Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Transparency Gadget For Aero Borders.

23 Jun 2009   #1
Legacy Code

Transparency Gadget For Aero Borders.

Found a cool lil tool to turn transparency in W7 on and off. Don't seem to do much for the task bar tho I'm afraid

I'm sure if you search on TPB you can find it , its called:

"windows 7 Transparency Enabler v4 FINAL"

If anyone cant find it just send me a PM.

Attached Thumbnails
Transparency Gadget For Aero Borders.-transparent-windows.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Or you could simply do it yourself without a gadget or third party app. :)

Transparency - Enable Full Clear Glass Transparency
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2009   #3
Legacy Code


Cool going to have a look now ... Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Jun 2009   #4

7600 x86

is this a process that needs to be running, or does it just flip a switch in the registry? if it's the latter, i think a restart will fix the taskbar. explorer.exe needs to be 'reset' for taskbar changes to take effect.

personally, i don't see the point. aero blur makes things visible, and this, while nice-looking in some respects, just complicates matters...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

All it does is add a DWORD value (HideBlur) to the registry, set to 1 for enabled, in either here for Current User accounts:


Or for All User accounts here:


But Brink's tutorial downloads will let you easily switch from enabled to disabled instead of using somebody else's app to do it. Or course you'd have to log on or off or restart to have it go into effect though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2009   #6
Legacy Code


How comes the taskbar is not effected by this , or is that run in a separate way from explorer areo ?

Brinks a clever person i could read those tuts all night
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It only affect window borders. If there is a way to do the same to the taskbar by some registry key, no one's found the way yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2009   #8
Legacy Code


I was hoping you had the answer to everyones " million dollar" question then . With luck when we get RTM a "themer" will work it out and incorporate it into a visual style.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Transparency Gadget For Aero Borders.

Please note  Please note
        When your issue is fixed please remember to thank those that helped you and mark the thread as solved.
Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Aero transparency problem
Hey guys I have a one little problem with my Aero appearance (transparency). It's fine most of the time. But sometimes it's despairing like for 30 sec to 1 min and then comping back again. It is not happening often, but anyway I am warred. Can not figure out what's the problem. And one more thing!...
gadget transparency error
Hi all (; I'm having some issues with some gadgets, most notably MSN Weather 2.0. Edges of the gadget are not transparent but show purple edges and white lines around iit. Anyone knows why?
Emulate Aero Borders
How to Emulate Aero Borders This Windows Tutorial will give you step by step guidance on how to emulate Windows Aero Window Boarders on Windows OS's lower then Vista OR you can use this guide to emulate Windows Aero on machines that have incompatible graphics card (for machines that can only...
aero transparency
hello guys, found you by chance this morning so this is my 1st post:) ive just built my 1st pc and have installed win7 64 bit which seems to work very wel didnt really know what aero transparency is but i occured to me mine wasnt working correctly, so i downloaded the driver again for my...
Graphic Cards
Gadget Transparency
I'm going with the motto of "the only stupid question is the one you don't ask" and reaching out to people who know more than I do... The images attached should serve to illustrate my problem, which is no matter how I attempt the make the background transparent, I get the magenta transparency...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34.
Twitter Facebook Google+