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Aero Glass for Win8 RC4

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After I make the DWM folder and extract it, I ran the .exe. After that my screen just goes black with only the pointer on the screen and I have to restart my computer to fix it.

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I am not able to download it ! Please Help !

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Is anybody here who has experience with uxtheme/msstyles? I am trying to implement feature which allows to set theme resource without msstyle patching (including caption glow effect) but I am probably missing something :-)

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This works great Big Muscle! Thanks for the hard work.

If it could be made to work with the taskbar as well, we would be talking perfection here.

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I don't know,i don't use any patches, use styles or othere else.

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Is anybody here who has experience with uxtheme/msstyles? I am trying to implement feature which allows to set theme resource without msstyle patching (including caption glow effect) but I am probably missing something :-)

Can't help directly but what about Uxstyle -it's an executable that allows you to use msstyles without actually patching any system files. The author of that appears to hang out at http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/37000-UxStyle-updated-for-windows-8-%28experimental%29 so it might even be worth having a chat with him to see if he'd be willing to let you implement whatever method he's used.

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Is anybody here who has experience with uxtheme/msstyles? I am trying to implement feature which allows to set theme resource without msstyle patching (including caption glow effect) but I am probably missing something :-)

Can't help directly but what about Uxstyle -it's an executable that allows you to use msstyles without actually patching any system files. The author of that appears to hang out at http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/37000-UxStyle-updated-for-windows-8-%28experimental%29 so it might even be worth having a chat with him to see if he'd be willing to let you implement whatever method he's used.

Oh, I've used UXThemer, and it does mod dll files, but can allow custom themes to load. UXStyler mods system files but has an easy to use UI. However, the patch is not perfect and clashes with many Windows 8 updates. And can clash with Windows 8 if uninstalled too. (On boot there is no displayed graphics if there is a clash. None at all, but monitors might phase in and out of sleep).

However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

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Is anybody here who has experience with uxtheme/msstyles? I am trying to implement feature which allows to set theme resource without msstyle patching (including caption glow effect) but I am probably missing something :-)

Can't help directly but what about Uxstyle -it's an executable that allows you to use msstyles without actually patching any system files. The author of that appears to hang out at http://forums.mydigi...experimental%29 so it might even be worth having a chat with him to see if he'd be willing to let you implement whatever method he's used.

Oh, I've used UXThemer, and it does mod dll files, but can allow custom themes to load. UXStyler mods system files but has an easy to use UI. However, the patch is not perfect and clashes with many Windows 8 updates. And can clash with Windows 8 if uninstalled too. (On boot there is no displayed graphics if there is a clash. None at all, but monitors might phase in and out of sleep).

However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

So wait - You are saying that UXStyle will clash with Windows 8 because it modifies system files, and when it does, the system will be unbootable?:o

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Is anybody here who has experience with uxtheme/msstyles? I am trying to implement feature which allows to set theme resource without msstyle patching (including caption glow effect) but I am probably missing something :-)

Can't help directly but what about Uxstyle -it's an executable that allows you to use msstyles without actually patching any system files. The author of that appears to hang out at http://forums.mydigi...experimental%29 so it might even be worth having a chat with him to see if he'd be willing to let you implement whatever method he's used.

Oh, I've used UXThemer, and it does mod dll files, but can allow custom themes to load. UXStyler mods system files but has an easy to use UI. However, the patch is not perfect and clashes with many Windows 8 updates. And can clash with Windows 8 if uninstalled too. (On boot there is no displayed graphics if there is a clash. None at all, but monitors might phase in and out of sleep).

However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

So wait - You are saying that UXStyle will clash with Windows 8 because it modifies system files, and when it does, the system will be unbootable?:o

Some Windows 8 updates can cause problems. Not every update, of course. What is also stranger than that is, unpatching the system for uninstall of the UX Patch can cause the exact same problems. Last time I used any variation of UXTheme (a few weeks before finding this DWM mod), 3 days in a row an update came that broke the system, which is when I decided it was not worth the effort, even if I hate the base Windows 8 borders.

(Thank goodness for this mod!!! I love how it looks)

Edit: So yes, UXStyle can cause a system to become unbootable. System restore points are very important :)

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All the versions were working for me, DWM 0.4 doesn't work anymore... tried all the settings with the Tweaker released by ORelio

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Is anybody here who has experience with uxtheme/msstyles? I am trying to implement feature which allows to set theme resource without msstyle patching (including caption glow effect) but I am probably missing something :-)

Can't help directly but what about Uxstyle -it's an executable that allows you to use msstyles without actually patching any system files. The author of that appears to hang out at http://forums.mydigi...experimental%29 so it might even be worth having a chat with him to see if he'd be willing to let you implement whatever method he's used.

Oh, I've used UXThemer, and it does mod dll files, but can allow custom themes to load. UXStyler mods system files but has an easy to use UI. However, the patch is not perfect and clashes with many Windows 8 updates. And can clash with Windows 8 if uninstalled too. (On boot there is no displayed graphics if there is a clash. None at all, but monitors might phase in and out of sleep).

However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

So wait - You are saying that UXStyle will clash with Windows 8 because it modifies system files, and when it does, the system will be unbootable?:o

Some Windows 8 updates can cause problems. Not every update, of course. What is also stranger than that is, unpatching the system for uninstall of the UX Patch can cause the exact same problems. Last time I used any variation of UXTheme (a few weeks before finding this DWM mod), 3 days in a row an update came that broke the system, which is when I decided it was not worth the effort, even if I hate the base Windows 8 borders.

(Thank goodness for this mod!!! I love how it looks)

Edit: So yes, UXStyle can cause a system to become unbootable. System restore points are very important :)

So, then what the heck is the point of UxStyle? I thought that the point was that it doesn't modify system files.

I have been using this on my windows 8 laptop. So it breaks Windows when I uninstall this? What happens if I boot up and I get a black screen? Is my computer done?

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we must wait for the x86 version but could be happy only alike transparent taskbar

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I never got any black screen with UxStyle when I uninstalled it, but some Windows updates can break it. Happened to me one time when a lot of updates were released.

I apologize for offtopic ;)

BTW this looks lovely with this theme :D

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I never got any black screen with UxStyle when I uninstalled it, but some Windows updates can break it. Happened to me one time when a lot of updates were released.

I apologize for offtopic ;)

BTW this looks lovely with this theme :D

With this theme the task bar looks almost like in Windows 7, but the loader crashes when I hover on the task bar icon thumbnails. Does it happen to you also?

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I never got any black screen with UxStyle when I uninstalled it, but some Windows updates can break it. Happened to me one time when a lot of updates were released.

I apologize for offtopic ;)

BTW this looks lovely with this theme :D

Well If "some Windows updates " break or conflict with UxStyle, would be nice to know Which Updates are the problem and then avoid them..

Reminds me years ago when I updated all my XP files , folders and icons to give them a Vista/Win7 look then after some MS updates came out

and Service pack, everything was downgraded back to the org xp style..bummer

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I just used system restore point, uninstalled UxStyle, installed all the updates, installed UxStyle again and no problems so far.

With this theme the task bar looks almost like in Windows 7, but the loader crashes when I hover on the task bar icon thumbnails. Does it happen to you also?

In 0.4? I haven't tried that actually. BRB

Alright you're right there are some visual artifacts or it randomly crashes. It looks nice though.

Happens in 0.3 as well.

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help me pls! It not work for me

I download "Aero Glass for Win8 v0.4" and extract files to C:\DWM. I run DWMLoader.exe

I try to change the DeviceFeatureLevel registry key to 9100, 9200, 9300 but not work

post-375247-0-93772100-1362748666_thumb.

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help me pls! It not work for me

I download "Aero Glass for Win8 v0.4" and extract files to C:\DWM. I run DWMLoader.exe

I try to change the DeviceFeatureLevel registry key to 9100, 9200, 9300 but not work

Attach debug.txt

debug.txt

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However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

Yeah, text glow effect is just a part of aero theme resource. The problem is when I simply copy the glow glyph from RP to RTM (and enable new image in my utility), the glow appears but it seems that it ignores its alpha channel. Although image contains alpha channel and shaders and blend states are same as in RP. Will be more work than I thought :w00t:

post-360084-0-18648500-1362755938_thumb.

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However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

Yeah, text glow effect is just a part of aero theme resource. The problem is when I simply copy the glow glyph from RP to RTM (and enable new image in my utility), the glow appears but it seems that it ignores its alpha channel. Although image contains alpha channel and shaders and blend states are same as in RP. Will be more work than I thought :w00t:

I managed to import the Windows 7 theme and also messed with some of the images to bring back a glow effect on the caption buttons, the default Windows 7 theme is so ugly though lol

hrismo.jpg

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Is anybody here who has experience with uxtheme/msstyles? I am trying to implement feature which allows to set theme resource without msstyle patching (including caption glow effect) but I am probably missing something :-)

Can't help directly but what about Uxstyle -it's an executable that allows you to use msstyles without actually patching any system files. The author of that appears to hang out at http://forums.mydigi...experimental%29 so it might even be worth having a chat with him to see if he'd be willing to let you implement whatever method he's used.

Oh, I've used UXThemer, and it does mod dll files, but can allow custom themes to load. UXStyler mods system files but has an easy to use UI. However, the patch is not perfect and clashes with many Windows 8 updates. And can clash with Windows 8 if uninstalled too. (On boot there is no displayed graphics if there is a clash. None at all, but monitors might phase in and out of sleep).

However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

So wait - You are saying that UXStyle will clash with Windows 8 because it modifies system files, and when it does, the system will be unbootable?:o

Some Windows 8 updates can cause problems. Not every update, of course. What is also stranger than that is, unpatching the system for uninstall of the UX Patch can cause the exact same problems. Last time I used any variation of UXTheme (a few weeks before finding this DWM mod), 3 days in a row an update came that broke the system, which is when I decided it was not worth the effort, even if I hate the base Windows 8 borders.

(Thank goodness for this mod!!! I love how it looks)

Edit: So yes, UXStyle can cause a system to become unbootable. System restore points are very important :)

So, then what the heck is the point of UxStyle? I thought that the point was that it doesn't modify system files.

I have been using this on my windows 8 laptop. So it breaks Windows when I uninstall this? What happens if I boot up and I get a black screen? Is my computer done?

I would recommend creating a backup usb disk or DVD, if your computer did not come with one. But I had no problem getting to recovery an unclean way (by powering off during boot - it reboots next time to a recovery mode).

Not everyone gets the problem when uninstalling a UX Patch. I am just one of those unlucky people who gets it every time I trued to uninstall.

I never got any black screen with UxStyle when I uninstalled it, but some Windows updates can break it. Happened to me one time when a lot of updates were released.

I apologize for offtopic ;)

BTW this looks lovely with this theme :D

Yes happened to me on several occasions. I wish that it would just default to system themes like it used to in XP, but, no - I guess MS want us to feel pain when moding our installations xD.

(Oh that theme looks great - I will try it if there is ever a stable (for me) UX Patch! :) )

However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

Yeah, text glow effect is just a part of aero theme resource. The problem is when I simply copy the glow glyph from RP to RTM (and enable new image in my utility), the glow appears but it seems that it ignores its alpha channel. Although image contains alpha channel and shaders and blend states are same as in RP. Will be more work than I thought :w00t:

Well, I trust whatever solution you come to will be the best possible. And I guess it will be rewarding to crack that nut :D

Oh, not sure if its important but 3DMark 2013 has an unusual effect on its title bar. Its like its covering several copies of its own frame. (hint of transparency and colour bleeding - but its just one application so maybe not that important). However, this is not showing up in screenshots.

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There are weird artifacts when you use the Windows 7 theme with aero glass. I don't know why exactly, but I think it has something to do with the way the visual styles gets rounded thumbnail borders. Very good visual style by the way. DWM hook always crashes eventually, but sometimes it stays up with visual artifacts long enough to take a screenshot, so I did. It sure looks trippy.

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However, if you could fix that problem, then, UXThemes add things like Text glow, and textures very easily!

Yeah, text glow effect is just a part of aero theme resource. The problem is when I simply copy the glow glyph from RP to RTM (and enable new image in my utility), the glow appears but it seems that it ignores its alpha channel. Although image contains alpha channel and shaders and blend states are same as in RP. Will be more work than I thought :w00t:

I managed to import the Windows 7 theme and also messed with some of the images to bring back a glow effect on the caption buttons, the default Windows 7 theme is so ugly though lol

hrismo.jpg

WOAH! What theme is that! so cool.

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There are weird artifacts when you use the Windows 7 theme with aero glass. I don't know why exactly, but I think it has something to do with the way the visual styles gets rounded thumbnail borders. Very good visual style by the way. DWM hook always crashes eventually, but sometimes it stays up with visual artifacts long enough to take a screenshot, so I did. It sure looks trippy.

Is that the windows 7 theme made by http://xxinightxx.deviantart.com/art/Windows-7-Vs-REV-D-350491112?? If not can you send a link? That looks awesome (Except for the giltch)

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