Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by CHEF-KOCH, Dec 8, 2013.
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I tried this just for fun. Worked fine, instructions flawless!
Some basic forum etiquette:
1. No begging for likes/thanks.
2. No release without a screenshot.
I'm going to post some feedback. If you don't like it, too bad, because I'll do my best to stay sweet and polite.
1. Not as blingy as Win7's aero, but I won't nitpick; for Aero on Win8, this is neat.
2. I thought Aero was all about transparency? Then why, after changing the desktop wallpaper, am I still stuck on that bright orange window colour?
This is a common misconception. Aero is the new compositor introduced in Vista. It's GPU-accelerated desktop graphics. Aero Glass is a particular faux-glass transparent theme that uses Aero. Aero is a technology. Aero Glass is an appearance. Two very different things. When people talking about Windows 8 "removing Aero", they mean "Aero Glass". In fact, you can no longer disable Aero in Windows 8 (you could disable Aero in Vista and 7).
"Created by"? Pfft.
Don't give the guy too much credit. The aerolite.msstyles file comes installed with Windows (poke around C:\Windows\Resources\Themes and you'll see it). It's just that none of the default themes use it. All he did was edit the default aero.theme file (it's just a standard Windows INI file) and change the style file to point to aerolite.msstyles instead of the default aero.msstyles. Oh, and he also changed the "Copyright © Microsoft Corp." to "Created by Sergey Tkachenko" because, hey, why not claim credit for a 4-byte change?
BTW, in case anyone is wondering, "Why did Microsoft include a theme that it doesn't use?", it's because this is the default style for the Server editions of Windows. So it might be better to just call it "Server style" instead of "Aero Lite style".
How about posting some screenshots
Google search for screenshots of Server 2012 R2.
No, it's finished. Have you ever used Windows Server before? Prior to Server 2012, Server had the Classic (i.e., Windows 2000) appearance. It is supposed to be spartan and bare-bones. Now that you can't turn Aero off, this "lite" theme is the closest analogue to running on the classic theme. This is not supposed to look like a pretty end-user consumer theme.
Pass, not interested then
Who thinks Aero lite is a glass theme ? It's not.
I updated the first post with some credits and a video. Thanks all for feedback.
->1. It's not bagging if I wrote "if you like".
->2. I can release whatever I want without screenshot. I'm a bit longer in this forum and almost everyone knows me, I'm a trusted source. But I added a video extra for you and MrG.
In this case it's a theme because .theme file. Look what Enigma256 wrote.
Thanks for reporting back.
Thanks for reporting, original mirror provider get this information from me. So I gave credit's to not re-edit the copyright line.
Instead of push your post count, use the edit function the next time. Thank you!
Its not new. It also used to work in Windows 8 and I have read about it in MDL forum in past.
Easy to say without proof.
I only found:
This thread's are for previews or win 8, so my was for 8.1. In fact nothing much was changed you're right but why not inform others, I see no problem in it. But anyway thanks for the information.
^^ I didnt say anything about you. I was just saying that this trick is not new.