Windows 8 Will Color Coordinate Your Desktop

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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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Burodsx
    That's kinda cool, but it'll be one of the 1st features I disable on my computer.
  • awesomeopossum
    So, their inspiration for this version is my wife? Say it ain't so... :(
  • schmich
    Suddenly your wallpaper has become serious business.
  • secolliyn
    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
  • techguy378
    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.
  • we need this?!?!
  • back_by_demand
    If I have my wallpaper set to change every 10 seconds, as I currently do, will it co-ordinate in real time?
  • gamerk316
    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.
  • 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.
  • rhino13
    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 :)