Will WindowBlinds 8 bring the transparency back to Win8 ?

By on January 9, 2013 5:08:24 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

MarkusThueer

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Hi,

 

I just read that you are working on WindowBlinds 8. 

I have tried Win8 but went back to Win7. I don't mind the new startscreen, but I am really missing the transparency. I want to have nice looking desktop therefore I used WB for years. You'll understand that I do not like the looks of Win8.

So the big question is, will there be transparency again with WindowBlinds 8  and Win8 ?

Please say yes

 

Markus

 

 

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January 9, 2013 5:40:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I sure as HELL hope so !!! Been using it for a while now & that´s the thing I miss most of all, BUT....

-Even if that´s not the case you can be sure I will produce some Blinds that will make you feel right at home on Windows 8 as soon as Skinstudio & WindowBlinds 8 comes.

That´s a Promise.

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March 1, 2013 1:14:44 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

С нетерпением жду WindowsBlinds 8 и хотелось бы адаптировать курсор под 8.

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March 1, 2013 5:20:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, looking at Start8 I would say YES.

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March 12, 2013 12:16:37 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

there is already a demo tool which brings Aero back:

Win8 with Aero Glass without hacking a DLL

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March 12, 2013 12:27:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Any chance you could tell us where to get it MagicAndre1981?

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March 12, 2013 12:32:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have transparency in Windows8 natively.

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March 12, 2013 12:50:56 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting LightStar,

Any chance you could tell us where to get it MagicAndre1981?

 

on msfn.org:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/161788-aero-glass-for-win8-v05/

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March 12, 2013 4:25:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

I have transparency in Windows8 natively.

 

How do you do it RD. You can't say things like that and leave us hanging  lol.

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March 12, 2013 4:47:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting TechNoWeb,

Quoting RedneckDude, reply 6
I have transparency in Windows8 natively.

 

How do you do it RD. You can't say things like that and leave us hanging  lol.

 

Well, I must partially correct myself. 

 

I have "taskbar" transparency natively in Windows8.

 

It apparently doesn't work for the frames.

 

I simply go to personalize, choose the color changer, advanced settings, turn all 3 sliders to the left.

 

Gives me transparency on the taskbar only.

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March 12, 2013 10:33:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've got that to. I don't know why Microsoft left the taskbar with some transparency and then leave it out of the rest. of course I've never understood why MS does anything they do. The only thing I can think of is they love shooting them selves in the foot.

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March 12, 2013 11:04:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

[quote who="MagicAndre1981" reply="7" id="3329633"]on msfn.org:
http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/161788-aero-glass-for-win8-v05/[/quote]

That looks particularly problematic, going by the comments....not so much a WIP but more an 'express elevator to hell....going down..." ...

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March 13, 2013 8:08:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MagicAndre1981,


Quoting LightStar, reply 5
Any chance you could tell us where to get it MagicAndre1981?

 

on msfn.org:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/161788-aero-glass-for-win8-v05/[/quote]

 

Thanks for the link, think I'll wait for Windowblinds 8 though, that sounds scary like Jafo said.

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March 13, 2013 2:53:11 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

it is just a preview.  If you don't want to use it, don't use it.

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March 27, 2013 6:44:37 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

4 days left in 1st quarter, I guess Windows Blinds 8 for Windows 8 just isen't going to happen and it would seem definitely not by the 1st quarter as previously promised!

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March 27, 2013 7:00:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting vmeck,
as previously promised
Link to this "promise"?

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March 27, 2013 7:36:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting vmeck,

4 days left in 1st quarter, I guess Windows Blinds 8 for Windows 8 just isen't going to happen and it would seem definitely not by the 1st quarter as previously promised!

It wasn't a promise, more of a prediction. You can read it here.

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