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Talk:Windows/Visual Styles/Windows Basic

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"There are some cases when the Windows Basic theme appears because of an issue in DWM." What are these cases, and what is this issue? (Maza (talk) 21:42, 5 July 2013 (GMT))

Well, "issue" isn't the good term to describe this. Here are some cases when it appears:
1. Windows PE - it doesn't have DWM, so Windows uses the Basic theme.
2. MDI child forms - for some reason they also use the Basic theme.
(3. Broken theme - a BA user tested Developer Preview theme on the Release Preview, and Windows permanently switched to the Basic theme. (on RTM, the theme breaks the Windows installation))
--AlphaBeta (talk) 11:41, 10 July 2013 (GMT)
Do keep in mind that you were the first person to use the term "issue". From what I have read, MDI child forms do not use Aero effects in other versions of Windows, so this is not version specific. Thank you. Maza (talk) 03:30, 11 July 2013 (GMT)