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Aero 8 Glow

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Published: April 9, 2013
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Aero 8 Glow

This theme is a port of the default Windows 7 theme with a few modifications to try and bring back glow on the caption buttons, there are 2 styles, one with square corners and one with rounded, to use this theme with rounded corners you will need to enable aero glass [link] and have the aero glass tweaker tool v1.2.1 [link]

This theme is more of a trial and does have some bugs that I will probably not fix, before using this theme make sure you are using UxStyle core or have patched theme files or you could end up with a black screen on reboot.

Feel free to use this style or any of it's resources in your own projects, I do not request that you give me any credit for this work as it's almost all the default Windows 7 style anyway.

Other Programs you will need:

Start Is Back (by Tihiy) Brings back the Start Menu [link] Free 30 Day Trial, $3 for 2 licenses

Aero Glass for Windows 8 RC3 (by Big Muscle) [link]

I made a Aero Glass for windows 8 all in one installer for your convenience you can download here [link]

Ribbon Disabler for Windows 8 (From Sergey @ WinAero) [link]

UxStyle for Windows 8 (Very Important to do this first) Must be used to be able to have custom themes [link]
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daveo76's avatar
This doesn't work for Windows 8.1 Update 1 64-Bit. Im using Big Muscle Aero 8.1 v1.25
daveo76's avatar
I did get it working at the end
PrinceVegeta051's avatar
How did you make it work please im using windows 8.1 pro 64bit any ideas..
isvik's avatar
Hi Mark, please could you update this theme to work with Win 8.1 Spring update. Currently, righr click context menu does not work on Modern UI tiles.
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Tengo un problema en Win 8.1 64bit: goo.gl/jzLc3B
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I have a problem with Win 8.1 64bit
xpclient's avatar
Btw note that Classic Shell's Start Menu also supports Glass. You just have to enable "Enable Aero Glass" option on the Menu Look tab in Settings.
xpclient's avatar
Of course it goes without saying that you will need BigMuscle's Aero Glass mod installed and working for the glass to work.
matiasht's avatar
I cannot make glass enable :( Im using Windows 8 x64 and running Classic Shell for start menu, dunno if that has something to do with it :(
MrGRiM01's avatar
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Have you downloaded the Symbols, it wont work without them, if you get a license then it will download them for you.
matiasht's avatar
I have it all as I want, I even changed to StartIsBack but still no luck with transparecy effect!


Im using Aero Glow 8.1 Theme!
matiasht's avatar
I downloaded the All in one installer, and run Glass Tweaker, but it won't enable it :(
What symbols do you mean? are they downloaded separately?
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You will need to donate if you cant figure it out, never tried it myself, just got a license glass8.berlios.de/donate.html
matiasht's avatar
oh by the way! where can I download and install those beautiful icons?!
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The thing is I've tried it on another PC and it works without donating, of course the demo warning appears, but it works, any ideas?
mhine022110's avatar
Will this work on Windows 8.1?
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Mostly it will work aside from the explorer jump list is messed up unless your using Start Is Back.
mhine022110's avatar
Well, how about the icons? Can you provide a link for those that would work on Windows 8.1.
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I do but still very experimental so make sure you have a system restore and your files backed up before using it www.mediafire.com/download/rm5…
mhine022110's avatar
Thanks! Gonna try this one right away.
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Here's the result. bit.ly/18nMsA7
Any solution for the Control Panel problem?
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Excellent job there. I like it. It even works on Windows 8.1 RTM as you see on the screenshot. Except one problem is with the buttons when the program is maximized the white symbols on it seems to be slightly to big for it
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Here you go mate, try this one, I worked on the Caption buttons a bit more and made some big improvements, they look even better then the Windows 7 ones now. www.mediafire.com/download/g11…
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Thanks that better as you see on the screenshot. I mentioned the same thing to xXiNightXx and he just got angry at me saying he not wanting to support Windows 8.1 RTM yet and blocked me on his forum. At least you was nice to fix the problem :)
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