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#1 m.oreilly

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:25 PM

i love the "glass" transparency around windows in vista, and wondered if there was a way to get "more" of it
(wider glass areas), so after a few adjustments, i now have "big" glass:
first, right click on your desktop, and select "personalize" from the menu:
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then click on "window color and appearance":
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then click "open classic appearance properties for more color options"
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now, click on "advanced".

here, we get the classic options to change border sizes, etc.:
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then choose the dropdown menu under "item":
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and increase the amount in "size":
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do the same for "border padding", and "inactive window border" if you like.

the glass looks a bit wider now:
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you may want to experiment, as you can get too carried away, and end up limiting your menu choices in the title bar, such as in paint, etc., if the increase is too large.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 08:45 PM

Thanks Mo, that is pretty neat. I like Aero. Unfortunately, I like the interface but I am not in love with the OS that contains it as of yet. Right now my Vista realtionship is more love/hate. Perhaps as I play with it more is will grow on my but then again, so does moss and fungus...talker. :cool2:

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:17 PM

hehehe. it's just like everything else, the more time you spend with it...kinda like chriso says:
"i'll see it when i believe it" :cool2:

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:22 PM

Talker, what versions of Vista have you tried? 5744 is about as good as it gets, and it is very good! If i were you, id give it a try :cool2:

@m.oreilly, Great guide, now its not such a "pane in the glass" anymore :storm:

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 09:29 PM

View PostNvyseal, on Oct 8 2006, 04:22 PM, said:

Talker, what versions of Vista have you tried? 5744 is about as good as it gets, and it is very good! If i were you, id give it a try :D

@m.oreilly, Great guide, now its not such a "pane in the glass" anymore :)

"Pane in the glass"...did you really say that? I don't really believe you did. :storm:

I have 5744 x64 and have tried all the others. I guess it is just me. So far I just don't like it. It is one of those funny gut feelings that I have about the OS. I'm not sure what it is but there seems to be something that just isn't right about the whole thing. I have learned the hard way about that gut feeling about things. I know that sounds crazy but there is something about the OS that is hidden. I know it is there but I don't know what it is. Like I said, it sounds crazy but it is not the first time I have been called nuts...talker. :cool2:

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 02:34 AM

LOL, thanks MO!! I make one little mistake in one post and you have to keep bringing it up!! I see I won't be living that one down anytime soon!

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:24 AM

" I'll see it when I believe it"

Actually that's deep if you think about it. I like it. :cool2: :storm:

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:32 AM

View Postbluerip, on Oct 8 2006, 09:24 PM, said:

" I'll see it when I believe it"

Actually that's deep if you think about it. I like it. :cool2: :D
i agree. that's why i use it, chris. i didn't think it was a typo at first. that's what i meant when i replied that that has been an issue throughout the history of humankind...i love it :storm:

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:05 PM

View Postbluerip, on Oct 8 2006, 11:24 PM, said:

" I'll see it when I believe it"

Actually that's deep if you think about it. I like it. :cool2: :)

Well, you know that's just who I am!! :D I had an epiphany!! :storm:

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:53 AM

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Well, you know that's just who I am!! :rofl: I had an epiphany!! :rofl:

:rofl: OK. :rofl: :rofl:

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 02:16 AM

Yeah, it really is somewhat deep. Take ghosts/spirits for instance. Some see them, some don't. Those that don't believe they exist will never see them. Should they start to believe, they will see them. Perhaps a poor analogy but you should get the idea anyway...talker. :smoke:

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 02:53 AM

Ah yes, very nice talker!! Glad to have your intelectual mind around here!

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:08 AM

View Postchriso_86, on Oct 9 2006, 07:53 PM, said:

Ah yes, very nice talker!! Glad to have your intelectual mind around here!
yes, chris' is in the gutter these days... :rofl:













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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:18 AM

ahhh
All great accidental philosophers must experience the gutter to be great. Yes even more than once.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 03:26 AM

View Postbluerip, on Oct 9 2006, 10:18 PM, said:

ahhh
All great accidental philosophers must experience the gutter to be great. Yes even more than once.

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So true bluerip, so true...talker. :smoke:




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