Areo8Tuner: a small hint of Aero Glass in Windows 8
Aero Glass makes the borders of open Windows translucent. Most users like it because it looks truly very beautiful. The reason why Microsoft decided to exclude the effect of Windows 8 probably lies in the fact that it does not match the style of the new interface.
As with other remote functions, comes to the aid of a third-party app called Aero8Tuner, which allows you to change some settings the DWM (Desktop Window Manager) in Windows 8 and helps to return (but still with errors), an allusion to the good old glass effect.
The app allows you to choose any color for the window border to turn off the colored boxes, to increase or decrease the color balance and enable high color contrast, which makes window borders completely transparent, but this feature distorts and makes a fuzzy upper border of the window when moved to the desktop.
The application interface is very simple, is divided into two parts, namely Colors and Parameters. The Colors section contains a control called Main Color, which allows you to change the main window border color and taskbar, Window Colorization feature completely disables coloring of the Windows and makes them white borders.
Move the Color Balance slider left and right decreases and increases the intensity of the selected color.
Clicking on the color Swatch opens a color picker that can be used to determine the color of your window borders and taskbar in its sole discretion.
As already mentioned, the effect of Aero Glass has been disabled in Windows 8, so Aero8Tuner can’t return it in the same form in which it is present in Windows 7 or Vista. Of course, the High Contrast mode makes window borders transparent, but it is frustrating for the same reason that I outlined above, so while Aero8Tuner may not solve the problem of fans Aero Glass, though in the future maybe something to change.
The application works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.