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Windows 7: Aero Glass Problem

17 May 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Aero Glass Problem

hi, i am using win7 ultimate v6.1 Build 7601 SP1.

i'm trying to use this 3rd party aero glass theme called 'VS Full Glass' from

VS full glass for win7 by nguyenxuanhoa on DeviantArt

i believe this version was also uploaded as Longhorn once.

And i have also tested it with both Universal Themes Patcher & UltraUxThemePatcher installed (but not at same time).

Theme - How to Apply Custom Themes

Well it does work, but only partially. My background is black, certain fonts are brown, green, context menu is unchanged white. not sure what is the problem, i have most options checked at system>advanced>performance (eg. desktop composition), atm my test build's WEI is over 4.0 and i am definitely in 32bit true color.

i noticed some ppl from that theme page also experienced the same partial effect. but only some. for others it worked. anyone know what is causing this? is my geforce too old i'm using mobile 8 series, aero flip works. i'm using 341.95 NVidia drivers.


Here, compare the guy's Favorite Panel & Personalization>Window Color with mine below.

Figure 1 : How it's supposed to be.
Aero Glass Problem-vs_full_glass_for_win7.jpg

Figure 2 : My Favorites Panel.
Aero Glass Problem-favorites-navigation-pane.jpg

Figure 3 : My Personalization>Window Color Page.
Aero Glass Problem-window-color-page.jpg

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17 May 2016   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Are you using the full glass.exe?

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17 May 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

yes bongo thanks, i just found it. glass explorer parts had to be launched from the .exe.
nice but unfortunately, .. it does not come out very well on my machine. on some Microsoft panels, the white is so glaring, i can't even read the words. unfortunately fixing it to my designs is beyond me right now.

this theme was probably prototype for glass ... like 2010. if u download another 10 glass themes from the net now, 7/10 of them asks u to launch fullglass.exe, which means this guy was probably one of the pioneers who did most of the groundwork.

A nice glass theme i tested tonight was 'Glass Onion', very neatly done. but i'm looking for full glass. this one does not need the exe.

Aero Glass Problem-glass-onion.jpg

ps. hi bongo, btw, I have 2 versions of full glass.exe, one 472kb, one 787kb. do u happen to know the difference between them? both file version

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18 May 2016   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

2 files, bongo. u need to rename the .ini file, i added .txt so i could upload it here.

Attached Files
File Type: txt README.TXT (1.2 KB, 1 views)
File Type: txt bge.ini.txt (366 Bytes, 1 views)
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