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AeroBackgrounder for Vista,7 by komalo AeroBackgrounder for Vista,7 by komalo
AeroBackgrounder
AeroBackgrounder is a very simple application, designed to create a window with an aero interface to be used as a background for applications like Rain Meter, it is easy to use and can be used by skinners or by normal user

Author
Mohamed Kamal

Version
2.0

Virus Alert Issue: occurs because i use UPX compression, i won't use it in the next version, don't worry guys

Works On
Windows Vista 32/64 Bits
Windows Seven 32/64 Bits (Set Compatibility Mode to Vista)

Features
- Options can be modified from Tray Menu with "on the fly apply"
- Ability to make several backgrounds
- "OnBottom" Option which allows you to set the background under all windows
- "Edit Mode": to move,size or remove the background
- "ShadowEffect": control whether to show shadow frame around the background
- "HideIcon": control whether to show the tray icon(so that you can put it easily with your project)
- CanMouseClick: control whether the background is clickable or not
- hardly uses CPU usage and Memory

How to use
Create New Background
1 - Click on tray menu and click (Create New Background)
2 - Enter a name THAT WAS NOT USED BEFORE for the background and click enter

Modify Or Remove a Background
- Click on tray menu and click (Enable/Disable "EditMode")
To Modify: Move and size the background like a normal window as you like
To Remove: Click the close button
- when you are done, click (Enable/Disable "EditMode") again to exit the edit mode

Change Log
Added
- ability to make several backgrounds
- Tray Menu to modify through the tray icon
- "OnBottom", "EditMode", "ShadowEffect"and "CanMouseClick" option Options
- Memory cleaner

Credits :
LeZaar for the main idea: [link]
Nieswiety for: [link]
Allhopeislost for: [link]
JamesBrooks for: [link]
Petercui for : [link]

Source Code:[link]
Please, Link back if you used it in a project
Thank you all for your time :)
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:iconnewinfinitepro:
NewInfinitePro Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
how about :windows: xp
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:iconmorzha:
Morzha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Thank you so much!
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:iconcclloyd9785:
cclloyd9785 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
When I run it it says Im not running vista....???
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
so sorry for very late in reply

run in comparability mode, i will fix this issue, it is just the detection of the os method, not a big thing
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sunspot2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Is it possible to add an option to set it "on desktop"?
Like the "on bottom" option but in a way that it doesn't disappear when we hit the "show desktop" button.
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
so sorry for very late in reply

i will try to include it, but i don't think i will be able to prevent the windows from being minimized, but i will try anyway
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:iconsunspot2:
sunspot2 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
nice! ty
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:iconkingsidorak:
kingsidorak Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
it dont pop up as virus for me... and the options wont pop up for me
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
so sorry for very late in reply

it's false alert due to UPX compression, you can set an exception in your AV, and if u have some suspicions, you can see the source code in the description
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:iconchiwou:
chiwou Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Interface Designer
is it possible to hide the text in the backgrounds?
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
so sorry for very late in reply

there's no text in the backgrounds, even in "EditMode"
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:iconchiwou:
chiwou Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Interface Designer
okay the text is gone, weird :D

but I've a another prob the minimal height is 36px, but I need a 23px height for a infobar I made
could you look into it?
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
well, i am on xp so i can't test it right now, but can u try to open the Config.ini in the program's folder and manually edit the width and height of your window, but don't switch to EditMode after you edit them
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:iconchiwou:
chiwou Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Interface Designer
ohh okay, thanks works now :D

but I've still a 1 pixel border, here is a screenshot of what I mean [link]
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:iconpurness:
purNess Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Thanks for the great app!
I have been searching for a possibility to create an Aero style for very long and finally here it is :D

Unfortunately i am pretty new in the skinner community and do not know how to integrate this awesome aero app of your into the rainmeter style that i'm working on currently. I have seen it being used in the ipad clock skin ([link]) and tired to analyze what the skinner did and hoe he integrated the window of your app... no idea ~_~

could you tell me this secret :P
thank you!
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
well it is simple, you open the program, click on tray menu and click (Create New Background) and Enter a name to identify this aero style, then enable "EditMode" from the tray menu, you will be able to move and size the aero gui, at last disable the "EditMode" and check if u want to enable any of the other options, then ship it with your skin, and tell the users to add a shortcut to in "Start up" folder


and i am very sorry for the late in reply(school :()
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:iconpurness:
purNess Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
don't worry about it. i appreciate your answer and it helps. :D

thank you
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komalo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
first of all, learn to read "Virus Alert Issue: occurs because i use UPX compression, i won't use it in the next version, don't worry guys" search google for UPX cause false alert, and don't insult others without knowing facts
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:iconawesomeo4000:
awesomeo4000 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
This looks awesome with rainmeter
:) thanks
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
np :)
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:iconbassforte:
bassforte Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Thank you so much for this!
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
you are welcome :)
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:iconlink6155:
link6155 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love how this look on windows 7, but if you made a XP version, it would be great!
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
it was asked before, i will try to use Border Skin base to try this when it is stable enough, but it is unstable, but thanks for the feedback :)
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:iconfaradeyua:
FaradeyUA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work! realy needed thing! thanks a lot :+fav:
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
thanks :)
and for the :+fav:
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:iconfreethinker0228:
freethinker0228 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Very cool! You did a great job! One question: is it possible to hide the name of the background I've created?

Thanks!
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
np :), well it is hidden by default ?
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:iconchiwou:
chiwou Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Interface Designer
and my AntiVirus detect a trojan in the exe, not cool man :thumbsdown:
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
i think that's because of the UPX Compressor, i will not use in the next version, and it won't show any error, thanks for the feedback :)
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:iconchiwou:
chiwou Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   Interface Designer
np (UPX Compressor) or any compressors are not good, they give the impression that it's a small program (utorrent), but in the end the programs have to be decompressed and use the same amount of ram as any other programs
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:iconchiwou:
chiwou Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   Interface Designer
nice app, but I think there is a memory hole, after 2 min its chew 20mb away :D don't want to know what happens after 2 hours ;)
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
lol :), i will fix it in the next version
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are getting better and better.
:#1:
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
thank u :)
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:iconseahorsepip:
Seahorsepip Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
hell thanks a lot!
fav+watch+add to my group :D
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
thank u :)
and for the :+fav: & :+devwatch: too
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:icondevrexster:
devrexster Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Quality Job !! :)
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
thank u :)
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:iconlovepq:
LovePQ Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Running windows 7 64-bits,
Having problems opening the program..
Error > You are not running Vista!
HELP!!!
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
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Del11boy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Awesome Tool :D
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
thanks :)
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:iconsunspot2:
sunspot2 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
The new options must be amazing, but when i run it on windows 7 it says "not running vista" and closes the application.
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:iconsunspot2:
sunspot2 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I can upload an image if you want
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Try using "Comparability Mode" for now
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:iconsunspot2:
sunspot2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
YAY! ty it works! and I love it!
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:iconkomalo:
komalo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
thanks :)
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