Get back the Aero Glass effect in Windows 10 and 8.1 with this free app
Things change for some reason, whether good or bad, but they always change and you have to be prepared for that. And when Microsoft decided to change the look of Windows in Vista, by giving that transparent touch to the edges of windows with Aero Glass, it seemed a good idea.
So I applauded when Microsoft continued with that style in Windows 7 and I really thought that the desktop version of Windows 8 would also continue with the look that Aero Glass offered.
We have moved away from Aero Glass, with flat surfaces, removing reflections and eliminating distracting gradients. But thanks to this application compatible with Windows 10 and 8.1 we can enjoy Aero Glass again and away from Metro for a while.
The application is called Aero Glass – it looks like they want to be pretty straight forward with the name – which will help us get the Windows 7 experience in Windows 10 or 8.1.
An update that the application has received, makes Aero Glass fully compatible with Windows 10 Anniversary up to build 14393, so if you are running the version and you are not part of the Windows Insider program, this little tool really should be useful.
Aero Glass integrates with Windows Desktop Manager without compromising any of the system components. Use the native Direct3D device to recreate the effects and colors.
You can change the transparency and base colors directly from the Windows control panel. And if you prefer you can make the whole window transparent and not just the frame.
You can see an instructional video of the application:
It seems that Microsoft wants to return the Aero Glass effect for Windows 10 as the Neon project with already filtered images show us a minimalist aesthetic with more noticeable Glass effect.