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  • Question

  • Hi

    By default, Windows 8 has a transparent taskbar, but the Window-borders are not transparent.
    The dialog for the apperance of the taskbar - and Window-borders color only has the possibility, to change the color, but not the transparency.

    Where do I switch on transparency of the Window-border?

    Patrick

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:22 PM

Answers

  • It is gone in Windows 8 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/18/creating-the-windows-8-user-experience.aspx), but you can get it back with a small DLL:

    http://glass8.berlios.de/


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Proposed as answer by KentIrwin Friday, August 16, 2013 9:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Monday, August 26, 2013 4:49 AM
    Friday, August 16, 2013 7:52 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    According to your description, I understand that you want the glass-like transparent windows feature in windows 8. I will help you with this issue.

    I would like to let you know that Aero feature or Aero glass is not a part of Windows 8 anymore. The new windows elements are rendered in solid colors instead.

    If you need further assistance on this particular issue or any other Windows related issue, let us know and we will be glad to assist you.

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Monday, August 26, 2013 4:49 AM
    Friday, August 16, 2013 10:00 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    According to your description, I understand that you want the glass-like transparent windows feature in windows 8. I will help you with this issue.

    I would like to let you know that Aero feature or Aero glass is not a part of Windows 8 anymore. The new windows elements are rendered in solid colors instead.

    If you need further assistance on this particular issue or any other Windows related issue, let us know and we will be glad to assist you.

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Monday, August 26, 2013 4:49 AM
    Friday, August 16, 2013 10:00 AM
  • It is gone in Windows 8 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/18/creating-the-windows-8-user-experience.aspx), but you can get it back with a small DLL:

    http://glass8.berlios.de/


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Proposed as answer by KentIrwin Friday, August 16, 2013 9:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Monday, August 26, 2013 4:49 AM
    Friday, August 16, 2013 7:52 PM
    Answerer
  • .click anywhere on desktop and window border change to white!!! .When i have multiple windows open (poker client) its nightmare!! half of my windows flashing white borders. how to make active and inactive window borders similar color like grey?I cant change it with regedit! high contrast looks horrible on normal windows so i have to change it each time to play poker(high contrast )and to look on internet(normal themes) why why!!! please help!!
    Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:19 PM