, they removed the ability to customize many parts of the UI, its just terrible.

#87 linsook

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:39

Precisely my point. Luna was horrible and I find these UI designs to be even more so. They look like they'd be more at home in Windows 3.1


true...

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#88 Growled

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:39

You can't argue over taste or colors!


You don't know Neowin. :)

#89 Mando

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:45

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#90 cropcircles

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:49

Even worse then 2010. That's why I went back to Office 2007



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