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Aero Glass for Win8.1 1.2.5

Final release for Win8.1

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anyways, i tried to get it all to work and to try and understand how to do the things i did not understand from you and your guide, i understood some parts but not enough to know what i was really doing. i came across however a forum which i believe you also post on, since i saw your username on there:

 

http://forums.mydigi...-W8-1-1-x64-x32

Thank you! Finally all is well!




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New preview uploaded for the testers. Now it is one generic library which is able to run on both Win8.1 6.3.9600 and Win10 TP 6.4. It contains new features such as garbage collector for Direct2D resources to improve performance when moving windows between several displays.

 

  • Works nicely on Win 10 6.4.9860.
  • Works nicely on Win 8.1 6.3.9600

The only thing I saw was that on my 8.1 test system, Aero Glass had been coming up without the nag dialog before, but the new version failed to load license.key (which I'd had on there since early in your Aero Glass development).  Apparently your software now ONLY uses donation.key (I remember you saying you'd change it to do that).  Easily solved by renaming the file.

 

I'm not able to make the window borders on Win 10 inactive windows as dark/transparent as I've done on Win 8.1.  This is not a new issue with this version.  You said there was some limitation with the Win 10 version, right?  I take it you've not been able to work around it?  Not a big deal; inactive windows are just gray (on a dark background) instead of black.

 

-Noel


Edited by NoelC, 24 October 2014 - 07:53 PM.


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i'm sorry for saying that a lot



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@f23948

 

Well, you were doing the very definition of spamming a forum.

 

We've been coming here for over a year following development of Glass and other software. Why change for you?

 

Or are you trying to earn affiliate points by posting rubbish for a click through.....

 

Now I'm guilty of feeding a troll. :blushing:


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Odd...  Only the dwmcore.pdb symbols automatically loaded successfully here.  uDWM.pdb fails.  Something may be wrong with Microsoft's servers at the moment, though a 1/3 success sure seems odd.  For what it's worth, Aero Glass only partially works after that.  Theme atlas resources are off a bit as compared to the prior version.

 

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Same here, Got it to work after some restarts....



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New preview uploaded for the testers. Now it is one generic library which is able to run on both Win8.1 6.3.9600 and Win10 TP 6.4. It contains new features such as garbage collector for Direct2D resources to improve performance when moving windows between several displays.

 

  • Works nicely on Win 10 6.4.9860.
  • Works nicely on Win 8.1 6.3.9600

The only thing I saw was that on my 8.1 test system, Aero Glass had been coming up without the nag dialog before, but the new version failed to load license.key (which I'd had on there since early in your Aero Glass development).  Apparently your software now ONLY uses donation.key (I remember you saying you'd change it to do that).  Easily solved by renaming the file.

 

I'm not able to make the window borders on Win 10 inactive windows as dark/transparent as I've done on Win 8.1.  This is not a new issue with this version.  You said there was some limitation with the Win 10 version, right?  I take it you've not been able to work around it?  Not a big deal; inactive windows are just gray (on a dark background) instead of black.

 

-Noel

 

Yes, only donation.key now. Changing the inactive colour is currently not possible on Win10 - or better, it is possible but because it is not possible to change the transparency level (you can distinguish between active and inactive frame), other colors than the default 235,235,235 looks very bad so I left the default value.


Edited by bigmuscle, Yesterday, 04:05 AM.

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

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I can't get aeroglass effect on apps using latest pw...

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Thanks, BigMuscle.  I'd certainly like to be able to change the inactive color to darken it some, but it's not unacceptable as is.

 

Since it can't be set to a dark color, note how the inactive Win 10 window border whites out against a light background.

 

Win81Win10Comparison.png

 

Could you not just make it follow the setting in the registry to give people the opportunity to configure it as they see fit, even if the transparency can't be adjusted separately?

 

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Yeah, I made some improvements to it to allow custom color settings. Now it does not use the DWM's default 235,235,235 but just lighters the active color to have at least something useful when custom inactive color is not set.

 

win10_9860.jpg


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

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looks epic.



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Yeah, I made some improvements to it to allow custom color settings. Now it does not use the DWM's default 235,235,235 but just lighters the active color to have at least something useful when custom inactive color is not set.

 

Sounds great.  Just to make sure I understand you...  You're saying that the custom inactive color will be able to be set with the next build via the ColorizationColorInactive DWORD value in the DWM key?  That's the setting that I don't see do anything now, with the 1.2.6 beta for Win 10.

 

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yes, but it will ignore the alpha component of the color.


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

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Did a recent update from Microsoft break Aero Glass on windows 8.1? I did a fresh format on my PC today and went to install Aero Glass and this time it fails and says something about wrong symbols or something. Its always worked in the past when I do a fresh format. Only difference is the updates from microsoft.



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please go to post #2, there you will find answers.



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32-bit preview for testers uploaded


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I have the paid private one. It still will not work....



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when it gives you the error it asks you whether you want to auto-update (if you have properly placed the key)

push that, wait a bit and reboot



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Aw OK I didn't see that. Thanks for the help :-)



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tell me if it works



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I have the paid private one. It still will not work....

In such case:

 

Could you enable the verbose logging? (See the guide how to do it) Provide debug.log then. Check that your internet connection to MS servers is not blocked, dbghelp.dll and symsrv.dll files are present in C:\AeroGlass folder and ensure that this folder (and also C:\AeroGlass\symbols) has the permission to be written by everyone. Many people install Aero Glass into Program files (although the guide says not to do it), which is not writable by DWM !!!


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

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I wonder if Microsoft's symbol servers may be temporarily overloaded.  Different members here saw the successful completion of symbol downloads for Win 10 at vastly different times.

 

-Noel


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32Bit preview works so far. I was not able to the symbols via symchk, I created a dmp of the running DWM, opened it in Windbg and used .reload /f /v to pull all symbols to get the 3 symbols I need.

 

Looks like the "Metro Apps" now have all the time a black title bar?

 

Win10TP_Build9860_Aero_32Bit.png

 

Or is this only for me?


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32Bit preview works so far. I was not able to the symbols via symchk, I created a dmp of the running DWM, opened it in Windbg and used .reload /f /v to pull all symbols to get the 3 symbols I need.

 

Looks like the "Metro Apps" now have all the time a black title bar?

 

Win10TP_Build9860_Aero_32Bit.png

 

Or is this only for me?

look at post #2482.....



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Looks like the "Metro Apps" now have all the time a black title bar?

 

Or is this only for me?

 

It's not just you; I see it too in build 9860 x64.

 

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