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How to force transparency. by killermole23 How to force transparency. by killermole23
Video, detailing 2 methods (This tutorial and a hex method), as well as containing proof that it works: [link]


This is a simple tutorial on how to force transparency on Vista, using an integer in Ave's vista style builder.

For a tutorial on how to do this via Hex-editing, see this by ~marxo.

For a forum post of both tutorials, see this tutorial, on Winprj.net forums.

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Navigate to "Fonts, colours & system metrics" > "Colours (Globals)", and set "COLORIZATIONCOLOR:INT" to 0 (Zero)

Save the style, and when applied, if Aero is enabled, Transparency wil be forced on.

This can be used to enable transparency for your visual style on Vista Home Basic, too, where transparency exists, but cannot be enabled (Until now! :D)

I am a user of Vista Home Basic, and as the creator of this tutorial, i can portray that this works flawlessly.

I hope you enjoy this simple tut, please :+fav: and comment if used.
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:iconrudolfzz111:
rudolfzz111 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Will this work on any Vista version like Ultimate, Home Premium etc.
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rafeviper Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Awesomeeee dudeeeeeee!! Thanks a lot! :D :D I used the Aves Vista Style Builder :D :D
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:iconhumorking4:
humorking4 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Does it works of ur pc isnt aero-capable?
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:iconadrianlegomaster:
adrianlegomaster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
windows 7 man windows 7!!!!
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:iconadrianlegomaster:
adrianlegomaster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
windows 7 man windows 7!!!!
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:iconcrow-on-fire:
crow-on-fire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Thank you! It worked for me! You are made of so much awesomeness! Thanks a lot!
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
No problem. :)
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:iconxdleo:
XDleo Featured By Owner May 1, 2010   Artist
Can yo make a video for windows 7??? everytime i change the color(global) with an aero theme (my pc doesn;t support aero) it changes the visual style to basic instead aero!!! Lol in a few words:

If i change the basic theme for an aero theme it keeps the basic appearence and if i choose an aero theme(it keeps the visual appearence) to make the "hack" and save the msstyle my pc instead of force aero makes the theme basic!!!

Plz help me i have the windows 7 version of the program.
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Unfortunately, you can't with windows 7, as no new method has been found yet.
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:iconxdleo:
XDleo Featured By Owner May 8, 2010   Artist
OKOKOKOKOK are you wrking o a windows 7 method?
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:iconlordblackfire:
LordBlackFire Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Hi! hey could you do this for the msstyles on Windows 7 Home Basic as well please? :D
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Here's a link to a patched version: [link]
I'm unsure if it'll work, however, as I haven't tested it myself.
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NecroPsyChroNauTron Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Tiny little details like this are often hard to search out, glad I stumbled here.
Lol. Some of these commenters really strain the patience eh?
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:iconjamman477:
jamman477 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
yay
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:iconjamman477:
jamman477 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
omg omg you are officialy my new best friend
took 2 hours but it effing works!!!!!
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
2 hours? Wow.

This takes like 30 seconds to do...
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:iconedi74:
Edi74 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
wow
nice i did it in 1 try with your method
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:iconludi69:
ludi69 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
This is awesome! I'll translate it into Korean and blog it. Of course I'll link it to this page.. :)
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Awesome. Spread the word! :D
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:iconthoriumknight:
ThoriumKnight Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
I'm not a user of vista basic but good job!
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Thanks. :]
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:iconraksmey:
raksmey Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
can you post vista style builder i can't buy it if posible very thank
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
No.
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:iconremel1993:
remel1993 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
PLease help, i have vista home basic and everything works, but when I try to change the visual style by downloading them on deviantart, it works but there is o transparency, and I have vistaglazz

please help
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
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Make the visual style force transparency yourself, using this guide, or the Hex method.

Also, don't comment on my deviation then because I don't respond immediately start posting again on my dA page.
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:iconsupersonicgiga:
SuperSonicGiga Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
He updated the skin
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:iconbre3zy:
Bre3zy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
not to running what your killermole but be warn home basic users that forcing aero on a non aero compatible pc
can cause blue screen of death
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
This doesn't force Aero...

It forces transparency (in-hand with blur) when Aero is enabled. If they force Aero on, that isn't my problem, as this is for home basic users with the hardware to run Aero with transparency.
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:iconbre3zy:
Bre3zy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
i know that just warning people with non aero compatible pc it can cause blue screen of death i just warning them that if they dont have the hardware for it dont use it
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:iconb00bscream:
B00BScream Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009   Interface Designer
Wow, thanks so much man ;)
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SuperSonicGiga Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Please god do this with Aero VG :D
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:iconbalderoine:
balderoine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
don't want to be nosy, but I just check in VSB and it looks like aero vg has the 0 value set in 'colorizationcolor' already :iconw0tplz:
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
I, for one, cannot modify Vishal's visual styles and release them, without his permission. Obtaining permission could take some time, when Vishal could do it himself. Either do it yourself, for personal use, or directly ask Vishal to modify and re-release the visual style.

BTW, don't post the same thing on my deviantART page, too! It's what I would consider spam.
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SuperSonicGiga Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Okay, sorry bout that. Just wanted make sure you saw it. I'll try to contact him, thanks for helping.
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graviteLuis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
awesome!!! thanks!!
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emey87 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi! Seems to be great! But, i don´t hava aves style buiulder, could you upload the default vista theme with the transparency??? that could be great! Thanks a lot!
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Check peoples gallery before you ask for stuff. I've already done that.
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:icontoioski:
toioski Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
is't normal that on my maximised window doens't work?but it works on small window....how can i solve, if it's possible?
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:iconrnav1234:
rnav1234 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
I'm looking for the same thing.
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:iconsatukoro:
Satukoro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
I think we should get all Windows Vista themers to take a pledge. Maybe something like "I hereby pledge to overwrite the COLORIZATIONCOLOR:INT to 0 in every Windows Vista Theme from here on out."

Something along those lines, but hey, I'll make sure I do that in all of my new themes. I knew someone would figure it out.
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Haha! :]

We've also found the hex-address for the hack: [link]

("We" meaning marxo and I)
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:iconsatukoro:
Satukoro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Cool, I figure when people make a 'Generic Theme' that they base all their themes off of, they could apply that.
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Or, when they have finished the visual style, copy it, rename it to "Visual Style FT" (FT = Forced transparency) and then apply the hex-hack unto that visual style.
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Satukoro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
That too, I guess, but why wouldn't you want to force transparency? If you didn't want it, you could put either solid white behind the glass or not make transparent windows.
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Personal preference, I guess. Some may not like transparent windows.
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:iconjellonjulian:
jellonjulian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
this is awesome man! it really works!! your a genius! I know it is possible and i waited for someone to expose how it is done! you are a blessing to us Home Basic Users!
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:iconkillermole23:
killermole23 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Lol, Thanks!
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:iconstickwithxp:
StickwithXP Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Lol, I see you're using an older version of Vista Style Builder.
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