TransWin

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This application effectively sets program window transparency according to user settings, although canceling requires a system reboot. TransWin's executable opens in a dull but simple dialog interface. To help users, the program previews transparency changes. During configuration, the effect is slowly reflected on each window. You also can specify a window to adjust by simply dragging a crosshair to the specific window.

TransWin's flexibility is reflected through the simple setting of transparency levels for any program on an easily browsed list. Not everyone likes the transparency effect, and TransWin makes it easy to revert all windows to solid. Unfortunately, we weren't able to reverse the changes made just by adjusting the transparency level back to full or by using the Restore All function. We were finally forced to restart our systems. Those looking for a simple windows transparency effect will like its flexibility, but we advise you to search elsewhere if you also have trouble restoring windows to solid.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0

Version 2.0 includes a redesigned interface.

General

Date Added May 3, 2011
Version 2.0

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Additional Requirements None

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Developer's Description

TransWin helps set transparency to windows. Unlike Windows Vista/7 Aero, it can set the transparency to the whole client area of any windows. It can also set transparency to task bar, start menu, pop up menu etc. It can be used to set transparency under Windows 2000/XP too. The transparency ratio is controllable, and it supports filters to let you control the transparency for special programs and windows.