Windows 7 visual noise
I just started up Windows 7 from the dual-boot partition of my new Thinkpad X201 (which is mostly running Ubuntu, of course.)
The amount of visual noise in the default browser window is really pretty shocking, for a release that’s supposed to be about giving a clean experience:
- Five different fonts.
- Two Bing search fields, with different icons.
- Two controls with different icons to email the page.
- Jarring misalignment between the controls.
- Four different button decoration styles: rounded borders, no borders, square borders, and jelly-style round buttons.
- Some icons are nearly-monochrome and some are brightly coloured without this conveying any information.
- Two different divider styles: sloping s-curves vs raised dots.
- If you press Alt, everything in the window jumps around as the menu bar appears.