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Aero Glass Tweaker GUI for Win8 v1.3.2

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AGTweaker v1.3.2

This GUI, written in C#, allows to customize bigmuscle's Aero Glass implementation for Windows 8 :

agtweaker13.png

Features:

- Customize Blur and Transparency

- Customize Window Frame Colors

- Customize Advanced Settings

- Load Aero Glass on Windows Startup

- Easy install / uninstall DWMGlass.dll

- Command-Line usage allowing to change settings without loading the GUI

Command-Line usage:

- AGTWeaker.exe -opacity [0-255] : Set the opacity value, default = 175.

- AGTWeaker.exe -blur [0-255] : Set the blur value, default = 30.

- AGTweaker.exe -rounded [0-1] : Enable or disable rounded corners

- AGTWeaker.exe -direct2d [0-1] : Enable or disable Direct2D rendering

- AGTWeaker.exe -nativeblur [0-1] : Enable or disable Native Blur rendering

- AGTWeaker.exe -narrowframes [0-1] : Enable or disable narrow window frames (reboot required)

- AGTweaker.exe -customresource "<file path>" : Use custom resource. Use "" as path to disable

- AGTWeaker.exe -reload: Reload the window manager dwm.exe to apply changes

- AGTWeaker.exe -disable : Disable Aero Glass

- AGTWeaker.exe -enable: Enable Aero Glass.

Download link : AGTweaker-1.3.2.zip [Direct Link]

Get the Sources : AGTweaker-1.3.2-Sources.zip [Direct Link]

Sources are released under the CCDL license. (why ?)

BigMuscle's DLL files are not provided in the same archive so you'll have to download them separately.

Upgrading from a previous version :

Use the button in bottom right corner of AGTweaker to delete the previously installed DLL.

It will probably disable glass and say that's still in use, so restart your computer (with glass disabled), re-launch AGTweaker and press this button again.

It should then display "Successfully deleted" and you'll be able to install the new version properly.

All Versions :

- Version 1.0.0 for Aero Glass Preview 2 [Mirror]

      First Release. Customize Blur, Transparency, Load on Startup

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.0.zip

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.0-Sources.zip

- Version 1.0.1 for Aero Glass Preview 2 [Mirror]

      Bug Fixing, Code commented, Command-line usage

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.0.1.zip

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.0.1-Sources.zip

- Version 1.0.2 for Aero Glass Preview 3 [Mirror]

      Updated to fit the new preview, Added advanced settings.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.0.2.zip

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.0.2-Sources.zip

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.0.2-Installer.zip

- Version 1.1 for Aero Glass Preview 3 [Mirror]

      Better method to skip the dialog, Workaround for hiding the CMD window (Ex7forX8 only).

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.1.zip

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.1-Sources.zip

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.1-Installer.zip

- Version 1.1.2 for Aero Glass Preview 4 [Mirror]

      Fit the new preview, Autoclean for debug log, Easily change DeviceFeatureLevel.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.1.2.zip

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.1.2-Sources.zip

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.1.2-Installer.zip

- Version 1.1.3 for Aero Glass Preview 4 [Mirror]

      Fixed a bug which caused the dialog about explorer7 to appear when clicking Apply.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.1.3.zip

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.1.3-Sources.zip

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.1.3-Installer.zip

- Version 1.1.4 for Aero Glass Preview 4 [Mirror]

      Added a setting for switching back to the old dialog skipping method.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.1.4.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.1.4-Sources.zip (Direct)

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.1.4-Installer.zip

- Version 1.1.5 for Aero Glass Preview 5 [Mirror]

      Updated registry key path to fit the new preview.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.1.5.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.1.5-Sources.zip (Direct)

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.1.5-Installer.zip

- Version 1.1.6 for Aero Glass Preview 5 [Mirror]

      Fixed Wow6432Node key virtualization bug.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.1.6.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.1.6-Sources.zip (Direct)

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.1.6-Installer.zip

- Version 1.1.7 for Aero Glass Preview 6 [Mirror]

      Updated to fit the new preview.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.1.7.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.1.7-Sources.zip (Direct)

- Version 1.2 for Aero Glass v0.7 Beta 1 [Mirror]

      Updated to fit the new preview, now fully portable & DWMGlass DLLs included.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.2.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.2-Sources.zip (Direct)

- Version 1.2.1 for Aero Glass v0.7 Beta 1 [Mirror]

      Added color picker for window colors and checkbox for rounded frames.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.2.1.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.2.1-Sources.zip (Direct)

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.2.1-Installer.zip

- Version 1.2.2 for Aero Glass v0.8 Beta 2 [Mirror]

      Added status bar to identify installed version of DWMGlass, easy uninstall. Updated for Beta 2.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.2.2.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.2.2-Sources.zip (Direct)

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.2.2-Installer.zip

- Version 1.3 for Aero Glass v0.8 Beta 2 [Mirror]

      Bug fixing, Interface rearranged, Added narrow window frames, custom resource, more command-line settings

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.3.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.3-Sources.zip (Direct)

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.3-Installer.zip

- Version 1.3.1 for Aero Glass v0.8 Beta 2 [Mirror]

      Fixed the error message that could occur when changing settings, related to custom resource.

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.3.1.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.3.1-Sources.zip (Direct)

      Install Program : AGTweaker-1.3.1-Installer.zip

- Version 1.3.2 for Aero Glass v0.9 Beta 3 [Mirror]

      Updated the GUI to support DWMGlass v0.9 Beta 3

      Binaries : AGTweaker-1.3.2.zip (Direct)

      Sources : AGTweaker-1.3.2-Sources.zip (Direct)

Credits and Feedback:

- Aero Glass For Win8 © 2013 Big Muscle

- AGTweaker GUI © 2013 ORelio

- Any feedback is appreciated !

Do not forget that this thread is only about the GUI.

Feedback for the main Aero Glass App should be made on the main thread.

Edited by ORelio
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Thanks again ORelio for a great standalone app to support bigmuscles aero!, Sorry if I got you in trouble from the thread, was just trying to show alternative to running the aero with your tweaker gui..

hey do you have the source code of your gui , would like to learn more .. Thanks

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Thanks for appreciating my app. The source code is already available on the first post ^^

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Thank you for this.

Very handy. don't know why it's not getting the attention it deserves.

-Mike

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You mentioned about using your gui in the control panel from bigmuscles thread (post #165), so I went ahead and made a AGTweaker control panel applet installer

which includes a built-in uninstaller. After install you can go into the Program Files (x86) directory and pin the Tweaker to the Start Menu and Taskbar for quick access..

Note: remove .txt extension from the uploaded file then run as administrator.. Enjoy! DosProbie ö¿ö

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Works well, great work ! Is there a way to install it without an install program, like for the desktop context menu ? (a batch file or something ?)

Because if an update comes out this program will still install AGTweaker v1.0.2 since it's packed in the SFX archive ^^

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Works well, great work ! Is there a way to install it without an install program, like for the desktop context menu ? (a batch file or something ?)

Because if an update comes out this program will still install AGTweaker v1.0.2 since it's packed in the SFX archive ^^

I used a winrar sfx install to create the inf package, as you get updates you could just unzip my sfx file then replace the existing

AGTweaker.exe file with the updated one then repack back to a sfx.If you need any help with doing sfx files just pm me and I can

show you how..

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So if I just run "InfDefaultInstall.exe TweakerCPL.inf" with admin rights it will work as is ?

If so that's OK I'll repack the updated package if needed.

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So if I just run "InfDefaultInstall.exe TweakerCPL.inf" with admin rights it will work as is ?

If so that's OK I'll repack the updated package if needed.

That is not going to work, I a redoing the installer and also adding a batch file that you can add your updated AGTweaker.exe file to as BigMuscle updates his

just finishing up another project with a Office Installer but should have you something by tomorrow

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Works well, great work ! Is there a way to install it without an install program, like for the desktop context menu ? (a batch file or something ?)

Because if an update comes out this program will still install AGTweaker v1.0.2 since it's packed in the SFX archive ^^

OK, per request this is a non sfx AIO Installer for AGTweaker that does the following.

- Adds Aero Glass Tweaker to the Control Panel plus the Desktop Context Menu.

- Includes an Uninstaller and creates a AGTweaker directory in Program Files

where you can add any AGTweaker.exe updated files in the future.

ORelio this link is good til 28 Feburary, feel free to mirror off your site if you like .. DosProbie :thumbup

https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW13blFLUENCSnBESjhUQw

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Added the install program to the first post ;)

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Finally found a workaround to hide the CMD window. If you are using Ex7forW8, killing & restarting it unpins the CMD window from the taskbar.

This does not work with windows 8's regular explorer since it automatically re-catch the opened windows and re-pin them to the taskbar.

Released this workaround in AGTweaker 1.1.

It was hard to implement since I had to find out how to start a process under the current user credentials from an admin/elevated process

Edited by ORelio
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Will your tool be updated to work with v0.4 of the aero glass 'mod'?

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I read that the v0.4 didn't work properly so I'm waiting for the next working preview to update the GUI :)

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0.4 seems to work - there seemed to be some confusion over a registry value - but once that was resolved most people have reported it working

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