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Vista: New screensavers & high res backgrounds?

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December 14, 2006 12:47:59 PM

I was wondering about two things I have yet to see in any Vista hands on articles or impressions. Windows has had the same lame screensavers forever...can anyone running Vista tell me if they are the same or if they finally have new decent looking screensavers? Also, I hated how they had some nice desktop backgrounds built in to XP but they were only 800 x 600...is that still the case or do they have much higher res backgrounds now? Thanks!
December 14, 2006 2:48:22 PM

Couple of new screensavers, but the background pics are much nicer.
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December 20, 2006 12:20:28 AM

Yes, they redid almost all of the screensavers, the backgrounds are much nicer, and Aero is quite customizable. Also, they now have it to where if you hover your mouse over the buttons in the task bar, it makes a little screen preview of it come up. As in, if you're playing WoW and running somewhere and WoW is minimized, it'll show you running in WoW, just in a 1"x1" screen.
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December 25, 2006 1:29:29 AM

While I'm not against upgrading to Vista, I hope you're not gonna do it simply because of new wallpapers and screensavers...
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January 3, 2007 11:09:47 AM

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if you're playing WoW and running somewhere and WoW is minimized, it'll show you running in WoW, just in a 1"x1" screen.


that really work with any program?

like WoW..... Legend of mir.. command & conquer.. or just programs built to support such a feature?
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January 3, 2007 3:38:27 PM

It will work with just about every program, but since it is a Aero feature, if a program disables Aero when it runs (as some do), the mini-preview will also be disabled.
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January 3, 2007 5:18:49 PM

lol, no way i would upgrade for that. i just never saw this discussed anywhere so i was curious
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January 4, 2007 12:31:34 AM

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It will work with just about every program, but since it is a Aero feature, if a program disables Aero when it runs (as some do), the mini-preview will also be disabled.


pretty funky, ill be ordering vista x64 in a few weeks neway (hopefully there will be more driver support) to go with my new rig (also building in a few weeks, when ATI releases there card) :) 
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January 7, 2007 8:50:49 AM

All wallpapers in Vista are 1600x1200 with native widescreen versions of some of them as well.
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