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Windows Vista Making the Whole Window Transparent

by nepaligurkha / February 15, 2007 10:47 AM PST


I just got windows vista. I was wondering if it was possible to make a whole window transparent. It would be really cool to make windows media center transparent.


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Not natively, but...
by John.Wilkinson / February 15, 2007 12:30 PM PST

Vista only natively supports transparent borders, but you can make the entire window transparent by using the free program Glass2K. It's no longer officially supported, but it's small and light on system resources while giving you the ability to create custom settings (adjust the transparency in 10% increments) for each individual application window.

Hope this helps,

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thank you
by nepaligurkha / February 16, 2007 1:28 AM PST
In reply to: Not natively, but...

omg this works great... thank you

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John, that's fun!!
by Ol Rod / February 16, 2007 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: Not natively, but...

I just now read this thread, went out and got that Glass2k for my Win2000. it is fun!!

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Looks interesting, but
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 16, 2007 6:25 AM PST
In reply to: Not natively, but...

it's a shame it isn't Vista like, eg just the aero header and borders of each window. I would have liked that.

As it is, I'm not sure I could cope with full window transparency.

Ahh well, I'm never satisfied! Happy


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