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Everything posted by raiden89

  1. Sure. Luckily I still had it. I uninstalled Curtains a little while back because it kept making my Explorer crash. But the themes I had were still there. It's attached. New Acrylic.zip
  2. Yeah I know what you mean for sure. Comparing to your screenshot, I'd rather not have anything at all as there's not enough blur to enjoy it. I do like seeing stuff behind the titlebars, just don't want them to be so clear like there was no titlebar at all which is what Curtains gives you by default unless the texture is modified. Plus, running a version of Windows 2 years old just to use 1 abandonware isn't smart or worth it at all. Curtains will probably implement blur on their own since its definitely a requested feature. For now, I'll take what I can get while staying updated lol.
  3. To answer all of these, it comes down to the theme you use in Curtains. I am using the "New Acrylic" theme from wincustomize. It is very basic, nothing fancy, no fancy buttons, etc so stock Window Caption buttons. It also has its own level of "blur" to be as close to Acrylic as it can. I also went and added the reflections image that was shared in this thread on top of that to have the reflective look to it. Really, any theme can have blurred title bars if you know how to go into photoshop and manually create a gaussian blur to your liking. Here's an example of what my titlebar looks like. It's not entirely blurred but also not completely transparent either to where it's a distraction to have multiple windows open showing everything straight through. If you're having trouble making the gaussian blur in photoshop then it might be how you're making it or something. I havent had any issues, just came down to getting the kinda blur I wanted.
  4. For those who just want blurred titlebars only, such as myself, Curtains gets the job done with less resources than WindowBlinds and I have tried both.
  5. Then you might as well get over it and move on lol. This is abandonware and Curtains is the closest supported software to getting the effect that this abandonware was supposed to recreate.
  6. Is this blurred/transparent as well? Edit: Looks like it isn't blurred. Having it fully transparent is very distracting with multiple windows open. I may work on it to see if I can add some blur to it. Edit 2: Ok so I use the New Acrylic skin from wincustomize and so I took the Windows Top image and added this reflection on top of it then adjusted the opacity and now I have a nice reflection look that has blur.
  7. Your only viable alternative is Stardock Curtains. Sorry, developer has gone silent on here. Project's dead.
  8. LMAO I have moved on long ago. I'm not an id*** to refuse to update my OS so I can use visual software that's unsupported. I'm also not the first or the last person to think he should have open sourced it to help the community.
  9. Not really though. This is a big part on Big Muscle. He was a sole developer that couldn't keep up and refused to open source the code and let the community help him. This project could still be alive and kicking had he thrown it on GitHub.
  10. With this project's death being all but certain, you'll have to find a different way. Look at Stardock Curtains. Its the closest thing there is now. No and probably never will. Windows updates come out faster than the single, closed-source developer can keep up. Hasnt been an update in quite a while.
  11. https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/curtains/126/ This is what I use.
  12. He should make that clear. When he says "Stardocks software" that implies all of their software. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  13. Stop talking. This is the cpu and memory usage that Stardock Curtains is using right now as I'm writing this post. If you call that bloatware, you have no business using a computer.
  14. Ehhh the buttons are still not the correct size. They just look like Win7's buttons stretched out. Still some more work to do on them. I'm picky about the themes I use lol, thats why I post the criticism. Luckily I found a theme I like that didnt take any work to change anything. Just kept Win10's buttons but adds transparency. Easy. Curtains is amazing.
  15. That theme would be much better on Curtains if the author would fix those god awful caption buttons. They look terrible.
  16. Lmao he's not gonna answer dude. Read the other threads here instead of making new ones.
  17. This is the theme I'm using, just tweaked it a bit: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/curtains/125/.
  18. Yeah, Curtains is the best thing out right now. Its minimal so not so bulky like WindowBlinds and WinCustomize has a lot of themes to choose from and you can then edit them how you like.
  19. Yeah I stopped using it a few builds ago when it stopped getting updated. I liked it, sure. Great app. But now I use Curtains which does just what I need. Shame really that MS just wont put acrylic into the things we want lol.
  20. Uninstall the program from your computer then. Those are your only two options. Disable the Aero Glass task in Task Scheduler or uninstall the program. That is why this program is for advanced users.
  21. Yeah I bought Curtains. Definitely a worthy purchase. I just played around the titlebar texture I wanted to use in Photoshop to make a blurred transparency and that was it. It works great for me. Sadly, I dont think we'll ever see a real update to this project anymore and can only hope that folks get it going on something open source, as it should have been in the first place.
  22. What I did, to start, was take the texture from Midnight. Set the opacity to less than 100%, whichever you like, then add a Gaussian blur and test out the levels to get the kinda "blur" that you want. Instead of trying to use a transparent texture, use a solid one and adjust the opacity and add the blur. All of this was done in GIMP. You can't make these kinds of adjustments in Curtains. You won't be able to use a transparent texture as there is no opacity to adjust and blur won't be seen. For me, it is too distracting to clearly see behind the titlebars to the stuff behind it.
  23. I am also using Curtains and did a little photoshopping to edit the textures that the theme I chose uses so they have some translucency. Also added a gaussian blur effect to it so it wasnt just straight transparent. Very happy with it and is gonna be the closest thing we have to "Aero" for now. I went ahead and bought it because for what it can do, $10 aint bad. @This field is required Just a suggestion, but your titlebar texture should be edited so it isnt completely transparent. It clashes every easily with the stuff behind it.
  24. Ive been using Curtains as well. I modified one of the images for one of the built-in themes to have transparency with some blur in order to make it look close to Aero. Its not perfect, but I like it a lot and it applies to most windows that I have open except those that have built-in custom themes like Windows Terminal. Curtains is the closest thing to having Aero transparency that Ive been able to find and even that took some photoshopping to achieve as it doesn't do transparent titlebars natively unless the theme supports it.
  25. I ran PDB Downloader as admin, chose the 2 files, chose my C:\AeroGlass\symbols folder (if I don't then it doesnt put the symbols in the symbols folder, just puts them in the AeroGlass folder), then hit Start. That CMD window pops up (not in admin even though PDB Downloader is running as admin) and gives all those error messages. But yeah...I think that the issue is not with the symbols but that its technically incompatible.

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