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#1 SharmanNet

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:57 PM

Microsoft might be introducing application specific glass renderings. The color of the glass frame around a window can be changed in Vista, but the change is global to the system. The color of any particular window glass frame can not be set by choice. But, how about being able to change the color/opacity level of a the glass frame of any application through defined events or commands? According to a Patent number 7418668

A method for changing a color value and/or level of opacity value of a glass appearance window frame for an application window is described. The method includes steps of determining a defined color value and a defined level of opacity value to apply to a glass appearance window frame and displaying the glass appearance window frame in accordance with the defined color value and the defined level of opacity value. A command may be received to apply the defined color value and the defined level of opacity value to the glass appearance window frame, thereby applying the defined color value and level of opacity value to the glass appearance window frame. Color values and/or level of opacity values may be changed automatically, be application specific, and/or be changed in response to receipt of an input from a user to change one or more portions of a default configuration.


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#2 Frylock86

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:51 PM

C'mon already! I wish they would finish up! :D

#3 Rich246

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:01 PM

It would be nice...

But either way if M$ don't do it we will :P

#4 ThunderROM

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:36 PM

But either way if M$ don't do it we will :P

LOL, yeah!

#5 timbertide

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:11 PM

So it's confirmed that M$ won't get rid of transparency and glass. -_-

#6 imsobored17

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 02:36 PM

So it's confirmed that M$ won't get rid of transparency and glass. -_-


so what you cant honestly expect them to go backwards

linux has glass, and apple does

what do u want them to do

#7 devnet

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:54 PM

its look like little bit progressive, first they started with brick, which is win 95, 98, 2000 and then plastic, which is win xp, now on glass [ woo.. glasss, glasss...]

i think they will change perhaps to next gen technology like...

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:44 AM

However, isn't glass a solid? Ever since Windows 95, all of the themes were solid. Windows XP was plastic, but it was still solid.

I think the future of themes is Liquid Clear. No, themes won't have actual water, but will simulate Liquid Clear. Either that or Crystal.

Edited by HardBlazer21, 12 September 2008 - 12:47 AM.


#9 FalseAgent

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:54 AM

Windows should have glass...FOREVURRR!!!1
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....who am I kidding?

#10 InlineSkate

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 07:44 PM

Inventors: Saini; Shailesh (Seattle, WA), Hoyer; Crystal L (Redmond, WA), Kotler; Matthew J (Kenmore, WA), Pritting; Gary A (Issaquah, WA), Wong; Karen K (Seattle, WA)
Assignee: Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA)

Appl. No.: 11/269,055
Filed: November 8, 2005


Filed in 2005 so im just assuming that this is just a patent for aero glass considering the patent date.

#11 Airflow

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 01:50 PM

Yeah, because Vista is made of aero glass, so they needed to patent it.

#12 coldemone

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 08:49 AM

liquid, how about gas? or plasma? that would be cool if it's visible.

ok serious now, how about the jelly like behavior of Ubuntu? that would be cool, except for be a copier.

glass is very cool, but hey for those who don't like so, let them turn it off.

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