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#1 +LimeMaster

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:31

I know Microsoft apparently replaced all the existing Windows Vista/7 themes but look at this screenshot. It has the Windows Basic theme in the sub windows of IcoFX. :)

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:33

Ok?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:38

Yes it is. There is also a way to hack it, to bring it back :p

The thing is... Aero basic is... well... too basic...

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:38

Well why did they bother restricting access to the themes if they are not going to properly remove the them?

Cool i guess. :) Maybe aero glass theme is also still available.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:42

Well why did they bother restricting access to the themes if they are not going to properly remove the themes?


Easier probably, and 99% of Win 8 users wouldn't have a clue it was even there, let alone want to enable it

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:44

Well why did they bother restricting access to the themes if they are not going to properly remove the themes?

It's more of a bug than a feature really. I think MDI child windows in general have the Windows basic theme in Windows 8.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:50

It's more of a bug than a feature really. I think MDI child windows in general have the Windows basic theme in Windows 8.

Still that means they haven't removed the theme.

Easier probably, and 99% of Win 8 users wouldn't have a clue it was even there, let alone want to enable it

Maybe but they could surely notice that part of the application is themed differently and might be curious on how to enable it.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:54

Maybe but they could surely notice that part of the application is themed differently and might be curious on how to enable it.


Doubt it, the majority of PC users just accept how windows is set up as default, maybe change the wallpaper at most

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 20:56

I know Microsoft apparently replaced all the existing Windows Vista/7 themes but look at this screenshot. It has the Windows Basic theme in the sub windows of IcoFX. :)


That pic is so small that I almost spooned out my eyes to get em closer to the screen :/











not really...

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 21:04

That pic is so small that I almost spooned out my eyes to get em closer to the screen :/

It was MASSIVE originally but sized it down, but it does not matter as it still proves the basic theme is there :)

Doubt it, the majority of PC users just accept how windows is set up as default, maybe change the wallpaper at most

Sadly that's probably true.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 21:12

you can't disable the aero in windows 8

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 21:20

It's more of a bug than a feature really. I think MDI child windows in general have the Windows basic theme in Windows 8.

yea I noticed that awhile back. all child windows are doing this.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:05

Start>run>services.msc>themes>try to find it

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:43

Start>run>services.msc>themes>try to find it

Noting happens. :o

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 22:46

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