Windows 8 UI Bug Causes Windows XP Style Classic Balloon Notifications in Taskbar
Now that's really funny thing which I noticed today while working on my Windows 8 laptop. I always put Taskbar on left-side of screen in Windows OS and that's what I immediately did when I installed Windows 8 in my laptop.
Since then I was noticing that whenever I connect or disconnect my USB drive, Windows 8 shows Windows XP style old balloon notifications in Taskbar which looks very ugly in comparison of the new refreshing UI of Windows 8.
You can check following screenshot showing classic XP style balloon tooltip in Windows 8:
First I thought that this is how Microsoft has set it to look like in Windows 8 but today when I put Taskbar at bottom to test something and I disconnected my USB drive, I was shocked to see a new Windows 8 style balloon notification in Taskbar. I was surprised and I put the Taskbar again at left-side and when I disconnected USB drive, Windows 8 showed the old XP style balloon tooltip in Taskbar.
Now I got the whole thing clear. I checked the same thing in the remaining top and right side of screen and I found that when you put Taskbar at top or bottom, Windows 8 shows new balloon popups having square corners but if you put Taskbar in left or right-side of screen, you'll get old XP style ugly balloon popups which don't match with new Windows 8 theme.
Windows XP style old balloon tooltip when Taskbar is present in right-side:
New balloon tooltip when Taskbar is present at top:
That's really sad to see that Microsoft forgot to notice such small thing while developing Windows 8. People like me who always use Taskbar in left or right-side of screen, will have to tolerate that ugly balloon tooltip in Windows 8 Taskbar.
Check out following video to see the bug live in action:
Really disappointing. I hope Microsoft will fix this UI glitch in future...
Posted in: Windows 8 / 8.1
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