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Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby Splitwirez » November 23rd, 2016, 10:25 pm

I've been noticing some weird stuff in some of the promotional images for the Microsoft HoloLens...


First off, nothing too crazy, but the Window in the background appears to have a strip with a pattern bearing a strong resemblance to the titlebars from the Longhorn Slate Visual Style.
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Now things get interesting. This build of Windows doesn't exist. The titlebars are from Windows 8.x, but the Taskbar is from Windows 10, and not AU, either. It can't just be a Visual Style for 10, as positioning the caption button glyphs like that would place the minimize button inside the maximize/restore button, and it can't be a Technical Preview of Windows 10, as the Titlebars were changed to the Windows 10 RTM style before the Task View button was changed to look as it does in 10 RTM, and we can see in the second screenshot that the Task View button has its 10 RTM appearance. Just as strange is the mismatch of colour between the Titlebars and Taskbar!
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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby TheComputerBetaG » November 23rd, 2016, 10:44 pm

I see.. Looks like they are just trying to get an idea... but then again, Microsoft is strange with it all.

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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby Brian78456 » November 24th, 2016, 2:55 pm

The Windows 8.1 titlebars with Windows 10 taskbar could possibly be something like VMWare's Unity which uses the titlebars of whichever Windows version you're using.

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Although it could be something entirely different as well, just throwing the idea out there haha.
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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby Splitwirez » November 24th, 2016, 3:39 pm

Brian78456 wrote:The Windows 8.1 titlebars with Windows 10 taskbar could possibly be something like VMWare's Unity which uses the titlebars of whichever Windows version you're using.

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Although it could be something entirely different as well, just throwing the idea out there haha.

True, and the same applies to VirtualBox's Seamless mode, not to mention that that would also explain the colorization mismatch. But do Hyper-V or Virtual PC have similar features...?
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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby MS-GIL » November 24th, 2016, 6:04 pm

Before I even read what you were gonna say, I noticed the longhorn-looking window in that screenshot. :P
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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby Brian78456 » November 24th, 2016, 6:24 pm

Splitwirez wrote:
Brian78456 wrote:The Windows 8.1 titlebars with Windows 10 taskbar could possibly be something like VMWare's Unity which uses the titlebars of whichever Windows version you're using.

-Seamless snip-

Although it could be something entirely different as well, just throwing the idea out there haha.

True, and the same applies to VirtualBox's Seamless mode, not to mention that that would also explain the colorization mismatch. But do Hyper-V or Virtual PC have similar features...?


I think even if Virtual PC or whatever didn't have it that Microsoft would have a version for themselves that does something like this.
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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby Splitwirez » November 24th, 2016, 7:10 pm

MS-GIL wrote:Before I even read what you were gonna say, I noticed the longhorn-looking window in that screenshot. :P

Can't say I'm surprised, heh... :D

Brian78456 wrote:I think even if Virtual PC or whatever didn't have it that Microsoft would have a version for themselves that does something like this.

I'd be surprised. Unless it's an in-development feature for a new version of something...
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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby Brian78456 » November 24th, 2016, 8:50 pm

Splitwirez wrote:
MS-GIL wrote:Before I even read what you were gonna say, I noticed the longhorn-looking window in that screenshot. :P

Can't say I'm surprised, heh... :D

Brian78456 wrote:I think even if Virtual PC or whatever didn't have it that Microsoft would have a version for themselves that does something like this.

I'd be surprised. Unless it's an in-development feature for a new version of something...


Oh I just remembered. Didn't XP mode on Windows 7 have something similar?
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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby Splitwirez » November 24th, 2016, 9:15 pm

Brian78456 wrote:Oh I just remembered. Didn't XP mode on Windows 7 have something similar?

>Implying they're going to make Windows 8 mode
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Re: Oddities in HoloLens promotional images

Postby Brian78456 » November 25th, 2016, 10:57 am

Splitwirez wrote:
Brian78456 wrote:Oh I just remembered. Didn't XP mode on Windows 7 have something similar?

>Implying they're going to make Windows 8 mode
Ahahahahaha


Actually that's not what I was implying haha I just had the idea and sent it but now I realise how unlikely it is lol
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