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Aero Glass for Win8 1.3

Final release for WIN8 ONLY!!!

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Ladies and gentlemen,
I present you version 1.0 of Aero Glass reimplementation for Windows 8.
 
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Download and all information are available on its website: http://www.glass8.eu
 
Please, remember that this software is done in my free time and it is not done for any profit. You won't get the full service as in the case of regular paid software.

Edited by bigmuscle, 11 June 2014 - 12:44 PM.

Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu


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Congrats with release and thanks for the good work!



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thanks - using it as is at the moment without donating - that will come later - one question - the memory usage on my system is much higher than your screen grab above - mine shows 20,000K approx - is that dependant on the machine spec etc or because i am using the non paid for version



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Thank You for releasing this AND for making it free.  :thumbup

 

Oh I noticed there is a donation pop up box, I don't mind.

Wait I don't understand, when I donate will the pop up go away?

Wow, installing this fixed the "there was a problem loading pre-set color" error I had.


Edited by ping12, 29 August 2013 - 04:19 PM.


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Congrats on the release bigmuscle and thanks for keeping it free. Question about the donator perks. Are they only available to people donated during testing? Or can people donate today and get the perks you mentioned?


Edited by ptd163, 29 August 2013 - 06:42 PM.


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The day has come! Downloading now! Thanks for all the hard work on this project BigMuscle, it definitely will not go unnoticed ;) I'll be donating!

 

Just installed it and it is absolutely amazing!! Thanks for the had work again, it works so brilliantly from when I last tried it, the issue where it went nuts when any office application was behind it is now fixed, so far no issues, love it! Also, THANK YOU for making an installer, very smart choice.

 

@BigMuscle - So I donated to you and managed to get a license key and put it into the AeroGlass folder, your website says to "restart DWM process to activate your license." - Does that in layman's terms just mean restart my PC? lol


Edited by BlindMango, 29 August 2013 - 07:23 PM.


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I was going to donate, but yet again you have two meanings to what you say. We can donate how much we like, but at lease 3€ to get a full version. Yet you say "it is not done for any profit".



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I was going to donate, but yet again you have two meanings to what you say. We can donate how much we like, but at lease 3€ to get a full version. Yet you say "it is not done for any profit".

The free version is not done for any profit, but the paid version is.



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Does this work on Windows 8.1 RTM



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@BigMuscle - So I donated to you and managed to get a license key and put it into the AeroGlass folder, your website says to "restart DWM process to activate your license." - Does that in layman's terms just mean restart my PC? lol

 

kill DWM.exe with ProxExp/taskmgr.

 

Does this work on Windows 8.1 RTM

 

I doubt this. He has a prototype for 8.1.


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kill DWM.exe with ProxExp/taskmgr.

 

 

lol, you may have to put it in more plain English than that for me - What I got from that is Ctrl+Alt+Del, then go to Task Manager, then go to the "Details" tab to where I then find "dwm.exe" - I'm given the option to "End Task", is that what I do? And when I do that, what happens, would that interrupt my desktop? How do I restart the dwm.exe process after I end it?

 

EDIT: Apparently you can also just simply restart your computer... lol


Edited by BlindMango, 30 August 2013 - 11:43 AM.


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how much does it cost for full version. no mention about it anywhere here



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how much does it cost for full version. no mention about it anywhere here

Download and all information are available on its website: http://glass8.berlios.de



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how much does it cost for full version. no mention about it anywhere here

Download and all information are available on its website: http://glass8.berlios.de

 

Thanks Bigmuscle. I be donating shortly but I noticed the license is based on machine code. Does that mean I have to pay for it everytime I upgrade my PC. As I build my own desktop and always update the parts every few months



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Excellent. I think you should do a FAQ for first-timers or those who weren't following the project and want to avoid reading 100+ pages of the MSFN topic and related threads. To surface the important information from the MSFN topic that is. :)

 

This is how my Windows Codename Compromise 8 looks with it, Classic Shell and a Windows 7-like visual style:

 

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Edited by xpclient, 30 August 2013 - 01:56 AM.

Impossible to run NT6 without third party fixes.


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If you donate and receive the registry key file and therefore activate Aero Glass the popup will be disabled if you guys wanted to know.


Edited by Thunderbolt 2864, 30 August 2013 - 12:38 AM.

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thanks - using it as is at the moment without donating - that will come later - one question - the memory usage on my system is much higher than your screen grab above - mine shows 20,000K approx - is that dependant on the machine spec etc or because i am using the non paid for version

 

a) Memory usage depends on amount of opened windows. I noticed that mainly Internet Explorer is able to increase memory usage a lot (but it does not depend on Aero Glass).

B) Donation request will go away if you donate, of course.

c) Restarting dwm.exe just means killing dwm.exe process in Task Manager. This is the fast way which works. Restarting whole system is cleaner but slower.

d) this is for Windows 8 only. I was thinking to merge with 8.1 prototype but I didn't do it not to break anything.

e) some FAQs are on the website. They are very short but they will gradually increase.

f) machine code is based on your main HDD and CPU vendor - if you change one of this, you will need new license key. That's why you can generate more (but limited amount of) keys per donation.

 

I was going to donate, but yet again you have two meanings to what you say. We can donate how much we like, but at lease 3€ to get a full version. Yet you say "it is not done for any profit

 

You can donate how much you want. For example 0.5€. The problem is paypal fee, I will get almost nothing for small donations - I have no problem with it but it is a but unfair to those who donated much more.


Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

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Congrats! BigMuscle on a Job Well Done..

To make things simple here are a few scripts to enable or disable AeroGlass v1.0 

DP :yes:

 

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I don't understand. For free users, isn't it better to use version .95 than version 1.0, since the former supports automatic downloading of DWM symbols, whereas the latter doesn't, and both have the popup message? Why migrate to 1.0? Any advantage?

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Glad the wait is over, is there any changes from the installer given to testers, do we need to download it again?



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I don't understand. For free users, isn't it better to use version .95 than version 1.0, since the former supports automatic downloading of DWM symbols, whereas the latter doesn't, and both have the popup message? Why migrate to 1.0? Any advantage?

Of course, you are right. It is even better to use version 0.1.

 

Glad the wait is over, is there any changes from the installer given to testers, do we need to download it again?

It is same - just recompiled. Only installer has changed to apply some ideas from testers (and I hope I didn't forget for anything :-))


Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

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I don't understand. For free users, isn't it better to use version .95 than version 1.0, since the former supports automatic downloading of DWM symbols, whereas the latter doesn't, and both have the popup message? Why migrate to 1.0? Any advantage?

Of course, you are right. It is even better to use version 0.1.

 

Glad the wait is over, is there any changes from the installer given to testers, do we need to download it again?

It is same - just recompiled. Only installer has changed to apply some ideas from testers (and I hope I didn't forget for anything :-))

 

OK that's good, not tested the new installer yet but in the old one I thought it might be a problem uninstalling if the user is using the theme signature bypass, on my installer I have it restore the default theme before it asks for a restart, does your installer do this now as well?


Edited by MrGRiM, 30 August 2013 - 07:01 AM.


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Nope, it does not restore the theme. I'm aware that it is the problem and that it will result in black screen (when using custom unsigned theme) but it is the reason why the feature is marked as experimental. But I should add it to the FAQ.

 

Btw, donation key for Win8 should work also on prototype for Win8.1.


Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu

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I don't understand. For free users, isn't it better to use version .95 than version 1.0, since the former supports automatic downloading of DWM symbols, whereas the latter doesn't, and both have the popup message? Why migrate to 1.0? Any advantage?

Of course, you are right. It is even better to use version 0.1.


So what is the difference between 0.95 and 1.0 then? The automatic symbol updates saves plenty of your time so don't have to release new version every time MS decides to update 1 line in the code.

Edited by Blackbird256, 30 August 2013 - 07:20 AM.


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Sorry, but I really didn't know what to answer to question whether it is better to you testing or final version. Final version contains many fixes and optimizations, it does not contain plenty of debug checks and is compiled with full optimizations enabled.

 

The automatic symbol updates saves plenty of your time so don't have to release new version every time MS decides to update 1 line in the code.

It is only partial true, because updating one line of code mostly does not change the function prolog which is important for my utility. The change must be more complicated and it happened only once during whole Aero Glass development.


Aero Glass for Win8.x --> http://www.glass8.eu




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