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    Melcher - Today, 07:30 AM

    Yeah, the preview pane to be precisely. These aren't PNGs. It's an animation created with Avalon,...

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Original Aurora

01 Jul 2015

Posted by Melcher in Vista, 7 and 8.x

We all know that this special modded 4074 'TWIWMTB' has the APPA (Animated Preview Pane Aurora) enabled. It seems that through some kind of magic the creators of this pack were able to get the Aurora effect showing up in explorer. While I'm still unsure where the creators got the files from I'm a step further in investigating why the Aurora doesn't work out of the box.


At first sight, all files needed for Aurora seem to be present, but I as had written earlier in this article (http://longhorn.ms/aurora-aero) the BAML file that contains the actual Aurora effect looked garbled compared to the file found in TWIWMTB. Today I finally had some time to tinker with Longhorn again and I found that the original Aurora files are actually valid BAML files.. but created with an older Avalon revision (there are actually two Avalon versions that can be distinguished). I suspect the Longhorn builds try to load the BAML files with the later revision of Avalon which causes its BAML reader to return an empty object (null, nada, nothing). I managed to load the original BAML file myself and this is how it turned out:




Hope you like it :)

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[LEAK] Millennium build 2416

Yesterday, 05:41 PM

Posted by Overdoze in Windows 9x

Enjoy! ;)



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[W10] Your opinion on titlebars

02 Jul 2015

Posted by Lucas in Windows 10

If you could take a few seconds of your time and make a vote on these polls, it'd be greatly appreciated :)


Poll 1: Do you want colored titlebars in Windows 10?



Poll 2: Do you want your titlebars with translucency and/or blur?




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