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    I couldn't figure out what bothered me so much about XP.
    That is until Now.
    XP's GUI looks like it was designed for (by) Children.
    I guess Microsoft thought we could all understand their product better if they put a bonzi buddy like GUI in it.
    I don't need no stinking dog.
    Longhorn is continuing this tradition, but taking it to a new level.

    There's so many little things that one cannot do, like how do you customize a particular folder (put background pic)?
    The pixel height of the title bar and standard button bars is also to big adding to the space that explorer takes up on the screen.
    Please don't tell me to use full screen instead.
    Is there a way to change that?
    They should have stayed with a more straight forward computer work enviroment like 98 and ME.
    Does anyone agree?

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    XP's GUI looks like it was designed for (by) Children.
    I don't need no stinking dog.
    then
    There's so many little things that one cannot do, like how do you customize a particular folder (put background pic)?
    LOL. Contradictory...


    For a more adult theme with a thin taskbar, click here. Also, you'll need this.

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    Hehehe
    Thanks man I'll give it a try!

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    I must say that I'm impressed with this theme. Most of the themes you see are just as "fat" as the default Luna theme.

    However... I really don't like the fact that there's this nasty dark gray crap around and in HTML textareas and select boxes that don't have a specified background color (like this board).

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    c'mon, that's a prettly lame complaint...
    you can make XP look like 2k & 9x by simply selecting 'Windows Classic' from the Themes drop down menu (Themes tab) in the Display control panel applet.
    Change the start menu back to normal by selecting the "Classic Start Menu" option in the
    Taskbar & Start Menu control panel applet.


    but certainly you knew this already..

    and This is my current favorite Visual Style.

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    Thanks Guys!
    I knew that tone of this thread might get the i're of some of you XP lovers up!

    but certainly you knew this already..
    Yeah I knew that, but I like the XP start menu.
    I just wanted to make explorer skinny'er.
    Is that a word?

    Hey people
    What XP secrets or tricks is your favorite?
    Btw Liquid Acid
    I haven't installed the progs from those links you posted, but after reading about it, I'm impressed!
    Thank you!

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    Windows Explorer??
    If that's what you mean, then go to Tools > Folder Options > 'General' tab
    Change the button from "Show Common Tasks" to "Use Classic Folders"
    If you meant Internet Explorer, then I don't know what you're talking about..

    yes, it's a word, but it's spelled skinnier.

    Not that I'm an XP lover really, but if your only complaint is about something that you can
    easily change yourself, then it just sounds foolish.

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    No it's not my only complaint.
    Just a few that I vented.

    Yup...I meant IE.

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    what&#39;s unskinny (<not a word, unless you&#39;re in Poison) in IE ?

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    Originally posted by ShockAndAwe^i^@4 July 2003 - 22:03
    I couldn&#39;t figure out what bothered me so much about XP.
    That is until Now.
    XP&#39;s GUI looks like it was designed for (by) Children.
    Same here man&#33;
    That&#39;s the reason i didn&#39;t install it yet. (well one of them)

    It&#39;s made for kids, you can&#39;t control your own pc anymore.
    I hate that&#33;

    ME still does it for me.

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