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Aero Glass Customizer for Win8.x

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V1.3
This tool to customize the "Aero Glass for Win8.x by Big Muscle"
 
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It features:
- Enable/Disable Aero Glass.
- Change some registry values.
- Work on 32/64 Bit version of Windows 8.x.
- No Run as Administrator required.
 

v1.3:

- Now works on Windows 8.0.

 

v1.2:
- Changed the way to start aerohost.exe as SYSTEM.
 
v1.1:
- Better method to Enable/Disable the glass effect.
- Display the current dwmglass.dll version.
- Add a button to reset the values to defaults.
- Detect and abort if the OS other than Win8.1
- New tool-tips for more description. 
 
v1.0:
- Initial release.
 
[download link]


Edited by moataz, 04 August 2014 - 05:02 PM.

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V1.0

This tool to customize the "Aero Glass for Win8.1 by Big Muscle"

 

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It features:

- Enable/Disable Aero Glass.

- Change some registry values.

- Work on 32/64 Bit version of Windows 8.1.

- No Run as Administrator required.

 

download link.

 

Nice, but where is Your download link?

 

~DP :whistle:



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link added.



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Bro, did you just go full retard? I'm sure that one topic would have been enough to notice your app.
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whats with 20 spam topics


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The other topics have been removed.

Op, you may want to consider hosting the file on a site in English and one that is more well known/trusted and/or doesn't require enabling of javascript to download.
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Why bother?  How is this in any way better than Big Muscle's own (beta) control panel?

 

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People can make their own choice about what software they want to use. I can have my own preferences about things, but that doesn't mean I think it would be a waste of time if someone else were to look at alternatives.
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Bro, did you just go full retard? I'm sure that one topic would have been enough to notice your app.

 

whats with 20 spam topics

 

The other topics have been removed.

Op, you may want to consider hosting the file on a site in English and one that is more well known/trusted and/or doesn't require enabling of javascript to download.

Sorry about that, the forum was giving me a sql server error message and i didn't realize the topic has been posted.

I'll consider hosting on an English site, with no javascript  restrictions, thanks.



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Why bother?  How is this in any way better than Big Muscle's own (beta) control panel?

 

-Noel

I don't know that the developer of dwmglass.dll (or any one else) has made a GUI of it for Win8.1.

so I made this for me and any one else.



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updated to v1.1


Edited by moataz, 29 July 2014 - 04:40 PM.


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Download link removed. PsExec.exe is not redistributable. :no:


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Download link removed. PsExec.exe is not redistributable. :no:

Thanks for the enlightenment, although this lacks the usefulness of a non-profitable software. anyway I'll seek for workaround.



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try this alternative tool:

 

http://www.poweradmin.com/paexec/


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try this alternative tool:

 

http://www.poweradmin.com/paexec/

Thank you for the follow up MagicAndre1981.

I managed starting aerohost.exe as SYSTEM, without an external tool, just using C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe

 

Now updated to v1.2


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@Moataz

 

Everyone should Know that the Atlas is Only for the Default Themes but for the 1 percent I would Change.

 

From > Enhanced frame (Atlas)
To something like >  Enhanced frame (Atlas) DO NOT Use For Custom Themes!

 

~DP :whistle: 
 



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Custom themes doesn't necessary mean it'll play bad with Atlas, I have a theme that build upon Windows 8 aero "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero\aero.msstyles" that i only changed (5 or 6) pics in it using Rescource Hacker, but the theme is still (compatible) with the Atlas.png



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When atlas file has compatible layout, it makes no difference whether you have default or custom theme. The only bad thing is that there is no reliable way to say whether the atlas is compatible with current theme.


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When atlas file has compatible layout, it makes no difference whether you have default or custom theme. The only bad thing is that there is no reliable way to say whether the atlas is compatible with current theme.

You can extract with Resource Hacker the atlas in STREAM, 986. This picture is the atlas ;)

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Yep bigmuscle is correct "Compatible" is the key, but I have Never found a Custom theme button stream compatible with a atlas file but good luck.

 

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This is the theme (for 8.1) I was talking about, I just changed some pics that I can't taste (button, checkbox, radio button, drop-down list, scrollbar and hovering on items)

I always replace "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero\aero.msstyles" with it.

(you may need to take-ownership of aero.msstyles first and delete vscache folder)



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updated to v1.3



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updated to v1.3

Thanks for the update, Can you share the source code?

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No problem, do you have a C# and WPF experience ?


Edited by moataz, 04 August 2014 - 04:59 PM.


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the 1.3 release doesn't work for me. I get a dialog box with the title "Not supported environment" and the contents "Please make sure you have "Aero Glass for Win8.x" installed". I have a registered copy and v1.2.5 is installed. I'm running Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit.






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