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RE[7]: Not so fast
by einr on Wed 28th Mar 2012 07:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Not so fast"
einr
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2012-02-15

Right in that screenshot: why does Task Manager have a different menu bar than Visual Studio, to begin with? What's with the orange Firefox menu in the top left; what guidelines of anything ever does THAT conform to?

I'd adress some other things, particularly with Visual Studio, but what you've taken a picture of is close to a best-case scenario so I'm not going to bother. Instead, I'm going to play your game and pull up some other common apps:

http://i.imgur.com/Sg5LH.jpg

Let's see what we have here:
* Security Essentials draws its own UI that looks like... I don't even know.
* Outlook draws not only its own widgets that do not conform to the system theme, but even its own title bar and close/minimize/maximize buttons
* So does Photoshop (whose UI is a mess of Flash and other non-compliant random stuff that looks more like Mac OS 7 than anything)
* The standard colour picker is still identical to the one in Windows 3.0 (1989) -- note the font. MS Sans Serif.
* Log viewer has toolbars and XP-style icons & layout. And where do these gradients come from exactly?
* Paint has ribbons that do not honour system colour/style settings
* You can have fun counting the number of different UI fonts used if you want! I spot at least Segoe UI, MS Sans Serif, Tahoma, and that Adobe UI font. Can you find more?!

This is a MESS. It looks like GARBAGE.

Edited 2012-03-28 07:37 UTC

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