Microsoft has removed Aero Glass from Windows 8.
However, a programmer known as “Big Muscle” has written a utility called Glass8 that hooks into the DWM, and re-adds the transparency and blur effects.
You can download Glass8 here.
To use Glass8:
- Extract the archive to
LoadGlass__AppInit_DLLs.regto add it to the registry
- Restart DWM
- Open Task Manager
- If you can’t see “Desktop Window Manager”, click More Details
- Click on Desktop Window Manager
- Click End Task
- Check “Abandon unsaved data and shut down”
- Click “Shut down” (it shouldn’t shut down the computer, but save your work regardless)