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Aero Glass ThemeAtlas

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NoelC    1,371

Sorry to hear you're having problems.  You might get more on-target help if you elaborate a bit...

 

-Noel

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NoelC    1,371

Maybe you're not using the right terminology...

 

A theme atlas is a collection of graphic resources specifically crafted to work with a particular theme, and can be inserted quite easily (and without introducing any problems with system protection) by the Aero Glass program simply by setting a registry entry.

 

A theme is a larger thing, involving more files and other 3rd party software beyond just the Aero Glass product.

 

The theme atlas has to be crafted to exactly match the theme.

 

We've pretty much reached about the end of my knowledge about full themes, but my understanding is that this thread describes replacement theme atlas files for use with the out-of-box Windows 8 standard theme.

 

-Noel

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aphelion    2

Noel described the difference between whole themes and just the resource file we're calling an atlas here; applying the atlas to a theme other than the one specified (in this case Win8.x) will get you graphical artifacts.

 

Just like you can't apply the Win10 atlas to Win8.1 (it won't glitch out completely due to the way the Win10 is an expansion of the Win8.x, but you won't get those big shadows Win10 has since they're outside of where the Win8.x theme looks for them), you can't apply an atlas for the default, like those in this thread, to some other theme.

 

The atlas files in this thread are applied using the AeroGlassGUI.exe tool, not in the Personalize section of Desktop preferences. They can also be set with registry values directly.

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NoelC    1,371

 

I can't change registry of DMW in Windows 8.1

 

What do you mean by that?  Please be specific.

 

-Noel

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daveo76    71

Very minimal skin, removes all color and reduces border contrast in favor of increased blur radius and shadowing to draw separation between elements.

 

Screenshot:

UBCPvcz.png

 

The settings necessary for the look in the attached screenshot are:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM]"BlurDeviation"=dword:00000064"ColorizationColor"=dword:00ffffff"ColorizationColorBalance"=dword:00000064"ColorizationAfterglow"=dword:00ffffff"ColorizationAfterglowBalance"=dword:0000000a"ColorizationBlurBalance"=dword:0000000f"EnableWindowColorization"=dword:00000001"ColorizationGlassAttribute"=dword:00000001"ColorizationColorCaption"=dword:00ffffff"ColorizationColorBalanceInactive"=dword:00000064
The glow should appear as a duotone: subtle white on black, and a faint gray on white, so that it's not intrusive or out of place.
 
Update 1:  Restore button fix
 

Update 2 (11-14-14):

- fixed 1px incorrect alpha on left window border

- changed all window borders to match alpha of restore/min/max buttons for smoother look

- added full transparency for captions and borders (reg settings handle the luminosity)

- added BlurDeviation of 100 to enhance caption legibility

- aligned the duotune shadow more accurately behind caption and with each other

 

Screenshot:

mByEDPm.png

Can you do that for Windows 10 TP please

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