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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 :

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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, 06 May 2013 - 11:26 AM.

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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

Edited by DosProbie, 17 February 2013 - 05:42 AM.


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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

Edited by DosProbie, 20 February 2013 - 08:12 PM.


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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.yousendi...LUENCSnBESjhUQw






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Added the install program to the first post ;)

Edited by ORelio, 23 February 2013 - 05:32 AM.

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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, 06 May 2013 - 11:04 AM.

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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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Indeed, I re-read the last posts and when setting the DeviceFeatureLevel registry key to 9300 it works for me too. I'll update the GUI, then.
While waiting for the update you may want to change the registry key using this regfile :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"DeviceFeatureLevel"=dword:00009300
Save it with notepad as a .reg file, then apply it and preview 4 should work.
AGTweaker 1.1 is not designed for this preview, however you still can use it with preview 4.
ForceBoundingRectangleRedraw and Disabling Debug Logs are the only broken settings.

Edited by ORelio, 28 February 2013 - 06:47 PM.

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it seems to be that key that has given all the problems - for many 9300 has not worked - 9100 seems better - thats what worked for me - so can this be something you add as an adjustable setting

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it seems to be that key that has given all the problems - for many 9300 has not worked - 9100 seems better - thats what worked for me - so can this be something you add as an adjustable setting


yep the new aero didnt wk for me either , so went back to old, Maybe the next AGTwk could have a option for custom setting either 9100, 9200 or 9300 ...just a thought

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Found this on the MSDN documentation :

typedef enum D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL { 
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_1   = 0x9100,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_2   = 0x9200,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_3   = 0x9300,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_10_0  = 0xa000,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_10_1  = 0xa100,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_0  = 0xb000,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_1  = 0xb100
} D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL;
9100 seems to be the lowest possible value and B100 the max value.
I'll add them as an adjustable setting.
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Found this on the MSDN documentation :

typedef enum D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL { 
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_1   = 0x9100,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_2   = 0x9200,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_9_3   = 0x9300,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_10_0  = 0xa000,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_10_1  = 0xa100,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_0  = 0xb000,
  D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_1  = 0xb100
} D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL;
9100 seems to be the lowest possible value and B100 the max value.
I'll add them as an adjustable setting.


Great ... Sounds good Thanks!:thumbup

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Here we are, the update for preview 4 is out :)

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As the "Debug Log" registry key is ignored by the new preview, I added an autoclean feature to the GUI.

Edited by ORelio, 01 March 2013 - 11:22 AM.

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i keep getting a message about explorer7 - does not seem to matter if i tick that box or not

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Haha, indeed, funny bug : the "Preview Only!!!" dialog autoskip makes the mouse automatically click on that checkbox, which causes the dialog to appear. Fixed in 1.1.3, sorry for the inconvenience.
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Nice update ORelio!!
Hey, could you add a Changelog section to your Readme file for each version if not to much trouble?

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There's already a changelog in the first post but why not ;)
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