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TrueTransparency for Windows

By LefreutFreeUser Rating

Key Details of TrueTransparency

  • Change the windows border with png support.
  • Last updated on 6/1/2014
  • There have been 7 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Lefreut's TrueTransparency adds Aero effects, themes, and other enhancements to Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 versions that lack built-in GUI enhancements. This portable freeware also enables WinRoll. An exclusion/inclusion list makes it easy to configure TrueTransparency.


Snap-n-Shake: TrueTransparency was developed to add Vista's GUI enhancements to XP, but it can also add Aero Shake and Snap to Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic, too.

Tray chic: TrueTransparency's system tray menu let us select which effects and skins to apply at startup, as well as interface language and other options. The Exclusion Manager already lists some apps, including WinAmp. We could also set TrueTransparency to start with Windows by checking Run at Startup.

Attractve skins: TrueTransparency's five skins even work in Windows 7 versions with native Aero.


Skins cover features: TrueTransparency's skins conflict with some existing enhancements, such as Quick Access Toolbars in Office apps. Setting the toolbar to appear below the Ribbon defeats the reason it's in the title bar to begin with. A better way is to add apps like Word to TrueTransparency's exclusion list.

Not necessary: Only two of the six Windows 7 editions lack Aero enhancements, and the number of XP and Vista installations is dwindling (Microsoft no longer supports XP).

Bottom Line

TrueTransparency is a great addition to those Windows versions that lack GUI enhancements found in later or fancier editions. WinRoll compatibility and an exclude/include list add yet more capabilities. If you need (or just want) its enhancements, TrueTransparency delivers them.

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Full Specifications

November 9, 2012
Latest update
June 1, 2014
Operating System
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Change the windows border with png support.
TrueTransparency is a free application that allows you to replace your windows's borders by skins composed with transparent images. With skins highly configurable, a one-click skin selector, a low memory usage and without installation process, change the look and feel of your windows GUI has never been so easy. Bring Vista transparency to your XP desktop with TrueTransparency.