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Aero-Glass Effect on Windows 8 RTM, by Re-instating the Aero Source Codes

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FaiKee    282

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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George P    3,566

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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Tailwind    326

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

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redvamp128    321

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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neo1911    795

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

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George P    3,566

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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Quillz    883

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.

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Joni_78    47

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

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George P    3,566

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.

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FaiKee    282

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.

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redvamp128    321

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...

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Aethec    633

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?

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excalpius    378

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

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slumdogtrillionaire    34

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

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@Leo    170

LOL China dude succeeds where MS failed. :rolleyes:

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Quillz    883

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

I completely disagree. I've always hated rounded corners, much prefer square windows. One of the reasons I liked the classic Windows theme.

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Joni_78    47

I completely disagree. I've always hated rounded corners, much prefer square windows. One of the reasons I liked the classic Windows theme.

Me too. I always wanted to modify default theme to square corners, rounded corners look really bad at these resolutions.

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.Neo    1,834

LOL China dude succeeds where MS failed. :rolleyes:

"Failed" implies Microsoft tried implementing Aero Glass in Windows 8 but couldn't get it to work. Which wasn't the case.

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slumdogtrillionaire    34

Me too. I always wanted to modify default theme to square corners, rounded corners look really bad at these resolutions.

high res rounded corners shouldnt be too gpu intensive. an option will be good who prefer high res rounded corners.

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InsaneNutter    959

Awesome! This + a nice theme with rounded corners (yet to see any) and Start 8 means Windows 8 is pretty nice, and retains the ability to use Metro applications.

The best of Windows 7 and 8 combined.

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@Leo    170

"Failed" implies Microsoft tried implementing Aero Glass in Windows 8 but couldn't get it to work. Which wasn't the case.

Failed in their horrible design. But I agree, they didn't even try.

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Jose_49    632

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.

False. Why do people think that because MS removes their OWN CODE will kill OTHERS'?!

It won't happen. That's part of beiing Windows: cusotmization.

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Joni_78    47

I wonder what he has done. Copied the needed DLL's and installed the service from earlier build that still had Aero Glass?

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trek    181

It's still missing the glass texture/pattern though. This is just transparent window chrome.

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+Fahim S.    906

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?

And most importantly, you've paid for it!

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