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#1 hb860

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:20 PM

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Some users asks me to release separate application for windows coloring, i.e. they don't like use AeroWallpaperChanger for such purposes. OK, its done.
 
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Let me introduce AeroRainbow - little application what changes color of Aero windows in Windows 7 in random order (and nothing more). It even has no UI except speed control. You can adjust speed of color change, just click on "AeroRainbow Settings" shortcut.

Note AeroRainbow is portable application, installer used only for shortcuts.

AeroRainbow.exe /config shows speed controller window.

Use task manager to close AeroRainbow or run "settings" window and click "Cancel".

Grab AeroRainbow here



#2 Chrominator

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:55 PM

Wonderful application!

Suggestion for future version: Systray icon! :D

#3 Paras Sidhu

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:44 AM

Another Amazing App. Rainbowful Windows!!!!
Bad Thing - It used plenty of memory of my laptop.

Edit - Sorry, that was my mistake. My computer was slowing down bcs of other program which was using 28 MB. It only uses 5 MB.

Edited by Paras Sidhu, 21 July 2011 - 11:10 AM.


#4 Mellexx

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:28 AM

Another Amazing App. Rainbowful Windows!!!!
Bad Thing - It used plenty of memory of my laptop.


Unused ram is wasted ram, it shouldn't really be considered an issue nor slowing you down in anyway

#5 ThunderROM

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 01:49 AM

It uses only 5MB of RAM.

#6 Villain

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:14 AM


Another Amazing App. Rainbowful Windows!!!!
Bad Thing - It used plenty of memory of my laptop.


Unused ram is wasted ram, it shouldn't really be considered an issue nor slowing you down in anyway

8GB Ram here. i have never had Windows use more than 3, with a lot of apps running (Photoshop, Gimp, Several Explorer windows, .Net 2010, Chrome (about 20 tabs opened), Minecraft in the background, Portal Paused game... Makes me wonder if people even need more then 8 GB RAM...

#7 Tataarujin

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:07 AM

GLBT Association approves.

#8 Dan12

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:42 AM

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#9 M.Sudoku

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:43 PM

Great job, as always hb860. All of your apps are amazing. ;)

#10 hb860

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:12 PM

Thank you for replies, guys
I love winmatrix :)

#11 Mellexx

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:36 PM



Another Amazing App. Rainbowful Windows!!!!
Bad Thing - It used plenty of memory of my laptop.


Unused ram is wasted ram, it shouldn't really be considered an issue nor slowing you down in anyway

8GB Ram here. i have never had Windows use more than 3, with a lot of apps running (Photoshop, Gimp, Several Explorer windows, .Net 2010, Chrome (about 20 tabs opened), Minecraft in the background, Portal Paused game... Makes me wonder if people even need more then 8 GB RAM...


x2, I have 8 on my desktop as well and haven't even come close to using over a quarter of it

#12 hb860

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:17 PM

Guys, AeroRainbow version 1.0.1 is here, featured with "Close AeroRainbow" shortcut
Full changelog:
*AeroRainbow checks if it already running and notifies you
*AeroRainbow.exe /close - to close AeroRainbow
*AeroRainbow.exe /close /silent - to close AeroRainbow without confirmation
*improved installer and uninstaller

Enjoy. Link is in first message (or click here)

#13 Chrominator

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:14 PM

Close AeroRainbow shortcut was the reason I asked for the systray icon. :)

#14 Airflow

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:14 PM

This app is great hb860! I have a few recommendations, but pardon if they are outside of possibility.. I'm not a programmer so I wouldn't know :P

-Having the app in the notification area so I don't have to launch the shortcut to change settings?
-Ability to control what colors the window borders are changed to?

Personally, the memory usage, and even though I "only" (quoted because tbh the only reason I'll upgrade is for future usage of this computer) have 4 GB of RAM, is very low at 5 mb and I really like the effect that you make out of it. Regardless of the possible changes you could make of this app, I really like it. Great job!

#15 hb860

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:17 PM

thx
Ok, v2 will be with tray icon and color chooser/preview

#16 Ultimate John

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 04:42 PM

I'm using your "Windows 7 Home Basic Color Changer". Great job!

#17 SurB86

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:27 AM

Great job hb860! Keep making these apps.

#18 hb860

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:50 PM

As i promised above, new freshy fresh AeroRainbow avaliable for download, featured with:
Tray icon
Tray icon has handy context menu.
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Color preview
Left click on tray icon and you will see this:
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Note what right ("Next") color box is clickable and next color will be changed.

New options in settings
There two rules for colors available in version 2.0:
Always random color tells to AeroRainbow generate and use random color for Aero Glass.
Use the colors list option allows you to add your favoraite colors to list, and AeroRainbow will use them for Aero Glass.
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You can disable tray icon and use old good shortcuts. Enjoy.
Always your, Happy Bulldozer.

Download AeroRainbow (however, link is the same as in first post)

Edited by hb860, 29 July 2011 - 07:52 PM.


#19 Liskiller

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:45 AM

Great update man! :D

#20 hb860

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:42 PM

Another update
AeroRainbow v2.5
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Change log:
  • new option: Use wallpaper as color source
  • new option: Use active window as color source
  • Russian UI now available

You can download AeroRainbow v2.5 from
Winaero (English)

Winreview (Russian)

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