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Windows 7: How to make start menu transparent

23 Oct 2012   #1
Sakata Gintoki

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How to make start menu transparent

hello everyone,, i'm a newbie in this forum,, this is my 2nd post,,
and i really need some help here,,

I tried to change the image in the start menu (in white background) using restorator to be transparent, but had no effect,,

when I tried to change to a transparent image, programs in start menu is not visible,,

here the screen shot,,




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23 Oct 2012   #2
marsmimar

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Sakata and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you're going to have to find a third party theme that provides a transparency effect. Start Menu 7 may do what you want. If it doesn't you might want to google transparent Windows 7 start menu and see what other people have developed.

Start Menu 7
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23 Oct 2012   #3
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

It needs to be a dark color or you have it to transparent.
Make it black and use Browsing deviantART or Fullglass.exe

Jerry
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23 Oct 2012   #4
Sakata Gintoki

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Hello Sakata and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you're going to have to find a third party theme that provides a transparency effect. Start Menu 7 may do what you want. If it doesn't you might want to google transparent Windows 7 start menu and see what other people have developed.

Start Menu 7
thanks for the answer, but sorry, it's not what i mean,,

I tried to change the start menu using vista style builder, and want it to appear completely transparent,,

i already install universal theme patcher,,
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23 Oct 2012   #5
Sakata Gintoki

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums

It needs to be a dark color or you have it to transparent.
Make it black and use Browsing deviantART or Fullglass.exe

Jerry
thanks for advice, but I just want to change the default theme (aero) of Windows 7 to be completely transparent,,

like this one,, (This theme was made by lutfikun)


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24 Oct 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Earlier you said you are using restorator so that's why I give my answer to use a dark image and one of them programs.

Now you say you have Windows Style Builder now you can go about it a different way, you will need to add a new property at the locations shown in the screenshot below the new property is: Bool Composited.
Then you will need to uncheck the Compositedopaque:Bool and check the Composited:Bool
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Download and look at this theme it is full glass
FULL GLASS FOR WINDOWS 7 THEME | Vishnu Valentino | Ethical Hacking Tutorial, Tips and Trick if you go to Start Menu > Panels > Aero > Top > ProgramsList and chech the image it is transparent but not completely and if you check the color it is black, making a full glass theme is very tough and you will have to experiment with your images to get it right.

Jerry


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24 Oct 2012   #7
Sakata Gintoki

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Earlier you said you are using restorator so that's why I give my answer to use a dark image and one of them programs.

Now you say you have Windows Style Builder now you can go about it a different way, you will need to add a new property at the locations shown in the screenshot below the new property is: Bool Composited.
Then you will need to uncheck the Compositedopaque:Bool and check the Composited:Bool
Attachment 238175Attachment 238176

Download and look at this theme it is full glass
FULL GLASS FOR WINDOWS 7 THEME | Vishnu Valentino | Ethical Hacking Tutorial, Tips and Trick if you go to Start Menu > Panels > Aero > Top > ProgramsList and chech the image it is transparent but not completely and if you check the color it is black, making a full glass theme is very tough and you will have to experiment with your images to get it right.

Jerry
yohoho,, sorry bongo,,
yeah, at first i tried to create with restorator,, but when I was looking on the internet I found this program (vista style builder) which it seems easy to use,, theeen, I forgot to edit in my 1st post,, my mistake...

i'm so sorry,,

Now, with your advice I'll try to create my own theme,,

thaaaaaaanks for helping,,,,
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24 Oct 2012   #8
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome
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