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Get Aero Glass for Windows 8 (Fully Native) by dAKirby309 Get Aero Glass for Windows 8 (Fully Native) by dAKirby309
:bulletorange: It's finally here! I am showing off the newly perfected Windows 7/Vista-styled Aero blur effect for Windows 8/8.1! A developer that goes by the name "BigMuscle" has been working on this for months, and with all the trial and error put in, here is the result! And the results are fantastic!

:bulletblue: I've been following wango911 who has been following BigMuscle's development of this feature for quite a while now, watching it go through all kinds of beta testing... and now it's fully functional and fully stabilized! (And highly recommended for eye-candy) It also consumes very little RAM! So far I have experienced no problems or bugs!

:bulletgreen: You can check it out here:
Development Thread/Q&A:…
Download here:

:bulletred: DISCLAIMER: I took no part in developing this nor do I have any ownership rights over this... fully developed by BigMuscle and his team.

Enjoy your computer's new look! Have fun! :)
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ZuaroOS Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
How do you hide the CMD app from the means of switching to it?    Aka. Alt+Tab and Task Manager...
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm.. I'm not sure what you're asking here, sorry.
ZuaroOS Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
People have been able to hide away the DWM window from the taskbar in some screenshots...
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist


Aero Glass by Big Muscle may "corrupt" memory and potentially lead to a BSOD system failure. This is usually when using intense applications that use alpha channels, so do NOT run this with Photoshop, Paint.NET, GIMP, and other similar programs unless you are prepared for crashes and problems.

Back up your work and consider creating a system restore point before installing and using Aero Glass.

dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good suggestion. That is what I've done. But I've had no need for it! It's very stable.
Gandalforce Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
This third party DOES corrupt memory, I suggest removing it
bhreehan Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
its good .....but in my case the effect stayed for a short period of time and then *POOF!* the effect is gone 
dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It worked for me for about a week and then it randomly stopped working for a bit... then it started back up again a while later... perhaps try re-installing, see if that fixes it. :/ 
wango911 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This has come a long way since the 1st alpha build Big Muscle released over a year ago. All the optimizations put into this project after months of beta testing (both Windows 8 and 8.1 builds), I recommend it for anyone to use just to have that legacy feel in place. 
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot. Gonna try it.:)
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