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Everything posted by Aethelflaed

  1. Yes, I'm afraid you cannot really do anything about it. That's how my Firefox looks now, too. I am also having text rendering issues with Aero Glass enabled; not sure how to fix those - guess I should create a new thread.
  2. Aero Glass ThemeAtlas

    I use the one by Xemnes, on page 37 of this thread.
  3. That code pops up if you are using one of the beta versions, or have not activated your copy (which you can only do if you donated on Big Muscle's website).
  4. Hey, relax. That DLL tool was an extra bit of kit that Big Muscle coded. This thread is about Aero Glass.
  5. Erm, well, because it enables glass and allows me to skin the window frame and titlebar - which is exactly what the glass8 website tells you this software does?
  6. Many thanks! It works perfectly.
  7. iQ test ?

    If you are genuinely interested in knowing your IQ, take a validated test like the WAIS-IV with a trained professional. Doing the test takes several hours, involves assessments of both your verbal and perceptual abilities, and produces a nuanced overview of your cognitive performance. The Mensa test is fairly accurate as long as there are no substantial discrepancies between (what used to be known as) your verbal and performance IQs. If such discrepancies do exist, the test no longer yields reliable results as it primarily focuses on your performance IQ.
  8. I find that, in Windows 10, Windowblinds themes do not always give consistent effects - the last time I used it, there was much greater difference between the titlebars of various kinds of Windows applications than was the case if I used Glass8. That said, Stardock's proprietary engine does work on all the versions of Windows 10 released thus far, likely thanks to the fact that they are less dependent on Microsoft code than Glass8. And there's nothing mysterious about wba themes. They're just zip files that could be 'dismantled' with any old archiving application.
  9. I recently started running my desktop at 4K, scaling the interface to 250% to accommodate for the reduction in size of many desktop elements. The Startisback task bar and task menu scale just fine, with one exception: the Start Button, which is stuck at a relatively small size. I have added a screenshot to illustrate this. Would it be possible to add an option to increase the Start Button's size, too? Many thanks in advance!
  10. Donated, watermark didnt gone

    You are probably running the experimental (i.e., beta) build for the Fall Creators' Update. AFAIK it always has the watermark.
  11. Install Aero Glass Theme without Installer

    Well, you don't - those files are used by Glass8 itself. I personally use the GUI to set Glass8 to use the right files. As I do not currently have Glass8 installed (waiting for Bigmuscle to finish the Fall Creators' Update version) I am not sure if the GUI works at the moment.
  12. Title bar rescaling

    I'll see what happens if I modify the glyphs in the msstyle theme that I'm using, to see if those are imported by Aeroglass. I've found out what caused the blurriness in the 200% pic, by the way. I had attempted to resize the titlebar using the Winaero Tweaker. Somehow, this doesn't work at 4K/200%, but it does cause the textures on the buttons to distort.
  13. Title bar rescaling

    When I rescale the Windows interface, the way in which the title bar is painted appears to change beyond simply resampling its various elements. The minimize/resize/close buttons stretch further down, and the glyphs inside those buttons do not appear to resize at all. I have added two images to illustrate what I mean. The first image is of a 32-bit application which has not been rescaled; the second one is of that same application, yet scaled to 200% of its original size. Would it be possible to counteract or remedy this? I am using Aero Glass on Windows 10 Creators' Update.
  14. Start orb scaling - request/question

    Cool, thanks!
  15. Title bar rescaling

    Ah, thanks! I thought those buttons were imported from the file used to paint the window frame. I know how to edit msstyle themes, so I'll give that a go. EDIT - it does render them, though, doesn't it? The buttons displayed are the ones in the theme atlas. Or is Aero Glass somehow telling the Windows rendering engine to use those buttons, without doing the rendering itself?
  16. Start orb scaling - request/question

    I tried that actually - using Photoshop, I created a new PNG image that was twice the size of the original Windows Aero orb. Startisback wouldn't accept it. I think there is a limit to the image sizes it will accept. EDIT: problem solved. It appears I was a bit overambitious last time. Resizing to 150% of the original size was enough. I've attached the file in case anyone needs it.
  17. It works through the donation system. It's some time ago I did it, though.
  18. Aero Glass for Win8.1+ 1.5.3

    So what is it we're looking at? A theme that uses transparency? New transparency features built into Windows?
  19. Ah, but how does suggesting that people stick with the current stable release make someone 'funny'? I can well imagine some of us might need specific functionality (it's why I'm on the Insiders programme on my phone, in fact), but unless that should be the case there is no real reason to upgrade. Not as long as older releases remain secure, that is.
  20. Unless you're a software developer who needs to ensure the future compatibility of their programme(s), there's surely there's no need to install 16362.1000 yet?
  21. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    This is what I get on version 2.5.1. Search works just fine (N.B. - file names removed from image).
  22. StartIsBack++ 2.5

    Many thanks! Using it now.
  23. Does anyone know how I can get the 'Search programs and files' box to use an italic font? I recently tried a Windowblinds skin, and while it made an absolute mess of the start menu (as expected; Windowblinds is not compatible with StartisBack) it did set the font to italic. From this I took it that there was (or, at least, could be) a registry setting that I could toggle. Many thanks in advance!
  24. Try generating a new key, especially if you changed the OS or your hardware. The key is machine-specific.
  25. Beta channel

    Thank you for the new update! Earlier today I was experimenting with ways to get a reflectionmap on the Startisback taskbar, and found a solution that worked quite well: I opened a transparent reflectionmap that someone posted at another forum with Image Eye (a borderless image viewer that supports transparency), and then positioned it underneath the Windows taskbar. I've added a screenshot of the effect below. I was wondering if such a solution could be integrated into Startisback. I hope you don't mind me asking! :-)