I am not sure if this has been discussed before, but has anyone else noticed that if you run an app in Win XP compatibility mode on Win 8 the programme will use the Windows 7 titlebar?
I have tried this with Irfanview and a language learning app; both display this behaviour. I wonder if this could somehow be used to force all applications to use the old titlebars, without using compatibility mode for all of them. Also, this suggests that Win 8 has at least some native theming capability.
The screenshot below is of my Windows 8 desktop. I use Start8, hence the start button. Notepad runs in Win8 mode, 'Lingva latina' runs in Win XP compatibility mode.