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Release info here:…

Before I begin, I'll let you know right now, I'm not the developer of the program. The developer is "bigmuscle". I only linked his forum and info about the program here, so people in deviantART can be informed and have the opportunity to test it.

--------How do I use this?--------

WARNING: Any damage done to your system is not mine or bigmuscle's responsibility, take caution when using this program as it's currently an unstable build.

You first MUST be running Windows 8. Supports x86 and x64 builds!

  1. Download the DWMHook (Release Candidate 4) here:…
        Extract the 7z archive and place in C:\DWM. If it doesn't exist, create it. It's not required to do so, because bigmuscle removed the dependency, but I recommend it.       
    2. Open LoadGlass_AppInit_DLLs.reg.

        I highly recommend making a restore point since this build uses a registry script rather than an .exe file. Read the README.txt for more info. If you created a C:\DWM directory, open the .reg file in a text editor, and change C:\AeroGlass\\ to C:\\DWM\\ (WITH THE DOUBLE SPACES), or the DLL will not be injected.
As always, EXPECT BUGS!

If you find a bug, or the program crashes, send your feedback and/or minidump file to bigmuscle at the MSFN thread, doing so will help improve this project.

---------Info from bigmuscle for this current build---------

What's new:

* automatic symbols downloading for DWM libraries
--> this delays glass loading a bit
--> only for udwm.dll and dwmcore.dll (not for themes/shell32 for performance reasons)

* added option to enable/disable to bypass theme signature
--> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM:BypassThemeSignature (DWORD 0x0 to disable (default) / 0x1 to enable)

* custom swatches works with HKCU registry key
* fixed crash with 3rd-party DWM hooks (e.g. WindowsFX)

Happy Testing! Please share this, so more people are informed of the project!

---------Aero Glass GUI---------

AGTweaker v1.3.2
This is ORelio's GUI for Aero Glass, I recommend using it if you prefer to use a GUI to modify the settings.
Release Info here:…

--------Silent Aero Glass--------

Before you start whining about how to get rid of the annoying popup displayed every so often, YOU CAN'T. However, there is this one utility that disables the popup, and it's separate from Aero Glass, so no binaries are infringed. As with any software tweaks, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Get it here/release info:…

--------Windows 8.1--------

Do not attempt to use this with Windows 8.1 because the code written in Aero Glass is for Windows 8. Bigmuscle can make it work, but he needs time to modify the code and switch over from Direct3D 10.1 to D11, and address other issues with glass safety zones.
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poktor Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
there's an x86 version now. Too bad Bigmuscle has put a routine inside glass8 that disables it when you try to disable the message. Bummer. :-(
gabrielpetriella Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Hi everybuddy, how doi I unnistall this aero? Im tired of the stupid demo message... HELP PLEASE T_T
jmcc84 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
where i can download the version without that annoying warning message???
roumensp Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I kept this for few hours and then uninstalled because of the useless and annoying popup message. Then paid $10 for WindowBlinds 8.
M132 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Too bad it doesn't work with Stardock WindowFX
Tolias28 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Thank you very much for good solution!!! But how to disable annoying message with above text:

This is demo version of aero glass for Win8 v0.9
Copyright (C) 2013 Big Muscle

Thanks for solution!
mistraval Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Does this not work with UltraUXThemePatcher patched Windows 8? I've double checked and edited the registry file to the right path, ran it like 3 time now and I just cannot get this to work. I even went into regedit and made sure the keys were updated. I saw your beta about like 20 minutes after rebooting, but the transparency is just not working. I tried to play with the color settings but no matter the settings transparency still does not work. Please help!
wango911 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not the developer, even though the development is now closed beta, the forum is still open for troubleshooting and other help topics. I'll add the link here just to make things easy. [link]
Jacobw43 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Well that's stupid to close the development!
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