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Windows 7: How to turn white explorer window area transparent

09 Dec 2009   #1
kisetsu17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to turn white explorer window area transparent

Hi everyone! I'm new in the forums, so hey all!

One of my first questions here:

So I was in class a few minutes ago, and while the professor was lecturing I saw one of my classmates (with Windows 7, ofcourse) opening up a few explorer windows. I was kind of surprised (and envious) to see that the white area that was supposed to be, well, white, was transparent in hers! I was sure it was transparent and not just a background photo similar to her desktop background since when she moved the windows, it basically acted like the glass window panes Aero is all about! It also has the glare/blur kind of effect I see on the Aero interface..

So how did she do it? Did she use a theme or something?


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09 Dec 2009   #2
exone

Windows 7 on a Macbook
 
 

I would like to now that too oO'
never heard about it, but my firefox is "Aerofied" so this would totally match!
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09 Dec 2009   #3
J.R.

W7PRO/ULT 32/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kisetsu17 View Post
So how did she do it? Did she use a theme or something?
Don't be shy! Ask her. Inquiring minds want to know....!
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09 Dec 2009   #4
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

It was most likely Windows Blinds she was using.
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09 Dec 2009   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Try Glass2k Download Glass2k 0.9.2 - A small little program that allows Windows users to make any window transparent. - Softpedia it works with window 7 but you have to start it with each startup. I put it in the start up folder & hit run at start up


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10 Dec 2009   #6
alwinwinjoe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit Version 6.1 (build 7600.16385)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Try Glass2k Download Glass2k 0.9.2 - A small little program that allows Windows users to make any window transparent. - Softpedia it works with window 7 but you have to start it with each startup. I put it in the start up folder & hit run at start up
+1 Thank you very much...This is just as what I was needing
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10 Dec 2009   #7
exone

Windows 7 on a Macbook
 
 

I kinda like it, but it would be nicer if only the "white" part went "aero"
well, maybe someday there will be such an app!
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12 Dec 2009   #8
kisetsu17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exone View Post
I kinda like it, but it would be nicer if only the "white" part went "aero"
well, maybe someday there will be such an app!
It kind of looks like this here: (courtesy of REB! from notebookreview.com (actually he just linked it.)

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21 Aug 2010   #9
brvnbld

windows 7 build 7057,windows xp sp2
 
 
hi

hell no....not this......is there some theme or patch tat makes the the full window transparent with tat aero effect???
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20 Jul 2011   #10
liranxs

w7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Try Glass2k Download Glass2k 0.9.2 - A small little program that allows Windows users to make any window transparent. - Softpedia it works with window 7 but you have to start it with each startup. I put it in the start up folder & hit run at start up
Bongo how did u make the white area of the window transparent?

really sorry for the bump but i didnt find an answer to this anywhere else..
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