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Crystal XP

By Sven Nobis Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This no-frills program lets you adjust the transparency of open windows, but don't expect anything awe-inspiring. Crystal XP's comprehensive interface is reminiscent of Windows and offers its configurations in English and Dutch. The program lets you set the transparency of active and inactive windows along with that of your taskbar. Hot keys can be assigned to adjust window transparencies without opening the program's interface. It sits in your system tray at start-up, and you can determine whether it will show your machine's CPU usage or the Crystal XP logo, or if it will be hidden. It displays all open applications and you can add, import, or export programs this utility's settings shouldn't be applied to. Though it could use some additional features or enhancements, this free application does perform its minimal functions properly.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.21 prebuild


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added December 1, 2005
Version 0.21 prebuild

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server


Total Downloads 107,362
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Crystal XP changes the transpancy of all windows, like by some screenshots of the new Windows Vista (or Longhorn). Also you can see the CPU-Usage in the taskbar. Included Languages: English, German.