Love Vista, hate Aero

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Display name:, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. I gave Vista Ultimate a spin for a few weeks and found a lot to like about

    EXCEPT the cruddy Aero theme, with it's small (PITA to hit) title bar
    buttons - distracting, transparent and BLACK (FFS !) (unless you de-maximise
    panes) task/menu bars.

    It also has a grainy look that's whooped by XP's creamy (green theme) which
    offers no distractions whatever, while maximising clarity .... which surely
    has to be the primary requirement of any theme.

    Shoot, I couldn't even find a usable WindowBlinds theme.

    What a shame !

    It sucked so bad, I was forced back to XP where at least, my eyes and brain
    don't smart from the visual assault upon them.

    As the guy at Apple always used to say, you should never let a geek design a
    human interface (particularly where aesthetics are involved).

    And another geeky thing : Why TF did the Windows display 'designers' (note
    heavy use of quotation marks) make the Resize Pane zone (two panes within a
    window) one pixel wide ?

    See, a geek is closer to a machine than a human - so you just gotta keep
    them out of the design loop.
    Display name:, Nov 9, 2008
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    Ryan P Guest

    The first thing I do with XP or Vista boxes I work on is set
    everything to "best performance." That gives me a Window's 2000 or 2003
    type desktop and speeds up the machine a great deal.
    Ryan P, Nov 10, 2008
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  3. Display name:

    Guest Guest

    I set it to OS X or Linux.
    Works like a charm every and all the time.
    Guest, Nov 22, 2008
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