XP look-alike interface?

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Would you like to "keep with the times" by implementing an XP-style interface for ReactOS?

Yes
119
56%
No
92
44%
 
Total votes: 211

Viator
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Post by Viator » Tue May 09, 2006 5:28 pm

The 2 things i loathe most about windows is the over use of the desktop.
You see these pppl with 500 shortcuts to applications they dont even use
maybe they use one or two, and a bunch of install files which are leftover from things they downloaded. And the other is cluttered start menus with a million things on there when you only need a few. I think the use of the taskbar should be promoted more. All frequently used shortcuts should be there. The quicklanuch should be where they go. Destop should be only used for open running applications. The use of desklets should be promoted as well. Sorry just annoys me..... so no i dont want an xp like interface especially not as default. Simple Clean Fast Thats what ReactOS should be.

MadRat
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Post by MadRat » Wed May 10, 2006 3:59 am

Like this?

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I like XP's desktop with a smidgeon of IceWM and KDE element added to it.
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Coviti
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Post by Coviti » Wed May 10, 2006 4:13 am

No, like this:
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Found that on Google images -- it's not my computer!

Switchboy
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Post by Switchboy » Wed May 10, 2006 10:08 am

Viator wrote:The 2 things i loathe most about windows is the over use of the desktop.
You see these pppl with 500 shortcuts to applications they dont even use
maybe they use one or two, and a bunch of install files which are leftover from things they downloaded. And the other is cluttered start menus with a million things on there when you only need a few. I think the use of the taskbar should be promoted more. All frequently used shortcuts should be there. The quicklanuch should be where they go. Destop should be only used for open running applications. The use of desklets should be promoted as well. Sorry just annoys me..... so no i dont want an xp like interface especially not as default. Simple Clean Fast Thats what ReactOS should be.
I like my Desktop and program folder the way it is: a real mess. It's like my room: I can find everything I need as long as nobody else touches it. Everything I need is just one click (or two show desktop) away from being used. And when you look at my desktop closely there is some logic in it. (web)browsing tools, make stuff tools (Photoshop, 3d max and office) and games all centered. And the top of the desktop just for programs you just downloaden en need fast or alot.

Coviti
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Post by Coviti » Wed May 10, 2006 3:55 pm

The desktop is very useful for organizing files. I use it until I have about three rows of icons, then clean it up. It's very useful for keeping things handy.

Setjhaba
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Post by Setjhaba » Wed May 10, 2006 4:57 pm

Although I voted "yes", I think the color scheme should be a little more professional. In fact: I like the XP-GUI but I don´t like those "kindergarten-colors". Discreet dark colors would be nice. I think, as many users said before me, themeability would be nice. The requested GUIs span from 3.11 over 2000 to Vista (and let´s not forget KDE). There will never be a solution, all users would be happy with. So I think with being themeable, everyone can create a desired style...

Viator
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Post by Viator » Fri May 12, 2006 1:36 am

nah this is what im refering to.
http://davidcramer.net/gallery.php?do=image&id=10

and this

http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/art/69/lh5048_03.jpg

What will the "startmenu" be called in reactos will it still be startmenu?
Im interested in seeing more mockups of a more "classic" feeling startmenu
or maybe an xp one

Coviti
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Post by Coviti » Fri May 12, 2006 2:27 am

Now that is getting ridiculous! I counted 204 Desktop icons, 45 toolbar icons on the taskbar, and 18 tray icons! What the heck?!

Floyd
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Post by Floyd » Sat May 13, 2006 7:36 am

i want themeability but i don't want that god-aweful luna theme.
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usotsuki
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Post by usotsuki » Mon May 15, 2006 4:51 am

Setjhaba wrote:Although I voted "yes", I think the color scheme should be a little more professional. In fact: I like the XP-GUI but I don´t like those "kindergarten-colors". Discreet dark colors would be nice. I think, as many users said before me, themeability would be nice. The requested GUIs span from 3.11 over 2000 to Vista (and let´s not forget KDE). There will never be a solution, all users would be happy with. So I think with being themeable, everyone can create a desired style...
The times I do use dreXP I use Luna with metallic colors and different fonts.

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DGMurdockIII
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Post by DGMurdockIII » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:43 pm

good idea then it make it easer to use

.aart3k
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Post by .aart3k » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:12 am

windows xp is looking proffesional. reactos dont.
simply.
maybe 0.4 (rewrite of explorer + themability + well designed reactos look and feel)
or 0.5
or 1.0 :)

Z98
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Post by Z98 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:20 am

Why are these old threads being revived?

calande
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Post by calande » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:15 am

Luna! Definitely :)

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Post by etko » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:54 pm

Z98 lock it or delete it. There is only one theme worth to support Windows XP theme Windows Classic.

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