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#1 bulldows95

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:15

Hi,

 

Will Windows 9 reintroduce the classic theme?

 

It's just so ultra clean and simple, allowing me to go about my work without getting distracted by the latest fad whether it's shiny 3D buttons, gradients and transparent this or that. Felt like Windows lost its soul after MS took it away.

 

Been using http://xxinightxx.de...ate-1-457573957 so far but it has its shortcomings.

 

Many thanks!

 

B.D.

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#2 Max Norris

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:18

Seriously doubt it.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:25

No.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:30

Absolutely... not.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:40

Not only no, but hel* no...



#6 pack34

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:40

Hi,

 

Will Windows 9 reintroduce the classic theme?

 

It's just so ultra clean and simple, allowing me to go about my work without getting distracted by the latest fad whether it's shiny 3D buttons, gradients and transparent this or that. Felt like Windows lost its soul after MS took it away.

 

Been using http://xxinightxx.de...ate-1-457573957 so far but it has its shortcomings.

 

Many thanks!

 

B.D.

Mobile app developer

 

 

Does it really affect your productivity for a button to look slightly different?



#7 Ian W

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:42

Hi,

 

Will Windows 9 reintroduce the classic theme?

 

It's just so ultra clean and simple, allowing me to go about my work without getting distracted by the latest fad whether it's shiny 3D buttons, gradients and transparent this or that. Felt like Windows lost its soul after MS took it away.

 

Been using http://xxinightxx.de...ate-1-457573957 so far but it has its shortcomings.

 

Many thanks!

 

B.D.

Mobile app developer

No, I don't think that Microsoft will bring back the Classic theme. This article explains why Microsoft made the decision to keep the Desktop Window Manager enabled at all times in Windows 8. http://msdn.microsof...2(v=vs.85).aspx



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:55

No. The end.



#9 Dot Matrix

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 16:59

No, I don't think that Microsoft will bring back the Classic theme. This article explains why Microsoft made the decision to keep the Desktop Window Manager enabled at all times in Windows 8. http://msdn.microsof...2(v=vs.85).aspx

 

 

LOL, they said you can use Windows Flip in Windows 8, but that was removed in Windows 8. :rolleyes:



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 17:05

It's just so ultra clean and simple, allowing me to go about my work without getting distracted by the latest fad whether it's shiny 3D buttons, gradients and transparent this or that. Felt like Windows lost its soul after MS took it away.

This is prety much a description of the current Windows 8 Aero theme. It doesn't has 3D buttons, gradiënt and transparent parts either. Except for the taskbar, that is, but still.



#11 elenarie

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 17:13

B.D.

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Is this 2007? Are you using Vista?

 

Also, the mobile stuff you develop for has more eye candy than Windows.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 17:19

latest fad whether it's shiny 3D buttons, gradients and transparent this or that.  

They weren't shiny, but Winodws 95 surely had 3D buttons.

 

Windows 8 on the other hand has almost no 3d buttons, gradients or transparency. So they've pretty much already done what you're asking for, only possilby in a more colorful fashion than you'd like.



#13 Ian W

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 17:22

LOL, they said you can use Windows Flip in Windows 8, but that was removed in Windows 8. :rolleyes:

Windows Flip is the name for Alt + Tab and Windows Flip 3D is the name for Win + Tab. I've said many times before that Microsoft has trouble naming things, and this is no exception. It's not that there is anything inherently wrong with the names, it's just that they are likely to cause confusion. Windows Flip does live on in Windows 8, but not Windows Flip 3D. You already knew this though, it's just that it is easy to confuse the two names with one another.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 17:32

Eh the 3D switcher was kind of pointless anyways, ranks up there with wobbly windows. Novelty wears off quick and never used again.

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 17:34

The classic theme is dead and will not make a comeback.