This is an extension of the glass streak tweak for Windows 7 I posted earlier. While I don’t understand all the settings, I decided to write this up anyways to show my config.
These are settings found in:
Again, you will need to run the following commands to see the changes apply:
NET STOP UxSms
NET START UxSms
Settings for Maximum Usable Transparency
Settings for Fully Opaque Black Start Menu and Active Window Frame and Inactive Window Translucent, Glowless
(change “000000” to any RGB color you wish)
Composition: 0 = disable Aero, 1 = enable Aero
ColorizationOpaqueBlend: 1 = forces all window titles opaque, same as unchecking “Enable Transparency” in settings
ColorizationAfterglow: ARGB glow color for all windows after first two digits. Glow appears when frame overlays any color, where it adds the color defined in ColorizationAfterglow as a bright glow. Has no effect on solid color backgrounds.
ColorizationColor: ARGB base color for all windows after first two digits. Opacity is higher on active window by default.
(ARGB is alpha-rgb color in hexadecimal form, for a total of 8 hex digits)
More unknown settings
Couldn’t quite figure out these settings. Posting them here anyways so someone else can figure it out.
ColorizationAfterglowBalance: 0-64h range: makes all window frames and start menu glow layer more opaque
ColorizationBlurBalance: 0-64h range: makes active window frame and start menu more opaque with lower values. Setting to 0 makes active window and start menu completely opaque. Max value makes active windows look the same as inactive windows, where glow and base colors are mixed together.
ColorizationColorBalance: 0-64h range: makes all window frame and start menu base color layer more opaque, more effect on active window
ColorizationAfterglowBalance + ColorizationBlurBalance + ColorizationColorBalance = 100 (decimal number) with Personalization panel settings
Changing the Alpha value in the ARGB doesn’t seem to have much effect
I found the glow to be useless and a little unpredictable, so I disabled it completely.