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How to Activate Aero Glass Transparency in Windows 8.1

Posted in Windows6 years ago • Written by Hammad Rafique17 Comments

The aero Glass transparency feature was initially introduced in Windows 8 by Microsoft. There is a lot of amazing features that were added to Windows 8.1 including Start button, aero glass transparency and the start menu, etc. You can use a lot of software for deactivating the Start Screen i.e. Metro UI in Windows 8.1 and various other latest features to bring back the same old Windows 7 Start menu, but there are just two programs you can use to enable aero glass option in Windows 8.1. These two includes aero glass for Win 8 and WinAero Glass.

The latter one gives you more ease of enabling aero glass feature in Windows 8.1 and it does not take a lot of time. So, it is suggested to you use the WinAero Glass as it doesn’t only give you aero glass transparency, but also includes glow effect and rounded corners shape to the Windows. To enable it, you just need to follow very easy and simple steps that have been mentioned below.

Steps to Enable Aero Glass Transparency in Windows 8.1

Step 1: First, you should click here to download the zip folder of WinAero Glass software.

Step 2: Once you have downloaded, you need to click on the zip folder to open it. It will show you two files where you should click on WinaeroGlass to go further.

Win Aero GlassStep 3: Now the next window appears where you have to select the option “Extract All” to extract the files from the folder that has been downloaded earlier.

Extract Win Aero Glass Zip FileStep 4: In this step you need to select a destination where you want to save the extracted files. Usually it is saved in C: drive, but you can save it to another drive according to your wish.

Location to Save Win Aero GlassStep 5: Now you will see the percentage of the files copied to your selected destination.

Percentage of Downloading Win Aero GlassStep 6: Once the process of copying files is complete, another window appears on your screen that is very similar to the screen that appears in step 2. You have to again select WinaeroGlass from two options. The screen will shake for a while and you will experience your desired Aero Glass transparency around the windows opened before you.

Win Aero Glass Transparency in Windows 8.1You see! It did not take you much time. You just spent a couple of minutes on the process because the rest of the tasks were handled by WinaeroGlass tweak. Isn’t it amazing?


17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kenton November 5, 2013 at 3:12 am - Reply

    The aero Glass transparency feature was initially introduced in Windows ***Vista*** by Microsoft.

    features that were added to Windows 8.1 including Start button, aero glass transparency and the start menu

    If it was added in 8.1, why are we using this tweak? You also listed the start button twice.

    • admin November 11, 2013 at 12:12 am - Reply

      I can’t see aero glass in my Windows 8.1 pro version. May be you are using some kind of theme which has built-in aero glass transparency option. I am not sure about your matter.

      • Joe Taibi November 30, 2013 at 3:40 am - Reply

        You must click run as administrator to get this to do anything. After that is asks if you want this program from unknown publisher to access your computer and you select yes then, as I said, nothing happens.

      • Joe Taibi November 30, 2013 at 3:54 am - Reply

        I finally got it to run in Win 8 compatibility mode. Now the borders are completely transparent. Corners still square. Next question is how to tweak any of these?

        • Joe Taibi December 21, 2013 at 1:39 am - Reply

          I’ll assume the lack of response means total transparency is all you get. Nice try but plenty of room to improve!

        • maddy December 21, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

          No tweaking option is available in this tool. Sorry for late reply, there was something wrong with commenting framework, that’s why I didn’t get notification of your comment.

      • l0jack May 20, 2014 at 12:30 am - Reply

        can I team up with tha developer

    • l0jack May 20, 2014 at 12:28 am - Reply

      how can we tweak tha taskbar?!

      • Hammad Rafique May 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm - Reply

        No such option is available in this tool as I know.

  2. Joe Taibi November 10, 2013 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    This does nothing in Win 8.1 When it’s executed after extraction, nothing happens,

    • admin November 11, 2013 at 12:10 am - Reply

      Double click on WinAeroGlass program and then click on “RUN” and Windows will ask you to Run it or not. Click on Run Anyway and check all your opened Windows for Aero glass effect. It’ll be definitely done.

  3. Joe Taibi November 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Also, to Kenton, there is no aero glass option in the 8.1 version I was updated to via the MS Store, it may have been in the pre-release versions but not in the final that I can see. If it is, please make me happy by showing me the screen shots and telling me how to enable it! :/

  4. Vipul December 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    How to uninstall?

    • maddy December 12, 2013 at 12:26 am - Reply

      It do not work like an installed program and do not run every time with Windows startup. If you sign out and sign in again to your Windows 8.1, the aero effect would disappear. If you still have problems, then leave a reply. Thanks

  5. Helgi January 4, 2014 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    This program has to be stored in certain location for it to work at every windows startup. the path is
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Start-Up (WinaeroGlass)

    • maddy January 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the tip helgi.

  6. Silvan Kumar July 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Thank You So Much……. I love it . Works fine on my Windows 8.1 pro…….

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