Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[6]: Unaddressed
by Nelson on Wed 6th Jun 2012 03:04 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Unaddressed"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29


The new UI for Visual Studio 2012 has reverted back to an early 90's appearance with lack of color making it harder for a developer to actually find what they are looking for - commonly used objects no longer stand out. That is a horrible mistake of any UI to have everything blend in like that.

Seriously, anyone that thinks the new UI for VS 2012 is actually an improvement needs to be taken out behind a woodshed......


The UI in VS2012 RC is nothing like you describe. Might help to try it out.

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RE[7]: Unaddressed
by OMRebel on Wed 6th Jun 2012 17:28 in reply to "RE[6]: Unaddressed"
OMRebel Member since:
2005-11-14

The UI in VS2012 RC is nothing like you describe. Might help to try it out.


Not bland and blended together?

This:
http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/592808/install-visual-studi...

And the stupid, stupid, stupid CAPITALIZATION of the menus:
http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/592808/install-visual-studi...

Crappy:
http://freshbrewedcode.com/danmohl/files/2012/06/FsCsMvc4VS21012RC....

My point still stands. Horrible UI that is counter-productive for developers.

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RE[8]: Unaddressed
by hoak on Wed 6th Jun 2012 19:23 in reply to "RE[7]: Unaddressed"
hoak Member since:
2007-12-17

Nelson can't hear you (or apprehend facts) over the sound of how great his voice is...

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RE[8]: Unaddressed
by Nelson on Wed 6th Jun 2012 19:48 in reply to "RE[7]: Unaddressed"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The UI in VS2012 RC is nothing like you describe. Might help to try it out.


Not bland and blended together?
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http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/communityserver...

There is clear contrast here

http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/communityserver...

and there.

True, it's not a gradient fest, and the colors are a little more subtle, but it is hardly horrendous, and I personally prefer it to VS2010.

The icons have subtle colorization which works better to indicate purpose. Green being the signature color for C# for example. It makes them MORE distinctive than the sea of colored faux 3D icons that VS2010 had.


And the stupid, stupid, stupid CAPITALIZATION of the menus:


The capitalization will be a settings toggle at RTM, if you really can't stand it.

Crappy:
http://freshbrewedcode.com/danmohl/files/2012/06/FsCsMvc4VS21012RC....


My point still stands. Horrible UI that is counter-productive for developers.


Maybe you don't like it, but I think it's a leap to say it's "counter-productive" for developers.

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