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Aero Glass for Win8 RC4

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The situation turns out with Windows 8.1, because there are no such objects thus I must create all the Direct3D objects on my own.

So it's confirmed that 8.1 removes them?

The first version comes in beta comes out in two days.

Sad if many work muss be done to continue this great software for 8.1.

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The situation turns out with Windows 8.1, because there are no such objects thus I must create all the Direct3D objects on my own.

So it's confirmed that 8.1 removes them?

I cannot confirm officially, I just tried with older leaked build 9385 and pixel shaders needed for blur effect don't exist there. Also some objects such as input layouts etc. are not created in memory. But this is not big problems, shaders are small programs only (20 lines of code) so it is very easy to reimplement them. Also, public symbols for that build were not available so I'm not sure what's all missing - I just know that function needed for drawing occluded regions is still there. And whole desktop rendering was moved from DX 10.1 to DX11 completely.

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d) it is a total race

Okay, I've managed to successfully replicate your DWM2DLLInjector in .NET.

Restarting, or rather, waiting for the system to restart the DWM was the tricky part.

You were 100% correct about that "race" metaphor, the time frame for correct injection is as short as can be.

However, now I have a working code to mess with. Will see what can be done.

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So, that's on their "un-feature" list too now, isn't it? Huh...

Can't say I blame 'em for trying to clean their stuff out, what I think shouldn't have been done is the removal of Glass in the first place.

And since they seem to be carrying plans to return the Start Button (but heard a rumor, that not the menu itself, so where will it direct you to? A Start Screen?) in 8.1, why clean-up on Glass now, and not return it too? If they say returning Start Button is due to Customer Demand, it would've been a logical move. (Yeah, right...)

I agree with you. I basically call Windows 8 RTM the Release Preview with poorly removed glass, a new theme, and final Modern apps. If you ask me, Windows 8.1 SHOULD be Windows 8 RTM in the first place.

Anyway, if their plan is not to restore but to completely remove Glass, then both your project and SD's WB8 are going to have A LOT more customers, so brace yourself :)

I know BigMuscle will try to work on making Glass work on Windows 8.1 at least when the beta launches at BUILD, but I wonder if Window Blinds 8 will even WORK in Windows 8.1, and if Starblinds will even work on it. BigMuscle, if you ask me, you better start advertising your product. Here is the search results when I searched "Aero Glass for Windows 8" with the results mentioning your product squared (Circling did not work well and I do not count the related searches as a mention).

Here's a aero shot of a Vista Se7en modded theme for 8..DPyes.gif

How were you able to port a Windows 7 theme to WIndows 8?

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WindowsOS, to learn more on modding themes for Windows take a look here ==> http://creativx.net/...b-tutorial.html

I find using the programs website to be a bit more useful. There are maps for every bit of the system and people can ask for help from others as well.

http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?board=18.0

xXiNightXx

Just wanted to complement you on your aero 8 theme.

I use it all the time, so many thanks.

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DwmGlass.dll not working for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

incompatible:

THEMECPL.DLL

SHELL32.DLL

Installed lastest AMD Catalyst™ Display Driver for Windows 8 64-bit

Updated DirectX with DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer (9.29.1974.0)

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This utility is not intended for any Windows Server, it is for Windows 8 RTM only. However, themecpl.dll and shell32.dll are not important part for glass, they are for customizing control panel only.

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Bigmuscle are you going to work on aero glass for windows 8.1

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How were you able to port a Windows 7 theme to WIndows 8?

Windows Style Builder Beta 1.5.4 onwards supports 7 to 8 theme porting. Either that or by recreating it manually.

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Has anyone tried this on Windows 8.1 preview yet?

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From what I saw bigmuscle post, the current version won't work on the preview without more modifications.

With the installer being a total *****, I think many are still fighting with it.

I gave up for the time being, if M$ is so set against me installing win8.1, I'll stick to my win7 for a while longer.

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Themes patching/circumvention works fine with 8.1. Neat.

Also I don't know why Microsoft did this, but text glow no longer works in non-Ribbon windows at all. Works fine everywhere else like it used to, just not in non-Ribbon windows :S

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This utility is not intended for any Windows Server, it is for Windows 8 RTM only. However, themecpl.dll and shell32.dll are not important part for glass, they are for customizing control panel only.

But it does, i am testing server 2012 (not R2) since the start and i am using aero glass since about one month.

Funny to see by the way a server edition with aero :)

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