Jump to content

Welcome to MSFN Forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account



Photo

Aero Glass for Win8 RC4


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
2630 replies to this topic

#776
HydroHusky

HydroHusky

    Ace Detective

  • Member
  • 47 posts
  • Joined 31-January 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

So has anyone figured out what you need to edit in WSB to make the corners actually round? Making caption buttons round was easy, but the corners are hidden somewhere
Posted Image
I can't find how to add caption glow either. It's not present in W8.

Hey there! I need some help if you do have time! I would like to know how u got the rounded corners? is it a data value or is it a theme "thing", ("thing" reffering as to editing the theme file.) :whistle: :thumbup


How to remove advertisement from MSFN

#777
hello2u

hello2u

    Newbie

  • Member
  • 43 posts
  • Joined 03-April 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag
I'm loving this so much thank you!

Looks like it doesn't apply at all to multiple monitors:
Posted Image
Posted Image

Is there a list of registry keys we can mess with?

Edited by hello2u, 03 April 2013 - 07:45 PM.


#778
kyolic

kyolic

    Newbie

  • Member
  • 16 posts
  • Joined 20-February 13
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag
Can someone tell me if there is a round corner theme for w8?

#779
Blackbird256

Blackbird256

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 138 posts
  • Joined 01-February 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag


So has anyone figured out what you need to edit in WSB to make the corners actually round? Making caption buttons round was easy, but the corners are hidden somewhere
Posted Image
I can't find how to add caption glow either. It's not present in W8.

Hey there! I need some help if you do have time! I would like to know how u got the rounded corners? is it a data value or is it a theme "thing", ("thing" reffering as to editing the theme file.) :whistle: :thumbup


It's matter of theme. The caption buttons are images. I exported them from 7's default theme and imported them into xXiNightXx's Win7forWin8 theme using latest beta of Windows Style Builder. I was actually surprised it was that easy. I have no idea how to make corners round though. There is still some squarish thingy that messes with it :}

Edited by Blackbird256, 04 April 2013 - 02:20 AM.


#780
bigmuscle

bigmuscle

    Aero Glass for Win8 developer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,048 posts
  • Joined 18-August 12
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag
The border edge (the black line in the image) is stored in theme sprite too together with the content of the border. There are several parts - 4 corners, 2 horizontal and 2 vertical segments. And all doubled - active and inactive border.
Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

#781
xaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

xaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • Member
  • 8 posts
  • Joined 28-January 13
  • OS:Windows 8.1 x64
  • Country: Country Flag
The beta 1 version works pretty good(Also works fine on my desktop,which uses an amd DX10 graphic card)!Thank you!

Attached File  1111.jpg   268.09KB   107 downloads

#782
adacom

adacom

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 138 posts
  • Joined 27-January 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag
pop up nag screen

how does it work - i was on and off pc all day yesterday - saw it once - so far this morning in just over an hour have seen it twice - to show it on boot up is ok or just about ok - but to keep showing it is ott i think - i will be going back a couple of versions and that surely is not the object as nothing is then learnt

#783
Blackbird256

Blackbird256

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 138 posts
  • Joined 01-February 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

The border edge (the black line in the image) is stored in theme sprite too together with the content of the border. There are several parts - 4 corners, 2 horizontal and 2 vertical segments. And all doubled - active and inactive border.

Thanks I think I found it
Posted Image
It uses some trick to add these w7-like glass lines. I'm willing to bet removing the sharp corners will do the trick

Yeah that was it rounded corners are working now, but without the glass effect for now
Posted Image

Edited by Blackbird256, 04 April 2013 - 07:15 AM.


#784
voom

voom
  • Member
  • 5 posts
  • Joined 04-April 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag
[1] I have two monitors on Win8 x64 Notebook, external via HDMI, internal uses HD3000 and external uses dedicated Nvidia GT 525M

Beta 1 works perfectly on internal screen, but external screen is unchangedly opaque. If i let a window span the two monitors, it's borders are half glass half opaque.

I use the GUI, 2D or 3D setting makes no difference...

Any advice?

[2] I tried the my.png as described, and I figured it is supposed to add glow to the buttons and window caption, but it does not work... I added "C:\DWM\my.png" as reg_sz to the resp. key; for reloading the DLL I disabled and re-enabled glass via the GUI (is that sufficient?)

Edited by voom, 04 April 2013 - 05:29 AM.


#785
bigmuscle

bigmuscle

    Aero Glass for Win8 developer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,048 posts
  • Joined 18-August 12
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag
Ah, I just noticed there can be problem if each display has different resolution because GetSystemMetrics returns size of the primary monitor only.

Image my.ping adds caption glow only (not buttons) and you must restart dwm.exe after editing registry (or just change something int Personalize control panel).
Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

#786
voom

voom
  • Member
  • 5 posts
  • Joined 04-April 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

Ah, I just noticed there can be problem if each display has different resolution because GetSystemMetrics returns size of the primary monitor only.

Yeah, they have different resolutions. That they use different gfx-chips doesn't matter, though?

Image my.ping adds caption glow only (not buttons) and you must restart dwm.exe after editing registry (or just change something int Personalize control panel).

Caption Blow would be helpful in certain settings, with high blur not so much needed... Buttons, I actually like the Win8 flat style, just not opaque...

You probably mean dwm.dll? I did change settings several times and turned on and off, but...

Could it be I have a wrong "syntax" with the path in the reg?

I used "C:\DWM\my.png" with and without "", also tried c:\\DWM\my.png (path itself is right, that's where I put it...)

#787
drakenabarion

drakenabarion

    Junior

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 99 posts
  • Joined 12-February 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

There is nothing to remove except the changes you made manually on your own. The utility does not perform any permanent changes in your system. Ad install registry script - just reverse all values 0x1 -> 0x0, 0x0 -> 0x1, DLL name -> empty.

BTW, here is image resource which I promised earlier. It is nothing more than regular Win8 theme with caption glow effect. Specify the file name in HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM:CustomThemeResource and restart DWM process. You must be using default Windows 8 theme else your captions will be corrupted.

http://leteckaposta.cz/793494602

This refers to the text in title bars, right? Cause I have the file in place, even clicked file properties and unblocked the file (some file types, windows places a blocked staus). But as you can see here, I get no glow.

String Name "CustomThemeResource" value = "C:\DWM\my.png" with or without " in the the string content. So far, I get no change.

On another note - This glass experience is pretty much flawless. An occasional artefact for a second in the window frame but thats too minor to care about. If that glow will work, I wont need to care about whether or not title bar text will be Black or White. :)

Attached Files



#788
MagicAndre1981

MagicAndre1981

    after Windows 7 GA still Vista lover :)

  • Patrons
  • 6,088 posts
  • Joined 28-August 05
  • OS:Vista Ultimate x86
  • Country: Country Flag

Donator

I've tested it now 2 days and it works fine so far.

But I see a lot of GPU usage:

Attached File  DWM_HD4000.png   71.19KB   26 downloads


Memory usage seems to be fine, but you may use this lib to detect and find them:

http://visualstudiog...af-cb1403f5939c


Btw, how does it work when you update the driver?
Posted Image

#789
bigmuscle

bigmuscle

    Aero Glass for Win8 developer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,048 posts
  • Joined 18-August 12
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag
Sorry to say it, but there is one thing which always drives me crazy for the whole time of my experience with PC administration. I said many times that this piece of software is just a preview, alpha, beta or whatever which should be used by experienced users only. And also the preview-notification dialog is not there for fun. So if someone is not even able to read the instructions which registry keys to modify and randomly mixes values in registry and tries to set the registry values which should not be set at all, then he should not use this application until the final version is released.

MagicAndre1981: yeah, higher CPU usage can be caused by layered windows thing. I'm working hard to fix this problem and remove layered windows completely :-)
Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

#790
bigmuscle

bigmuscle

    Aero Glass for Win8 developer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,048 posts
  • Joined 18-August 12
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag

Yeah it can be done in windows 7 and in Vista with a registry key.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"ColorizationOpaqueBlend"=dword:00000000
"HideBlur"=dword:00000001


Will have to give it a go on 7 and see what happens :)



I must admit there is no HideBlur in my Win7 installation and neither DWM knows this value.
Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

#791
MagicAndre1981

MagicAndre1981

    after Windows 7 GA still Vista lover :)

  • Patrons
  • 6,088 posts
  • Joined 28-August 05
  • OS:Vista Ultimate x86
  • Country: Country Flag

Donator

ok, the higher usage comes from IE10. When I close IE, the usage goes down.


The HideBlur value only worked in some RC/Beta Builds of Win7.
Posted Image

#792
bigmuscle

bigmuscle

    Aero Glass for Win8 developer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,048 posts
  • Joined 18-August 12
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag
ok, nevermind, we could have this option too since next build will have Direct2D mode removed so it is better to have some way to disable blur effect :)
Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

#793
Tusticles

Tusticles

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Joined 03-February 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag


Yeah it can be done in windows 7 and in Vista with a registry key.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"ColorizationOpaqueBlend"=dword:00000000
"HideBlur"=dword:00000001


Will have to give it a go on 7 and see what happens :)


ok, nevermind, we could have this option too since next build will have Direct2D mode removed so it is better to have some way to disable blur effect :)



I must admit there is no HideBlur in my Win7 installation and neither DWM knows this value.


But it works, disabled blur when used that command in the latest version of windows 7.

Ah, only enable/disable blur, no blur amount control? :huh:

I will miss d2d because the gpu temp is a bit higher with d3d...

Edited by Tusticles, 04 April 2013 - 01:29 PM.


#794
MagicAndre1981

MagicAndre1981

    after Windows 7 GA still Vista lover :)

  • Patrons
  • 6,088 posts
  • Joined 28-August 05
  • OS:Vista Ultimate x86
  • Country: Country Flag

Donator

so, have you tried updating the driver while aero runs? Does this work or will DWM.exe crash?
Posted Image

#795
bigmuscle

bigmuscle

    Aero Glass for Win8 developer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,048 posts
  • Joined 18-August 12
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag
Amount of the blur can be controlled by ColorizationBlurBalance which is native DWM settings.

I have not tried updating driver. I just tested disabling/re-enabling driver in Device Manager and it works correctly.
Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

#796
HydroHusky

HydroHusky

    Ace Detective

  • Member
  • 47 posts
  • Joined 31-January 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag



So has anyone figured out what you need to edit in WSB to make the corners actually round? Making caption buttons round was easy, but the corners are hidden somewhere
Posted Image
I can't find how to add caption glow either. It's not present in W8.

Hey there! I need some help if you do have time! I would like to know how u got the rounded corners? is it a data value or is it a theme "thing", ("thing" reffering as to editing the theme file.) :whistle: :thumbup


It's matter of theme. The caption buttons are images. I exported them from 7's default theme and imported them into xXiNightXx's Win7forWin8 theme using latest beta of Windows Style Builder. I was actually surprised it was that easy. I have no idea how to make corners round though. There is still some squarish thingy that messes with it :}

Hey can I ask you a HUGE favor? I can create (or if you want to) a new topic on how to make the corners round and the captions round. Please? I really need help and I dont feel like messing with my computer without any help!

#797
vjott

vjott

    Junior

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 59 posts
  • Joined 25-January 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

ok, nevermind, we could have this option too since next build will have Direct2D mode removed so it is better to have some way to disable blur effect :)


Huh? You're removing Direct2D in the next version?! Bigmuscle, how can you do this to me, bro? Direct2D is much better than Direct3D as it stands. Well, I'll continue to test future versions but this announcement is a big surprise. Posted Image

#798
Tusticles

Tusticles

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 229 posts
  • Joined 03-February 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

Amount of the blur can be controlled by ColorizationBlurBalance which is native DWM settings.

I have not tried updating driver. I just tested disabling/re-enabling driver in Device Manager and it works correctly.


The amount of blur in d3d can be changed in the current version(0.7) by modifying that reg entry or you will add it in the next version?

--edit--

Or you talk about win7?

Edited by Tusticles, 05 April 2013 - 04:43 AM.


#799
HydroHusky

HydroHusky

    Ace Detective

  • Member
  • 47 posts
  • Joined 31-January 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag
How would I remove this program?

#800
voom

voom
  • Member
  • 5 posts
  • Joined 04-April 13
  • OS:Windows 8 x64
  • Country: Country Flag
for me 2D makes the frame slightly "flashy" - don't know how to describe the effect; 3D is perfect though (except 2nd monitor being opaque)




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users