Windows® Vista Visual Styles
Get to know about the Visual Styles for Vista
Microsoft® released the Vista as the successor to Windows® XP in a span of five years. There are six major editions of Vista that are available in the market. The Vista has come with more appealing graphical interface to the user. The setup of the Vista is more easy to use and the new desktop contains a “glass aero” theme appearance, the boot screen as well as the system sounds have been changed in the Vista®. Vista® features the new Windows Media® Player 11 and has brought change in its media centre as well as simpler features such as system clock and calendar. The operating system requires a minimum hardware of a 1 GHz processor, 1 Gigabyte RAM speed and 40 gigabytes of internal hard disk storage space. A wide variety of visual styles are available for Vistathat lets you customize your desktop, such as Flip 3D and Glass Aero.
The role of different visual styles for Vista® in improving the look and feel of your desktop can be stated as follows:
- Improved Graphical Interface
- Better Visual Effect
- User Friendliness
Improved Graphical Interface
The Vista® comes about with the new graphic interface in comparison to its predecessor XP. Vista® now comes with the standard theme called Glass Aero, which is provided by Microsoft. There has been a change brought into the start menu, taskbar and the on screen widgets. Vista comes with high resolution wallpapers by default which makes the screen more welcoming. The Windows® Flip is the new additional feature in the Vista screen, where we can browse between the running applications on the screen using the ‘ALT+TAB’ key.
Better Visual Effect
Different visual styles can be downloaded as needed. Both Microsoft and Windows Â provide default themes, which can be downloaded from their website. Private themes can also be obtained to change the appearance of the desktop. The visual style in Vista can be so adjusted as to provide with better visual effects. The visual effects can be controlled and turned off from the control panel as needed.
The flip 3d is a new feature of Vista that allows you to flip through the open Windows® and applications. This is done by combination key of the Windows key+’Tab’. This is done as simple as flipping between decks of cards. The feature allows the user to use the operating system and makes the look and feel more appealing. The simple effect of transparency termed as “glass” on the Windows® makes the operating system more appealing.