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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: www.msfn.org/board/topic/17085…
Download here: www.glass8.eu/

: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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theneonwalrus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Microsoft should incorporate this into windows 10 in some way as an option. I know little people who like it without the transparency. And it does look good with the flatness ;-)
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fully agreed! There are I'm sure hundreds of thousands of Windows users who like the transparent look, including me! It really does flow really nicely with the flat, modern style MS went for in Windows 8. The main reason they removed Aero in Windows 8 was to make Win8 available to a much wider range of computers than 7, which required a decent graphics card in order to run to its full extent.

They NEED to make it an option in Windows 10 as it will be a welcome addition for many, and there are millions of PC's that can run Aero very well. While some don't want it, many do! So being an option would be great! :D
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theneonwalrus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally! ;) (Wink) 
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SijieZhu Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Interface Designer
这个会影响系统更新吗,比如说系统更新后,重启,然后黑屏。
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
我不知道是什么问题:(也许的Aero Glass这里开发商www.msfn.org/board/topic/17085…
寻找在页面右上角“回复此话题 :)

顺便说一句,希望帮助理解很抱歉,如果这是不好的中国:(使用谷歌翻译。
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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...
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Umm.. I'm not sure what you're asking here, sorry.
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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...
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Exper1mental Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

WARNING

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.

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:icondakirby309:
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.
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Gandalforce Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
This third party DOES corrupt memory, I suggest removing it
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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 
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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. :/ 
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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. 
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot. Gonna try it.:)
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, good luck with it! :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It works fine. Only the donation splahscreen and the watermark are annoying. But i understand that the developer will earn a little money for his work. Looks like a advanced version of BorderSkin.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, the donations window is pretty annoying, popping up at random times... the watermark doesn't bother me too bad though, at least you can only see it when on the desktop. But either way, he did a great job on this thing and deserves some donations! So it's all good. 
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree:handshake:
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iriotriot Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
it works well and looks pretty nice. thanks a lot!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear, enjoy! :)
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ri-cule Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Tried it, works really good, but I've noticed a considerable increase of DWM's memory usage. In the end, I decided that bloating up my system for the sake of aesthetics makes little sense. 
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm, strange. For me, the resource usage is very minimal, only like 5-7 MB being used up, which is almost nothing... perhaps something is interfering with the Aero effect? Maybe try and talk to the developer about that. :/
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LordReserei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great that the version for 8.1 has finally hit RTM so to speak. I had used his application for a while with Windows 8. I donated so I could get a key and get rid of the watermark, but I've ran into an issue claiming a key--awaiting a response from Big Muscle. 
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck with it!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
gonna try it, thanks :D
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! :D It works really well, I love it!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
yeah i like it and just donated to him for a liscence.key file.  
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :D
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
after the reboot with the licence key, all of the windows have a very much windows 7 look and feel.  well worth the 3euro / $4.15 usd.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear! :D But what's the difference between donating and not donating, feature-wise?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
it says on the purchase key page something about 2 liscences, also i noted that the windows went from a win 8 "flat aero" for un-liscensed to the windows 7 "styled ?" look.  i will post a screencap for you to see.  also, the debug.txt file said that when it found the liscence key it downloaded a "symbols" debug file from Ms's site, i think this is the Aero Blur that you see in 7 and not in 8.
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