WinaeroGlass - Aero glass is back into your Windows 8

Our friend Vishal Gupta has covered how to get stable transparency in Windows 8 using our Aero8Tuner software and bLend tool. I realized that:
1. work with two tools is NOT HANDY.
2. the bLend's features can be easily repeated with several lines of code. It is nothing more than just layered windows.

So i decide to start this project.

WinaeroGlass



The main goal of this project to provide you the Aero experience as close to Windows 7 as it possible.

Step one
I have implemented all-in-one tool which allow you to get aero glass with one click.
It is currently have no any UI but does its work well.



The near future
I am working hard to provide you window frames with blur. This is our main goal and I do hope it will be implemented ASAP.

The next steps will be useful user interface for WinaeroGlass.
Stay tuned.

You can try WinaeroGlass (the early alpha version without UI) right now.


Download and unpack WinaeroGlass.exe using the link below and run it.
That's it!
You should log off and log in back to stop WinaeroGlass since it has no native "stop\exit" feature yet.

Download WinaeroGlass

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Comments
Phuong Hoang | 18 Jan 13
Guest


Excellent! It is really what I'm looking for. Thank you!!!

Anonymous | 18 Jan 13
Guest


This is beautiful! I am looking forward to this. Also in the future will there be a white shadow behind the title on the windows for dark schemes like windows 7? It's hard to see window titles with black desktop wallpapers. Thanks for this.

Krishna | 18 Jan 13
Guest


It is really nice...Thnx

GK | 18 Jan 13
Guest


Wow so cool. This is awesome. Thanks VG Sergey

srinath | 18 Jan 13
Guest


Good effect but it would be even better if there is a bit blur because the name of the window is not visible in dark desktop background

Viktor | 18 Jan 13
Guest


Half the windows text blurs when moving. Like Aero8Tuner.

Anonymous | 19 Jan 13
Guest


Can you round up ALL window corners please!!
Hate hard square corners..

CalinStelistu | 19 Jan 13
Guest


AWESOME! I've made a tutorial! Check my YT channel TheCalinStelistu

JustATester | 19 Jan 13
Guest


I don't know if this could be useful, but I noticed that, after enabling transparency, if I move the "Color Intensity" slider in the "Color and Appearence" window, it goes back to full opacity. This makes me think that an opacity range still exists somewhere..

Yamomoto | 19 Jan 13
Guest



Terrible useless thing.
Windows 8 is Crap originally.
No one can make candy out of the crap.

kenpmason | 20 Jan 13
Guest


How do I undo it? It's not quite stable, leading to video artefacts.

In Task Manager | 20 Jan 13
Guest


There is a problem in "Task Manager"
Plz fix it !
Thanks !


Nik | 20 Jan 13
Guest


Problem Task Manager-start Expression Blend with the run an administrator option!!!

M5 | 20 Jan 13
Guest


Any app launched as Adminstrator either :
1. Has glitchy AeroGlass
2. Sometimes breaks whole AeroGlass

Anonymous | 21 Jan 13
Guest


Excelent!!! Great tutorial.

mirecek1965 | 21 Jan 13
Guest


Awesome, i wait for this. No problems at all. Using patched uxTheme and Chromium theme from RaymonVisual for Win8. Thank you. Functional only i runnig desktop, when logoff/logon, must run again. I add it to task scheduler, now worked from logon :-)

aryansh | 21 Jan 13
Guest


how to undo this effect??

Sergey | 22 Jan 13
Comments: 472


aryansh, read article to the end
To all: guys, do not expect too much from this, this application is my first try and it is not even beta

FALYGUITAR | 22 Jan 13
Guest


Esta muy bien y funciona perfecto.
Para que se inicie con Windows 8 solo tienes que colocar el programa en
carpeta Inicio (Win+R y poner: shell:common startup).

tIZ | 23 Jan 13
Guest



Wow, cool stuff!

Thanks a lot!!

220 | 23 Jan 13
Guest


When a new version coming?

look | 23 Jan 13
Guest


Awesome!
but can u make the taskbar transparent without color?

M5 | 23 Jan 13
Guest


"look", there is an easy way to do so

M5 | 23 Jan 13
Guest


Sergey, recently I read on AskVG a comment from you that there is absolutely no way of getting blur? Is that true :( ?

ArielAleXCo | 25 Jan 13
Guest


Im looking for a windows with color semi transparent. even if it does not have the blur, the 90% opacity color would be great. I have download it, but If you make it posible I will, and I donate.

Olav | 25 Jan 13
Guest


How about adding "Tiny Windows Borders for Windows 8" into this project?
All these small apps should become one!

Sergey | 25 Jan 13
Comments: 472


M5,ArielAleXCo I am trying to get blur
Olav, I will think about. First I have to finish blur

M5 | 25 Jan 13
Guest


Sergey, take your time

terran | 27 Jan 13
Guest


Not Glass, Only transparent

Solo se hacen transparentes las ventanas, pero el glass no esta, y si el glass, abecés no se entienden los títulos de las ventanas

iyuan | 27 Jan 13
Guest


I hope you can help me 1.get aero glass with color(use m$ api)&blur. 2.when I select Automatic Color Mode in color settings,when I change a wallpaper transparent will fly away,can you block and set to transparent automaticly?

Sandy Wich's Boy | 27 Jan 13
Guest


Wow, this is great, what I have been fruitlessly searching for until now!
If you can eventually make it look exactly like it did with Windows 7 (with a bit of blur behind it) it will be stunning. I came to love AreoGlass in Windows 7 and was severely disappointed it was removed from Windows 8.
But, even now it is great, very promising. Thank you and I look forward to future updates.

raymonvisual | 27 Jan 13
Guest


would be great if you can also add full transparent of the taskbar (not only windowborders).

iyuan | 28 Jan 13
Guest


raymonvisual,you would be great if you can also add full transparent of the taskbar (not only windowborders).
you can use aerolite.msstyles!
or you like other msstyles,you can rename it to aerolite.msstyles!

raymonvisual | 29 Jan 13
Guest


but i want to use other vs

kamilo099 | 30 Jan 13
Guest


bardzo fajny efekt

CalinStelistu | 30 Jan 13
Guest


Please im waiting for blur

Inspironatic | 01 Feb 13
Guest


This aero patch for win 8 doesn't apply on the automatic colour changer.............. But as per my suggestion, can't you just manage any resoure files from consumer preview which supported both aero and automatic color changer......... Plz do find a way to fix this prob.....

zqqm | 04 Feb 13
Guest


Flash based videos, full on screen freezes .. The problem is derived from this program ..

Grekaal | 05 Feb 13
Guest


This program is amazing. Can't wait for Aero glass effects such as blur and glassy windows effect. One issue though is that it causes iTunes to not display correctly. I don't know if its fixable but please try to fix the issue. Thanks

raymonvisual | 09 Feb 13
Guest


pls make a exclude feature. i want to exclude photoshop. pls

Is to glossy. | 10 Feb 13
Guest


Need to adjust the glass style!!!

Anonymous | 24 Feb 13
Guest


This tool won't be fully useful until it stops breaking iTunes and spotify, sadly.

uiwcardinalarmy | 03 Mar 13
Guest


It is unstable on my Win8! Please help fix!

oias.heeda | 06 Mar 13
Guest


It does not stay effective permanently. Is there any way to fix this? I don't want to keep having to click on the .exe file all the time to make it work. Great app though. Loving it apart from that.

phly95 | 09 Mar 13
Guest


This works great, except you have to sign out and back in to disable it and it slows games down.

yarosan | 12 Mar 13
Guest


I love you!

jimbohurt | 15 Mar 13
Guest


So it doesnt actually install anything, it just runs it while your logged in? And then to have it 'always' run you can put in start up so that way it auto goes each time? Do i have this logic correct?

Sergey | 15 Mar 13
Comments: 472


Correct!

XweAponX | 21 Mar 13
Guest


I like how easy this is, but... I don't like that it does not give you the same colour as your Desktop Theme- And that it is temporary - It shuts down when you switch to the Windows 8 module and then go back to the Desktop.

If you can install some control elements, some choices and preferences - That would be great.

Regardless of these very small drawbacks, I think it's great that you made this, I hate not having Aero. I love Aero, it gives my desktop more dimension. I just wish it was like the Aero in Windows 7, and that the controls for adjusting level of transparency are there in the Display settings. very good work, keep at it, and I'll donate to your cause next time I have $$

XweAponX | 21 Mar 13
Guest


I just downloaded your Aero8Tuner app - YES! If you can add WinAero into THAT Program... I think your post says that you can't mix the two programs? Too bad, or maybe I read that wrong.

However, I added WinAero to my start programs, so it launches right away. I use Stardock's Start8 which gives me back access to Control Panel and all the stuff they hid in 8. I only installed 8 2 days ago - I actually love it, especially on my puter that has a touch screen. But I'm so used to the stuff I have handy access to in 7.

Anonymous | 23 Mar 13
Guest


I just found a tool- Big Muscle's Aero Glass, that blurs window borders, but I can't make borders transparent. Instead, I have to set window color to a nearly transparent white. I think it's open source, too. Check it out.

Anonymous | 23 Mar 13
Guest


Same person as above. I also noticed that when I started this other application, after installing WinaeroGlass, as Desktop Window Manager went through its two stages of starting and stopping, that my window borders looked like Windows 7, same buttons in the title bar and everything. This had not happened before installing your application. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a good look at it because it disappeared as soon as DWM stabilized. I don't know what this means, but it could be hopeful.

Illari | 09 Apr 13
Guest


Cuddles, kisses, etc. Thank You!!heartheart

adzuki | 14 Apr 13
Guest


so great ! but if aero effect look like Windows RC will be better

Jet 59 | 20 Apr 13
Guest


Awesome, works great, I just added the .exe to start menu.. THANK YOU! Question, is blur coming any time soon??? Hard to read window text.. thanks!

Dave | 24 Apr 13
Guest


Love the stable glass effect, your program adds the stability to the high contrast personalization tweak. Am using Iobits start button as no offense intend its the best one, the problem is it doesnt translate to the aero glass and appears as a transparent grey. Would love any feedback as how to create the full glass effect on this, also I when you do the blur will their still be the option for full glass as it looks awesome. Many thanks will watch this page for your reply.

Anonymous | 26 Apr 13
Guest


it seems to turn off after a few minutes. the process is still there in the task manager but the window bars become opaque again. Might it be due to the "automanic" color changing windows overriding it when the color changes?

jimbohurt | 27 Apr 13
Guest


wait, is supposed to work on the taskbar?

BillG | 28 Apr 13
Guest


Hey, any plans for a transparent border effect like the current taskbar in Windows 8? That will match the look of Windows 8 better (and I suppose lighter on resources as no blur effect is needed)

Guest | 04 May 13
Guest


Thats PERFECT. Thank you

kryptonnms | 15 May 13
Guest


Any estimation on when blur will be coming?

raymonvisual | 22 May 13
Guest


what happened????

Helper | 23 May 13
Guest


You can disable without loging-in/out!

Just select another theme and back to your own theme.


Anonymous | 02 Jul 13
Guest


Not bad :D

Quang Anh | 02 Jul 13
Guest


When I make the Windows Explorer window smaller, then make it fullscreen again, the window loses its transparency.

Anonymous | 02 Jul 13
Guest


I think that transparency is lost if you use a theme with changing backgrounds.

Anonymous | 12 Jul 13
Guest


how you put in star menu

sanjaya | 15 Jul 13
Guest


wow excelent thx's my windows 8 is transparants

Anonymous | 17 Jul 13
Guest


The effect is great and it works well on my win8 but Spotify doesn't start if WinaeroGlass is enable, I stopped using it because it really sucks having to turn it off every time I wanna use spotify.

Guest | 25 Jul 13
Guest


It works well most of the time, but it will screw up iTunes 11 and i see only white when i open iTunes

Anonymous | 04 Aug 13
Guest


Works well but any programs that need Admin rights, it will blur when moved. almost perfect

rudrax | 08 Aug 13
Guest


Way to go. The transparency, yet, isn't stable.%-6

SpectreZ | 02 Sep 13
Guest


Good utility. But black text is missing in black background. :( With semi-transparent borders it is not a problem...

User | 04 Oct 13
Guest


About 7 months and still no updates or improvements.

Not sure what to expect anymore.

chinademon | 13 Oct 13
Guest


the windows and the taskbar are transparent and it run every time I login to windows 8

SyahrulHelmy | 19 Oct 13
Guest


Tested On Oct 19, 2013 & Works Fine !

Ahmed | 08 Nov 13
Guest


its work fine in windows 8.1

Teste | 10 Nov 13
Guest


Half baked solution has to be activated with every persnalization change workaround for UAC prompt needed

Marcelo | 25 Nov 13
Guest


Awesome app!
Could you add taskbar support for it?


Anonymous | 28 Dec 13
Guest


Thank you very much... Very appreciable effort. I would further be grateful if you could extend this glass effect to the translucent taskbar.

Na2HPO4 | 22 Jan 14
Guest


Looking forward to your new version with better Windows 8.1 (x64) performance and BLUR!!!!!

abcd1232 | 23 Jan 14
Guest


Problem while move Task Manager windows

test | 20 Feb 14
Guest


1. don't works on windows with Administrator Rights,
2. If u change windows theme u must open taskmanager die clase the old instance to restart a new one of it to get work again

prashob | 25 Mar 14
Guest


Does it support Windows 8.1

guest | 03 Apr 14
Guest


awesome. can't wait for the next release

visualstylerking | 07 Apr 14
Guest


how do you get it to start up ...if put in startup folder it loads error ...so wth.and if youbuild aero theme this works very good ive got fullglass aero with this ..build your theme with black png.s and see ..there is a way to get blur through theme

Are you working on this still? | 08 Apr 14
Guest


By the time you finish, Microsoft will have it back. LOL!

GirappAWt | 10 Apr 14
Guest


It's great to stabilize basic editing topics through "high contrast - white", but it bugus the iTunes. If it will be update and this will be corrected it will be totally AWESOME!

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