Sunday, May 27, 2007

New Visual Style

Vista applying new visual style is the main attraction for the OS. This visual style is something new and suprising for fanatic Windows user because older versin of Windows do not have such feature. In other hand, users that have tried or used other OS than Windows will say that Windows copy the feature from other OS. But that is not what I want to talk about today. I want to concern on this 'new' feature of Windows Vista..

This new feature is known as WIndows Aero. Aero itself stand for Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, and Open. With this feature user allowed to costumize their Windows, user can set the transparencies, live thumbnails, window animations, and other visual effects. This Aero feature available for all versio of Windows Vista except Vista Home Basic edition. Beside costumizing the Windows Style, Aero also allowed user to view the progress of other window before user decide to switch to particular window which known as Windows Flip 3D. For example, user copying 2GB file from DVD-ROM to D:, while waiting for the file to finish copy user posting a blog for his assignment. Instead of switching the window by clicking on the task bar, user can press 'WIN + TAB' key to see the progress of copying file and is still have not finish yet, user can go back to the window of the blog and continue posting his assignment. Do have a look at belows picture, it's Windows Flip 3D:

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Beside Windows Flip 3D, there are other feature that perform similar task to Windows Flip. Firstly Windows Flip which do not provide 3D for flipping from one window to another. Actually this feature is used in older Version of Windows but in older windows user only can see the icon of the windows but in Vista user can see the contain or the progress of the window as well. The pictures below will show Window Flip with Window Vista:

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And the last one for today's topic will be Live Thumbnail. Live Thumbnail can be access by pressing 'ALT+T' key. Live Thumbnail will show small thumbnail above the task bar that show the contain or the progress of the page as shown below:

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That's all today's post because my eye can not take any longer time to see at the computer's monitor. Will continue next time with other latest feature of Windows Vista..

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