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Windows 7: Gadgets with transparent(or no) backgrounds

30 Sep 2010   #11
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sledge i was trying on a new theme style ie Glass effect & for that i was trying to run VistaGlazz but gave a real hard time still i dont know why?????


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30 Sep 2010   #12
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Deepakumar:In my understanding you don't need VistaGlazz to run any glass effect theme...it's just an older file patcher.
Certain OS files need to be patched in order to run a custom (unsigned) theme. You said you already did run UxStyle, so your relevant files should be patched.
The final touches are often done by running either FullGlass.exe or BlackGlassEnhanced.exe in the background.

I don't run any full glass theme anymore. Not only did I find it very difficult to work with it on a day to day basis. I ran a sfc /scannow which reverted all patched files back to their original state.

-DG
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30 Sep 2010   #13
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thnx for info Sledge yeah thats what i found & even now i'm too done with any glass bcz they dont work the way i expected them too....plus lot of memory is used & i prefer a less memory usage...
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30 Sep 2010   #14
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Absolutely, deepakumar...it certainly makes more sense to use the RAM for apps instead for looks.
All that eye candy comes with a price. It always amazes me, how much more responsive the same machine operates under Linux even with eye candy. KDE is able to handle transparency for quite a while now.

-DG
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30 Sep 2010   #15
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hvnt tried KDE but i like Ubuntu but i keep it clean & simple & it work great but can't let Windows go away that's why i've been trying to do... i like few glass effect like a complete transparent taskbar & folder's menu bar area & dropbox to have a glass effect....
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01 Oct 2010   #16
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

The only "extras" I have right now is the All Glass Firefox Mod by AmbroosV and the the Text editors
Notepad Glass Edition from Tyler j. C-W and Aero Next Edit (NFO reader/Texteditor)
Aero Calculator from Solo Dev

-DG
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01 Oct 2010   #17
deepakumar

windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sledge All Glass Firefox Mod by AmbroosV is it compatible with Firefox 3.5.11 or older version bcz i got 3.5.11???
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01 Oct 2010   #18
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I honestly don't remember what FF Version I installed when I started with W7.
But chances that it works are quite good. I used that plugin before when I still had Vista.
The website says: Works with Firefox 3.5 - 3.7a1pre.
Since there are no files that will be exchanged or altered, it's safe to try. In case you'd like get rid of it again, you just uninstall the plugin and restart Firefox.
Just remember: to use that plugin the Firefox Skin should be set to Default (Strata)

There are very few plugins that break the glass effekt tho...like the iimmgg bar or Gmail Notifier (Gmail Manager works tho)

-DG
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