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#1 FaiKee

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:12

We know aero-glass effects had been removed from win8RTM, some guys managed to get "full transparency" by the "high-contrast theme trick"; of course, it is just not satisfactory.

Some Time ago, a MS China guy said he would try to bring aero-glass back to win8RTM, by adding back the source codes. It seems he was successful in this task, and he said that he would upload the install files within next week.

For guys who missed aero-glass, they just have to wait a bit longer. :)

http://bbs.pcbeta.co...125358-1-1.html
(Notice he used build 8888 for his test runs)

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#2 George P

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:37

Interesting, if this turns out to be true and works without borking the system for some odd reason I might do this. I'll see if I can get used to the default (with my own color choice ofc) or not. Heck, I'll wait and see what types of themes/skins others come up with that could be better options as well.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:40

Glass is the big loss for me. If it works that'll be good!

#4 redvamp128

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:43

And you know what will happen-- more than likely -- once Microsoft hears about this... an update that mysteriously removes it or an update that causes it not to work or BSOD.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:46

Amazing. The horrid baby blue color based windows frame will be pleasure to look at again!!

#6 George P

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:53

Even without glass though, if the colors are too much you can just tone them down in intensity. That's what I plan to do at the start with a nice green color.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:37

And you know what will happen-- more than likely -- once Microsoft hears about this... an update that mysteriously removes it or an update that causes it not to work or BSOD.

I doubt it. They never bothered to patch uxtheme.dll back in WinXP.

#8 Joni_78

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:42

Beautifull! Also makes it easier to distinguish multiple inactive windows from each other.

#9 George P

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:45

The only type of change MS will try to block is you easily sideloading metro apps and bypassing the windows store. At this point anyways, I think later on they could open up the restrictions more.

#10 OP FaiKee

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:20

And you know what will happen-- more than likely -- once Microsoft hears about this... an update that mysteriously removes it or an update that causes it not to work or BSOD.

I think MS would just take it as a skin or add-on(like those start-orb apps) and wouldhn't take any action against it.

#11 redvamp128

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:28

I doubt it. They never bothered to patch uxtheme.dll back in WinXP.


But with every service pack -- That file was replaced or with some updates...

#12 Aethec

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:38

But with every service pack -- That file was replaced or with some updates...

Yes, but that was to update it, not just to un-patch it AFAIK.

Why would MS care about what you do with your system, as long as it's not dangerous or illegal?

#13 excalpius

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:46

Boy, does that ever look better than the default Metro 8 desktop UI.

#14 slumdogtrillionaire

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:06

now just rounded corners. too sharp at the edges looks unpolished.

#15 @Leo

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:08

LOL China dude succeeds where MS failed. :rolleyes: