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Why won't the X go down anymore?

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    turrican

    In the "classic theme" window buttons, the icons went down with the button, for example the X on the close button goes down. It gave a very distinct feeling of pushing something. This is no longer the case for window buttons in Aero. Why?

    ( not even sure if it's bad or good, just wondering why? )

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    figuerres

    it's a visual style.

     

    the buttons have a "Glow" when you hover and a color change on "Mouse down" and that gives us visual cues of whats happening.

    the old style was just another way of doing the same thing.

    in terms of design communicating a state chnage to the user.

     

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    turrican

    figuerres said:

    it's a visual style.

     

    the buttons have a "Glow" when you hover and a color change on "Mouse down" and that gives us visual cues of whats happening.

    the old style was just another way of doing the same thing.

    in terms of design communicating a state chnage to the user.

     

    So there was nothing "wrong" in designing a button which "goes down"? In terms of design guidelines that is.

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