VistaGlazz

VistaGlazz

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 86 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,853,591
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 19, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    169
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This is app is extremely simple, but performs an essential and possibly complicated task for Windows Vista customizers. It patches several DLLs that control Vista's appearance so that users can alter Vista to their liking. It's also freeware, making it a viable workaround for those who want to tweak Vista but don't want to pay for it. It also changes Aero so that it stays in effect on maximized screens.

There's not much else to the program. It absolutely will not work with Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidates. If you install Vista Glazz before removing the SP1 RC, simply uninstall the app and then SP1, and then reinstall the program. The interface is basic, there are no skins provided, and the EULA gives off the vague stench of unfounded fear.

Nevertheless, if you're looking for a simple solution to a potential nightmare, Vista Glazz may be the first step you'll need to take to pretty up Vista just the way you want.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 86 votes

    • 5 star 45
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 16
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5 stars

"No Glossy Look In My Vista Taskbar. It's Just Glass."

June 28, 2010  |  By GraysonPeddie

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

Works as advertised.
It provides a Windows 7-look of the taskbar when the system and style files have been patched.
It is easy to install.
If I recall, there aren't any malware in it, but you have to be careful when downloading files.

Cons

Only restart is required to patch the system files. However, that's very minor for me.

Summary

I love the fact that I got rid of the glossy look of the Windows Vista taskbar, thereby making my taskbar look like Windows 7, but not completely, which works completely fine for me. I must say that it's how I wanted my taskbar to look. :) Speaking of "glossy-looking taskbar," the top-half of the taskbar looked way too bright, which is a bit of a distraction for me. Besides, it did not blend in very nicely with my always-changing wallpaper. My wallpaper changes automatically every 10 minutes, so when combined with the taskbar that fully takes advantage of Aero Glass, it makes my desktop so fresh and modern (with pictures from outside of Swan and Dolphin (hotel resort), Epcot (Disney theme park), and Buena Vista Palace (non-Disney hotel near Downtown Disney).

Thanks to the developers of VistaGlazz for providing such a tool I need.

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1 stars

"Can't Get It To Work"

June 25, 2010  |  By micheald1963

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

I loved the earlier version of this program, but when I downloaded the latest version I haven't been able to get it to worl at all. I am using the same computer and running Vista Home Premium. I WANT MY OLD VistaGlazz BACK!

Cons

Can't get it to work

Summary

At least the old version worked

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5 stars

"Just what I was looking for"

May 16, 2010  |  By LordAshrum

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

If you want Vista to look like Windows 7 > This it the program for you!

Cons

Non, No Spy-Ware
However dose use 3rd party

Summary

It dose what it says and worked for me

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3 stars

"destul de bun dar se poate mai bine"

April 27, 2010  |  By mariusshh

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

transformarea e destul de buna

Cons

foloseste cam multe resurse

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3 stars

"Still trying VistaGlazz....."

April 18, 2010  |  By bobotech65

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

Install easy but indicates a problem with a patch. Otherwise works well.

Cons

Having trouble with the patch.

Summary

If I can get it to work 100 percent I think I will use it indefinitely.

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5 stars

"Very good!"

March 05, 2010  |  By Saltire59

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

It does exactly what it says.

Cons

None, that I could find.

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5 stars

"The Best. No bloat, no lag."

March 01, 2010  |  By Petoskey116

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

No bloatware, Simple, Fast... Only thing required is a restart, and your 100% transparent, even with maximized windows! Doesn't slow down the computer. Best Vista mod I've ever found.

Cons

First off, none. Secondly none. Lastly, It's amazing!

Summary

I love this, I always HATED it when the transparency disappeared. I looked everywhere, and everything else slowed down my computer, didn't look like real transparency, or had annoying bloatware. This is what I've been looking for!

SIX STARS (If I could rate it six.)

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5 stars

"Does exactly what is says it does."

February 26, 2010  |  By rfzelaya

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

does what is says it'll do

Cons

haven't fount any

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2 stars

"Couldn't get the Aero style patch."

February 21, 2010  |  By DaniellaG726

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

Nothing till I can get it working...

Cons

Couldn't get the Aero style patch.If you can help me please review.Thanks!

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2 stars

"didn't do what i expected it to do"

February 18, 2010  |  By stevensonjohn964

 |  Version: VistaGlazz 2.0

Pros

didn't do what i expected it to do

Cons

didn't do what i expected it to do

Summary

didn't do what i expected it to do

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 adds support for Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit) and Windows XP SP3.
General
Publisher CodeGazer
Publisher web site http://www.codegazer.com
Release Date November 12, 2009
Date Added November 19, 2009
Version 2.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
Download Information
File Size 2.24MB
File Name VistaGlazzSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,853,591
Downloads Last Week 169
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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