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About sierra117

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  1. OK so for the time being I've gone into Photoshop and just placed a tint layer behind the glass lol. Now I can read the text better and have the border not totally invisible. If anyone wants I can attach the file (don't know the rules so I won't do it right now).
  2. Sorry if this has been answered already, but I can't figure out why the GUI isn't working properly. Few posts on previous pages have mentioned this. I cannot change the opacity/transparency of the glass at all. Everything is 100% transparent and none of the sliders make a difference other than to change the text to black or white. On build 1809 latest aeroglass.
  3. Apologies if this has already been answered many times, but any clue why I keep losing the title bar in UWP apps? I faintly recall talks about disabling it (for UWP apps) somewhere sometime back but I can't find it in the forums. This usually happens when I have my computer running for many days without a restart. Also happens when updating the nVidia driver, although there have been times when I've done both of these things but this hasn't happened. My win32 apps are all stable, so no issues with the title bar disappearing with those.
  4. @xemnes @UCyborg Ah I see, in that case, all well and good. I was worried I might have broken something but seeing as it's a consistent effect and more importantly, it does not diminish the actual clickable area of the buttons when they become warped, I can live with it. Indeed, Windows 10 has by far the strangest UI. I just noticed how the aero glass doesn't affect some apps at all, such as Word 2016. Is that because Word 2016 also uses its own forced window borders? Other metro apps like Settings are using the aero glass border just fine. I can't understand why they shifted to such
  5. Ah, danke, danke @Painkilleraxel! Managed to make the taskbar look much better BTW, I have noticed a strange issue with the titlebar buttons (see attached). It happens only for Windows Explorer windows when maximised, others like Firefox are okay. Is it because of me messing with the titlebar height value in the registry? If so, shouldn't Firefox be affected as well?
  6. Thanks for the reply. A couple of follow-up things: 1) I wonder why there hasn't been anything other than Startisback that skins the taskbar. Is it due to some change from MS's side to the formats or just no interest from the community? Could you point me in the right direction where I could learn how to modify msstyles myself? 2) The possible MS changes to the taskbar reminds me of another issue for which it seems nobody has been able to find out what's happening at all. In earlier versions, one could adjust the taskbar button width using the registry key "MinWidth", which I believe
  7. Thanks @xemnes! It feels great to be able to use glass once more. However, and I apologise if this has been answered already, but I am unable to change the taskbar to the aero style taskbar. Aero7's deviantart page has a comment that there is a need for StartIsBack but I saw that it has some pricing thing going on, plus it is primarily a start menu replacement, for which I am already using Classic Start. I usually try out a lot of things myself but with Win10 I've had the horrible experience of ending up with an unusable desktop so I don't want to take the risk before asking!
  8. I see. I suppose it's always an intensive process to maintain; making sure something heavy doesn't creep into the shell, registry, etc. I haven't really compared recently. I installed Win 8.1 fresh and of course back then it was blazing fast. I suppose it slowly happens and you never notice steady change; one would have to look at a significant before/after snapshot to appreciate the change, much like when on a fitness plan. I hear good things about ReactOS. While still in Alpha stage, it's still been around for a decade or so and runs pretty much everything natively. But again, me s
  9. Well, I wouldn't be able to talk about anything other than Laptop performance. I except Desktop performance of any Windows installation to be far superior to a laptop and unfortunately I'm stuck on a laptop where the performance issues of any OS are a bit more pronounced. By better management I was generally referring to how, as I understand, Windows 10 compresses whatever memory is in use, among other things. It's especially apparent when running something heavy like After Effects. However, I only have 6 GB, so yeah. I also run quite a few 3rd party apps to help my productivity out
  10. Exactly! Good to see I'm not alone (but not good that this problem exists to begin with). I think they just really botched up the programming because of the whole idea of having continuous development and releasing the OS before it is finished. Everything is half-baked. I'm extremely disappointed. Regarding your assessment of what might have happened, if it's true, then it's really hard to believe that any programmer could mess up such a simple animation. I'm pretty horrible at programming but this really doesn't seem like something you can mess up, especially considering you have working
  11. It happens all the time with all programs. There was one time it actually fixed itself without me doing anything at all, but it was back to the weird stuff after a restart. Me thinks it's got something to do with Windows Updates. Otherwise, if I open a new instance of any app, then for the first time I minimise/maximise, it will be the correct animation. After that it will always be the weird one.
  12. Hi Aviv, It doesn't seem like it. To begin with, my laptop doesn't have a dedicated video card. It has an nVidia something but it shares the memory with RAM so it's a really blegh kind of setup (I dunno what ASUS was thinking. It's a K550L in case you wanna know). Second, I haven't tweaked anything on Win10. I had previously done so on Win8.1 but they were removed after the upgrade anyway. Plus, I recently did a sort-of-refresh by using Tweaking.com's tool, which has also fixed many earlier issues I was having, except for this one. Moreover, I used my dad's work laptop, and it t
  13. Hi guys - I've already posted this in Classic Shell's forums and Ten Forums and after coming across this one, I'm hoping for some valuable feedback that may diagnose this issue. So far I haven't received any unfortunately and the issue is driving me nuts now lol. So copy pasting begins:
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