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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I just tried Ex7ForW8, no AERO support. Not even mentioned in the readme.txt file.
    Back to Stardock's Start8 for me ($4.99).
    Does Start8 provide Aero/Glass on the desktop? I don't think so, but I could be wrong...

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  2. #12


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Does Start8 provide Aero/Glass on the desktop? I don't think so, but I could be wrong...
    No. Nothing brings Aero Glass back yet.

    I am needing my time to get used to this new flat windows, but I think I won't go back. I am also going back and forth with Windows 8, but it just runs significantly better than Windows 7 in my laptop and I prefer to have it. I found a combination of colors and rotating wallpapers in gray/black and white that I like enough. Now it looks more "artistic" than the lively and colorful Aero Glass. It's ok for me. Macs are also grey and they are nice, it's not the end of the world.

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  3. #13


    No, Start8 does not give you Aero, but it doesn't replace Windows Explorer and so far I prefer to stay with the Windows 8 version which is why I switched back.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hooray!

    I have to disagree on classic shell, the Start Screen can literally be used as the start menu. The user needs to use it to take advantage of it. No need for the metro apps? Great, uninstall them. Only need Desktop apps and locations, awesome! Right click on folders, hard drives, Control Panel items, .exes, or Libraries and hit Pin to Start when you're on the Desktop. Arrange tiles accordingly. I personally keep my Libraries to the far left of the screen as I have a tendency (I wonder why ) of clicking on the bottom left corner of the Taskbar and getting to Start, then hitting Computer or some other Library location. I find that there really isn't a valid reason to putting "things" back that were "taken out" when things have morphed into something newer and better, one just needs to use it.
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  5. #15


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Well, Ex7ForW8 is pretty nice. Metro gone and all. But I'm not seeing the "plus Aero". How does one go about getting that to work?
    Aero was working auotmatically after running Ex7ForW8 on W8 OEM Pro loaded from retail installation disc.
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  6. #16


    As I said in my previous post, there was no AERO when I installed Ex7ForW8.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You should have some transparency on the start menu itself, and the taskbar.

    Not anywhere else as far as I can see.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Well, Ex7ForW8 is pretty nice. Metro gone and all. But I'm not seeing the "plus Aero". How does one go about getting that to work?
    Aero was working auotmatically after running Ex7ForW8 on W8 OEM Pro loaded from retail installation disc.
    Aero involves Desktop Window Manager (DWM) instead of Windows Explorer.
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