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 PostPost subject: "Visual Effect" in Memphis (Windows 98 codename)??        Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:55 pm 
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Hello!

We are waiting for Windows 7 but as a windows newbie collector, I just installed Memphis Build 1351 and am excited about it, haha!!!

Well, what I found out was a special "visual effect" in the default shell of this build. It is kind of like in Windows XP and Windows Vista, when you move the cursor over the window control buttons (i.e. Minimize, Maximize/Restore and Close) or the scroll bar, the appearance of the buttons changes, in the case of Windows XP and Windows Vista, they shine, right?

Now, in this Memphis build, I notice that when you move the cursor over to a window control button, the colour of the symbol of the button changes from black to blue. Also in the case of scroll bar, once the cursor reaches the scroll bar, the colour of the triangles in the scroll buttons changes from black to blue as well.

And one more, when you move the cursor over a menu, the colour of the text of the menu header changes from black to blue, again!!!

Here are some screenshots:
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This is built-in, even if you change the appearance scheme in Display Properties, the "effect" exists. Cool! Haha!!! For those who have this build, you can try it!

It seems that Microsoft had removed this "visual effect" in the final release of Windows 98.

I don't know if someone else had told this to others already. Sorry for the repeated post if they does. I just find this funny and post it. Right now in Window Vista, Microsoft uses blue for the mouse-over window control buttons and scroll bar buttons effect, succeeding Memphis!!!

What do you think? :D


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 PostPost subject: Re: "Visual Effect" in Memphis (Windows 98 codename)??        Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:55 pm 
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I know these since I was a newbie :P

I want to know why Microsoft did moved it to their 'trash cans' :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: "Visual Effect" in Memphis (Windows 98 codename)??        Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:37 pm 
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well first, memphis was windows 98's codename ;)

so, this is because the poorly integration of the internet explorer in the early builds afaik. if youd install some ie 4 betas on 95, youll get pretty much the same :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: "Visual Effect" in Memphis (Windows 98 codename)??        Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:30 pm 
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That's pretty insane. Windows Memphis I never got to test but I had heard about it during the windows 98 era. When I first heard about it I saw a boot screen for windows 98 that had "Windows Memphis" on it. I had no idea it was even a beta until a few years ago when I started getting interested in windows betas.


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 PostPost subject: Re: "Visual Effect" in Memphis (Windows 98 codename)??        Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:30 pm 
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Interesting find. It's always cool to check out these betas to see what developers intended initially but then left behind in the final build.


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