Word 2011: Splash screen with translucent borders

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Microsoft
December 17th, 2011 • 12:28 pm

When you launch Word 2011, the first thing you see is this:


Notice anything?

Allow me to make it clearer for you:




Unless Word 2011 is lucky and its splash screen happens to appear on top of a fairly uniform background, you inevitably get ugly see-through effects that make it look as if the splash screen itself is badly drawn and “dirty.”

I guess that’s what happens when you put a delicate concept such as translucency in the hands of clueless software engineers.

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