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win8 Windows 8 & Aero Glass?

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I can't figure out how to enable the glass look, unless my computer is too old. It has that defaulted standard theme. I searched everything and can't find the option. Thanks for the help.

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You can't. It's gone. It looked out of place.

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You can't have Aero on Windows 8? :cry: That's terrible, I guess I'll revert back to Windows 7 then :s

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They removed the Aero Glass effect from Windows 8. The taskbar itself is still transparent. There is a chance Stardock's application WindowBlinds will bring Transparency however, just as it did to XP.

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That's awful they removed Aero, I don't even care about START but Aero is a must have for me :pinch: Thanks for that link, I'll check it out however this is terrible. Any chance they will enable Aero? I really hate these opaque windows.

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That's awful they removed Aero, I don't even care about START but Aero is a must have for me :pinch: Thanks for that link, I'll check it out however this is terrible. Any chance they will enable Aero? I really hate these opaque windows.

no, aero glass is gone

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They removed it, 'cause Aero Glass didn't look modern to them anymore. Gotta ask how Metro fits into that picture as it's just senseless oversimplification...

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Aero is still there, however Glass is not.

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I can't even find Aero, where is it? Also how can I enable Aero Lite in Windows 8 the retail edition? All of these sites seem to mention RTM. I'll be happy with even a provisional and lite version. I just want some degree of transparency/glass back :/ Thanks.

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I can't even find Aero, where is it? Also how can I enable Aero Lite in Windows 8 the retail edition? All of these sites seem to mention RTM. I'll be happy with even a provisional and lite version. I just want some degree of transparency/glass back :/ Thanks.

RTM is the retail edition. RTM stands for Release to Manufacturer. It is the version that Is shipped on the discs to stores, and to OEMs for use in preinstall for machines.

You don't even have to look for Aero. It's enabled by default. Aero and Glass are two separate things.

So if you have Windows 8 turned on and you're seeing the new theme and your taskbar is still semi-transparent everything is working as it should.

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You can use the theme from the release preview. Won't bring glass back, but it will look a little less vile than the final UI

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You sure you know what aero really is? And what glass really is? I think you're misunderstanding.

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RTM is the retail edition. RTM stands for Release to Manufacturer. It is the version that Is shipped on the discs to stores, and to OEMs for use in preinstall for machines.

You don't even have to look for Aero. It's enabled by default. Aero and Glass are two separate things.

So if you have Windows 8 turned on and you're seeing the new theme and your taskbar is still semi-transparent everything is working as it should.

I meant to say RC, and thanks for the info I dislike the theme is the issue and prefer the Windows 7 look.

You can use the theme from the release preview. Won't bring glass back, but it will look a little less vile than the final UI

How? The one link referenced RC or some preview builds.

You sure you know what aero really is? And what glass really is? I think you're misunderstanding.

I did initially confuse them but have since ascertained the correct info, thanks.

I can't get the download to work, the one posted http://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-hidden-aero-lite-theme-windows-8-aero-lite-tweaker

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RTM is the retail edition. RTM stands for Release to Manufacturer. It is the version that Is shipped on the discs to stores, and to OEMs for use in preinstall for machines.

You don't even have to look for Aero. It's enabled by default. Aero and Glass are two separate things.

So if you have Windows 8 turned on and you're seeing the new theme and your taskbar is still semi-transparent everything is working as it should.

I think you're getting Aero confused with DWM. Aero was the overall theme, which is now styled to Metro which means it isn't aero. DWM is enabled by default.

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Aero is still there, just the Aero Glass stuff is not as mentioned. There is still a little bit of transparency on the taskbar, but none for window borders or anything like that.

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I think you're getting Aero confused with DWM.

No I'm not. DWM the Desktop Window Manager is the common name for the composition engine used to handle the drawing of the UI.

Aero is the theme that defines how Explorer looks.

Go to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\

What's the name of the primary theme there?

Aero

So as stated, Windows 8 still has Aero...but not Glass...

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How? The one link referenced RC or some preview builds.

Copy the c:\windows\resources\themes\Aero folder from the RP, rename the folder in the install of the RTM edition to Aero.old or something like that, copy across the folder from the RP and then reboot your machine. This is how it looks in the RTM :) (sorry about the VM, haven't installed on real hardware yet)

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You're going to uninstall Windows 8 just because of some glass...sigh. why are you even on a tech forum..-_-

Glass was MUCH easier on the eye, The windows 8 them burns them.

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Glass was MUCH easier on the eye, The windows 8 them burns them.

I just set my Window border colors to match my wallpaper which is a darker shade of 'Atlantic' so it doesn't bother the eyes at all :)

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I wish they'd included a feature that auto tunes the colour to match your wallpaper, like they were going to with the taskbar at one point, I have about 300 wallpapers on rotation and that feature would have been nice :)

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Glass was MUCH easier on the eye, The windows 8 them burns them.

And XP didnt? Just download a theme at DA

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I wish they'd included a feature that auto tunes the colour to match your wallpaper, like they were going to with the taskbar at one point, I have about 300 wallpapers on rotation and that feature would have been nice :)

They did include that feature. Set the color to automatic and it will match your wallpapers, not just the default choices, but any pictures you use. The taskbar and all window borders will follow suit.

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I really should do a bit more poking around by the looks of it :laugh: I haven't done a full install on my own hardware yet as it seems Intel's chipset drivers are still a bit rough around the edges. Thanks!

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I wish they'd included a feature that auto tunes the colour to match your wallpaper, like they were going to with the taskbar at one point, I have about 300 wallpapers on rotation and that feature would have been nice :)

Color: Automatic does that, doesn't it?

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