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bigmuscle

Aero Glass for Win8 RC4

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Just install AGTweaker from link below and put the DWMGlass64.dll with it since you have a 64-bit OS and then launch AGTweaker to use it ..

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/162036-aero-glass-tweaker-gui-for-win8-v132/

Oh okay, I already had AGTweaker installed here, I didn't know it is what actually did everything on its own, cool beans, now my windows are transparent! Awesome!

Also, I'm guessing that pop-up issue never got resolved where it keeps popping up and says "use at your own risk"? I've had it show up twice already =P Uh-oh

*Bug Report for Bigmuscle: It's working great so far! I have noticed that if Microsoft Office 2013 program windows are behind say, a Google Chrome window, then the Google Chrome ... chrome is not colorized or blurred anymore, it has the clear, non-color, non-blurred interface showing up right behind it, weird, if you drag the Google Chrome (or any other window) around in front of a Microsoft Word (Office program) 2013 window, it reacts as intended in some spots and shows clearly through in other spots

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as described but there is an error

dwm10.png

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I have a installer that I made that automatically sets it all up for you, if interested let me know and I can post it ...DP

Just install the gui AGTweaker with the dll files for your OS bit..

I tried 0.9 and edited the registry destination to C:\windows\aero\DWMGlass.dll, then put everything in aero folder, is there a reason why it didn't work at all? no errors or anything, but UI looks completely the same.

I tried using Tweaker but have experienced no change whatsoever.

That would be really great, I can't get it to work for some reason now all it does is give a strange flash upon loading metro.

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Thank you very much for good solution!!! But how to disable annoying message with above text:

This is demo version of aero glass for Win8 v0.9

!!! USE IT ON YOUR OWN RISK !!!

Copyright © 2013 Big Muscle

This message appears every time, when notebook arise from sleeping.

P.S. Sorry for my english.

Thanks for solution!

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You can't. This really should be in huge red letters in the OP, because right now it's not so obvious. Hopefully 1.0 will get rid of it.

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Intel HD 3000: debug.log | crash.log

nVidia 9500GT: debug.log | crash.log

I'm aware of this crash, I know what it is caused by but I cannot reproduce it :}The reason is that dwm.exe process is running under different user (Desktop Window Manager\DWM-1,2...) privileges which does not have access to your profile. So when DWM needs to read some user's settings, it must ask some remote process to give the registry key handle. I catch this registry handle and store it so I can read user's settings (mostly inactive frame colorization). But when remote side destroys this handle and my library wants to use it then it will crash. No solution for it yet :(

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Its BETA (not the final product for production) which means you are Suppose to be testing it and then report any bugs back here, When Final version is release the nag screen will go away..DP

Thank you very much for good solution!!! But how to disable annoying message with above text:

This is demo version of aero glass for Win8 v0.9

!!! USE IT ON YOUR OWN RISK !!!

Copyright © 2013 Big Muscle

This message appears every time, when notebook arise from sleeping.

P.S. Sorry for my english.

Thanks for solution!

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Please, dont react to those complaining about message box. I see absolutely no sense to register to this forum just to complain about message box that has been discussed million-times in this thread.

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My taskbars match my windows now. :o

Didn't really change anything, though windows explorer restarted itself a few times since I restarted the computer.

My guess is that the effect will go back to not matching when I restart, but I'll let you know.

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AERO GLASS for Win8 RC0

What's new?

* correctly adjust colorization settings to generate glass safety zone

--> this should remove most of artifacts caused by not reducing occlusion rectangles by blur radius

* correctly choose whether to fill surface by color or to blur its background

* frame colors respect theme opacity settings

* fixed incompatibility on some dwmcore.dll versions

* workaround for crash on settings reload

* fixed colorization algorithm in 32-bit

https://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13124

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Oh right I forgot it's alpha>beta>RC>final :lol:

These color changes sound nice.

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Wow, artifacts are gone now, neat!

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yeah, the artifacts in StartIsBack are gone. Well done! :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

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Thanks. For both working on this and continuing to make the releases public. :D

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@Edit

Done

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RC? Release Candidate? Awesome! Almost there!! Can't wait to see the final product. Even the v0.9 Beta 3 version that I'm using right now is really, really stable with a few hiccups here and there, but overall amazing! Exactly what I was looking for

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AERO GLASS for Win8 RC0

What's new?

* correctly adjust colorization settings to generate glass safety zone

--> this should remove most of artifacts caused by not reducing occlusion rectangles by blur radius

Excellent! I no longer see any artifacts, which frankly weren't bad to begin with.

Well done, BigMuscle. If you'd like to package the .png file I developed for use with your tool, which increases drop shadows and adds a faux rounded look, please feel free.

-Noel

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Tried it in VMWare, but it doesn't work at all. Tried several DeviceFeatureLevel values and no dice.

[0x358] Hook (RegQueryValueExW) installed
[0x358] Hook (CreateWindowExW) installed
[0x358] Delayed hook (D3D11CreateDevice) installed
[0x358] Hook (CreateRoundRectRgn) installed
[0x358] DWM1 failed (0).
[0x358] DWM2 failed (0).
[0x358] DWM3 hooked successfuly
[0x358] DWM4 hooked successfuly
[0x358] DWM5 hooked successfuly
[0x358] DWM6 hooked successfuly

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Tried it in VMWare, but it doesn't work at all. Tried several DeviceFeatureLevel values and no dice.

I'm using it in a VMware virtual machine quite successfully.

Have you tried adjusting the various settings in the Personalization control panel?

-Noel

AGforWin8.jpg

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Of course. I tried messing with color intensity and the like, but everything is still opaque even the taskbar. Maybe it is because the W8 is completely unupdated, but I can't update it.

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Maybe it is because the W8 is completely unupdated, but I can't update it.

That could well be true; BigMuscle's software does require certain things to be in certain places and of specific versions.

If you read the prior 20 or 30 pages of this thread you'll see what versions of what DLLs he's looking for. You could check yours.

I don't know what the deal is with your copy of Windows 8, but you can download a free evaluation version of Windows 8 Enterprise from Microsoft that activates and is fully functional for 90 days, and can be rearmed once via "slmgr -rearm" for another 90 days. This means that for virtual machine usage you could save a snapshot that's fully configured before the first 90 days is up, then just restore that snapshot and rearm it for each subsequent 3 month period. Not as convenient as never having to do it, but it doesn't cost anything, and you CAN update it freely.

-Noel

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Tried it in VMWare, but it doesn't work at all. Tried several DeviceFeatureLevel values and no dice.

[0x358] Hook (RegQueryValueExW) installed
[0x358] Hook (CreateWindowExW) installed
[0x358] Delayed hook (D3D11CreateDevice) installed
[0x358] Hook (CreateRoundRectRgn) installed
[0x358] DWM1 failed (0).
[0x358] DWM2 failed (0).
[0x358] DWM3 hooked successfuly
[0x358] DWM4 hooked successfuly
[0x358] DWM5 hooked successfuly
[0x358] DWM6 hooked successfuly

This can happen for one certain reason.... but, rather send me you c:\windows\system32\udwm.dll (via PM) so I can check the exact reason :whistle:
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I ran Windows Update and it actually worked right now rather than getting stuck at 0% and glass works now. I'll try to revert to earlier snapshot to find the DLL though ;)

It doesn't even need DFL anymore. Nice!

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Congrats BigMuscle. At least for me, you made it to Aero Perfection!!! Could I suggest adding a "Enable/Disable Transparency" checkbox so that we don't have to disable the dll to disable glass?

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I ran Windows Update and it actually worked right now rather than getting stuck at 0% and glass works now. I'll try to revert to earlier snapshot to find the DLL though ;)

It doesn't even need DFL anymore. Nice!

Your udwm.dll is compatible, it is even absolutely same as mine, so unless there is a bug (which would appear for other users too), then the real reason is ... hmm, weird :o

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