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Aero Glass Tweaker GUI for Win8 v1.3.2


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Nice update ORelio!, Thanks for the work you do, I second motion if anyone knows or any rounded themes to share them..
Hey what is up with the pop-up big muscle nag when changing windows? like the one below as I type this post..

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There's nothing special to do with this except clicking OK.
I assume that bigmuscle intends to release the final version as a shareware and thus added "DEMO" messages in the beta to avoid releasing an almost stable version for free and encourage people buying the final version.
I disapprove but that's bigmuscle's software, he has the right to do what he wants with it and I'm tired of struggling with those nag dialogs, won't make further attempts to hide them before the final version of Aero Glass for Win8.

Edited by ORelio, 08 April 2013 - 04:26 PM.

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Nice update ORelio!, Thanks for the work you do, I second motion if anyone knows or any rounded themes to share them..
Hey what is up with the pop-up big muscle nag when changing windows? like the one below as I type this post..

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DosProbie is that a round corner theme that is seen above? If it is, can you please post the download link? Thanks in advance.

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There's a checkbox for rounded corners in the tweaker
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Nice update ORelio!, Thanks for the work you do, I second motion if anyone knows or any rounded themes to share them..
Hey what is up with the pop-up big muscle nag when changing windows? like the one below as I type this post..

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There's nothing special to do with this except clicking OK.
I assume that bigmuscle intends to release the final version as a shareware and thus added "DEMO" messages in the beta to avoid releasing an almost stable version for free and encourage people buying the final version.
I disapprove but that's bigmuscle's software, he has the right to do what he wants with it and I'm tired of struggling with those nag dialogs, won't make further attempts to hide them before the final version of Aero Glass for Win8.


its a shame you cannot turn the popup box off - its a pain in the backside - one on startup is fine but he pushes it beyond funny - moaning really i know - its nothing to do with your software which is great - i have posted same on his thread but he just ignores all comments on it

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Yep it is a pain with the pop-ups and ORelio hit the nail on the head from his post #101 , also about my rounded corner theme Kyolic just a theme I made from a few bing papers, seems when I am posting tho it does show rounded corners but non-rounded most time see image below..Here is the Bing theme I am using also.. https://www.yousendi...1Y3l6NFBFdzhUQw

http://img69.imagesh...ndedcorners.jpg

Edited by DosProbie, 09 April 2013 - 07:45 AM.


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Yep it is a pain with the pop-ups and ORelio hit the nail on the head from his post #101 , also about my rounded corner theme Kyolic just a theme I made from a few bing papers, seems when I am posting tho it does show rounded corners but non-rounded most time see image below..Here is the Bing theme I am using also.. https://www.yousendi...1Y3l6NFBFdzhUQw

http://img69.imagesh...ndedcorners.jpg


This doesn't seem to be a real round corner. :)

There must be a round corner theme somewhere! No one knows? :}

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It's not probably anywhere, just because Win8 does not support it at all - you must use tweak in my utility to apply rounded corners. Else... even if you modify theme texture, Win8 will still colorize whole rectangular area and even if you force Win8 not to colorize it (e.g. color is hardcoded in theme), it won't redraw that missing part of the corner (because the occlusion management will still take whole rectangle).
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Yep it is a pain with the pop-ups and ORelio hit the nail on the head from his post #101 , also about my rounded corner theme Kyolic just a theme I made from a few bing papers, seems when I am posting tho it does show rounded corners but non-rounded most time see image below..Here is the Bing theme I am using also.. https://www.yousendi...1Y3l6NFBFdzhUQw

http://img69.imagesh...ndedcorners.jpg


This doesn't seem to be a real round corner. :)

There must be a round corner theme somewhere! No one knows? :}

Here you go mate, just made this one for you, it's pretty much the default aero windows 7 theme with a few tweaks. http://browse.devian...-Glow-364494879

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Direct download link http://www.deviantar...im01-d610e1r.7z

Edited by MrGRiM, 09 April 2013 - 11:59 AM.


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I don't install custom themes since it requires system file(s) patching but it looks really nice, good job :yes:
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Yep it is a pain with the pop-ups and ORelio hit the nail on the head from his post #101 , also about my rounded corner theme Kyolic just a theme I made from a few bing papers, seems when I am posting tho it does show rounded corners but non-rounded most time see image below..Here is the Bing theme I am using also.. https://www.yousendi...1Y3l6NFBFdzhUQw

http://img69.imagesh...ndedcorners.jpg


This doesn't seem to be a real round corner. :)

There must be a round corner theme somewhere! No one knows? :}

Here you go mate, just made this one for you, it's pretty much the default aero windows 7 theme with a few tweaks. http://browse.devian...-Glow-364494879

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Direct download link http://www.deviantar...im01-d610e1r.7z


Thanks for the Theme MrGRiM! .. Is everyone Happy now? Posted Image

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The Rounded Window Frames is a great addition! Posted Image

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Edited by DosProbie, 09 April 2013 - 04:52 PM.


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I don't install custom themes since it requires system file(s) patching but it looks really nice, good job :yes:

You can use UxStyle Core which doesn't require system file changes, it is just a service loaded into memory at startup and is what I use.

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I don't install custom themes since it requires system file(s) patching but it looks really nice, good job :yes:

You can use UxStyle Core which doesn't require system file changes, it is just a service loaded into memory at startup and is what I use.




I am a purist with my Windows installs so I don't really use any hacked system files to change any icons etc.
Just the rounded corner is good enough for me..Posted Image


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You can use UxStyle Core which doesn't require system file changes, it is just a service loaded into memory at startup and is what I use.

Didn't know that, tried UxStyle with your theme and it works well, great job !
The window title buttons are slightly different from windows 7 original ones but that's pleasant to use, now switched to your theme :)
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uxstyle never worked for me correctly. I use a tool from Andreas Verhoeven (which he has now sold, so the tol is gone, but it still works)
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Here you go mate, just made this one for you, it's pretty much the default aero windows 7 theme with a few tweaks. http://browse.devian...-Glow-364494879

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Direct download link http://www.deviantar...im01-d610e1r.7z


After several hours using it, I found that everything was exactly like in Windows 7 except the title bar buttons.

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While analyzing your "Aero Glow v2.msstyles" with reshacker, I found which resource is responsible of title bar and window frames :

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STREAM\986\0 - ORIGINAL : http://img835.images...986original.png

Worked a few hours in order to improve it :
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STREAM\986\0 - MODIFIED : http://img803.images...eam986final.png

Here is the final result after placing it back in "Aero Glow v2.msstyles" using ResHacker and applying the theme :

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Feel free to use it in your theme if you want :)

EDIT - Found another little fix to make for the close button glow effect :

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The glow effect was 1 pixel too large on the left so I fixed that ^^

Here is the updated file : http://img832.images...nalclosefix.png

Edited by ORelio, 10 April 2013 - 03:59 PM.

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I don't install custom themes since it requires system file(s) patching but it looks really nice, good job :yes:

You can use UxStyle Core which doesn't require system file changes, it is just a service loaded into memory at startup and is what I use.

So the UxStyle does not change the .dll then like UltraUXThemePatcher?




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I don't install custom themes since it requires system file(s) patching but it looks really nice, good job :yes:

You can use UxStyle Core which doesn't require system file changes, it is just a service loaded into memory at startup and is what I use.

So the UxStyle does not change the .dll then like UltraUXThemePatcher?




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Exactly, no system files are modified, that's an additional service that run on windows startup.
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Gotcha Thanx!! .. hey I d/l DWMHook07 and merged the AppInit where do all the .dll files and .pdb files go?

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Gotcha Thanx!! .. hey I d/l DWMHook07 and merged the AppInit where do all the .dll files and .pdb files go?

Look in the .reg file using notepad to see which is the correct folder. You can edit the regfile to change the path, can be anything as long as it does not contain spaces.

Edited by ORelio, 11 April 2013 - 01:12 AM.

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Thanks just saw that earlier, it coming off my slave drive..Also where in the registry is the First option "Use Direct 2D.."?

Gotcha Thanx!! .. hey I d/l DWMHook07 and merged the AppInit where do all the .dll files and .pdb files go?

Look in the .reg file using notepad to see which is the correct folder. You can edit the regfile to change the path, can be anything as long as it does not contain spaces.



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Thanks just saw that earlier, it coming off my slave drive..Also where in the registry is the First option "Use Direct 2D.."?

Take a look here: http://www.msfn.org/...33#entry1032633
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Thanks just saw that earlier, it coming off my slave drive..Also where in the registry is the First option "Use Direct 2D.."?

Take a look here: http://www.msfn.org/...33#entry1032633


Thanks, this is what I got after setting your Tweaker to 2D
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"ModifyMILContentOpacity"=dword:00000001
;0 = use Direct3D mode, 1 = use Direct2D mode
"UseDirect2DRendering"=dword:00000001


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Thanks just saw that earlier, it coming off my slave drive..Also where in the registry is the First option "Use Direct 2D.."?

Take a look here: http://www.msfn.org/...33#entry1032633


Thanks, this is what I got after setting your Tweaker to 2D
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]
"ModifyMILContentOpacity"=dword:00000001
 "UseDirect2DRendering"=dword:00000001

Edited by DosProbie, 11 April 2013 - 03:59 PM.





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