Great work bigmuscle.
Thanks for the extra download links. Found nothing happened when I ran DWMLoader.exe, but then decided to put all the files in C:\DWM\ and it started fine - for some reason it wouldn't run from C:\Users\Me\Downloads
I had a problem with the scrollbar at the side of Internet Explorer being garbled black and white squares, but after signing out and signing back in again this has gone back to normal.
Now the main things I want back from Win 7 are:
1) that sort of white glow behind the title text of windows, which makes it easy to read the title text despite transparency in Win 7
2) rounded corners for windows
3) shadow round edge of window
4) glowing buttons (close, minimise, maximise)
I understand these come from the theme rather than this program. Can anyone recommend a theme (with DL link if possible) that will bring these back?
Or, I was happy with the official Win 7 Landscapes theme that came installed with Win 7; is there any way to move this across to Win 8?
1 + 3 are related to the visual style, and you can get them simply by downloading a new one, and are unrelated to what bigmuscle is doing. The landscapes theme is also just a theme you can copy over from Windows 7, no fuss. Colors, wallpapers, everything. I've been pretty surprised about the number of people requesting rounded corners. Personally I always hated them . The moment I found a theme that squared away all the UI elements in Windows 7 I was so happy. To each his own, I suppose.