I was reading one of Paul Thurrott’s recent review on Vista (link) and he mentioned Vista has a problem with its glass windows, where one will have difficulties figuring out which window is on top / focused, as illustrated below:
Maybe what is needed is Y’z Shadow – this is what my explorer windows look like with Y’z Shadow:
If you just forget about the title bar for the minute – it is easier to spot a window surrounded by a blue "glow" then to pick out which window has the darkest shadow, as is the case with focused window in Vista.
I really hope someone will find a way to hack the Vista shadow so it shows the the focused window in a different color? (Or, you can just use XP with Y’z Shadow !)