Since then World of Warcraft and Crysis are no longer the sole users of your videocard. The new Aero interface relies on your GPU for a new look with customizable colors and transparency.
Unfortunatly as in Windows XP, custom styles are not supported by the system. Programs like WindowBlinds offer a workaround but degrade performance.
VistaGlazz provides a solution.
Transparency stays when maximized
If your videocard is DirectX9 certified and Windows Aero is activated Patch Theme you™ll notice the new transparency look. Normally in Windows Vista, the transparency only lasts until you maximize a window. VistaGlazz ensures transparency, even when your windows are maximized.
Custom visual styles
The new Desktop Windows Manager in Windows Vista only allows Patch system visual styles created by Microsoft. Creative minds on sites like DeviantArt create cursors, icons, wallpapers and themes. After using VistaGlazz you can now use custom styles as well.
Changelog for this release:
The new VistaGlazz supports the KB971029 update, but also enables style customization for Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit)
- Supports Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit)!
- Supports Windows XP SP3!
- Supports Windows Vista KB971029
- Enhanced Windows Vista RTM and SP1 support
- Enhanced diagnostic screen providing more details
- Setup properly detects repairs/upgrades
- 128 MB memory or higher
- Microsoft .NET 3.0 or newer