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#1 FaiKee

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:25

Many people have used BigMuscle's aero-glass installation for win8/8.1, unfortunately, it is not applicable to win8.1 Update. @moderate of MDL found that it was due to it requires to update the "Symbols" used in aero-glass installation.

 

Download the new patch: https://www.dropbox....-06_Symbols.rar

 

1. In win8.1 update, launch BigMuscle'sinstallation. setup-w8.1-1.2.1.exe (do not use 1.3, it's for win8)

    Pause when it gets to "setup destination folder"

   In explorer, manually create the needed folders.

 

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2. Open the Symbols patch, choose the correct folder, and copy all contents to the created folder.

 

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3. Contine with installation and get aero-glass!!  :)

 

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BigMuscle's aero-glass project site: http://glass8.berlios.de

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




#2 OP FaiKee

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:21

Off-topic: 

 

LOL, Enterprise Eval is 9600.17050.  :)

 

http://technet.micro...r/hh699156.aspx

 

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#3 +Matthew

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 13:09

I don't use that software, it looks nasty and I hate the annoying popups. I use another application that is completely free and does not come with any annoyances.

 

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#4 +i11usive

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 13:15

I don't use that software, it looks nasty and I hate the annoying popups. I use another application that is completely free and does not come with any annoyances.

 

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and what application would that be?



#5 Lamp0

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 13:18

I don't use that software, it looks nasty and I hate the annoying popups. I use another application that is completely free and does not come with any annoyances.

 

well don't leave us all hanging here.... What's the app?

 

Also that screenshot looks like the window frames are just transperant, there is no "Aero Glass" blur effect.



#6 +Anarkii

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 13:18

I don't use that software, it looks nasty and I hate the annoying popups. I use another application that is completely free and does not come with any annoyances.

 

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Whats the name/link for this software?



#7 +Matthew

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 13:23

It's called WinaeroGlass, it looks best using the Snowy8 VS. Its only my opinion that it looks better, I am sure not everyone shares my taste.

 

WinaeroGlass: http://winaero.com/c...omment.news.204

Snowy8 VS: http://www.deviantar...pr-05-409788674



#8 +Heartripper

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:33

Download the new patch: https://www.dropbox....-06_Symbols.rar

 

That link is down, got any mirror?

 

Also i'm noticing that, aprt from an error console that pops up at startup, glass8 works also on update1 without problems.



#9 McKay

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:40

That link is down, got any mirror?

 

Also i'm noticing that, aprt from an error console that pops up at startup, glass8 works also on update1 without problems.

 

Yeah I got an error after logging in, but it's continued to work as normal.



#10 HawkMan

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:50

I don't use that software, it looks nasty and I hate the annoying popups. I use another application that is completely free and does not come with any annoyances.

 

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No blur on yours, since it's just a window skinner. 

 

either way, I don't see the need for either. but yours don't actually replace Aero. 



#11 +Matthew

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:51

Like I said, it's not for everyone but I like this, I cant stand annoying pop ups.



#12 Thief000

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:56

MS just needs to re-allow Aero Glass for the people that want it.



#13 HawkMan

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 17:07

MS just needs to re-allow Aero Glass for the people that want it.

 

So you're saying they're supposed to spend resources developing and supporting two different UI schemes for no good reason ? you can only spend resources on alternatives for so long before it's merely wasted resources, Aero don't even fit in witht he rest of the design language in Windows 8+



#14 +Heartripper

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 17:18

Many people have used BigMuscle's aero-glass installation for win8/8.1, unfortunately, it is not applicable to win8.1 Update. @moderate of MDL found that it was due to it requires to update the "Symbols" used in aero-glass installation.

 

Download the new patch: https://www.dropbox....-06_Symbols.rar

 

 

I found a mirror on MDL

 

https://www.dropbox....-08_Symbols.rar



#15 McKay

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 17:19

So you're saying they're supposed to spend resources developing and supporting two different UI schemes for no good reason ? you can only spend resources on alternatives for so long before it's merely wasted resources, Aero don't even fit in witht he rest of the design language in Windows 8+

 

The taskbar is transparent, yet the window frames aren't? How does that "fit in"? Before we could disable or enable transparency if we wanted, but it makes no sense having some things transparent, and others not. I want them both to match.