VistaGlazz 1.2 This is app is extremely simple, but performs an essential and possibly complicated task for Windows Vista customizers. It patches several DLLs that control Vista’s appearance so that users can alter Vista to their liking. It’s also freeware, making it a viable workaround for those who want to tweak Vista but don’t want to pay for it. It also changes Aero so that it stays in effect on maximized screens.
There’s not much else to the program. It absolutely will not work with Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidates. If you install Vista Glazz before removing the SP1 RC, simply uninstall the app and then SP1, and then reinstall the program. The interface is basic, there are no skins provided, and the EULA gives off the vague stench of unfounded fear.
Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a simple solution to a potential nightmare, Vista Glazz may be the first step you’ll need to take to pretty up Vista just the way you want.
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 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 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.
System: Pentium IV 1.7 GHz
RAM: 512 MB
Size: 1.19 MB
OS: Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7 and Windows 8