Hey Microsoft QA, you might want to check out your new look:
It looks less “modern, coherent and familiar”, and more “Unreadable” and “lost the Title Bar”.
This has popped up on many systems recently, so Consider it ✓ Checked out and extremely Not now.
Update 2022-02-25 It just popped up again where it was previously dismissed
(did they realize it was garbled and wanted another chance to persuade?)
Comparing key frames…
Their fixed comparison seems to offer :
- LOSS of support for Windows’ Title Bar accent colors
- LOSS of the Quick Access Toolbar from the Title Bar
…and of those, add just “Undo” back to the Ribbon (Customize the Ribbon could already do this)
- LOSS of usable vertical space to 15% increased Ribbon sprawl
- LOSS of usable horizontal space, reducing Style choices from 4 to 3.
So “modern, coherent and familiar” means: form over function!, set the designers loose!, dumb it down!
…aka a typical “Fresh New Look”.
Now, you can do stuff without clicking buttons, ’cause they’re annoying!