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Aero transluscent borders gone?

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Win 8

    Aero transluscent borders gone?


    Hi,

    I really liked the Aero translucent borders. Is it possible to set the transparency on borders in Windows 8?

    Also, I couldn't find the border settings, etc. I go to Personalization but there's option that I can choose that would allow me to fine tune my appearance e.g. border thickness, colors, transparency, etc.

    This is all I get... See below...

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    How do I further customize my Windows' appearance?

    Thanks,
    Sam

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  2. #2


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Yes, you can turn on Aero Galss, but it doesn't work well, It ghosts when windows are moved.
    So, no, not a good idea.

    You can make boarders smaller using WinAero: Downloads / Software / Tiny Windows Borders.
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    64-bit Windows 10
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Win 8


    Brink,

    Thank you very much for all your help. Isn't it kind of scary that we have to go into registry to make such changes. Any idea why MS left out the necessary UI tools to make these changes?

    I'm using the final release of Windows 8 Pro.
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  5. #5


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. I'm not sure why they didn't include GUIs for everything either.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Denial of support. They know that there are people like us that will provide the information or create the apps needed to make these changes and MS does not need to provide support to these minor endeavors.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 rtm 8400


    I want Aero back!!! I don't like this at all!
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