Working Method to Get Transparency in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Windows Fan, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Windows Fan

    Windows Fan MDL Senior Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    352
    210
    10
    #1 Windows Fan, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
  2. paul44

    paul44 MDL Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    176
    80
    10
    It works pretty well :)
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
    15,066
    20,294
    340
    Huih, this complete transparancy is annoying and it´s nessessary to run the second tool in background to get this work. It´s a way but imho not a good one.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. parapher

    parapher MDL Senior Member

    Nov 6, 2012
    323
    248
    10
    I tried a complete transparency on Win7 via a patched .dll but you are right, full transparency is not good to work with. Rather than it looking 'glassy' it just looks like nothing with a border around it. Plus very confusing to see the window order when stacked.
     
  5. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

    Aug 12, 2010
    1,557
    652
    60
    Transparency is distracting and useless without Blur and that can't even be seen as opinion, anyone who can actually work on a PC with this crap enabled.. respect.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

    Aug 6, 2009
    6,993
    7,140
    240
    perhaps MS had reasons to disable these effects.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
    15,066
    20,294
    340
    Yep, to make the desktop look coherent to this "Metro"-CRAP. Uninstalled this useless stuff and disabled the rest via StartIsBack :good3:.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. parapher

    parapher MDL Senior Member

    Nov 6, 2012
    323
    248
    10
    That anyone is aware of, has Microsoft ever given an explanation for eliminating Glass in Win8? I know there's been a lot of speculation regarding performance on less powerful devices, etc., but I've never read any posts about Microsoft's intention.
     
  9. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

    Oct 30, 2010
    1,320
    667
    60
    Not bad man, good find :cheers:
     
  10. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

    Aug 31, 2009
    2,648
    2,153
    90
    #10 moderate, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
    It isn't bad at all,
    but the key is to combine it with theme specially made for it:

    Screen.jpg
     
  11. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

    Jan 25, 2012
    1,034
    315
    60
    That skeuomorphism he's talking about - some love it, some hate it. Same thing with Windows 8. I see the fact that MS tries to unify the interface of Windows-WinPhone-Win RT-Xbox and that's a good idea. The only went wrong with is the implementation of that interface unification. They should have this common interface pop-up only inside the SYNCHRONIZATION application not and around the OS. ;)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

    May 7, 2010
    990
    1,779
    30
    It looks very well!
    Good theme, good job!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  13. new_hack

    new_hack MDL Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    132
    10
    10
    mybe for next windows(win9)::biggrin:
     
  14. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

    Aug 31, 2009
    2,648
    2,153
    90
  15. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

    May 7, 2010
    990
    1,779
    30
    I can "repeat" bLend without stupid transparency
    All we need is quick window repaint to fix the transparency.
    If anybody interested I can make a tool :)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  16. The Wendigo

    The Wendigo MDL Novice

    Dec 12, 2012
    11
    2
    0
    I don't have any major complaints with Win 8. I use Classic Start to get both the start menu AND the start screen. I use both. I've replaced the desktop gadgets, too, I don't accept MS' reasons for their removal. If MS had left well enough alone with blur/transparency, it'd be their best effort so far.
    The CP/RP were fine. I can see NO reason for removing them (unless it was as punishment for those who biatched about the new Start Screen/Apps etc).
     
  17. parapher

    parapher MDL Senior Member

    Nov 6, 2012
    323
    248
    10
  18. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

    Aug 31, 2009
    2,648
    2,153
    90
    Yeah, I think the nice solution could be extend Aero 8 Tuner. It can have slightly different approarch for refreshing, so it would not "steal focus" from active app and an option to make inner window opaque. It can provide also some special theme (I can manage it in different colors) to have nice blurred frame borders, not only total transparency. :)

    BTW: What I mean by "stealing focus":
    I describe as that term such behavior, when other application (sometimes unknown) make itself active and your current window of application with which you work (browser, word processor) become inactive, so your keyboard input is no longer written in that app.
     
  19. vjott

    vjott MDL Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    104
    20
    10
    I'm certainly interested. Thanks in advance :animatedwink:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...