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Windows 8 Will Color Coordinate Your Desktop

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 57 comments

It can't match your clothes.

The duo from WinSuperSite and Within Windows are at it again with new Windows 8 features. The news today is that Windows 8 will have a mode where it can automatically color and tint your window theme according to what your wallpaper looks like.

This new feature should in theory match your colors so you'll never have a clashing desktop again. Sadly, it can't match your clothes for you. Check out some of the screenshots below for examples of how it works.

Discuss more about this and other Windows 8 features here!

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    Burodsx , April 8, 2011 9:28 AM
    That's kinda cool, but it'll be one of the 1st features I disable on my computer.
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    Burodsx , April 8, 2011 9:28 AM
    That's kinda cool, but it'll be one of the 1st features I disable on my computer.
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    awesomeopossum , April 8, 2011 9:39 AM
    So, their inspiration for this version is my wife? Say it ain't so... :( 
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    schmich , April 8, 2011 9:52 AM
    Suddenly your wallpaper has become serious business.
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    secolliyn , April 8, 2011 10:08 AM
    how about they worry less how it looks and worry more about making it work better and more seamlessly i could really care less about making it look better it looks fine now just make it work better
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    techguy378 , April 8, 2011 10:33 AM
    It would be nice if Microsoft would remove support for EXE programs entirely. There's really no reason to support these programs in Windows 8. Microsoft should include a scaled down version of Windows 7 in a VM much like Apple did for legacy Mac OS 9 programs with Mac OS X for PowerPC-based computers. The performance impact for Mac OS 9 programs was negligible.
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    Anonymous , April 8, 2011 10:47 AM
    we need this?!?!
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    back_by_demand , April 8, 2011 12:09 PM
    If I have my wallpaper set to change every 10 seconds, as I currently do, will it co-ordinate in real time?
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    gamerk316 , April 8, 2011 12:13 PM
    It would be nice if Microsoft would remove support for EXE programs entirely.

    And replace it with WHAT? Besides, DLL/EXE has been the basis of windows for so long, you'd need a complete re-design of the entire OS in order to remove them.
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    Anonymous , April 8, 2011 12:21 PM
    Notice the taskbar in Windows 7. When you hover your mouse on the icon of an open application there, the highlight color "adapts" the dominant color of that application's icon. That's almost similar to this.
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    rhino13 , April 8, 2011 12:41 PM
    OK, I gotta be honest. I was once told that I should switch to Linux because of cool features like a 3D display of my desktops or the ability to write with "fire" on my desktop.

    There's always gonna be people who want and don't want this. Thankfully Microsoft is putting cool stuff like this in for those of us who do :) 
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    sudeshc , April 8, 2011 12:42 PM
    some serious thought might have gone behind it.....
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    tipoo , April 8, 2011 12:49 PM
    Meh. I always set the colour to the clearest it can go on new installs. Clear matches the wallpaper more than coloured does, think about it :) 
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    baddad , April 8, 2011 1:08 PM
    I also have mine change every 10 sec with screen shots of games I play.
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    BlueCat57 , April 8, 2011 1:12 PM
    Who says it can't coordinate WITH your clothes? I'm sure someone can figure out how to use a webcam to do that. Oh, wait a minute, that was an insult implying that geeks can't dress themselves without their mothers' help. I get it now. :pt1cable: 
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    nomnom9608 , April 8, 2011 1:28 PM
    It's not exactly a feature, it's something you'd expect imo..
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    areszues92 , April 8, 2011 2:02 PM
    lol what if i put a lady on the screen?
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    scook9 , April 8, 2011 2:18 PM
    I would rather they gave a good way to manage icon positions on the desktop so that loading a video driver does not nuke your layout and force you to re-arrange everything again
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    WR2 , April 8, 2011 2:42 PM
    But will it help me color match my socks?
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    dougc , April 8, 2011 3:20 PM
    Thats great, just one more thing to run in the background and slow down Windows. They need to work on completely restructuring their kernel instead of "prettying up". I couldnt tell you how many Windows 7 Virus's/Malware infections I have cleaned up over the past year. What a shame. GET WITH IT Microsoft, make your system secure on its own, WITHOUTH having to run Anti-Virus/Malware scans
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    cookoy , April 8, 2011 3:21 PM
    we have to put in more silly windows features to tap the ever growing power of the cpus and graphics chips
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