Classic Look


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Paul W Smith

Is there an option to make Vista's Explorer dialog boxes look similar to the
old XP versions?
 
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Paul W Smith

I only ask because when XP was introduced the option to have 'classic' views
was still there.


Richard G. Harper said:
Probably not. Dialog boxes are hard-coded in system files and generally
can only be modified to the extent that system customization allows.

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Paul W Smith said:
Is there an option to make Vista's Explorer dialog boxes look similar to
the old XP versions?
 
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Andrew McLaren

Paul W Smith said:
Is there an option to make Vista's Explorer dialog boxes look similar to
the old XP versions?
Hi Paul,

You can right-click on the Desktop, choose Personalize, Themes, and then
select the "Windows Classic" theme. This will change the overall appearance
of Windows, not just dialogue boxes. But if you like the classic look, you
may find Windows Classic a more congenial interface than the garish, ugly,
even meretricious, "Aero" theme.

Hope it helps,
 
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bomb#20

Andrew said:
But if you like the classic look, you may find Windows Classic a more congenial interface
than the garish, ugly, even meretricious, "Aero" theme.

Hope it helps,
LOL

I had to look it up, excellent adjective!

meretricious a. [f. L meretricius (f. meretric-, MERETRIX) + -OUS.]

1 Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a prostitute; having the character of a
prostitute.
2 Showily but falsely attractive.

meretriciously adv.
meretriciousness n.
..
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Andrew said:
But if you like the classic look, you may find Windows Classic a more congenial interface
than the garish, ugly, even meretricious, "Aero" theme.

Hope it helps,
LOL

I had to look it up, excellent adjective!

meretricious a. [f. L meretricius (f. meretric-, MERETRIX) + -OUS.]

1 Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a prostitute; having the character of a
prostitute.
2 Showily but falsely attractive.

Way off-topic, but very quickly: it was F.P.A (Franklin Pierce Adams),
one of my favorite humorists, who said "Have a meretricious and a
happy new year!"
 
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Tom Lake

bomb#20 said:
Andrew said:
But if you like the classic look, you may find Windows Classic a more
congenial interface
than the garish, ugly, even meretricious, "Aero" theme.

Hope it helps,
LOL

I had to look it up, excellent adjective!

meretricious a. [f. L meretricius (f. meretric-, MERETRIX) + -OUS.]

1 Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a prostitute; having
the character of a prostitute.
2 Showily but falsely attractive.
The things I learn from reading the Newsgroups!
Now, which definition applies to Aero? 8^)

Tom Lake
 
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bomb#20

Tom said:
bomb#20 said:
Andrew said:
But if you like the classic look, you may find Windows Classic a
more congenial interface
than the garish, ugly, even meretricious, "Aero" theme.

Hope it helps,
LOL

I had to look it up, excellent adjective!

meretricious a. [f. L meretricius (f. meretric-, MERETRIX) + -OUS.]

1 Of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a prostitute;
having the character of a prostitute.
2 Showily but falsely attractive.
The things I learn from reading the Newsgroups!
Now, which definition applies to Aero? 8^)

Tom Lake
It has to be 2.
Definition 1 implies money exchanged for some sort of pleasure.
From what I read on here there's not much pleasure with Vista!
:)
..
 
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Andrew McLaren

bomb#20 said:
It has to be 2.
Definition 1 implies money exchanged for some sort of pleasure.
From what I read on here there's not much pleasure with Vista!
:)
 

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