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Windows 7: transparent explorer

19 May 2009   #1
brvnbld

windows 7 build 7057,windows xp sp2
 
 
transparent explorer

hey..guys....am new to all these...fediafedia from deviantart has done a windows blinds theme called glass for vista WB...see the explorer...its awesome right?....can anyone make an alternative like this for windows seven?....anything...a theme or a shell replacement..or explorer....




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19 May 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Vista Glazz is a free download that does something similar. Not sure how it works on W7 though. I personally wouldn't try it since it's patching system DLL's. Beyond that, it may be possible by modifying the registry.
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19 May 2009   #3
detoxa

W7 Build 7201 / Vista Home SP2 ( Both x86)
 
 

Don't think people will bother to make themes/styles till W7 is RTM. Vista Glazz wont do what you asking as it only patches Vista so maximised windows show transparent, something W7 RC already does.
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19 May 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Have a look at Glass2K at ...

Download Glass2k 0.9.2 - A small little program that allows Windows users to make any window transparent. - Softpedia

it's been around a while (win2000) but works with vista and I believe W7
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19 May 2009   #5
johngalt

 

Glass2k makes the entire window glassy, including all content - in the screen shot in the OP, the explorer window is glassy, but the items in there are not....
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20 May 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Sorry JohnG

There is one I've seen that gives the effect shown thought it was this one. Although I find the effect very distracting so removed it soon after trying it,
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20 May 2009   #7
brvnbld

windows 7 build 7057,windows xp sp2
 
 

yup...vistaglass makes everything transparent....tat doesnt make the windows look good...thought would be cool if there explorer is made like tat in windows 7...by the way....is there anyway i can make the explorer in ipod touch style...like rolling on....
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21 May 2009   #8
daniel101

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 

Just tested out on Win7. All i can see this utility Barman58
Gave a link to does, is make taskbar transparent, well thats all i can seem to figure out anyway
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31 May 2009   #9
brvnbld

windows 7 build 7057,windows xp sp2
 
 

hmmm.....glass2k is not good dude...its not better than 7....
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21 Aug 2010   #10
nzdesign

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600
 
 

since nobody wanna try it on ther windows 7, i gonna try it.. i will soon tell ya how is it like...
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