Eh... back to Windows?

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  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    Thinking it's about time for me to head back to Windows... sadly. OS X's shadows (believe it or not) drive me crazy. They trick my eyes into thinking windows are curvy and not straight like they should be, and I can't get past it.


    grrrrrr.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Fair enough. :D

    Perhaps there's a theme out there that'll get rid of those pesky shadows for you. FWIW, I think UNO is the single most beautiful thing ever to grace a computer screen. Of course, it still has shadows though. :p
     
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    There are programs out there that will turn the shadows off. Aqua, OS X's windowing interface, is highly customizable, with the right utilities.
     
  4. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    If that's the ONLY reason, I am flabbergasted.

    I stopped using Windows for far different reasons than "you can resize a window from any side". That drove me nuts, when I tried to drag a window and accidentaly resized it instead.

    Still, that alone was not the reason I hate, loathe windows. I respect people's choice to use it though, so good luck and enjoy.
     
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i think a lot of windows users feel the opposite way--there are utilities to ADD drop shadows to window in xp, though at great performance expense i'd imagine.
     
  6. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I know. It's... bad. Having anxiety really makes small things very big issues. I think I'd rather have to use Windows than be sick and constantly worrying about it.
     
  7. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    lol
     
  8. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    kinda silly to worry about such things
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, were you being serious? Have you tried any theme changers? :)
     
  10. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah, yes. I really am being serious. Maybe I really just need Apple to give me a damn laptop that doesn't have a bent hinge. This is number two in a row with a bent hinge, but they won't fix it because I "must have dropped it". It's a small bend, but I suppose it's enough to screw with my eyes.
     
  11. Sirin macrumors member

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    Vista will have shadows too. You can never escape. [​IMG]

    But seriously, it doesn't work for me. Maybe your eyes are of a different species. :eek:
     
  12. besler3035 macrumors 6502

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    Wait, are we talking about drop shadows or a broken hinge here?
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Firstly, I don't know what utilities there are to customise Aqua, but if there's someone here who is willing to recommend one, will you stay with us? :)





    (Not that he could ever leave anyway. Once a Stonecutter.....always a Stonecutter)
    :eek:
     
  14. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    Killing shadows is easy.

    Shadowkiller.

    Tested it and it works. But it seems harder on my eyes to differentiate between top and bottom windows. YMMV.

    Bent hinge ... use that warranty? :D

    Edit: Sorry, I should read more carefully. Talk to a manager?
     
  15. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    If you're this obsessive I think the answer to your problem is to see a psychiatrist.
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Why bother? He's just gonna tell him that he'd be craaazy to switch back to Windows! :p
     
  17. eva01 macrumors 601

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    ding ding ding we have a winner.
     
  18. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    I think you missed the winner. It was the suggestion of ShadowKiller a few posts up :p
     
  19. eva01 macrumors 601

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    damn, curses...
     
  20. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Funny, I've started using y'z shadow to add shadows when I use Windows. Now, it just looks so flat and boring after using OS X for a while.
     
  21. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    If window shadows are causing anxiety problems, making the shadows go away will simply make another horrid detail stand out. Like the brushed aluminium patterns. Or the stripes in the menu bar. Oh, the horror!
     
  22. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    go back to DOS. no shadows there... C:\ only what you want to C:\....

    hehe:p
     
  23. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I think you should go to a psychiatrist, like the others said.

    If shadows are bothering you, I think you may have a serious problem, in all seriousness.
     
  24. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have already gone to a doctor a few times, but thanks for the advice. I'm going to go straight to the Apple store when I get home and just not leave until they replace my HD and agree to fix the hinge.
     
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