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by Floyd
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: UAC
Replies: 8
Views: 11658

Re:

Why it is confusing? It should remind people to be more careful. If "administrator" will never have to elevate privileges, it means that either (1) he is not allowed to do some things at all, or (2) he is almighty. In the latter case, a buggy / malicious program started from his account or a human ...
by Floyd
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Design
Topic: UAC
Replies: 8
Views: 11658

UAC

as it stands now i don't really like the way the UAC is implemented it vista or windows 7. i like the way SU is done in linux and although i can see benefits to SUDO over SU it's confusing to me (and others) to call something "administrator's group" and "administrator" and still having to elevate pr...
by Floyd
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Official Betov Allegations Clarification/Resolution Thread
Replies: 74
Views: 44868

Betov any large project will have errors. That is the normal thing. Please don't claim trash. There is no doubt that MicroSoft will sue ReactOS, as soon as it will become a danger for their incomes. Besides there is a correct legal process they have to go threw before they can sue. microsoft can su...
by Floyd
Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Icons for image files.
Replies: 4
Views: 6227

Re: Icons for image files.

Hi all, While I've lurked these forums for a while, this would be my first post. I'm a help desk tech, with a bit of Graphic and web design back ground. Unfortunately i no nothing of C or C++ (i toyed with VB 6 and .net for a little while, but alas, no C). I had a thought recently about icons for g...
by Floyd
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Title Bar design
Replies: 79
Views: 72191

i much prefer the glass taskbar as opposed to the flat taskbar.
they both look good. but i think i would take jack's application window with its simplicity and the glass taskbar. i also believe the blue, olive and black should stay the main colors.
by Floyd
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Title Bar design
Replies: 79
Views: 72191

@artguy i think the red backdrop compliments the olive very well and keeps it from going into overdosing on green. opacity of the taskbar looks fine at 100% or translucent. i think they are all good--i would keep them all. they just look good. i would make the three of them official themes. with mor...
by Floyd
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Title Bar design
Replies: 79
Views: 72191

Thanks. :) I contacted mf. You know, it seems the direction reactos is going is to be almost like a break-off version of windows. However, I don't think there should be major fear in becoming a little more different. For example, I was able to switch from Windows to Mac (very different, and much be...
by Floyd
Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Title Bar design
Replies: 79
Views: 72191

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9210/reactosdesktopnewfp4.png How's this? Drawn from scratch and used the following elements from other sources: Desktop background (from ROSFan) and icons from crystal clear. I'll get to an open window soon. ... i like it :-) the blue and the green both are very ...
by Floyd
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Design
Topic: A 100% original/official icon theme for ReactOS?
Replies: 299
Views: 176628

One minor problem. There doesn't appear to be a Windows version, so we'd have to convert them over to the Windows icon format. Though this does look somewhat promising. However, I'm not sure if mf would care for this. why not just support .png icons alongside .ico icons? you'd instantly give yourse...
by Floyd
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Title Bar design
Replies: 79
Views: 72191

Re: advice

Dear kevintrooper, For example this: ... The black bar here is a clear almost 1:1 copy of the Vista bar shown here: ... Now lets say hypothetical that no one saw it and we all liked that design and used it in ReactOS. Then we would have given Microsoft yet another reason to sue ROS. can you make a ...
by Floyd
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Title Bar design
Replies: 79
Views: 72191

i don't really want to blatantly copy any version of windows (in terms of looks/desktop). that said however, i DO like the glass look and i do like dark colors (dark gray/slate, black, dark olive, dark blues) for the interface. personally i think a glass version of a dark olive would rule (especiall...
by Floyd
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Design considerations
Replies: 45
Views: 17397

*ahem* Please merge your posts. Anyways, the OpenGL issue is long settled. We already know we can't rely on MS for OpenGL and no one in their right minds do. i do try but i don't most of the time primarily because of time. i don't know why you'd rebuff someone because they have multiple posts on a ...
by Floyd
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Design considerations
Replies: 45
Views: 17397

FSX wrote:Ya know, this could work. But they aren't gonna put it in normal ROS.
they're not going to put what into normal ROS?
by Floyd
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Design considerations
Replies: 45
Views: 17397

I dont know who pointed you to dropping OpenGL support. Vista has multiple issues over their way of emulating OGL through DirectX. It would be madness to copy such scheme... MS has it on their website that do OpenGL via a wrapper to DirectX (ICD)--which would limit OpenGL use until a 3rd party driv...
by Floyd
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Design considerations
Replies: 45
Views: 17397

Re: Vorg

I am glad that there are some people around that can see that there are flaws with the Windows paradigm, as there are with the Unix one, and want to work to solve them to make it a better experience for all of us. The fact that I have seen some positive reactions from several posters has motivated ...