VistaGlazz is a small freeware which lets you enable aero to greater extent in windows vista, also lets you patch the system files to apply new custom mssstyles 3rd party themes in vista.
In windows vista the transparency on the windows remains until you maximize the windows as aero does not work on maximized windows in vista, But VistaGlazz ensures transparency effects in maximized windows of vista also.
Let’s see how can you make aero work on maximized windows in vista and how can you apply custom themes in vista with vistaglazz
Make Aero Work On Maximized Windows
In order to make aero to work on maximized windows, Run VistaGlazz and you need to click the icon shown below
Now, click Patch style button in the next window
That’s it, display will blink for a second and then it will show the aero effects on maximized windows.
Add custom themes in windows vista with VistaGlazz
Run VistaGlazz and click on the icon shown below
Now, click the Patch Files button in the next window
When you click Patch files button, it will patch vista system files to support 3rd party custom styled themes.
You will need to reboot your computer for changes to apply the patch, after reboot you can place any custom styled theme at the path below
Any new theme placed at the path above will show up in themes, you can set the new theme by right clicking on desktop and Select Personalize, Themes and select the theme to apply.