Redmond, pretty unceremoniously it must be said, dumped the popular Aero glass UI when it launched Windows 8. Instead, the company went with a much simpler and laid back interface design for its new operating system. And this is one trend that has continued with Windows 8.1, as the leaked RTM builds...

Stardock has carved out a name for itself when it comes to UI customization on the Windows platform. Its WindowBlinds software in particular has enjoyed great success over the years. The program offered users of Windows XP the ability to apply a variety of different themes that altered the look and feel of...

Okay, how did this bug slip through is the billion dollar question. The issue was first reported in the preview version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, but it has surprisingly surface on the final public release build of the browser. The final version of IE10 as launched a couple of days back, and...

The Aero interface that came with Windows Vista and Windows 7 was a defining look for the past two version of the Windows operating system. Windows 8, obviously, moved far away from Aero UI. A large portion of users still have hearts for Aero, and some even signed petitions like this asking Microsoft to bring...

The Aero user interface (yeah, the glassy one from Windows 7) had an interesting end. Months before the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft ripped it off by confirming that they had moved beyond it. In fact, Redmond went so far as to state that Aero was cheesy. Yeah, that’s the word they used. But now users are...

We all know Microsoft and Aero are not the best of friends anymore. The company already said a few months back that it had moved away from the glassy interface of Vista and Windows 7. As a matter of pure fact, it even went as far as to call it “cheesy”. But none of that prepared us for what just...

Paul Thurrott is reporting that a new feature in Windows 8 will be the ability to have aero elements automatically configure their colors. Quote: To make this change, you visit the Personalization interface, which is basically unchanged since Windows 7, and then click Window Color. As you can see below,...