Microsoft Explains Windows 8 Panoramic Themes

Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released a week ago which got a tremendous response by the users with over 1 million downloads on the first day itself.To go with it Microsoft also complemented with some Themes like the NightFall and Starlight Panoramic themes.

Detailing about the Panoramic Themes on Windows 8 on their Windows Experience Blog,Microsoft revealed the details of how Panoramic Themes work on Windows 8.Any theme which is running on Windows 7 can run perfectly well on Windows 8,but as far as the compatibility of Windows 8 Panoramic themes on Windows 7 goes that’s not possible.

As you can see from the above images,it shows how the Panoramic Themes work on a dual desktop Setup,with a single image stretched to work on both the monitors.For this to work perfectly one has to set both the monitors  with same display settings,so if the display resolution is dissimilar with the other or the screen size is different the Theme will not expand on both monitors as shown above,instead a different image will be displayed on both.

Those who don’t have a dual monitor setup can still enjoy the Panoramic Themes,On Single Monitor each image will be cropped to the center in order to allow the Panoramic Experience with Windows 8 Panoramic Themes.


Another Feature Of Panoramic Themes is the Autocolor feature.Themes on Windows 8 created with the auto color setting will smoothly and automatically shift the Windows desktop glass and taskbar color to match the dominant color in whichever background image is currently being displayed.So that whenever you apply a new theme you don’t have to search for a Glass Color to suit the theme,Windows 8 will do that work for you.

If you haven’t yet downloaded the Panoramic Theme you Can download  Nightfall and Starlight themes right away.