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    Anonymous commented  · 

    In my humble opinion, I think MS developers are fixated on copying Apple when they actually have the lead in Businss Apps.

    One of the biggest issues I have seen with Windows OSs past Windows 7, is that MS have decoloured Windows; In W10, it’s difficult to differentiate between the Systems bits (menus and buttons etc.,) from the user areas. Take a look at Word, Excel or Outlook and you’ll see what I mean. To see these same apps with some degree of clarity, switch to Gray mode of Outlook (and Office Apps)

    Click File, Options, General, Personalise your copy of MS Office, and then chose “Dark Gray” in Themes.

    Now you can see the menus separated from the user areas. It’s a bit clearer although I still do not have the level of control I had..

    There is no granular or micro adjustment of windows colours; why are all background screens set to white anyway?? It’s a bit like having a torch shone in your eyes, and I’m sure you use more power to display a white screen than a duller white screen. I used to be able to tone down the white to a duller colour but we no longer have that control either. (BTW for those interested, there are ways to tweak the application background colour in W10 by modifying the registry; if anyone interested post a messagea nd i can upload..).

    Sorry to go on about this – it’s just annoying that in the name of progress, we seem to be losing basic functionality. Worse is that a top company like MS seems to be following others like cattle and no longer setting standards.

    saeed moghul

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