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bigmuscle

Aero Glass for Win8 RC4

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By the way, is it possible to remove the popups that inform it is a beta version of the demo ?

That could be awesome.

Thanks.

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By the way, is it possible to remove the popups that inform it is a beta version of the demo ?

That could be awesome.

Thanks.

Still have this stupid message in the RC? Isn´t he knowing how long people have been waiting for Aero and then he nevertheless still makes it impossible to use. Given this is a RC the final version will annoy you with a pupup either.

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I'm pretty sure final version isn't going to have it. That would be pretty stupid. Better question is how many RCs there'll be.

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Here is the installer version for Aero Glass for Windows 8 RC1 By Big Muscle

http://cl.ly/P2Pd

- Fix Uninstalling Method

- Now Installed in "System Drive\DWM" folder, due to debug.log & crash.log file write permission

Note :

If you are using the Aero Glass for Windows 8 RC0 installer, make sure you uninstall it from add & remove program and the reboot.

don't forget to delete the DWMGlass.dll in your system directory.

And still use it with your own risk :yes:

I can't get this to work strangely, I'm using Windows8 64 bit. Nothing changed at all.

EDIT: oh nvm I have uefi secure boot on.

EDIT2: Looks great! Big thanks to TC.

Edited by GradationAir
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Hi all.

Is this making anyone elses screen go completely black?

0.8 worked fine, but 0.9.x versions make my screen go completely black for at least 5 to 10 minutes....

My vid card is an nvidia 8400GS.

My board is a UEFI board, but dont think secure boot is an issue as v0.8 worked ok previously, and havent changed anything in BIOS since.

Is there any other info I can post to help troubleshoot this issue.

Thx

UEFI board but an ancient 8400GS? Something like this exists? o.O

You could try using AGTweaker and change the DX modes, but be careful to not switch to DX10.1+ or you'll be stuck with a black screen.

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With what RC versiion will the every 1 hour beta popup finally be removed? It makes full screen gaming literally impossible. Release candidates generally means the software is no longer beta anyway so I really don't see the point..............................................................

Release candidate generally means that the software has not been fully released yet and it is not intended for regular usage.

Ok, today I noticed that Explorer restarted a few times. (Taskbar and Windows Explorer stopped responding, desktop image and taskbar disappeared briefly and reappeared).

There is no crash.log or minidump, so I do not have any debuging logs to share. I guess I cannot be surethat it has anything to do with AeroGlass - it might be unrelated. But, I think it might be worth mentioning. *shrug* :D

Yeah, it does not install exception handler in explorer process. The only executed code in this process is at startup and when modifying color settings in control panel. Thus if it crashes at another time then it is not fault of my utility.

I'm pretty sure final version isn't going to have it. That would be pretty stupid. Better question is how many RCs there'll be.

Not many...

but be careful to not switch to DX10.1+ or you'll be stuck with a black screen.

This is not the complete truth. If your video adapter supports DX11.1, you will be able to set 11.1 correctly. On the other side, if you adapter does not support anything higher than DX 9.3, it will crash for anything above this version. When this settings is not touched, it starts with the highest possible version and tries until it succeed.

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Good to hear. From what I've seen RC1 is a huge step from the beta builds.

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And to inactive colors... how to reproduce your problem? I changed appropriate registry values and have no problems. Inactive frame color changed as expected.

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And to inactive colors... how to reproduce your problem? I changed appropriate registry values and have no problems. Inactive frame color changed as expected.

For me, the inactive colour changed when I restart the DWM process, but once I select then deselect a window, they are uncoloured after they are made inactive. (Not a huge problem for me really, but I figure it is not expected behaviour?)

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no, it's not expected but it works here correctly. But i have not tried to restart DWM, just forced to reload settings via control panel.

EDIT: ah, I noticed that restarting DWM makes inactive frames to be drawn by default color and it is refreshed to correct color when window is redrawn.

Edited by bigmuscle
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I've noticed that around the same time my fast startup (hybridboot) does not work anymore(Even though enabled same startup time as normal). Is it just me?

Edited by GradationAir
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but be careful to not switch to DX10.1+ or you'll be stuck with a black screen.

This is not the complete truth. If your video adapter supports DX11.1, you will be able to set 11.1 correctly. On the other side, if you adapter does not support anything higher than DX 9.3, it will crash for anything above this version. When this settings is not touched, it starts with the highest possible version and tries until it succeed.

It is in the case of a 8400GS, it has the same hardware capabilities as my 8600m chip afaik. the 8k series support DX10.0, but your code only works with DX9.3 for me.

DX10.0 is completely transparent/no blur...

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I already wrote it, but it is totally impossible to get transparency without blur. Why? Because there is no such code. Such code was there but it was in some old beta version (which really was incorrectly executed on some video adapters) . Thus if you get transparency without blur than you have this utility incorrectly installed.

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I already wrote it, but it is totally impossible to get transparency without blur. Why? Because there is no such code. Such code was there but it was in some old beta version (which really was incorrectly executed on some video adapters) . Thus if you get transparency without blur than you have this utility incorrectly installed.

Do you plan to have a "check box" like in windows 7 to enable and disable aero?

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Not in 1.0. Actually... if you want glass or not, you simply run and stop this application. Any need for a settings? I want to do it more clever, such as disabling glass when on battery etc.

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This is an awesome project and I love using it. I'm looking forward to the final and I wanted to mention one thing...

I have noticed that sometimes, the taskbar will go completely transparent with no blur and to get it back, I just use AGTweaker to disable/enable glass and its got blur again, but after a while it'll go back to being completely transparent. Perhaps something to look into?

Besides the Demo message every once in a while, it certainly makes Windows 8 all the better. I'd be glad to pay for this if it was a paid product.

Keep it up, man.

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Here is the installer version for Aero Glass for Windows 8 RC1 By Big Muscle

http://cl.ly/P2Pd

- Fix Uninstalling Method

- Now Installed in "System Drive\DWM" folder, due to debug.log & crash.log file write permission

Note :

If you are using the Aero Glass for Windows 8 RC0 installer, make sure you uninstall it from add & remove program and the reboot.

don't forget to delete the DWMGlass.dll in your system directory.

And still use it with your own risk :yes:

I can't get this to work strangely, I'm using Windows8 64 bit. Nothing changed at all.

EDIT: oh nvm I have uefi secure boot on.

EDIT2: Looks great! Big thanks to TC.

Yeah there are some registry writing problem for 64-bit isntaller (sorry for that one), use the standard version to make it works :)

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I already wrote it, but it is totally impossible to get transparency without blur. Why? Because there is no such code. Such code was there but it was in some old beta version (which really was incorrectly executed on some video adapters) . Thus if you get transparency without blur than you have this utility incorrectly installed.

If it was incorrectly installed, then wouldn't it not work at all? It's not a big matter anyway, the 8k series' DX10 support was pretty slow and we're better off using DX9 instead. And your utility works fine as it does now.

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Hello!

I Have a problem...

How to remove popup window :

"This Is Demo version of Aero Glass for Win8 v0.92

!!! USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!" ?

post-378303-0-95599800-1369245816_thumb.

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You need to read over this thread, this has been discussed many times..

Hello!

I Have a problem...

How to remove popup window :

"This Is Demo version of Aero Glass for Win8 v0.92

!!! USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!" ?

post-378303-0-95599800-1369245816_thumb.

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You need to read over this thread, this has been discussed many times..

Hello!

I Have a problem...

How to remove popup window :

"This Is Demo version of Aero Glass for Win8 v0.92

!!! USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!" ?

post-378303-0-95599800-1369245816_thumb.

91 pages....

it's very much....

can you help me please?

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Hello!

I Have a problem...

How to remove popup window :

"This Is Demo version of Aero Glass for Win8 v0.92

!!! USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!" ?

post-378303-0-95599800-1369245816_thumb.

You cannot remove the popup window. It will be removed when the project is officially released as, I assume, v1.0 or greater. In the meantime, as the popup window explains, this project is meant for testing purposes ONLY, not for continuous regular use. Try it out and report any issues that you have in detail, except for complaints about the popup window of course.

EDIT: @bigmuscle, I know this has been mentioned before, but for the benefit of brand new users members here who only read the OP then DL the app, it would probably help head posts like this off to post this kind of info in bold, underlined text, preferably flashing if possible LOL, in the OP. I thought the info was already there, and it is implied, but it could be made clearer. Just my opinion.

Cheers and Regards

Edited by bphlpt
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You cannot remove the popup window. It will be removed when the project is officially released as, I assume, v1.0 or greater. In the meantime, as the popup window explains, this project is meant for testing purposes ONLY, not for continuous regular use. Try it out and report any issues that you have in detail, except for complaints about the popup window of course.

Cheers and Regards

Ok thanks!

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cant find it where is the download which one is the right one that flippinwindows used

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cant find it where is the download which one is the right one that flippinwindows used

What is the "flippinwindows" are?

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