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Windows 7: Transparent Start menu

29 Dec 2009   #1
Arc

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Transparent Start menu

Hi ! I want to make the Red bordered area of the start menu transparent . In this regard I got two ideas viz. (i) to use the clear glass theme (not suitable, I think) ; and (ii) to buy windowblinds (costly).

can anybody give me a better idea? Thanks in advance .



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29 Dec 2009   #2

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This is my opinion and it might not agree with yours, but that is the good thing about this forum, you can get many ideas to make a decision.

I would not spend money on the clear glass theme. If you want to spend money on the computer there are so many more worthwhile choices.

My answer is try the free one and see how it goes.
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29 Dec 2009   #3

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Try Glass2k Download Glass2k 0.9.2 - A small little program that allows Windows users to make any window transparent. - Softpedia Iam using it (screenshot) it does not install it just a exe I put it in my startup folder. Right click on any window or start menu or taskbar & set it.


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29 Dec 2009   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hi ! I want to make the Red bordered area of the start menu transparent . In this regard I got two ideas viz. (i) to use the clear glass theme (not suitable, I think) ; and (ii) to buy windowblinds (costly).

can anybody give me a better idea? Thanks in advance .
Try this, its the best one I have found for the transparent start menu!!
Hope you know how to install themes!!
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29 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Try this, its the best one I have found for the transparent start menu!!
Hope you know how to install themes!!
This theme is awesome! Thanx!
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29 Dec 2009   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben71r View Post
This theme is awesome! Thanx!
Your Welcome, Yes it is a great theme


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29 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben71r View Post
This theme is awesome! Thanx!
Your Welcome, Yes it is a great theme
Can someone post a shot of the start menu with all progams button being clicked?
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29 Dec 2009   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ben71r View Post
This theme is awesome! Thanx!
Your Welcome, Yes it is a great theme
Can someone post a shot of the start menu with all progams button being clicked?
Yes your right its white, sorry If i find one i will let you know


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29 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post

Your Welcome, Yes it is a great theme
Can someone post a shot of the start menu with all progams button being clicked?
Yes your right its white, sorry If i find one i will let you know
Thanks, I'm in XP right now and didn't want to boot into Win 7 for testing. Lol, you read my mind. I've tried quite a few, not so much for transparency but for that background area of the start menu to be skinned with color without affecting other elements of Win Gui. I bought Style builder and so far it's been a waste of money. That's not to say Style builder is bad because it's not. MS is the problem. Skin some element specific to the start menu and low and behold it changes in the sidebar of some window,lol.
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29 Dec 2009   #10
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Hi ! I want to make the Red bordered area of the start menu transparent . In this regard I got two ideas viz. (i) to use the clear glass theme (not suitable, I think) ; and (ii) to buy windowblinds (costly).

can anybody give me a better idea? Thanks in advance .
Try this, its the best one I have found for the transparent start menu!!
Hope you know how to install themes!!
WOW ! exactly what i wanted. Please dont laugh at me, I searched devart, but didnt found it previously. Now using it.

Do u have any idea about windowblinds 7 ? How it works?
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