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Author Topic: REQUEST: Transparent or Frosted or Milk Glass Taskbar Tool ?  (Read 5740 times)

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REQUEST: Transparent or Frosted or Milk Glass Taskbar Tool ?
« on: December 31, 2008, 12:58:10 PM »
Hello - some Days again  ^^

A new Request: is there a way to make an Application for frosted or milkglass transparency (bottom) Taskbar,
(like ColorTaskbar http://www.donationc...=205.msg7987#msg7987)
but only the background should transparent, not the fontcolors or thumbicons?

Style-Look-a-Like this ...



cheers - and happy new Years !  :)
« Last Edit: December 31, 2008, 01:13:16 PM by @thehop »

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Re: REQUEST: Transparent or Frosted or Milk Glass Taskbar Tool ?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 01:45:04 PM »
Hey, that looks like a really cool idea.
I know there are already existing apps that make windows semi-transparent, maybe adding code to do a Gaussian Blur instead would be just the ticket.
There's a few links at the bottom of that Wikipedia page for C++ and Java implementations, but I'm not half the coder that most folks on this site are.

Any takers?

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Re: REQUEST: Transparent or Frosted or Milk Glass Taskbar Tool ?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 06:26:49 PM »
Hello - some Days again  ^^

A new Request: is there a way to make an Application for frosted or milkglass transparency (bottom) Taskbar,
(like ColorTaskbar http://www.donationc...=205.msg7987#msg7987)
but only the background should transparent, not the fontcolors or thumbicons?

Style-Look-a-Like this ...



cheers - and happy new Years !  :)
For windows XP right?

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Re: REQUEST: Transparent or Frosted or Milk Glass Taskbar Tool ?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 03:42:29 AM »
skrommel's got a nice autohotkey script called ghoster which highlights the foreground window & dims the non-active windows & desktop.
By setting a blurry glass picture as the image for his program you can create an effect much like this.
The demo above is cool as a concept but unless you have just 1 app open it would be unusable 2 have say a translucent spreadsheet over Firefox.
Give the Ghoster script a shot - use a frosted glass picture & set the transparency at about 80.