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#1 Detection

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 16:21

Looks like this might be popular so gave it its own thread

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Download
http://skinpacks.com...h-blur-in-win8/


#2 thechronic

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 16:46

i've noticed no performance issues at all with this. i kept an eye on task manager, didnt seem to make any difference - an impressive start

#3 Hum

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 16:49

Coolness -- we'll have 8 back to Windows 7 in no time. :D

#4 McKay

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 16:58

Doesn't work for me. :(

#5 Guth

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 13:36

That actually looks okay.
Not sure if i will try it or not, i've been trying to embrace 8 and use it as-is and now i've gotten used to it

#6 Jub Fequois

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 13:42

That actually looks okay.
Not sure if i will try it or not, i've been trying to embrace 8 and use it as-is and now i've gotten used to it


It does indeed. And it's the complete opposite for me, to be honest. I really embraced Windows 8 and got used to how it works but I've ended up using a start menu replacement and I'll be trying out this Aero hook too. (I don't dislike the Start Screen, but for now I prefer to use it only for WinRT applications.)

Not saying I mind Windows 8 - in fact, I love it - but I do appreciate that the work of some individuals allow us to use it as we fancy.

#7 articuno1au

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 13:51

Read through how the guy has hooked it.

Impressive piece of work. Doubly so given he's executing it in DirectDraw and not Direct3D. He's gone a little hacky in the way he's resolved dirty area handling (which is how Windows decides which areas to redraw on the screen) so all your windows run at 254 opacity; it seems the best answer..

It appears to crash certain applications already running DirectDraw to render opacity.. Anyways, in short, worth a test to see if it works for you.

13 pages of replies, no noteworthy examples of slow downs. Sexy :o

#8 +Chris123NT

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 13:55

I want to try this but the site with the download seems to be dead at the moment :(

#9 articuno1au

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 13:57

http://leteckaposta.cz/985544913

Taken from: http://www.msfn.org/...s-for-win8-v03/

#10 OP Detection

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 14:01

Looks like the main site is down atm, but they have links on DeviantArt here

http://wango911.devi...gress-350944670

#11 +Chris123NT

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 14:10

Does anyone else have a link to this? The download site posted is literally slower than a 14.4k modem.

#12 +FiB3R

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 14:26

http://www.multiupload.nl/EM4PTGBWRG



Zipped, in case you don't have 7zip installed...
http://www.multiupload.nl/4OVP4P8ZSQ
http://ge.tt/1Ko4DqX/v/0?c

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 14:32

Mirror
http://localhostr.co...HV/DWMHook03.7z

#14 Guth

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 14:41

Okay so I used to use things like windowblinds in the xp days and i broke my install so many times that I vowed never to mess with themes and system files again and I haven't. Ive even said on here many times that I hate messing with system files

However, I thought id give this a go.
So I download it, extract to C:\WDM like it said, ran the exe and boom. Black screen.
waited for ages and nothing happened. Restarted pc and after the windows logo, again black screen.
Doing system restore now from win8 disc.

*sigh*

Excuse my typing, im on my laptop and i always touch the touchpad when typing

#15 +FiB3R

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 15:12

So I download it, extract to C:\WDM like it said, ran the exe and boom. Black screen.


I take it thats just a typo? As it should be C:\DWM

No black screen here, but I do not get the configuration window shown above, all I get is this...

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PC froze for a bit when I went to the start screen to launch the sniping tool.

Those two last lines about aero glass being loaded were not there before the freeze.