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bigmuscle

Aero Glass for Win8 RC4

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Please, could you test this version http://leteckaposta.cz/327417155 ? I need to verify whether the problem is what I think.

P.S. This version just a private debug build with some unfinished stuff so it can freeze on startup. If it happens, just try again ;-)

Same, no errors and no aero, why the f**k is lag if no aero is enabled? :unsure:

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Could you try setting DeviceFeatureLevel to 0x9300 ?

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Could you try setting DeviceFeatureLevel to 0x9300 ?

win8aerodbgu.jpg

It works. :rolleyes:

But please give me some answers about the lag, win 7 aero runs fine with GPU desktop clock profile... After closing the loader the windows are still laggy :blink:

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Could you try setting DeviceFeatureLevel to 0x9300 ?

It works. :rolleyes:

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give more details - which files did you use the origin 0.4 files or with the 2 modified ones - what were your other registry settings - can you post a reg file for dwn

off to try again

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give more details - which files did you use the origin 0.4 files or with the 2 modified ones - what were your other registry settings - can you post a reg file for dwn

off to try again

Read the posts dude

Please, could you test this version http://leteckaposta.cz/327417155 ? I need to verify whether the problem is what I think.

P.S. This version just a private debug build with some unfinished stuff so it can freeze on startup. If it happens, just try again ;-)

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thanks for the help - we may not all have your insight - i certainly dont -

so humour me - are you adding those 2 files to version 0.3 or 0.4 - from there i understand - i believe i have tried every combination but may not have done

EDIT

i believe i have tried all combinations - i have added the reg key and i do not see aero - happy to be told i am doing it wrong but at this moment cannot see how

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thanks for the help - we may not all have your insight - i certainly dont -

so humour me - are you adding those 2 files to version 0.3 or 0.4 - from there i understand - i believe i have tried every combination but may not have done

Use those files with 0.4 and that registry entry.

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Those modified files are 0.4 (with a few changes) so it does not depend where you use it.

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thanks for the help - we may not all have your insight - i certainly dont -

so humour me - are you adding those 2 files to version 0.3 or 0.4 - from there i understand - i believe i have tried every combination but may not have done

Use those files with 0.4 and that registry entry.

thanks - have just edited post above and for me it does not work - again point me in the right direction - there are more reg entry files from 0.3 - should those remain or be deleted - all stupid questions maybe but this is new to me

my dwn reg entry

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]

"Composition"=dword:00000001

"GlassTransparency"=dword:0000005a

"BlurDeviation"=dword:00000023

"DisableDebugLog"=dword:00000001

"IsOnStartup"=dword:00000001

"DeviceFeatureLevel"=dword:00009300

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Adding that registry key and value does not work for me. Everything opaque.

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Could you try setting DeviceFeatureLevel to 0x9300 ?

win8aerodbgu.jpg

It works. :rolleyes:

But please give me some answers about the lag, win 7 aero runs fine with GPU desktop clock profile... After closing the loader the windows are still laggy :blink:

Because this isn't the native implementation, and is probably slightly less efficient because he has to use workarounds to achieve a similar result. Relax and give him some time to get it to beta stage before you start complaining. You should be grateful that the person doing all the (extremely difficult) work got it to work at all ;)

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Could you try setting DeviceFeatureLevel to 0x9300 ?

win8aerodbgu.jpg

It works. :rolleyes:

But please give me some answers about the lag, win 7 aero runs fine with GPU desktop clock profile... After closing the loader the windows are still laggy :blink:

Because this isn't the native implementation, and is probably slightly less efficient because he has to use workarounds to achieve a similar result. Relax and give him some time to get it to beta stage before you start complaining. You should be grateful that the person doing all the (extremely difficult) work got it to work at all ;)

I agree 100%. If it wasn't for bigmuscle we would still be crying over how we miss aero!

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Adding that registry key and value does not work for me. Everything opaque.

you could try also different values - e.g. 0x9100 or 0x9200.

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Adding that registry key and value does not work for me. Everything opaque.

you could try also different values - e.g. 0x9100 or 0x9200.

yes works

2dedfc9cbb6b6f13d12044e6f963b9ac.jpeg

0x9100 or 0x9200 or 0x9300 works


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"Composition"=dword:00000001
"GlassTransparency"=dword:0000002e
"BlurDeviation"=dword:00000018
"DeviceFeatureLevel"=dword:00009300

DeviceFeatureLevel

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I added this:

"DeviceFeatureLevel"=dword:00009300

and now it works.

-----edit-----

Yes it works but there is considerable amount of lag when minimizing windows.

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Adding that registry key and value does not work for me. Everything opaque.

you could try also different values - e.g. 0x9100 or 0x9200.

0x9100 works for me - other 2 values do not

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Yes it works but there is considerable amount of lag when minimizing windows.

In 0.4 or in that private build?

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Yes it works but there is considerable amount of lag when minimizing windows.

In 0.4 or in that private build?

In all versions dude, all versions have lag, I don't care if you fix it or not, but just give me an explanation. I told you, to fix the lag I have to make the GPU gaming profile fixed, but who want 50+C GPU temp in idle/desktop mode... This tells me that your pretty app is hunger for GPU resources, I understand, debug version, alpha, etc. but I still want some answers. Thank you.

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V04 working with DeviceFeatureLevel set to 9100

Odd effect though - if UseDirect2DRendering is set to 0 - inactive borders are transparent & blurred but active window border remains opaque. In addition, immediately after running the app using D3D set, one previously opened but inactive window also appears "active" - i.e. two windows then have solid, active coloured borders.

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Tusticles: look, I have not solution for you yet. But since you said that the problem stays even after DWM hook shutdown, it means that your computer/GPU has poor performance to handle layered windows correctly. I have implemented a small thing to not blend certain layered windows and I am not going to fix it more, because the layered windows are not the priority.

pengipete: it only seems that active borders are opaque, they are still transparent but not much. In Direct3D mode, it uses native DWM shaders which have its own colorization/transparency settings. Therefore I would recommend to set GlassTransparency registry settings to zero or small value else both transparency settings (shader native + GlassTransparency) will be summed up.

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For me, 9300 doesn't work, 9200 doesn't work, but 9100 works great! I am loving this new version (Preview 4, not the private build, which I will refer to as "preview 4.1'). Performance is the same as the Windows 7 OS I had previously on my computer. Thank you!

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This still doesn't work for WPF applications, and based on my knowledge of WPF, I don't think this will ever work until you can ditch layered windows. Until then, could you make this program detect if a particular window is a WPF window, and if it is, render it normally?

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