Aero Glass 1.3.1 for Windows 8.1 [ar.arpb.info.com]
Aero Glass integrates into the the Desktop Windows Manager without
compromising any system components. It uses the native Direct3D device
to render the effects and colors. You can change the transparency and
base colors directly from the Windows Colorization Control Panel.
This utility returns the complete glass effect into windows frames.
Apply glass look to windows borders
Blur the content behind the borders to improve UI experience
Change amount of transparency in Control panels directly
Change inactive windows borders color
Skin windows borders (add glow, shadows etc.) without changing Windows theme
Fully native including MSStyle themes and DWM API compatibility
Low resources usage
Glass look Your windows will be rendered with transparent borders. This look allows
you to see what is behind the border. The key element is the blurring
of content behind the glass borders to prevent it from being too clear
and disturbing. The result is very smart window border!
Fully native The utility is completely integrated into Desktop Window Manager without
breaking any system protection or modifying system files. All rendering
is done via native Direct3D device. Any colorization settings adjusted
in Windows Control Panels are respected. Use color intensity slider to
adjust the amount of the transparency.
No custom skinning engine used. Due to the native nature of this utility
your Windows theme is composited together with the glass effect. All
features controlled through DWM API (e.g. DwmEnableBlurBehindWindow or
DwmExtendFrameIntoClientArea) are supported including the taskbar or
custom Start menu blur effect.
Low resources usage! This library tries to utilize all DWM resources as much as possible to
minimize RAM and VRAM usage. No redudant objects are created, no
background service is running (Win8 only; Win8.1 version needs
light-weight background process to correctly load user’s settings). The
result is light-weight library which behaves exactly in the same way as
Aero Glass in Windows 7 did. No performance degradation!
Theme your windows! You can change the look of your windows borders completely without
touching your Windows theme or using unsigned theme. This allows you to
bring back several effects such as window shadow, caption glow effect,
rounded borders or simply change the appearence of caption buttons. You
just modify single bitmap in your favourite image editor and everything
will look as you want!
What’s new in Aero Glass 1.3.1: Fixed the problem that the key was not accepted under rare circumstances.