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  1. #1
    spocks buddy Guest

    Make Maximized Windows & Taskbar Transparent + Automated UXtheme Patcher

    This is something like a hack so dont trust it if you are newbie...
    I have not tested it.. but because I have seen many people asking how to do
    various stuff,
    here it is:

    http://www.tweakvista.com/Article39154.aspx

    Throughout the beta process Microsoft received a lot of feedback on how the
    taskbar and the window border changes to black when you maximize a window.
    Before the final release they altered the behavior slightly so the window
    and taskbar would still turn opaque and black, but with a very slight tint
    of color that matches the color of your glass. This change satisfied some
    users but left others still in the dark. Many users wanted a maximized
    window to remain transparent as well as the taskbar. Once the final build of
    Windows Vista shipped, all hope was gone that we would have transparent
    maximized windows, until today.

    Using a very cool and free utility called VistaGlazz by CodeGazer.com you
    can easily make your maximized windows and taskbar transparent.
    Additionally, this utility allows you to easily patch your uxtheme system
    files so that you can use hacked visual styles with just the click of a
    button, instead of the multiple step manual procedure.



  2. #2
    Tiberius Guest

    Re: Make Maximized Windows & Taskbar Transparent + Automated UXtheme Patcher

    I must note that this small application has 2 functions...

    1) it makes your window border and taskbar transparent when a window is
    maximized
    2) It patches the UXTHEME dlls so you can use unsigned visual styles (also
    called themes or skins)
    with Vista.... this is similar to the newin uxtheme.dll patcher for XP

    im trying it out now



    "spocks buddy" <spock@vulcan.vul> wrote in message
    news:efgaBVzlHHA.4688@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > This is something like a hack so dont trust it if you are newbie...
    > I have not tested it.. but because I have seen many people asking how to
    > do various stuff,
    > here it is:
    >
    > http://www.tweakvista.com/Article39154.aspx
    >
    > Throughout the beta process Microsoft received a lot of feedback on how
    > the taskbar and the window border changes to black when you maximize a
    > window. Before the final release they altered the behavior slightly so the
    > window and taskbar would still turn opaque and black, but with a very
    > slight tint of color that matches the color of your glass. This change
    > satisfied some users but left others still in the dark. Many users wanted
    > a maximized window to remain transparent as well as the taskbar. Once the
    > final build of Windows Vista shipped, all hope was gone that we would have
    > transparent maximized windows, until today.
    >
    > Using a very cool and free utility called VistaGlazz by CodeGazer.com you
    > can easily make your maximized windows and taskbar transparent.
    > Additionally, this utility allows you to easily patch your uxtheme system
    > files so that you can use hacked visual styles with just the click of a
    > button, instead of the multiple step manual procedure.
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Tiberius Guest

    Re: Make Maximized Windows & Taskbar Transparent + Automated UXtheme Patcher

    where to find themes for vista?

    http://keznews.com/2664_Themes_for_Windows_Vista

    and

    http://www.guimods.com/index.php?tag...yles-for-vista

    I like the one called: Aurora Full Glass For Vista




    "spocks buddy" <spock@vulcan.vul> wrote in message
    news:efgaBVzlHHA.4688@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > This is something like a hack so dont trust it if you are newbie...
    > I have not tested it.. but because I have seen many people asking how to
    > do various stuff,
    > here it is:
    >
    > http://www.tweakvista.com/Article39154.aspx
    >
    > Throughout the beta process Microsoft received a lot of feedback on how
    > the taskbar and the window border changes to black when you maximize a
    > window. Before the final release they altered the behavior slightly so the
    > window and taskbar would still turn opaque and black, but with a very
    > slight tint of color that matches the color of your glass. This change
    > satisfied some users but left others still in the dark. Many users wanted
    > a maximized window to remain transparent as well as the taskbar. Once the
    > final build of Windows Vista shipped, all hope was gone that we would have
    > transparent maximized windows, until today.
    >
    > Using a very cool and free utility called VistaGlazz by CodeGazer.com you
    > can easily make your maximized windows and taskbar transparent.
    > Additionally, this utility allows you to easily patch your uxtheme system
    > files so that you can use hacked visual styles with just the click of a
    > button, instead of the multiple step manual procedure.
    >
    >




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