Is there already a way, or will there be a way in the near future to style the visual style (Like seen here on Windows 7)? That, and the Start Menu are the only two things holding me back from upgrading...
You can pretty much make Windows 8 look just like Windows 7, or Windows XP if you want to, (I do).
Here's my desktop.
I bypass the start screen at boot and go right to my desktop.
As you can see I use Rocket Dock to add all my software icons to the desktop.
I have used it since Widows XP so this looks pretty much like my desktop did back then.
Tongue in cheek. I am aware this has been totally thrashed in (too) many other threads, but I have to comment.
1. Why do you need rocket dock to make your desktop look like Windows 7. Mine does without any add ons, other than a third party start menu/globe, if that is your wish?
2. With that unreal mass of icons in your face, would you not, respectfully, find the Metro interface more, or just as convenient? Its only a graphical menu.
3. Maybe not relevant, and I respect you is you say "none of my business", but do you really use all of those programs on a regular, or daily, basis?
I use ObjectDock for my Docked icons, but that wasn't what I was referring to when I was asking about the visual style. I was referring to the visual style of the windows, and taskbar as seen in my screen cap, and seen here.
" If I could find a way to take a picture of my Start Page I'd show that too, but neither Snipping Tool, or Fraps seem to be able to take a clip of it."
Try your "Print Screen " , or Alt + "Print Screen" Key, and paste it into Paint. You can then save it somewhere and post it up.
Since you are using Windows 8, use the Windows Logo Key + the Print Screen key you should see your screen(s) dim slightly.
and then look in your pictures folder, for a folder called Screenshots and see if you have a file called Screenshot (#).png
You're welcome Mike, glad to have been able to help, although I'm still not sure why you couldn't use the other normal Ctrl, or Alt + PrintScreen Key to copy to clipboard and paste into Paint.
In the mean time we Geezers will stumble along figuring this new fangled Windows 8 out.