explorer opacity

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 by R4yn0r | Discussion: WindowBlinds Tutorials

I got a problem. It seems like for some unknown reason my windowblinds just won't display explorer opacity at all. If I change it, the explorer background color just becomes gray or black. I'm using windows 7. A friend is using the exactly same OS and the same windowblinds version and doesn't have any problems displaing explorer background opacity.

Reply #1 Tuesday, November 10, 2009 6:20 PM

check yr transparency and blur settings in windowblinds, sometimes clicking "vistarize me" in that same section also helps.

Reply #2 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:26 AM

I can't find transparency and blur under windowblinds system settings. If you mean the skin default Transparency settings, I tried those already didn't work.

I don't have any other problems with transparency. Aero works just fine and even some other 3rd party programms use aero in my UI

Neil Banfield
Reply #3 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:29 AM

Do you have the preview pane enabled in explorer (right hand side)

Reply #4 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:37 AM



Reply #5 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 9:39 AM

omg thx! it was the prewiev panel thx ^^

I just had to disable it and now it works =D

thx alot


edit* sry for double post

Reply #6 Friday, November 13, 2009 5:33 AM


now. I'm really curious.... How does one controll the opasity in windows explorer??

I would really like to see my window frames simi transparant and my Window background almosst nonexistant. is this possible?

Reply #7 Friday, November 13, 2009 7:05 AM

setting the explorer background opacity is a feature of the program "windowblinds"

This program can change virtually every element of the windows graphical user interface by applying new skins downloaded from the internet or self edited ones.

Reply #8 Friday, November 20, 2009 6:28 PM

Ok Great. I've been up one side and down the other. I missed it. Can u give me a walk through?

Reply #9 Thursday, December 17, 2009 6:15 PM

WindowBlinds is more like your chauffeur and the car he drives are the WindowBlinds skins. If you're looking to customize something with a particular skin or start creating a skin from scratch, you will want to take a look at SkinStudio(link)


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