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bigmuscle

Aero Glass for Win8 RC4

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It is just the custom theme resource which someone posted here some time ago.

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To get back onto the main topic, PLEASE do include the installer with the last RC. Since who knows what could screw up on that thing if it is shipped with only one person testing the installer? More eyes=less bugs. That way the final can be as close to perfection as humanly possible. :)

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@bigmuscle: May I ask what's the name of the theme you're using in your official website demo? That's fabulous!! Thx in advance~ :rolleyes:

http://glass8.berlios.de/screen3.png

On this screenshot, this is the tweaked custom resource I made wich is included with AGTweaker.

It's a mix of Win8 Release Preview theme and Windows 7 Aero theme.

Link is provided below in my signature.

bigmuscle, keep going for the final version you're almost there! :thumbup

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Question ORelio..Are you waiting to update AGTweaker when the final version comes out?

@bigmuscle: May I ask what's the name of the theme you're using in your official website demo? That's fabulous!! Thx in advance~ :rolleyes:

http://glass8.berlios.de/screen3.png

On this screenshot, this is the tweaked custom resource I made wich is included with AGTweaker.

It's a mix of Win8 Release Preview theme and Windows 7 Aero theme.

Link is provided below in my signature.

bigmuscle, keep going for the final version you're almost there! :thumbup

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Question ORelio..Are you waiting to update AGTweaker when the final version comes out?

Yes that's what I intend to do.

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Roger that...thumbup.gif

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May I ask, guys. How to make this work in 8.1?

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Stop asking about Windows 8.1. This project isnt even done for 8. Bigmuscle's not going to focus on 8.1 until this one is finished so stay on topic or start a new thread.

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@Tusticles @ORelio @bigmuscle : All right, got it. (Though the tweak is incompatible yet...)

Thank you all! You've been very helpful~ :thumbup

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@bigmuscle: May I ask what's the name of the theme you're using in your official website demo? That's fabulous!! Thx in advance~ :rolleyes:

screen3.png

By the way, i forgot to say. Will be there a possibility to have the same aero on the taskbar then on the windows ?

If you take a look at the screenshot, you see that the taskbar is darker than the windows.

I assumes this is because aero is already managed natively in the taskbar.

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It depends on used theme. Theme in the image skins windows borders only.

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AERO GLASS for Win8 RC4

* automatic symbols downloading for DWM libraries

--> this delays glass loading a bit

--> only for udwm.dll and dwmcore.dll (not for themes/shell32 for performance reasons)

* added option to enable/disable to bypass theme signature

--> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM:BypassThemeSignature (DWORD 0x0 to disable (default) / 0x1 to enable)

* custom swatches works with HKCU registry key

* fixed crash with 3rd-party DWM hooks (e.g. WindowsFX)

http://glass8.berlios.de

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installed it - it works - popup confirms its .95

do you want any info?

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AERO GLASS for Win8 RC4

Super!

* automatic symbols downloading for DWM libraries

Can this still be disabled via reg-key?

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Thnx a lot for new RC! Works perfect.

Please tell me what is "symbols for DWM libraries". What this mean and for what it needed?

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Looking good, no problems with screen saver now either.

debug.zip

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Thanks for the new RC. Works flawlessly for me, can confirm NO problem with the screensavers like in the last RC.

BTW you didn't include the installer in this build (why?) and will the symbol files downloaded by the last RC work on the new one (seems working)?

Here's a quick debug log from the new RC.

Debug --> RC4

And here's the debug log from the old RC (used for almost half a month on fresh install).

Debug --> RC3

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just had a black screen on a reboot - all i had done is install the update - not saying it was that but seems odd - will update again and see if its ok

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Thnx a lot for new RC! Works perfect.

Please tell me what is "symbols for DWM libraries". What this mean and for what it needed?

When MS changes DWM so much that requested memory address is not found, it will download two files from MS server which allows detecting of exact memory location need to hook. This ensure that DWM will still work when DWM changes without modifying AeroGlass.

BTW you didn't include the installer in this build (why?) and will the symbol files downloaded by the last RC work on the new one (seems working)?

I will not includd installer at all unless I found a proper way to load glass at Windows start-up. It is still too much dangerous to modify AppInit_DLLs registry so value so it should be done by advanced and not by automatic installer.

Download symbol files are dependent on DWM libraries and not on my code. When DWM changes, new symbols are automatically downloaded.

just had a black screen on a reboot - all i had done is install the update - not saying it was that but seems odd - will update again and see if its ok

Custom themes are off by default, so if you had custom theme applied your system can stuck on reboot.

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Sorry, but RC4 is not working for me.

My screen is just flashing on and off upon boot up.

This is a Lenovo P500 laptop connected to a monitor.

The laptop graphics are Intel HD 4000.

EDIT

Okay, thanks BM and Ryan19

Added new registry setting and now it's working fine.

I read the notes but didn't realize it was a requirement.

debug.7z

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Sorry, but RC4 is not working for me.

My screen is just flashing on and off upon boot up.

This is a Lenovo P500 laptop connected to a monitor.

The laptop graphics are Intel HD 4000.

Reason:-

Custom themes are off by default, so if you had custom theme applied your system can stuck on reboot.

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Sorry, but RC4 is not working for me.

My screen is just flashing on and off upon boot up.

This is a Lenovo P500 laptop connected to a monitor.

The laptop graphics are Intel HD 4000.

Reason:-

Custom themes are off by default, so if you had custom theme applied your system can stuck on reboot.

Thanks Ryan19

I added new registry setting and now it's working fine.

I read the notes but didn't realize it was a requirement.

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Thnx a lot for new RC! Works perfect.

Please tell me what is "symbols for DWM libraries". What this mean and for what it needed?

When MS changes DWM so much that requested memory address is not found, it will download two files from MS server which allows detecting of exact memory location need to hook. This ensure that DWM will still work when DWM changes without modifying AeroGlass.

Thnx, now i understand. Good idea.

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Custom themes are off by default, so if you had custom theme applied your system can stuck on reboot.

had realised that after the event - but am still getting black startup screen

i uninstalled DWM using tweaker - changed to a standard theme and rebooted - black screen - what am i missing - sure its me but cannot see it

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it's what i said earlier... check HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT registry branch. Invalid theme will be set there.

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