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#16 MtnDewCodeRedFreak

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 05:29

Classic?? *shudders*

On XP, I have the Royale theme; then on Vista and 7, I leave the Aero theme on. So lovely to look at compared to Classic.


#17 dmd3x

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 18:11

However, on 7, the Classic theme implementation is just hideous--the big graphical buttons just aren't suited and look completely out of place.


With some quick and simple adjustments this can be fixed, for example, changing the taskbar buttons to a smaller size (16x16 pixel).

I have no use, want, or need for bloated GUIs. That being said, I still very much prefer the classic look, and I disable as many of the new features that I can. Although many may find them helpful I find them to get in the way and slow me down.

#18 Descartes

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 18:20

I think the classic UI in Windows 2000 is actually very clean and nice. But in Vista and especially 7, I like Aero better. One main reason for me is that it allows the GPU to handle drawing to the screen and leaves the CPU to handle other stuff. With Aero off, that functionality is returned to the CPU like in older versions of Windows.

I agree with every single word you said.

#19 hotdog963al

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 18:31

YES.

Anything to get away from the foul gimmick that is Aero Glass, even if they've ruined it since XP.
Honestly, even Windowblinds skins look nicer than Aero :rofl:

I use this in basic, looks the ######!
http://k-johnson.dev...dows7-141360821

#20 master2k27

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 18:34

they should drop windows classic, it is horrid and out of date

#21 TrekRich

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 18:34

Yeo love classic on Windows XP. I have it on my pc at work, its minimal and does the job. I dont need anything more fancy to be honest.

#22 iamwhoiam

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 18:52

No.

#23 johnnyftw

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 18:59

There's only one thing I like about classic.. It seems somewhat snappier than Aero.

#24 cabron

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 19:06

Aero rules in Windows 7 and Classic rules in windows 2000 and XP. Classic in Windows 7 just sucks!

#25 Shadrack

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 19:06

I think the classic UI in Windows 2000 is actually very clean and nice. But in Vista and especially 7, I like Aero better. One main reason for me is that it allows the GPU to handle drawing to the screen and leaves the CPU to handle other stuff. With Aero off, that functionality is returned to the CPU like in older versions of Windows.


Yup. I agree. Aero > Vista/7 "Classic". Windows XP Classic > Vista/7 "Classic". Its obvious that they didn't put much work into the Vista/7 Classic themes.

#26 AndyMutz

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 19:11

yes, i prefer classic over any other design.
have always been using classic on xp and am still using it on vista now.

-andy-

#27 clotz2000

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 19:21

didn't mind it in 2k & XP but in 7 it's horrible and out of place, I would prefer the KDE look if they had it as an option in XP

#28 Sethos

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 19:22

Lawl, hell no - I have eyes in my skull and I'm not some senior citizen with some ingrown fear of change.

#29 Osirus23

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 23:36

Haven't used the classic UI since day 1 of installing Windows XP in 2002.

#30 Roger H.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:05

Wow, classic? OMG! I'd hate to go back there. If someone told me that i had to use classic from now on my PC usage would drop dramatically. Even going back to Vista makes me feel uncomfortable.