11 Facts About Aero Glass


Windows Aero Glass is a design language introduced in the Windows Vista operating system.

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The changes made in the Aero Glass interface affected many elements of the Windows interface, including the incorporation of a new look, along with changes in interface guidelines reflecting appearance, layout, and the phrasing and tone of instructions and other text in applications.

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Windows Aero Glass was used as the design language of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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On Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers that meet certain hardware and software requirements, the Windows Aero Glass theme is used by default, primarily incorporating various animation and transparency effects into the desktop using hardware acceleration and the Desktop Window Manager .

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Windows 7 features refinements in Windows Aero Glass, including larger window buttons by default, revised taskbar thumbnails, the ability to manipulate windows by dragging them to the top or sides of the screen, the ability to hide all windows by hovering the Show Desktop button on the taskbar, and the ability to minimize all other windows by shaking one.

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Use of DWM, and by extension the Windows Aero Glass theme, requires a video card with 128MB of graphics memory supporting pixel shader 2.

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Windows Aero Glass is not available in Windows 7 Starter, only available to a limited extent on Windows Vista Home Basic, and is automatically disabled if a user is detected to be running a non-genuine copy of Windows.

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Aero Glass Wizards are the replacement for Wizard 97, incorporating visual updates to match the aesthetics of the rest of Aero Glass, as well as changing the interaction flow.

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Aero Glass interface was unveiled for Windows Vista as a complete redesign of the Windows interface, replacing Windows XP's "Luna" theme.

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Windows Aero Glass is revised in Windows 7, with many UI changes, such as a more touch friendly interface, and many new visual effects and features including pointing device gestures:.

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Some features introduced in Aero Glass remain in modified forms in later versions of Windows.

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