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Transparent Context Menu by SuprVillain Transparent Context Menu by SuprVillain
For WinXP, Vista, Server 2008 & 7

Transparent Context Menus makes pretty much all context menus transparent. desktop right click menus, File menus... unless id an app is an older app, or makes use of a different method of drawing a menu, it should be transparent.

This is a good alt for those with out Aero, or is still running XP.

It sits in your taskbar tray, a click will bring up the options, clicking the "X" will close out the program. Unlike how the TransTaskbar is a run once app, this has to stay resident. I am debating merging this app and TransTaskbar together to be one app.

but i am lazy, so probally not.

enjoy.
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Atharik Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2019  New Deviant
it works for Win 10 too . awesome!
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dwiero Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018
it's work for win 8.1, thanks!
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brokendistortion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Any way to make this do blur transparency in vista/7?

That would be amasing.
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
it should work in Vista and 7. but this is a vb6 app, and microsoft eventually removed support for vb6, so if it does now work, that s why.
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brokendistortion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Oh, well thanks.
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yvidhiatama Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Portable and easy to use! Featured it here --> [link]

Enjoy!
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wilder3 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Your Work is Wonderful
I Need To Open a separate Folder For all your Utilities and Tricks.
Am going To Favorite If You Dn't Mind?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
go for it. :D
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nbtsnake Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Just for reference, how do I revert to the original context menu? I.e. reverse the change?
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wadhonkarpavan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I also want know how to revert back this change desperately as I haven't liked the change....Please help me....
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nbtsnake Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Sorry... just looked at my system tray... *embarrassed*
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
it is ok. I almost always put a control icon in to the system tray.
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Optical10 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I'm looking for a transparency tool that works like this to permanently set the default for white background do is with darker text as I have a visual impairment that makes my eyes sensitive to light backgrounds which unfortunately the default for all GUI''s.
There is the program black glass.EXE (which only works in Aero themes to turn black backgrounds transparent) so I guess I am looking for a White glass.EXE to turn all white Menus, 3-D elements, pallet titles, active toolbars etc transparent or opaque but in a non-aero theme like Windows like high contrast Access ability theme but mainly in dark Aero themes that generally struggle with WordPad, Windows live mail desktop GUI's that do not go dark background with white text with the rest of the dark Aero theme, for some reason? I'm using Windows 7 64 bit and I can't seem to get it working with black glass.EXE or full glass.EXE in Aero themes, do I have to restart to get it working after each configuration change? Any help appreciated thanks & for your hard work.
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resis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
So, no fix for win 7 (where it appears opaque at first and then changes to transparent)? It has to work/look smooth, or else it's pointless.
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
it takes the app a few seconds to realize that the menu has been popped up, then it transes it. sorry if it is not as fast or as good as you thought it would be, but something is better than nothing.
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
it should work under 7. i am downloading and i will try it soon.
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saviorhero Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
how can i remove it.. i want the my old one not this transparent..
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
jut delete the file, re-start windows.
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saviorhero Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
tnx..i just close it from tray..
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rishiket Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
This is awesome!! but yeah the icon could do with a little improvement :)
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Sparksman Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
using it on win7 ultimate 64bit (i7 920, 12gb ram) + nvidia gf gtx275, works ...almost... fine!

if you f.e. right click on the desktop and the menu appears you can see for the fraction of a second the full shown menu and only after then with some kind of "pulsating effect" it becomes transparent! but well...

and please: change the ugly original vb6 icon with something smoother... it's win7 time by now, not win95 time anymore... ;P
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hexaae Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Another idea: can you add transparency to solid-dragged windows?
It should make solid-windows dragging transparent only while draggin. Would be nice...
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
that would be a bit tricky for me to do, due to hwnd actions, and i dont know how to detect hwnd manipulations, if there is even a way on how to do so... sorry.
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hexaae Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Nice! But, can you please change the icon in the Try? It's horrible :)

You could use soemthing like this: [link]
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
it is horrible because it is the standard vb6 icon. yes, i will change it.
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Noah-Lane Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Good App but In windows 7 Im experiencing some lagg. When I right click it opaque then flicks then turn transparent. Other wise this is a great little app! :D
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
yeah it has to wait for the menu to be created, then it turns it translucent.
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FaRReR Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
I think a transparency value of 180 would be better. :)
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
180 is the general default that i use.
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Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Great job .. is there any chance you post the code online ??
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
i dont post my code (i have had others steal it before) but the hwnd that your looking for is "#32768"
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Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you .. that will help a lot .. keep coding !!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
thanks!
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Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
You are welcome .. which platform you use for programming ? C# ??
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
vb6. i dont care much for .net, IMHO, it is a butchered language. but that is just my thoughs.
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Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I'm also using VB6 .. maybe we can do some projects sometime !!

I'm learning how to use Vb.NET and it's little complicated yet it's the future !!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
i am old fashioned, that is why i stick with vb(6)
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alaska-sama Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
You've been pretty busy lately. :)

I'm sure we're all having a good time with it. x3
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
that's why i make them. i have a few more ideas.
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Vishal-Gupta Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Another awesome app. :)
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
thanks.
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bk13garbageman Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Cool!
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flclrockstar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Interesting tool, thanks!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome :D
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
sure thing foolycooly.
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