can i make vista more transparent

hmartinez28

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hey does anymore know how to make windows premium more transparent i see alot of themes outthere and it shows their computer being more transparent that mine, just a question i gues?
 

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Gee85

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post a screen shot of ur transparency
 

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garysgold

Vista Guru
Hello Hmartinez28,

Welcome to the forums.

Right click on desktop, select 'personalize'. click on 'window color & appearance. Use the color intensity slider to set to your liking.

Hope this is what your looking for.
Gary
 

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hmartinez28

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yeah i did that but i want it to be more transparent, maybe thats as good as its going to get? IDK i just seen some screenshot on the internet which seemed more transparent than mine ooh well thanks Gee85 and garysgold for trying to help me
 

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Gee85

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view your desktop... make sure you minimize all your applications... hit the "Print Screen" button on you keyboard and paste in MS paint, or any photo editor program. save the photo... upload to photobucket and post the link in here.

if we see it then we can tell if its possible that you could make it more transparent.
 

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    ATI RADEON Xpress1270 256MB HyperMemory for Inspiron 1721 (I
    Hard Drives
    120G 5400RPM SATA hard drive

garysgold

Vista Guru
The only other thing I know that might help is, below the slider is a dropdown for color mixer. Open that and slide the saturation slider all the way to the left.

Gary
 

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    HP w2207 + HPvs15
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    2-WD5000AAKS-500 GB
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Chappy

Tech Help since 1993
Vista Guru
One other thing is that different color schemes will give you a bit different look of Transparency. The level of transparency that Vista can achieve is basically locked, but the apparent transparency of your windows/borders will look different depending on your color selection.
For instance, a Frost or Default starting color will give you more apparent transparency when using less saturation, than will the Blue or Teal starting color. And that's another thing, the saturation level affects the "apparent" transparency too...you just have to play with things to find what you can achieve with your chosen starting color.
 

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thebettertwin

you could try skinning cos i found the level of transparancy dissapointing as
it didnt seem enough, download vista glazz
(http://www.download.com/VistaGlazz/3000-2341_4-10671199.html) as it mods
your shell files, dont worry its totally reversable, this also gives you
transparancy on full screen applications, you need to run as admin btw.
now you can download a theme i use this one
http://counteralchemist.deviantart.com/art/Vista-Reflections-82608139 cos it
doesnt really change much.

finally heres my desktop showing the transparancy
http://img31.picoodle.com/img/img31/4/6/2/f_trans1m_1e28db3.jpg
http://img33.picoodle.com/img/img33/4/6/2/f_trans2m_775ca19.jpg
 

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