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Aero Glass for Win8 RC4

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What is wrong about Mobility Center? It works as expected here.

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I see. Must be Dell's fault then.

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No, it isn't Dell's fault. The uncustomized Mobility Center on my PC shows the same "double color" effect...

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I see. Must be Dell's fault then.

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mine is fine:

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I can confirm that glitch ocurrs when one stacks up Windows. It seems to be at random, though.

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I found a way to make the bug less random. Try using a custom theme resource (like the "default" one that comes with AGTweaker). Then the bug will show up 100% of the time. Otherwise, you are correct in that it seems to be a bit random.

I also wanted to confirm that guy's report a few pages back about not getting DirectX 10 working on 0.8. When I downgraded to 0.7, DX10 started working perfectly. I tried it with and without AGTweaker as well -- for me, DX10 works only with 0.7. I have an Intel HD 3000.

Autodetect detects DX10 regardless of version, which means autodetect worked with 0.7 but not with 0.8. What do I mean by "not work" in 0.8? I mean there is no blur or coloration, just completely transparent glass.

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Not sure what your problem is as you did not really explain it, if your referring to the non transparent top part of the jump list then I can say that I have not had this problem at all with aero glass from Big Muscle I have used D3D and D2D and both render fine with the themes that support it, just because it was ported directly from Windows 7 does not mean there might not be some problems, send me a link for the theme to test and I can tell you straight away if the problem is with the theme or not.

Yeah sorry about not specifying the black transparency. I think the issue lies with WSB however. When I try exporting the top image (JumpListUser) the image always comes out with full opacity, no matter how many times I try importing the 50% transparency image. I even tried using the image that's working on the bottom part but I get the same issue. Saving as a 32bit bmp and converting to png didn't work either. If you have a theme where the transparency works and you don't mind sharing I'd love to take a look, if not I'm ready to PM you my theme if your offer about taking a look still stands. Thanks!

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Not sure what your problem is as you did not really explain it, if your referring to the non transparent top part of the jump list then I can say that I have not had this problem at all with aero glass from Big Muscle I have used D3D and D2D and both render fine with the themes that support it, just because it was ported directly from Windows 7 does not mean there might not be some problems, send me a link for the theme to test and I can tell you straight away if the problem is with the theme or not.

Yeah sorry about not specifying the black transparency. I think the issue lies with WSB however. When I try exporting the top image (JumpListUser) the image always comes out with full opacity, no matter how many times I try importing the 50% transparency image. I even tried using the image that's working on the bottom part but I get the same issue. Saving as a 32bit bmp and converting to png didn't work either. If you have a theme where the transparency works and you don't mind sharing I'd love to take a look, if not I'm ready to PM you my theme if your offer about taking a look still stands. Thanks!

OK no worries, well if you like you can check out a new theme I just posted with a transparent jump list http://mrgrim01.deviantart.com/art/Vista8Mix-369583696 download from mediafire http://www.mediafire.com/?u85k16nhg1heg46

Updated to fix missing taskbar image and text centered on title.

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Not sure what your problem is as you did not really explain it, if your referring to the non transparent top part of the jump list then I can say that I have not had this problem at all with aero glass from Big Muscle I have used D3D and D2D and both render fine with the themes that support it, just because it was ported directly from Windows 7 does not mean there might not be some problems, send me a link for the theme to test and I can tell you straight away if the problem is with the theme or not.

Yeah sorry about not specifying the black transparency. I think the issue lies with WSB however. When I try exporting the top image (JumpListUser) the image always comes out with full opacity, no matter how many times I try importing the 50% transparency image. I even tried using the image that's working on the bottom part but I get the same issue. Saving as a 32bit bmp and converting to png didn't work either. If you have a theme where the transparency works and you don't mind sharing I'd love to take a look, if not I'm ready to PM you my theme if your offer about taking a look still stands. Thanks!

OK no worries, well if you like you can check out a new theme I just posted with a transparent jump list http://mrgrim01.deviantart.com/art/Vista8Mix-369583696 download from mediafire http://www.mediafire.com/?w3q9k7riis9vm9o

thats more than good - i have a problem with the taskbar - the graphic you have added does not go all the way across - its behind the SIB button and the right icons - centre is missing - guess its me but no idea what to look at

i see you have moved text to the left on the top bar - is it easy to put back to centre - a setting or a reg key - just personal preference

but if i can sort the taskbar thats me pretty happy

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AERO GLASS for Win8 BETA3

Ok, here it is.

What's new?

* completely removed layered windows hack

* fixed glass on the secondary taskbar

* many code fixes and refactoring

* almost all low-level stuff (see beta 2 changelog) should work regardless the used DLL versions and even on 32-bit

--> this probably still needs some coding

--> works until MS changes the internal DWM functions

--> if something is wrong, message about DLL incompatibility will pop up

* implemented that color swatches in control panel can be loaded from external DLL

--> registry script which changes default swatches to Win8 RP (more glass-friendly) is attached

--> backup the original registry key before importing !!!

--> you will probably need to change the owner and permission of the registry branch

--> DO NOT do it if you are not advanced user!!!

--> you will be unable to change frame color if you don't use AeroGlass utility after importing this registry key

* fixed glass on surface render targets

--> glass won't work if one side of your screen resolution is less than 200 pixels

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

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Sorry mate, I fixed those problems, uploading again now.

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Not sure what your problem is as you did not really explain it, if your referring to the non transparent top part of the jump list then I can say that I have not had this problem at all with aero glass from Big Muscle I have used D3D and D2D and both render fine with the themes that support it, just because it was ported directly from Windows 7 does not mean there might not be some problems, send me a link for the theme to test and I can tell you straight away if the problem is with the theme or not.

Yeah sorry about not specifying the black transparency. I think the issue lies with WSB however. When I try exporting the top image (JumpListUser) the image always comes out with full opacity, no matter how many times I try importing the 50% transparency image. I even tried using the image that's working on the bottom part but I get the same issue. Saving as a 32bit bmp and converting to png didn't work either. If you have a theme where the transparency works and you don't mind sharing I'd love to take a look, if not I'm ready to PM you my theme if your offer about taking a look still stands. Thanks!

OK no worries, well if you like you can check out a new theme I just posted with a transparent jump list http://mrgrim01.deviantart.com/art/Vista8Mix-369583696 download from mediafire http://www.mediafire.com/?w3q9k7riis9vm9o

thats more than good - i have a problem with the taskbar - the graphic you have added does not go all the way across - its behind the SIB button and the right icons - centre is missing - guess its me but no idea what to look at

i see you have moved text to the left on the top bar - is it easy to put back to centre - a setting or a reg key - just personal preference

but if i can sort the taskbar thats me pretty happy

Sorry mate, I fixed those problems, uploading again now.

still not working for me - not sure i am downloading newfile - all file sizes are the same

and my other question about moving text back to centre??

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still not working for me - not sure i am downloading newfile - all file sizes are the same

and my other question about moving text back to centre??

Nope you were downloading the old one again most likely, new link is http://www.mediafire.com/?u85k16nhg1heg46

Sorry for highjacking your thread Big Muscle I will not post any more on this subject here.

Nice update though, giving it a test run on the VM now :)

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...somehow 2 posts were created...

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Importing the swatches.reg from 0.9 gives me an "Cannot import swatches.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes, or you have insufficient privileges to perform this operation". I did give it admin privileges though, glass was not active when I attempted that.

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AERO GLASS for Win8 BETA3

Ok, here it is.

What's new?

* completely removed layered windows hack

* fixed glass on the secondary taskbar

* many code fixes and refactoring

* almost all low-level stuff (see beta 2 changelog) should work regardless the used DLL versions and even on 32-bit

--> this probably still needs some coding

--> works until MS changes the internal DWM functions

--> if something is wrong, message about DLL incompatibility will pop up

* implemented that color swatches in control panel can be loaded from external DLL

--> registry script which changes default swatches to Win8 RP (more glass-friendly) is attached

--> backup the original registry key before importing !!!

--> you will probably need to change the owner and permission of the registry branch

--> DO NOT do it if you are not advanced user!!!

--> you will be unable to change frame color if you don't use AeroGlass utility after importing this registry key

* fixed glass on surface render targets

--> glass won't work if one side of your screen resolution is less than 200 pixels

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

Still have some glitches after moving window on the screen. Also it is necessary to disable taskbar transparency, otherway taskbar is fully transparent. BUT: when taskbar transparency is enabled there are no more glitches - they can be found only on the taskbar.

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