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Adcock
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Aero glass !

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Hi,
In this topic :
dizt3mp3r wrote:Users are easily impressed by a look
and feel. Too easily. Perhaps then
users will not be diverted by the classic
theme into thinking ReactOS is
something which it is not.
I agree. I think ReactOS needs features that are not available on XP natively.
Like: Transparent
PNG images for window border (Semi-Transparent),
Aero glass effect, aero peek, aero snap, aero shake.
XP is history nowadays.
So ReactOS is going to need unique and attractive features to impress the users.
Remember first impression is the last impression.
So we must try our best to make the first impression as good as possible.
ReactOS needs supporters in the form of users, devs, donators etc.
So we need a handsome ReactOS.
An unfriendly GUI will result in a negative first impression !
What do you think ?
Future feature Request: When aero glass will be implemented implement it in a way
so that it supports both software
rendering and hardware acceleration.
This way there will be aero glass
available even without a supported
graphics card and gpu.

If DWM is an issue then aero glass will be tough to implement in the current ReactOS architecture.
Then at least add semi-transparent window border.

Some examples:
Aero peek, Aero glass, shake, snap
There is Border Skin also that works like true transparency.
But it depends on .net .
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Re: Aero glass !

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Your wishes will come true when ReactOS is enough rock-solid and stable in terms of compatibility and stability so don't get your hopes up.

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Not even semi-transparent
window border. Why ? :cry:
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Adcock wrote:Not even semi-transparent
window border. Why ? :cry:
To be fair, we don't even have some XP-era programs rendering correctly. I'd imagine complicating the rendering any further at this stage would only complicate that.
But, I mean, if you ever feel like writing your own DWM implementation or something, no one's stopping you. Everyone else is so busy on so many other things right now. There's a plethora of information on compositing window managers out there.

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Adcock wrote:Not even semi-transparent
window border. Why ? :cry:
Please don't take my post as rude, that wasn't my intention. The prime point of my previous post was that ReactOS is not ready to be a usable OS yet and that means developers must take into account the fundamental parts of an OS. I undoubtedly understand, we as humans, are visual species and that the things that may appear appealing to us are beautiful but keep in mind ReactOS doesn't have enough resources to fulfill people's requests.

If you have C++/C skills and Windows internals stuff to grasp how Windows works under the hood then you can write your own GUI explorer similar to Windows 7 with all the fancy stuff and provide it to ReactOS.

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What they are saying Adcock is that ReactOS is in Alpha and the devs have more important things to fix than a bit of theming. You do now understand that ReactOS - is in ALPHA!
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Opps. Fraizeraust, I am sorry. I think I am the one who was rude. Actually the problem is this that Emoji's have no description. I should not have used a 'cry'. My sincerest apologies. :|
Feature request : Description for Emoji. Also add strike through.
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Yes, one would have to implement DWM to properly implement this. For best results, we'd need to wait until ROS supports at least Vista or 7 applications. The problems that come from trying to mix and match APIs in terms of versions or implementing some of a version and not others have already been discussed many times before.

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:oops:
Actually emoji's have description.
My device had a problem.
Again, my sincerest apologies.
"Strike through" is not available though.
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