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  1. On 9/7/2021 at 12:37 PM, David.P said:

    Yep that's true. Up to now, the WindowBlinds guys have always created window decoration images with 100% dpi only and have not thought about the future with high-resolution monitors 💁‍♂️

    Yesterday I bought WB and it came with the license to use Skinstudio 10. Skinstudio gives you the option to modify the skin and generate high dpi graphics:



    I think that would solve your issue, but it does require some extra job.


  2. 5 hours ago, David.P said:


    I regularly check out WindowBlinds as well. However, what has kept me from using it is that it still doesn't support other monitor resolutions than 100% in the Windows Display settings without the window buttons etc. getting blurry (I use 200% scaling on my 4K monitors):

    100% crop (pixel accurate):

    Here's another crop of what sharp 200% scaling should actually look like instead:

    That sucks. If I had to guess it would be that WB skin's buttons are mostly images. Probably you need custom button images, etc to match your desired upscaling resolution. But I have zero idea on how to make WB skins, though WB has a built-in tool to create skins. Maybe someone on WB forums has a work around, I've found several fixes there

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  3. On 9/1/2021 at 2:55 PM, Lesenok1995 said:

    Transparancy in WindowBlinds does not work on windows 10 1909....Tried to go to settings theme of WB...There is a option there, but it doen't work too.....



    I'm in the last build of Windows 10: Build 19043 and WindowBlinds works fine:



    From what I see in your screenshot, the transparency is working fine in your system, but you are using W10 acrylic blur which is less transparent.  Go to settings and enable the option "Force non-acrylic blur on later Windows 10 versions". That option will enable the Vista/7 blur effect on borders.

  4. Yesterday I wanted to go ahead and give Windowblinds another try. And to my surprise Windowblinds has improved a lot!!!

    This is a screenshot of my desktop:


    Things that WB has improved:

    • Now you can have the more beautiful blur from Vista/7 instead of the acrylic blur from W10
    • It doesn't feel glitchy anymore
    • You can now either exclude firefox/chrome or integrate to WB skin. Before it wasn't supported.

    Things I like WB over Glass8:

    • Full W10 support
    • Buttons glow just like in Vista/7
    • When maximized the transparency is disabled just like in Vista. I liked this feature so bad:



    The only work around I had to do was to uninstall Startisback+ because is not compatible with WB. Instead installed Classic Shell which works really well with WB. I don't miss Startisback+ at all.

    All being said, I think WB is now a good successor of Glass8 and I'll keep it. I'd even say that WB is better than Glass8 at this point. The only thing that Glass8 made better was live reflections on glass theme. WB has fixed reflections.

    I have only one little issue and that is when I open a fresh explorer.exe window I get a black line under the path bar:


    That black line goes away as soon as the window gets inactive or minimizes/maximized so not a big issue.

    Well guys if you haven't give WB a try. It's all good now.


    EDIT: I managed to fix the black line issue. It was a compatibility issue with OldNewExplorer. I disabled a couple of options on OldNewExplorer and it works perfect now! I think I'm more satisfied now with WB than I was with Glass8. I feel it is a more powerful solution given that you can not only add glass + blur to the borders but also you can have Windows themes in the same platform





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  5. Come on guys, don't be naive. BM just doesn't want to come here and say something because he probably hasn't been working on the project anymore. Stop with the bs about that he has no time and all. How much time do you need to log-in here and post something like "I'm working on it" or "I'm not working on it"? 2 minutes top!

    BM will come back when/if ever he has worked on the project and has something relevant to say. As for now just assume he is not working on Glass8 anymore.

    I know we have no real alternatives here and it sucks but there is nothing we can do about it.


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  6. On 9/28/2020 at 4:26 AM, dna-systems said:

    I'm using Curtains to apply transparency with blur (Acrylic, standard, or basic) to File Explorer windows.  (If I'm reading your question correctly)  Minimal system resource usage, active right now with only 1.1MB of mem in use.  Only thing missing is title bar transparency (It can be done with Curtains too, however, I haven't created an acrylic layer with gaussian blur to be applied to it yet.)  You can apply transparency by way of a transparent .png from the start, I just haven't had the time to create one with blur added.



    I was talking about "live reflections" on windows borders. Like this glass effect:



    Glass8 from BM allows you not just get to blur+transparency in to windows frames but it also has the option to insert dynamic glass reflections in to the theme. There is a way to draw the reflections within the theme using PNG borders but those are fake reflections that when you drag the window the glass reflections moves along with the window frame. On the other hand Glass8 reflections stays in the background just like aero did in Windows Vista

  7. 14 hours ago, Lizard said:

    Just for the record, this is quite a nice theme for Windows 10 that makes it look similar to Aero Glass, but with Glass8 it would even look better:

    https://www.deviantart.com/sagorpirbd/art/Soft-Glass-10-for-Win10-Final-587616610 ( it's not fully compatible with 2004 but it works )

    The wait for Aero Glass Upadte is still long ... in the meantime ...

    Looks a lot like W7, which is cool. This is my current theme:


    Only missing Glass8 to add transparency w/ blur and live reflections from Vista.


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  8. 11 hours ago, This field is required said:

    As mentioned in this post:


    (instead of that grey-ish glass look like in the 2nd screenshot). The Aero effect doesn't work on window frames.





    Transparent Tool Mod.au3 6.61 kB · 4 downloads

    Thanks for sharing, though personally I look for aero glass in window frames / taskbar / start menu only as it was by default in Vista/7

  9. Do you know if is there a way to get glass reflections on windows explorer without Glass8???? I mean real glass effect, the one that "stays" if you drag the window, no the one that is static and moves along the window when you drag it, that one is part of the theme, but Glass8 reflections seems to be loaded "over" the theme. I used to load a png file for my vista reflections on Glass8 and worked like a charm

  10. Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum but a long time user of Glass8. I've been using it since I upgraded from W7 to W10. Personally I think that Microsoft reached perfection of Windows visuals, with Windows Vista so I try to replicate as much as I can the visuals of Windows Vista in Windows 10. Glass8 was a fundamental part of bringing Vista aesthetic in to W10 which is plain awful by default. I'm pretty sad that Glass8 can't get compatibility with newer versions of W10.

    In my desperation I tried WindowBlinds with a Vista skin, and uninstalled it after like 10 minutes. It feels so buggy and so "non-native". The blur effect is terrible, it is incompatible with Firefox, incompatible with OldNewExplorer (I get a visual artifact on windows explorer), it doesn't work with startisback. At this point there is absolutely no replace for Glass8

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