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Windows Transparent glass in Vista

Discussion in 'Software' started by cpemma, 23 Nov 2008.

  1. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    One bug(?) feature designed by a committee in Vista's glass themes is that the frame goes black on a maximised window. A little freeware VistaGlazz fixes that and as a bonus allows non-MS visual styles to be used, much like the uxtheme patch of XP.

    No problems here with 32-bit HP SP1. :thumb:
     
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  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    It is not really a bug. There is not much point to having a tiny strip of transparancy at the top of a maximised window, and the assumption is that with a maximised window people don't want the distraction.

    BTW make sure to install the correct version of VistaGlazz (1.1) if you have SP1 installed. Version 1.0 will cock things up.
     
  3. teamtd11

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    I installed this to use custom themes, never saw that the frame stays glassy now :p

    It used to bug me on the standard theme.
     
  4. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    it's not a bug, it's a feature for the reasons nexxo said. in win7 it stays transparent on maximized windows and there have been quite a few people complaining about it.
     
  5. teamtd11

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    Think they need a option so people can choose then.
     
  6. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    what they really need to do is open it up to custom themes without needing to patch system files. i don't know why microsoft is so against this.
     
  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    OMG! WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!!
    Why so many people sees this as a bug... it's like their head is infested that "Vista sucks/full of bugs" that they invent bugs! This is made on purpose!

    Why cars have round wheels, they should be hexagon! I put hexagon shape wheels on my car. Windows XP has blue and green everywhere, I am staying with Windows 2000 as I am sure that Windows XP doesn't support my display. See how bad that sounds.... well the same for what you just said.
     
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    I never saw it as a bug, it just bugged me.
     
  9. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Ermmm... What's up, Doc?

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    Load of bollocks. I shall continue to use my consistent-appearance-whatever-their-size windows - I've paid for decent hardware to overcome Vista's half-baked limitations. :nono:
     
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  10. Nexxo

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    If you call it a limitation... :p
     
  11. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Who the hell maximises windows anyway?
     
  12. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    I rarely do anymore. 30" TFT rules. :rock:
     
  13. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    What is maximize?
     
  14. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Really big mice. :p
     
  15. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    I always run my programs maximized. Seriously. :blush:
     
  16. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    so do i, on my 1024x600 netbook. on a 1440x900 or bigger desktop though, that should be grounds for execution. or at least bannination.
     
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  17. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Well, I have a 22" @ 1680x1050... :p
     
  18. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    The intelligent (rather than e-peen) answer is "anyone who wants to see a large image in maximum detail". Maps, some graphics, most p0rn.
     
  19. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Unless you get your pr0n in 1080p, I don't see the point in that :p
     
  20. EnglishLion

    EnglishLion working for the good of mankind...

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    It annoys me too. I know it's not a bug but it's still a bit annoying. It should be available as an option. I don't maximise screens anymore, just because of this function.

    I would otherwise occasionally maximise Outlook to fit more emails, tasks, calendar panels etc on screen in one go.
     

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