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Posted on Jun 18, 2010 in Desktop Enhancements, Skins and Themes | 0 comments

TrueTransparency tutorial 1 – Using TrueTransparency

XP Compatibile tutorial Vista Compatibile tutorial

TrueTransparency (also often written as True Transparency) is a great free Windows skinning utility aimed at Windows XP and Windows Vista users. For Windows XP users, the program provides transparency effects on windows just like those seen in Windows Vista and Windows 7. The software also emulates the new Aero Snap and Aero Shake features seen in Windows 7, if you are not familiar with these new features, see Windows 7 Tutorial 3. The Aero Snap/Shake emulation works in both Windows XP and Windows Vista.

In this video, we demonstrate how to change skins and use the emulated Aero Snap and Aero Shake features. Before you start this tutorial, make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the program. You can download the program here. Save the file to the desktop or somewhere you can easily access it. You can then start the tutorial.

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Additional notes

WindowBlinds compatibility – It is possible to run TrueTransparency and WindowBlinds together. However, TrueTransparency will override WindowBlinds and your windows will be skinned with the TrueTransparency skin rather than the WindowBlinds one.

Media playback problems – Some users have reported problems with certain media players when running True Transparency. We were unable to replicate any problems here, but if you do run into difficulties, there are several workarounds you can try:-

Add the media player to the exclusion list (we show you how to do this in the next tutorial).
Switch the media player to OpenGL mode if available.
Temporarily disable TrueTransparency.

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