Archive for November, 2009

17
Nov
09

Windows 7 Aero Glass Streak Tweak

This small tweak removes the faint glass steaklines in Windows Aero in all glassed areas including the taskbar.

Expected Results

Before

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After

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How

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Go to your registry and edit the DWORD32-bit entry:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\

ColorizationGlassReflectionIntensity

Set the value to “0”, then restart your Aero. (Default hex value 32, decimal value 50)

To do that, I switched to Vista basic and switch back to my Aero theme. Alternately type these run the following lines in a command prompt (not case sensitive):

NET STOP UxSms
NET START UxSms

Other Notes

My window color sliders

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From reading comments at AskVG:

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-window-borders-blur-in-windows-7/

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01
Nov
09

Nanami Themepack for Windows 7 (+ Corrected Version)

There has been a moe themepack for Windows 7 floating around featuring various Windows sound effects.

The theme originates from a limited edition of Windows 7 sold in Japan. This pack includes 3 wallpapers, and most of the sound effects as voiced by Mizuki Nana (水樹奈々). More information about the pack itself in Wikipedia, and on Akiba blog.

Here’s preview of all the sounds on Youtube. This was mirrored from NicoNico:

Well I tried it out for a while now, but then today realized that the one being distributed actually has a mistake in it. The person who packaged the themepack swapped the USB connect and disconnect sounds. To fix this, you can either modify your downloaded themepack.

Download a repackaged version here (expires 1 year from last download).

If you want a manual fix, you have to do is swap the filenames of ‘device disconnect.wav’ and ‘device connect.wav’ under the themepack’s folder under your local user folder.

After the fix:
Device (USB) Disconnnect is supposed to be:
ぁ、つながったよ (a, tsunagatta yo) -> a, it’s connected
Device (USB) Connnect is supposed to be:
ヌいても大丈夫だよ (nuite mo daijoubu da yo) -> it’s okay to disconnect

If this link does expire, you can most likely just download it from a Google search for "nanami themepack"

 

More resources:

http://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/470/470187/




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