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I have been giving Windows Vista the rundown since it was released and I have to say there is one thing I hate about it: the icons. The rest of the UI is pretty stunning. But who thought of the little tipped-on-their-side Manila file folders? That and the icons in the new Start menu (Games, My Computer, etc. — and oh yes, that crummy “glass” recycle bin) are all driving me nuts. Perhaps they will grow on me – perhaps looking at “Fisher-Price” for two+ years has numbed me. I hate to complain without offering a solution but for the moment I had to get it off of my chest. Of course, when released, like with XP, I am sure there will be a thousand tweaks and customisations available from Stardock alone! Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2005 1:55 PM | Back to top

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Hi, how do I install .ico files or get them too work?
Left by Luke on Aug 24, 2005 7:48 AM

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I agree about the Vista icons. They tend to blend together. Most of them are boxy of square-shaped, and swamped in shades of blue or green. On my quick launch bar right now, I have 'Show desktop', 'Switch between windows', 'Calculator', and a shortcut to my user files. They tend to blend together because they are all squares or rectangles with blue/green hues. But you know Microsoft. They change the look to make you think they've really changed things, but under the hood, the changes are not so dramatic. You still can't embed a .wma file in a Powerpoint file, despite .wma being a Microsoft format. So instead you have to embed a .wav, and then the Powerpoint is too large to email. Good ol' Microsoft. Just thank Jesus your body's OS isn't Microsoft. If it were, none of us would live very long.
Left by Young Foosha on Aug 05, 2009 9:01 AM

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