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Windows 7: Skype to adopt 'Metro' design, says report

19 Sep 2012   #1
x BlueRobot

 
Skype to adopt 'Metro' design, says report

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Skype may be taking new look and feel cues from the Windows 8 interface formerly known as Metro.
New client versions of Skype are in the works with a few notable enhancements, The Verge reports. One such is a new UI that borrows from the Windows 8 interface. Skype is now testing this change, but could take it a few steps further in future releases, according to The Verge.
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19 Sep 2012   #2
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Still... not upgrading to W8
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19 Sep 2012   #3
x BlueRobot

 

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Still... not upgrading to W8
Same here, but don't understand why everything has adapt to the Metro style theme, which is aimed at tablets.

Is anyone taking into consideration that most desktop users are not upgrading to Windows 8?
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19 Sep 2012   #4
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Guess I'm not updating Skype!
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20 Sep 2012   #5
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I haven't updated Skype since MS acquired it. It isn't necessary to Metro-cise it, there isn't much of an interface. I mean.... I full screen the video and look at that. If it's a voice call, the window is minimized. So wats up wit dat?

Ohhhhh, that consistent look and feel of all applications - that's sooo 1990s
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Guess I'm not updating Skype!
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20 Sep 2012   #6
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

If you check the beta version they have, they did "metro-cize" it in a way--they made everything look flat. No shades nor shines. Other than that, it is essentially the same interface, just a visual change.
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