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I was a lot impressed when I first saw the transparency in Windows 7. Fought a lot to get it to work on my machine.

But that was the beginning of a design scheme. Now Microsoft has brought back the same design idea in a new manner. I admit, Fluent design is way lot improved than what we have seen in Windows 7. But that is just grown-up tools at work.

Will you add this design scheme in your work ? Either on a website or a e-format graphics ?
 
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@Abhi transparency was a feature introduced in Windows 7 😁
 
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Abhi, you just got some admin love. Typo corrected

See through will come back. I am sure. This time, in a more polished manner. Last day I tried see through + red. You can call that **red glass**. Remember the old day buttons ? How glassy they looked. There was even a software which allowed you to create buttons for the web. I loved blue and green with glossy effect. That is why I used Photoshop for the first time.
 
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You mean those glossy buttons ? Loved them. Imagine the " Start Discussion " button moves to something like this 🤣

Vector-Editable-Glossy-Buttons-01.jpg
![glossy button](https://clipart.me/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Vector-Editable-Glossy-Buttons-01.jpg)
 
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That is the Windows 7 design. If you want to taste the Fluent one, here is the trick

reveallayers.png
![Fluent](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/style/images/reveallayers.png)
 
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Much easier this way. It is only the terminology that change. These are old way in graphics software, but new methods

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![acrylic](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/style/images/acrylicrecipe_diagram.jpg)
 
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Our start discussion button could be like this

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If you want to move to blue, this might work

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A bit of shadow will also make it more Windows -ish
 
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Buttons looks more striking when used in a dark background

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I see. Nice work so far. Since this thread is about Windows 7 design, let me share my work on the **Start Discussion** button the Windows 7 way

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I want the red, blue and green colours, with text 🥰
 
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As you wish

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I was referring to Aero 😁

That's the transparency core which first appeared in vista, but was (surprise, surprise) broken - like everything else in vista
 
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I almost forgot that. Who hasn't ? 🥳

Never tried Vista. I think I have not used it at all. Then came Windows 8 and 8.1. The flat design grabbed some attention, but I didn't want it. Windows 7 and Aero was too good to leave.
 
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@phenomlab You beat everyone this time. I bet you had a Vista laptop 🧐
 
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@admin no, I didn't. I had a new pc with it installed when it arrived. It was immediately replaced with Linux.
 
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> @phenomlab It was immediately replaced with Linux.

Was Linux competent enough those days ? It was the late 2000s that the Vista came in.
 
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> @Abhi Was Linux competent enough those days ?

It was always competent - it just lacked a usable GUI for some time which is the real reason as to why there are so many command line junkies
 
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Linux was not much a thing if you are not a computer guy. That was the unsung slogan where I live. I had access to computer for years before I tried Linux. No one bothered to add Linux into the machine. Maybe they were afraid to do so.
 

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